Best Compound Miter Saws

When choosing which is the best compound miter saw, what do you need to consider in order to know which company offers the best tool, before you decide on which one you should purchase?


Best Compound Miter Saws


best compound miter saws

One of the questions I get asked a lot from people is which compound miter saw is the best. Homeowners are looking to have more than just some basic tools around the house and wanting to carry some of the larger tools for projects in and around the home. When I get asked these questions, there are a few things that come instantly to my mind.

  • Where are you planning on storing it?
  • How often do you think you’ll use it?
  • What type of price range?

These first three questions that can bring a lot of light to what your decision could be for which tool to purchase.


Where are you planning on storing it?

Some people will plan to set up a shop while others will want to store the saw on a shelve somewhere in the garage or basement. When setting up a shop, you’ll see about having the saw mounted on a stand or make a bench for the saw to be ready to use as soon as you want to do a project.

For those storing the saw, they may have it mounted on a collapsible stand if they have the space and ease for getting access otherwise, a shelve will most likely be used.


How often do you think you’ll use it?

Depending on how much you believe you will be using the saw will determine which tool will be the best compound miter saw for your purposes. Each of the different name brand companies that make the sliding compound miter saws have a lot of common and standard functions and features for each of their tools. Every business also has some features that differ in performance and use. These differences

These differences can be the deciding factor for some people on which saw will work best for them. So what I have done is instead of giving you all the specs in this post I have created the links from the images to take you through to the particular posts for each brand of saw where you can get the details for each one of interest.


dewalt radial arm saw

Dewalt Radial Arm Saw

The Dewalt radial arm saw is by far one of the most widely used saws by contractors and myself for doing all general work around renovating and building houses. I’ve done it, and others do it where we’ll reverse the blade and also use the saw for cutting vinyl siding for the exterior of homes that will be installed.






Milwaukee compound miter saw

Milwaukee Compound Miter Saw

Milwaukee is one of the better saws in my opinion for doing all round construction for new builds and renovations on any home. I have used them, and other contractors that I work with that specialize in trimming out houses, swear by them. They boast about how precision they are and would not use another saw. I know there great tools but so are the others in this post.






Festool kapex ks 120 sliding compound miter saw

Festool Kapex Ks 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Festool for me is one of the best tools you’ll ever get your hands on, but you’ll find very few contractors using these saws at least for the area I live in due to their expensive pricing. These saws have far more features than the other brand names and to me, anybody planning on having a shop would find this saw to be amazing.






Makita Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita Sliding Compound Miter Saw

The Makita brand of tools are ones that I have been using for many years but have never used their sliding compound saws. I do know of other flooring installers that do use their 10-inch saws for laying hardwood, laminate, and engineered flooring. Knowing the quality of the tools, I do use produced by them and the others I work with these are great saws to own.







Hitachi sliding compound miter saw

Hitachi Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Hitachi makes a great saw that is utilized by some contractors that I’ve worked with hrough the years. I use the 10-inch sliding compound miter saw as it has all the features and functions of the larger 12-inch saws but is more compact and lighter to carry around for when I’m doing flooring for the most part.








bosch sliding compound miter saw

Bosch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Bosch is another brand of tools that I use a lot of and have used the sliding compound miter saw for quite a few years for many jobs. Next to the Dewalt saws, Bosch is probably the second most go to saws for contractors for where I live. Again these saws are durable and have an excellet quality that anyone can bank on.





What type of price range?

When it comes to owning any of the name brand saws listed above, I do not believe you can go wrong. Each brand offers home improvement tool sets that are  a great value for the price, and all of them can handle any projects around the home. Whether you’re looking at these tools to do new construction or home improvements, there capable of doing the job.

Festool is one of the most expensive and is excellent if money is not an issue. For all the other brands you will be able to purchase the power tools for sale at a lower price. As I mentioned, anyone of these brands are worth the money to buy. I would check out all the features for these home improvement hand tools to see which one would suit you best. Sometimes you can get power tools sale by purchasing the saw with a compatible stand that works well for those requiring the stand for using the saw.

From the images above, not only will you be able to check out the functions and features but you’ll also be able to get pricing as well.






  1. I am new to home remodeling and had no idea there were so many different brands of compound miter saws! I am thinking about attempting to put up my own crown moulding. I have used the blocks you mount in the corners but this time I want to do it right. I have been looking at the Dewalt radial arm saw mainly because I have a lot of other Dewalt tools. Would this one work well for cutting crown mouding?

    • Travis Smithers

      The Dewalt radial arm saws will work no problem as they are one of the most used home improvement hand tools on the market. All contractors understand the durability and quality that are put behind the engineering of their tools.

      The thing you want to check is for the size of the crown moulding you want to use and the cutting capacity of the saw you want to purchase. Certain models have a better cutting capacity than others so check the specs for those types of cuts.

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