12 best miter saws

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Faced with the need to often cut lengthy workpieces, one will inevitably think about choosing the appropriate tool. Saber saw? It is difficult to set a monotonous cut, especially if you cut the same boards at an angle, and you need an exact docking. Jigsaw with a square? Uncomfortable, slow, especially with a difficult cut.

In industrial conditions, long workpieces are usually cut with pendulum saws: a disc swinging on a lever cuts quickly and, most importantly, with a minimum of effort to ensure repeatable results. We add to it the ability to adjust the cutting angle and a table mount instead of a heavy bed - and now we have a ready trimmer saw, which can be found in the workshop and at the construction site.

Ranking of the best miter saws in 2019

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
Best cheap miter saws1JET JSMS-8L9.6 / 1015 500
2BOSCH PCM 89.4 / 1017 350
3Metabo KGS 216 M9.4 / 1018 050
4ZUBR ZPTK-255-18009.1 / 1013 640
The best miter saws with broach1BOSCH GCM 12 GDL9.9 / 1067 210
2Metabo KGS 315 Plus9.8 / 1060 423
3Makita LS12169.5 / 1051 273
4DeWALT DW 717 XPS9.5 / 1056 840
The best miter saws without broaching1BOSCH GTM 129.8 / 1048 319
2Makita LH1201FL9.6 / 1041 179
3DeWALT DW7139.1 / 1024 158
The best cordless miter saws1DeWALT DHS780N9.7 / 1067 335
2Makita DLS714Z9.5 / 1045 839
3Metabo KGS 18 LTX 216 09.4 / 1021 945

Best cheap miter saws

JET JSMS-8L
15 500

The Chinese miter saws Jet, despite their origins, have earned a good reputation - they are well assembled and do not bother with breakdowns, so you can often meet them in small workshops. Specifically, this model with a polutorakilovattny engine uses discs of 216 mm and is equipped with a broach mechanism, so it is quite versatile: the cutting depth is up to 62 mm, the width is up to 305 mm. Angles of inclination and rotation can be adjusted in the range of up to 45 degrees.

A laser is provided for aiming, but it quickly becomes clogged with dust, even if a vacuum cleaner is connected - a significant amount of sawdust passes by it due to a single-point fence. The engine is connected directly, without a smooth start, although this is not a problem for the handy master: the budget tool is often chosen with the expectation of further refinement “for yourself”.

Main advantages:
  • Reliability and build quality
  • Sufficient cutting accuracy
Minuses:
  • Average dust removal efficiency
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I bought it, and I work; there were no problems at all. The assembly is good, it is immediately felt along the guides.
BOSCH PCM 8
17 350

“Green” Bosch, unfortunately, does not have a broach, so its cutting width does not exceed 120 mm. But this budget miter saw is very light (less than 8 kg) and can be easily transferred from place to place, and the tilt adjustment mechanism is convenient and reliable - it is taken from the professional “blue” series.

Of course, the power here is too small - 1200 W, and this should be taken into account when buying. Although saws with properly selected disks, according to the owners, copes well with plastic, wood and aluminum profiles. A standard laser is bright enough to be used without blocking the saw from light when installing the workpiece.

Main advantages:
  • Compact and light weight
  • Quality tilt adjustment mechanism
Minuses:
  • Not very convenient setting scales
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Normal hobby level saw, I like it. There were no problems with it, it makes noise moderately.
Metabo KGS 216 M
18 050

A good tool from the classic miter saws for fans. Moreover, for a reasonable price. The illumination of the working area and the laser pointer of the cut line form a pleasant impression, supplemented with sufficient, in many cases, cut lengths (205 mm) - due to a hand pulling of the head with a disk along rigidly fixed guides. Additional convenience in the work is provided by a pair of retractable expanders and a chip collection system. You can only find fault with the included bag. We also note the many available settings, thanks to which one could compare the Metabo KGS 216 M with professional miter saws.

Minuses:
  • The laser is located in such a way that it takes on an impressive stream of sawdust.
  • The successful design has led to the fact that the domestic market has poured a stream of fakes, differing only in the quality of the material from which the responsible components and mechanisms are made. From here and discontent, as a matter of fact, the excellent tool.
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Except for the work of the laser and the backlight, one could find fault with the vibration. But before there are reasons to talk about a manufacturing defect, I still want to indulge with the settings. Although laminate bedded with those that were. In addition, according to reviews on the forums - this is the best miter saw for the house.
ZUBR ZPTK-255-1800
13 640

It is an interesting choice if you need a universal tool with a limited budget. The 1800-watt “Bison” is both a miter saw and a circular saw in one, the used 250-mm circle “masters” cuts up to 75 mm with a width up to 130 mm.

