Top 10 Best Sliding Miter Saws 2019 – 2020 [BUYER’S GUIDE]

1, DEWALT DWS780

DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
The DWS780 12-inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a 15 Amp motor and integrated XPS cross cut positioning system for adjustment-free accurate cut line indication. Tall sliding fences support 7-1/2″ of nested crown and 6-3/4″ of base molding vertically. Exclusive Back Fence Design cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90°. Increased miter capacity of 60° (R) and 50° (L) features durable stainless steel miter detent plate with cam lock for repeatable accuracy with easy adjustments.
Includes:
• DWS780 12″ Miter Saw
• Blade wrench
• Dust bag
• Vertical material clamp
• 12″ Carbide Blade
High-Capacity Cutting
Support crown molding up to 7-1/2″ nested and base molding up to 6-3/4″ vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts. Cuts up to 2 x 16 dimensional lumber at 90 degree; and 2 x 12 at 45 degree. Providing increased capacity.
Hassle-Free Operation
It allows you to bevel from zero to 49 degrees with positive stops at 0 degrees, 22.5 degrees, 33.9 degrees, 45 degrees, and 49 degrees in both right and left directions.
Ultimate Durability
The DWS780 miter saw’s rugged guards; precision-machined castings, fences, and bevel system; and tough stainless steel miter detent plate are designed to withstand the constant rigors of the job site.

2, Festool Kapex KS 120

Get unparalleled precision with the most advanced miter saw on the market
Superior quality down to the finest detail
In the hands of a carpenter, the Kapex will make cuts that rival the finest trim work being done today. Engineered to be lightweight and compact, the KS 120 is the perfect saw for the workshop or the jobsite. Effective dust extraction, precise cuts, easy adjustments, and quality components are some of the features that should make this saw the number one choice of professional tradesmen.
• The Kapex features a rail forward design which increases precision and creates a compact footprint while preventing head play for accurate cuts
• Easily align cuts from the left or right side using the dual lasers. The lasers clearly define the material which will be removed during the cut
• Micro-adjustable bevel angle with up-front rotary knob. Large bevel scale and fine pointers make it easy to set precise bevel angles
• Dust extraction up to 91% with behind the cut dust hood and pivoting 36 mm hose
Finely tuned bevel adjustments
Use the fine-adjustment knob to control the bevel of the cut to fractions of a degree with extreme precision. The knob rotates and engages a rack and pinion to move the head. The head is counter spring balanced which means that once you set a bevel angle it will not move before you lock it. The bevel angle is very large and easy to read and the distance from the axis of rotation provides maximum accuracy.
Duel lasers for better alignment
Easily align cuts from the left or right side of the Kapex using the dual lasers. The lasers clearly define the material which will be removed during the cut. Using the three axis adjustment controls, you have complete control to fine-tune the lasers. A conveniently placed button can be used to turn on the laser without powering on the saw. The lasers are electrically powered and require no batteries.
Lightweight and portable
Easily more from the workshop to the jobsite. The ergonomically designed carrying position combined with its lightweight (47 pounds.) make the Kapex easy to move around the job site. When being transported, the Kapex’s head is locked down making it compact and preventing movement. The two handle locations keep the center of gravity of the Kapex close to your body, minimizing the strain on your back.
Capacity to rival 12 inch saws
The Kapex incorporates a special cutting position that, when employed, provides greater than usual cutting capacity by utilizing the back portion of the blade more effectively. The Kapex is locked into the special cutting position with the flip of a lever. Cut crown moulding up to 6-5/8 inch in the nested position providing a cutting capacity equal to some 12 inch miter saws. Cut material vertically up to 4-3/4 inch x 3/4 inch.
Rail Forward Design
Increases your precision and create a compact footprint with Kapex’s rail forward design. The rails are robust at 30 millimeter in diameter and are wide apart. This prevents head play to ensure smooth, accurate cuts every time. The rail forward design also allow the Kapex to be placed against a wall while being used which saves valuable work space. The compact footprint also makes transport and storage easier.
Trenching Capability
Another unique feature of the Kapex is a special trenching capability. With the simple flip of a conveniently placed knob (shown in photo inset), you can cut trenches to create lap joints or go around pipes and other obstacles. Flip the knob back up and you’re back to normal miter saw position in seconds. Turning the knob will adjust the trenching depth. Make quick, accurate dadoes with your miter saw. Now, that’s smart!
Variable Speed Motor
The Kapex features a variable speed motor powered by Festool’s unique MMC (multi-material control) electronics. MMC provides constant blade speed while under load, provides variable speed control to match the blade speed with the material being cut and protects the motor from overload and damage.

3, Metabo HPT C10FCGS

The Metabo HPT C10FCGS 10-inch compound Miter saw is lightweight for easier transport. The 15 amp motor generates a no-load speed of up to 5, 000 RPM for making crosscuts and miter cuts with ease. This saw offers a bevel range of 0-45 degrees to the left to provide clean and accurate bevel cuts. It is designed for woodworkers who demand precision, reliability and versatility on the job.

