Best Miter Saw Brands

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Miter saws are one of the must-have tools for wood workshops. Designed to cut door frames, crown moldings, windows casings, and many other wood crafts, miter saws are versatile and powerful tools.

When you decide to purchase your first miter saw, you will encounter countless brands offering a variety of options, which creates confusion.

This is the reason why we are presenting a quick guide to mention the top and popular brands that manufacture quality miter saws with the right and required features.

1. DeWalt


DeWalt is Easily the best manufacturers of power tools including miter saws. Millions of woodworkers and professionals across the world prefer products from this brand, which is headquartered in Maryland, USA. They have an extensive history as saw manufacturers and with their experience, they offer incredibly long-lasting miter saws at a reasonable price.

History: Commenced in 1922 by Raymond DeWalt, who also invented radial arm saw, the company grew rapidly and was reestablished in 1947 as DeWalt INC. American Machine and Foundry Co. purchased the brand the very next year. In 1960, Black & Decker bought the company and in 1989 sold it to a couple of its executives. Stanley Black and Decker currently own DeWalt.

Latest offerings: DWS713 and DWS715 are the two single bevel compound miter saw that comes with a 15-amp motor. Both of them guarantees quick and accurate cuts for all kind of jobs and offers some innovative features.

2. Makita


Originally started with lighting equipment, transformers and motors, Makita went some serious changes after WWII and started selling power tools such as drills. Today, after more than 100 years, Makita is one of the most popular brands for power tools such as miter saws and even a bestseller in some categories. Woodworkers and technicians always praise durability, performance, and affordability of the miter saws from Makita.

History: Initially established by Saburo Makita in Nagoya (Aichi), Japan in 1915, the company is currently headquartered in Anjo, Japan.

Latest offerings: XSL04PTU and LS1219L are the latest dual-bevel compound miter saws from Makita, both coming with a built-in laser to indicate the line of cut. Power and speed are the two things that you can always expect from XSL04PTU that also without the hassle of any power cord. LS1219L belongs to the DXT (Deep and Exact Cutting Technology) series. So, no one can doubt over the cutting capacity, accuracy, and performance of the stylish miter saw from Makita. If you are experienced enough you can get the precision at will from both the miter saws.

3. Bosch


A recognizable brand for power tools offering a broad range of products used in construction as well automotive industry. As Bosch miter saws are known for being powerful and heavy duty, they are used and recommended by construction and woodworking professionals.

History: One of the oldest power tool manufacturers, Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH was started in 1886, Germany. It has headquarters in the same country at Gerlingen.

Latest offerings: CM12SD and CM10GD are the flagship miter saws from Bosch. CM12SD is an accurate and powerful 12-inch miter saw. Its 15 amps’ motor with 4000 RPM helps you to complete woodworking tasks rapidly while the positive stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45 degrees on both left and right sides helps you to get the efficiency and precision.

CM10GD is a durable 10-inch miter saw that is easy to set up and gives you consistent precision. There is some selectors, locks, stops, and knobs on the power tool, but once you read the manual, you can use it easily.

4. Hitachi


With a long history of manufacturing power tool, Hitachi has an extensive range of miter saws that are known for easy operation and innovative features. The brand was originally only into electric motors for initial years, but now it is manufacturing power tools, hard drives and vehicle motors for Honda.

History: Founded in 1910 by an electrical engineer Namihei Odaira, Hitachi soon became a leader in Japan for electric motors, but WWII nearly demolished the company. It made a comeback in 1949 by taking benefit from American military contracts.

Latest offerings: C12RSH2 and C10RJ are the two recently designed miter saws from Hitachi. C12RSH2 is a 12-inch sliding dual compound miter saw already has some loyal woodworking followers as it offers laser marker for precision cuts and many other advanced features. C10RJ is a 10-inch job site table saw with fold roll stand, which is completely different from C12RSH2 but is a perfect solution to all your cutting needs. Its 15-amp motor with soft start mechanism and electric brake produces 4, 500 RPM and also has an emergency off button that works in favor of your safety.