Of course, the engine noise is too high here, and the saw is inferior in quality to the machining of parts and assemblies to more expensive models. But, if you spend some time on fine-tuning, you can end up with a functional and quite reliable tool.

Main advantages:
  • Sawing table
  • Powerful engine
Minuses:
  • Noise
9.1 / 10
Rating
Reviews
It fit into the budget, but the fact that I had to adjust it myself and finish it up for the Chinese - well, so it’s not surprising for this money ...

The best miter saws with broach

BOSCH GCM 12 GDL
67 210

Thanks to the system of levers on which the electric motor with a disk is mounted, the pulling is easy and accurate here. Such a solution is definitely more convenient than ordinary telescopic guides, although it is more difficult.

With a tree saw copes just fine. The two-kilowatt engine, equipped with a smooth start, can quietly pull the saw blade, regardless of the type of tooth and the hardness of the wood. According to the forces of "Bosch" and laminate, and aluminum profile. The maximum cutting depth is 104 mm, and the width due to the broach reaches 341 mm. The pull lever mechanism allows tilting to the right and left by 47 degrees, the bevel angle provided by turning the parallel guide with the table - from 52 degrees to the left to 60 to the right. All scales are accurately digitized and easy to read.

Especially when installing the workpiece is convenient dual laser marker, brightly drawing the boundaries of the cut. In general, both ergonomics and work safety were taken into account by the Bosch designers not “for a tick” - the tool came out really high-quality and convenient.

Main advantages:
  • Easy and accurate broach stroke
  • High power
  • Convenience settings
Minuses:
  • No speed adjustment
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
In the workshop bought immediately after the appearance of dealers on sale. Excellent saw, covering all our needs.
Metabo KGS 315 Plus
60 423

In terms of versatility, the Metabo miter saw is even more interesting than the Bosch: it provides for smooth adjustment of revolutions, it is more convenient to work with dissimilar materials. At the same time and the power of the engine is solid - 2200 watts. The cutting depth here is greater than that of the GCM 12 GDL (120 mm), while the width is slightly smaller (320 mm).

Special thanks to the manufacturer for a high-quality dust removal system, which involves creating a vacuum at two points: the dust going past the vacuum cleaner will be a minimum, so you can even work at home. Especially if you connect two vacuum cleaners - such an opportunity appears when you remove the adapter pipe that combines both dust collectors.

Nevertheless, the position in the rating of this miter saw will still be second. Let's start with the markings of the scales: their accuracy is noticeably lower than that of the Bosch, so adjustment will be required for accurate work. For a professional tool this is not at all pleasant. The draw is here with classic kinematics, on two parallel guides: having tried the "Boshevsky" lever, you understand how much more convenient it is in constant use.

Main advantages:
  • Performance
  • Adjustment of turns
Minuses:
  • Rough scales are inconvenient in accurate work.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
For carpentry - what you need, and the furniture maker will come in handy if you spend a little time adjusting. I sawed the plastic too - the benefit is that the turns are adjusted.
Makita LS1216
51 273

With its 305 mm disc, Makita can provide more cutting width than both Bosch and Metabo: all 363 mm. True, the depth of the cut here is already less than all (107 mm), and the power is lower (1.65 kW), so it is not surprising that Makita finds herself in the closing position.

The engine is equipped not only with a smooth start, but also with stabilization of revolutions under load. At the same time, the cleanness of the cut is clearly better when compared with models where the speed under load begins to sag. There is also a spindle brake that quickly stops the disk after turning off the saw.

Parallel guides here of the same type as that of Metabo, the saw moves along them even more gently. And it would be a pleasure to work ... but there is no laser here, which does not affect the convenience in the best way.

As for cutting accuracy, the problem is the same as that of Metabo - adjustment is needed if the job involves precise joining of the cut blanks.

