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Dewalt 12" 305MM Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
Dewalt is one of the most respected names in the power tools industry. This compound miter saw is powerful and versatile.
Included carbide blade, dust bag and wrench. Base handles. Miter detent override. Adjustable miter detent plate. Sliding fences.
No laser guide, which some users think it should have for the price.
Blade, Dust Bag, Blade Wrench
Miter Detent Override
Hitachi 255mm 10" Compound Miter Saw
Hitachi creates high-precision, heavy duty power tools through continuous research and development. This miter saw offers high-level reliability and power for a low-level price.
Inexpensive. Available with laser guide. Large extended flip fence. Replaceable carbon brush. Dust collector attachment.
Some users find the blade difficult to change compared with higher-end saws.
Easy Miter Adjustments
Makita 10" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw
Makita power tools deliver superior performance and durability. Their powerful Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is highly accurate and especially useful for crown molding.
Linear ball bearings for adjustment-free accuracy. 4-rail system for precision. Compact for its class. Included vertical clamp.
Dust collection is not as good as many saws in its class.
Laser, Bare-Tool, Attachments
4-Steel Rail Sliding System
Craftsman 10" Single Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw
Craftsman specializes in "wicked" power tools, built for rugged performance. This laser guided miter saw is ideal for the DIY craftsman looking for a highly precise cut.
Laser guided. Uses smaller, less expensive blades – still cuts through 12" boards. Portable.
A small number of users found the saw was not properly aligned out of the box.
Top Grip with Controls
Bare-Tool, Bag, Wrench, Clamp
Extensions Laser Trac
Bosch 10" Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Bosch is a global power tool leader – which isn't surprising since they release over 100 new tools each year. This high powered saw uses an innovative glide system.
Patented axial-glide for consistent precision. Simple bevel control. Locking head. Easy-to-read scales. Ergonomic handle.
Isolated user reports saying the saw is unaligned out of the box.
Ergo-Ambidextrous Trigger Handle
Bare-Tool, 60-Tooth Blade, Clamp