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Miter Saw with Laser

Updated on October 29, 2010

How to Chose a Miter Saw with Laser

The miter saw with laser is probably the most useful tools that any woodworker is ever likely to purchase. This is especially true of a compound miter saw.  Trying to cut both bevels and miters without one is an extremely frustrating experience. You really need a compound miter saw if you are a serious woodworker. There are some things that you should think about before you buy your miter saw that will help to make sure that the saw you purchase meets your needs.

The amount you can afford to invest and how serious you are about your woodworking will be the most important considerations in deciding the type of miter saw with laser you get. You generally get what you pay for when it comes to buying a miter saw. There is usually a large price difference depending on the size and the quality of the saw that you buy. Choosing the best saw that you can afford is in general the best option. A miter saw is a very versatile tool and choosing the best one your budget will allow will help make certain that you get maximum use out of it.

There are generally three standard sizes of compound miter saw, eight, ten and twelve inches. We are really taking about the diameter of the blade when we speak about the size of the miter saw. The larger the blade the bigger the piece of wood it can cut. Even though you can get miter saws in three different sizes the eight inch saw is so limited in what you can do with it that it’s really not even worth considering. Which means that you will need to decide between the ten and twelve inch miter saw. The biggest single factor when it comes to determining the cost of a miter saw is usually the size of the blade. Ten and twelve inch saws are the most common although you can get an 8 inch miter saw as well. That being said the cutting capacity of the eight inch miter saw is so limited that there is no reason to give it serious consideration. The ten inch compound miter saw is by far the most common since it can be purchased at an affordable price and it meets the requirements of most people. Most people will never have any requirement to cut a piece of wood that the 10 inch blade is incapable of handling. A twelve inch miter saw comes with a pretty steep price tag but they can handle pretty much anything. Normally only a professional carpenter is likely to need a saw this big but some hobbyists might want to consider it.

If you should get a standard miter saw, a compound miter saw or a sliding compound miter saw is the other important factor to think about. The standard miter saw is so limited in what it can do that it is hardly worth buying since it is limited to cutting miters. The compound miter saw is substantially more useful because it is able to cut both miters and bevels. The sliding compound miter saw offers the benefit of allowing you to cut larger pieces of wood since you can pull the saw through the wood after you have lowered it. Of course there will be a higher price tag as you upgrade from a regular miter saw to a compound miter saw to a sliding compound miter saw. The one you choose is largely down to personal preference but at a minimum you should consider a compound miter saw with laser .


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