Main advantages:
  • Excellent cutting width
  • Soft and bezlyuftovy course guides
Minuses:
  • Adjustment required
  • No laser pointer
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Saw reliable, for all the time only changed the brush once, and I work it all the time. It was necessary to adjust the new immediately, but then to accuracy without complaints.
DeWALT DW 717 XPS
56 840

A simple and ingenious solution to control cutting accuracy, built on the symmetrical direction of light flow directly to the disk (XPS is a unique case when a modular backlight allows you to get a thin strip of shadow indicating the location of the disk), allowed developers to reserve more funds for high-precision tool settings. The guaranteed lifespan of the XPS system itself is 5 years. Actually, therefore, the professional miter saw DeWALT DW 717 XPS is one of the most qualitative and unpretentious variants of precision equipment. The exceptional level of accuracy is also indicated by the innovative adjustment of the cutting depth, while the cutting guide is held in position by the eccentric clamp.

Main advantages:
  • Powerful engine.
  • Relatively low speed.
  • 23 kg of weight for good stability.
Minuses:
  • Lack of soft start.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Accurate and reliable, the best trimming. Sometimes it even seems that in order to bring down the settings, even inappropriate use will not be enough.

The best miter saws without broaching

BOSCH GTM 12
48 319

When creating this model, it was decided to endow it with maximum versatility: a sawing table was installed above the saw blade, which allows using the GTM 12 both as trimming and circular saw. Moreover, in the circular mode, the maximum cutting depth is 51 mm when installing a 305 mm disc, so this is a fully functional tool, not a marketer's fad.

As for the GTM 12 in the incarnation of a miter saw, its possibilities are not limited: the depth is up to 95 mm, the width is up to 150 mm with a straight cut. Of course, the depth of cut could be greater, but taking the disc up from behind the sawing table limited it somewhat. Turning the table with a guide is possible by 48 degrees in both directions, and the inclination is actually regulated only to the left by 47 degrees - the possibility of tilting by 2 degrees to the right is hardly ever needed, rather, it is the stock laid for adjustment.

Main advantages:
  • Cutting accuracy
  • Decent power (1.8 kW)
  • Sawing table
Minuses:
  • The small miscalculation in dust removal - the laser rather quickly is hammered
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Perfectly butt, plus also as a circular can be used - a full 2 ​​in 1!
Makita LH1201FL
41 179

In the arsenal of "Makita" also has a similar universal model, equipped with a convenient cutting table on top. Moreover, in order to use the LH1201FL as a miter saw, you need to raise the table as much as possible so that the start-up lock is turned off - the manufacturer does not forget about safety. The motor with a power of 1.65 kW copes well with 305 mm discs, equipped with a soft start and braking system. We will speak about it separately - it works quickly (since it is carried out by the reverse of the engine itself), but sharply - a strong push is felt. On the other hand, no additional mechanics are used.

The maximum cutting depth is 95 mm, here the Makita looks more interesting than the Bosch. Shchirin propyl - not more than 155 degrees. It is possible to incline a saw only to the left by 45 degrees, no more than that, the guide turns to the same 45 degrees to the left-to the right.

Main advantages:
  • Effective dust removal
  • Deep for combined saw cut
Minuses:
  • It is inconvenient to constantly raise the table up to the stop, changing modes of operation
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Reliable and multifunctional saw with good accuracy. Well, there is a laser, for work a useful thing.
DeWALT DW713
24 158

This miter saw is cheaper and lighter than other rating participants. Well, if the capacity of the 1600-watt engine and the 254-mm disk is enough for you, then why not? Especially, if the saw often has to be removed from the workbench or transported from place to place: when folded it is compact and weighs less than 14 kilograms.

Although there is no soft start here, the jerk when turned on is not significant. Therefore, we can not say that the simplification to reduce the cost greatly affected the quality of the saw. Hinges work softly and do not play, the scales are quite comfortable, although adjustment after purchase is likely to be required. The maximum cutting height is 89 mm, the width is all 162 mm. The rotation mechanism has not only a smooth adjustment in the range of plus or minus 50 degrees, but also the possibility of fast fixation at frequently used cutting angles. The slope is to the left, up to 48 degrees.

The engine is equipped with a smooth start and electrodynamic braking system. The only pity is that neither the laser nor the proprietary XPS system (aiming at the shadow of the disk) is provided here, but it is not difficult to adjust to the saw. But what is nice, it has become cheaper.

Main advantages:
  • Precise angle adjustment mechanism
  • The ability to quickly fix the rotation in 11 positions without adjustment
  • Good power
Minuses:
  • No "laser sight" and lights
9.1 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Excellent light saw, in the workshop closely, so from the workbench often have to be removed, freeing up space - and this saw is light, the very thing.

