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tonyc56
Pro and Cons of Various types of Miter Saws

Hi All,

Could someone please explain what are the pros and cons for the
following types of miter saws:

1. Miter Saw

2. Compound Miter Saw

3. Radial Arm Saw

4. Sliding Miter Saw

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Pro and Cons of Various types of Miter Saws
tonyc56 wrote:

Hi All,

Could someone please explain what are the pros and cons for the
following types of miter saws:

1. Miter Saw Saw swings right and left to cut up to 45 degrees (come slightly more) can only be used for straight miters

2. Compound Miter Saw Swings right and left to cut up to 45 degrees (come slightly more), and tilts. Needed for compound cuts

3. Radial Arm Saw Saw Swings right and left to cut up to 45 degrees (come slightly more), and tilts for compound cuts, plus raises and lowers for rabbit or dado cuts. Has a wider cut but not nearly as accurate or repeatable

4. Sliding Miter Saw

Miter saw with a wider cut.

Jack

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