5. Craftsman


Initially owned by Sears, Craftsman is now controlled and operated by Stanley Black & Decker. While in control, Sears never produced any of the products by itself. Instead, they made other brands to manufacture by giving them the required specifications and design, then applying the Craftsman logo. Sometimes, there were striking similarities between Craftsman power tools and manufacturer’s tools, but sometimes there were some exclusive features that were only present on Craftsman products.

History: Sears registered the tradename of Craftsman in 1927 by Arthur Barrows who was also the head of the hardware department at that point. In 2017, Stanley Black & Decker acquired the brand. However, you can still find Craftsman products on the Sears website.

Latest offerings: SM1851RC and SM1852RC are the two 7-1/4-inch compact sliding compound miter saw and single bevel sliding compound miter saw respectively from the brand. SM1851RC is a wall hugging, compact miter saw capable of making accurate cuts without occupying much space in your workshop while SM1852RC delivers clean cuts for your projects. Both the models come with Laser Trac guidance mechanism that projects a line on your working piece so that you can work with the required precision.

6. Ridgid


Ridge tool company manufactures and distributed hand tools under the brand name of Ridgid. The American tool makers are headquartered in North Ridgeville, Ohio, U.S. Ridgid manufactures more than 300 tools including plumbing, construction, and pipefitting instruments. They do not have an extended lineup of miter saws, but whatever tools they release are durable and cost-effective. Be it any condition, you can always trust a miter saw manufactured by Ridgid.

History: The company was founded in 1923 and from 1943 onwards it became a subsidiary of Emerson Electric.
Latest offerings. 12 inch R4221 and 10 inch R4210 are the two dual bevel sliding miter saws from the brand. Both the power tools feature a 15-amp motor, 70 degrees’ miter range either to the left or right side and dual-bevel design with crown molding that allows you to move the saw instead of the working material for additional ease.

7. Ryobi


A Japanese manufacturer of automobile, telecommunication, and electronic industrial components, Ryobi Limited also produces power tools, builder’s hardware, and printing equipment. It is a brand from Techtronic Industries, in collaboration with AEG (licensed from Electrolux), Hoover US, Vax, Milwaukee, Homelite, and Dirt Devil. The brand constantly works to bring the innovative and advanced feature to their power tools, especially miter saws. If you have any new idea or issues while using any of their products, you can reach out to them, so that they can improve their products. Overall, one of the best miter saws you can buy.

History: The company started in 1943 as Ryobi Seisakusho Co. Ltd. They started the production of die-cast products in 1944, offset printing presses in 1961 and finally power tools in 1968. Its name change to the current one in 1973.

Latest offerings: Corded TSS701 and battery operated P3650B are the latest additions to the miter saw series of Ryobi. With a 10-amp motor, sliding miter saw TSS701 produces 5, 350 rpm, can make angled cuts up to 45 degrees and has an LED indicator that helps you to make easy cuts by illuminating the workpiece. P3650B is an 18V brushless dual bevel sliding miter saw with 4000 RPM that can go through any given material without any trouble.

8. Kobalt


Owned by Lowe’s, Kobalt manufactures a line of power as well as hand tools and tools storage products. The brand understands that miter saws are the crucial component of your workshop. Hence they make durable tools that you can use for many years in the future. Apart from durability, Kobalt is committed to selling you with the perfectly designed miter saws at reasonable prices.

History: J.H. Williams and Lowe’s launched the brand in 1998 to compete with Craftsman and Husky, which are the brands from Sears and The Home Depot respectively. In 2011, Lowe’s has made arrangements with JS Products to supply their mechanic hand tools.

Latest offerings: SM3016LW and SM1816LW are a couple of bestsellers from Kobalt. SM3016LW is a 12-inch dual bevel sliding compound miter saw with 15-amp motor and SM1816LW is a small sliding 7-1/4-in single bevel sliding compound miter saw with a motor power of 10 amps. SM3016LW offers 48 degrees’ angle cutting on both left and right sides while SM1816LW does the same at 47 degrees, but only on the left. Both the power tools have tool-less adjustable laser mechanism to project cutting line for precise results.

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