The best cordless miter saws

DeWALT DHS780N
67 335

The battery tool at DeWALT usually turns out interesting. So this “battery-powered” model is in no way inferior to the mains - the motor power is 1.65 kW, a 305 mm disc. Work with a broach, implemented according to the classical scheme with two cylindrical guides, is provided. Cutting height can be up to 112 mm, width - up to 345 mm.

Particularly interesting in this model is that it has dual power - both from proprietary batteries of 54 volts, and from the network. Moreover, the constructive implementation of power is unusual. With an autonomous power supply, two batteries are installed behind the engine, and the branded power supply unit converts 220 volts of alternating current into 108 constant voltages (the batteries are connected in series) with the network on their contact pads. The engine is brushless, like most DeWALT power tools.

The saw adjustment mechanisms are convenient and precise - the tilt to the right and left is adjusted in the range of 60 degrees, the rotation in both directions is up to 49 degrees. Thanks to the smooth adjustment of speed, you can easily adjust the mode of operation for different materials.

However, we note that the already expensive saw is supplied without batteries, or without a charger, and branded 54-volt lithium-ionics are by no means cheap.

Main advantages:
  • Double food
  • Convenience in work
  • Accurate aiming over disc shadow (XPS technology)
Minuses:
  • Expensive batteries not included
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Convenient and productive saw, noise is moderate, and even with dual power - a great thing!
Makita DLS714Z
45 839

A light miter saw will be easy to transport, while its characteristics are quite good: a 190-mm disk can provide a cut up to 60 mm high and up to 265 mm wide thanks to the pulling mechanism.

The power of “Makita” is not as exotic as that of DeWALT - let it be here and also use two series-connected batteries, but completely ordinary 18-volt batteries, which are easy to find. True, they will have to look for them immediately - as the name of the old sci-fi movie said, “batteries are not included in the kit”. Totally.

The motor control electronics provides a smooth start, reducing jerk and current load on the batteries at the moment of switching on, electrodynamic braking of the disk and adjustment of the engine operating mode depending on the load. When zapilivanii, when the disk starts idling, the motor goes to maximum speed, as the cutting resistance increases, the engine torque increases.

So, if you need a compact and mobile saw, you should pay attention to this model.

Main advantages:
  • Use of standard 18V battery
  • Smooth engine start
  • Convenience of transportation
Minuses:
  • No batteries or charger included
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
He took to the country - there is no light there, so the whole instrument is on batteries. Since the “Makitovsky” tool was already bought before, now everything works on the same battery.
Metabo KGS 18 LTX 216 0
21 945

Our top rating is continued by another compact cordless miter saw, which will be convenient for constant moving. It weighs 13.6 kg, works with discs with a diameter of 216 mm, saws to a depth of 65 mm and a width of up to 305 mm - even more than that of the Makita. For pulling, conventional parallel guides, made with sufficient accuracy, are used: no wedging or play in the longitudinal direction of the saw is felt.

However, in the autonomy of the saw loses - it uses only one battery, which, by the way, again will have to re-buy. On the one hand, it allows you to manage with just two batteries, changing them as they discharge, rather than four, but without the ability to plug in the charger somewhere, it will be inconvenient.

Main advantages:
  • Low weight
  • Availability of laser and backlight
  • Decent progress broach
Minuses:
  • Relatively short battery life
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Small, with a good cutting width and at the same time working on the same batteries that my screwdriver.

Which miter saw is better to choose?

To begin, let's decide if we need it. broach mechanism. A saw with a broach will allow you to work with wider cuts, but it will be more expensive, moreover, the “extra” joints will eventually give more backlashes, accuracy will suffer. If we are talking about a budget saw, then this problem will "come out" faster, it is worth checking the backlash even on a new one right in the store.

Engine power It is always useful, but do not forget about the smooth start and spindle brake - jerk and current surge at start are unpleasant in work and do not have the best effect on the power grid (especially if the network is weak - village, workshop in the garage), and the brake provides greater security, and without he will constantly have to wait for the disk to stop. If the motor has a smooth adjustment of revolutions, this is excellent at all: such a saw can better adapt to working with different materials.

Himself motor can be both collector and asynchronous. The former have excellent torque, which is why they are often used in hand power tools. But the asynchronous are almost silent and do not require the replacement of brushes, and the risk of collector wear is absent as a fact. But now the speed of their load subsides strongly, the lack of torque affects, and the starting current is high. So we would advise all the same "collector".

Be sure to check quality of scales and the possibility of accurate adjustment - if it is necessary to dock the parts with high precision, the saw should be able to set the angle without errors.

Have a good shopping!

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