4, Evolution Power Tools RAGE3

Cuts All
Evolution is the market leader in multipurpose cutting technology. Utilizing this multipurpose cutting technology; this double bevel miter saw is capable of cutting Steel, Aluminum, Wood (even wood with nails) and Plastic, using just one blade.
The Rage 3-DB is suitable for cutting ferrous metals (1/4 in. mild steel – Brinell Hardness HB 200-220), non-ferrous metals (aluminum, copper, uni-strut & reinforced cables), wood, MDF, lumber, reclaimed wood (wood with nails) plus plastics & composites.
Cuts cooler
When cutting metals, Evolution blades leave an instantly workable finish and produce virtually no heat, burrs or sparks. This allows the material cut by this double bevel compound sliding miter saw to be handled quickly instead of having to wait for the metal to cool down, as required with abrasives.
Cuts Tile
With this accessory, Evolution saws are the complete cutting package! An Evolution diamond blade enables this 10 inch double bevel sliding compound miter saw to cut most Natural Stone, Concrete, Paving Slabs and unglazed Ceramics with ease.
Diamond Blade Model: 10BLADEDM.
Cuts Safer
Abrasive blades can create excessive dust, fumes, smoke, fire and can even explode. Evolution blades produce very few sparks, create little heat and are an overall safer alternative to abrasives!
RAGE3DB Double Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Features
Double Bevel Function Saves You Time
The main difference between a single bevel and a double bevel miter saw is that with the double bevel you won’t have to flip your workpiece to make bevel cuts on both sides. This is because you are able to swing the saw itself to make your matching bevel cuts.
A double bevel, such as the RAGE3-DB makes it a lot easier to make matching multiple cuts. This is especially helpful for making repeat cuts when working with pieces like crown mouldings, as it will allow you to get the job done much faster than using a single bevel saw.
3″ Adjustable Cutting Depth Stop Ideal for Plunge Cuts
The depth stop, which consists of a depth adjustment screw, wingnut, and the stop itself, can be used to limit the cutting depth of the blade to provide much more control when plunge cutting for lap joints or cutting grooves and taller workpieces.
12.5″ Slide Action Capacity
The RAGE3-DB takes the more compact RAGE3 to the next level with even more cutting capacity than before.
With a 12.5” slide, this double bevel mitre saw enables longer angled cuts to be made than the 12” slide on the RAGE3. This allows larger materials to be cut on a miter saw which would not be possible otherwise.
Optional Miter Stand
A sturdy and robust miter stand that perfectly complements Evolution’s miter saws, as well as most other makes of miter saw. Sets up quick and easy, with foldable legs for simple storage and transportation.

5, Bosch GCM12SD

Bosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw (GCM12SD)
The Bosch GCM12SD is a 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw that features a smooth cutting motion, accurate performance and a space-saving design of the Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide System. Pre-aligned Squarelock fences help the saw maintain precision throughout its life; a soft-grip ambidextrous handle along with a combination dust chute and vacuum adaptor add to user comfort. The saw also offers a large cutting capacity, easy-to-read bevel and miter scales with detents at common angles, and easy-access upfront controls.
Compact cutting
Featuring a Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide system for durable precision, complete control, and compact workspaces.
Precise control
High-precision Squarelock quick-release fence aligns fence 90 degrees to saw’s table and requires no adjustment; one-touch lock/unlock to slide fence for added support.
Versatile saw
With a 14-Inch expanded horizontal cutting capacity, 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity, and a 6-1/2-inch crown capacity (45-degree spring), this miter saw is perfect for any variety of cuts.
Adjustable
The saw provides easy adjustments with a large easy-to-read uniform bevel and stainless steel miter scales with marked detents and roof pitch angles.

6, Bosch CM10GD

Bosch CM10GD 10-Inch Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw
The Bosch CM10GD 10-inch Dual-Bevel Glide miter saw provides power and versatility. Thanks to the compact design and the innovative Axial-Glide System, this unit provides smooth cutting control in up to 10 inches less workspace than other miter saws, so users are able to work productively in hallways and other tight quarters. The saw delivers 4,800 no load rpm with outstanding cut capacity – 12-inch horizontal capacity (nominal), 5-1/2-inch vertical capacity against the fence (base), and a 6-inch crown capacity against the fence (45 degree spring).
Includes
(1) 10-Inch Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw, (1) 60-Tooth Blade, (1) Material Clamp, (1) Dust Bag
Axial-Glide System
The innovative Bosch Axial-Glide System gives the user durable precision in a compact workspace. Replacing the sliding rail system with a hinged or articulated glide arm system saves up to 10 inches of working room while giving the user enhanced alignment and a smooth glide for the life of the unit. As a result, users produce smooth cuts and have complete control over the saw’s cutting motion.
Flexibility and Ease of Use
The all-metal bevel lock lever and range selector was designed to be upfront on this unit, to enable fast and easy bevel settings without reaching around behind the saw. The tall 4-1/4-inch sliding fences also support quick bevel set-ups, professional level precision and increased crown molding capacity.
Lock and Chop
For the utmost in chop cutting capacity for a 10-inch miter saw, the Bosch CM10GD has a crown/chop lock that locks the head in place. This enables users to power through upright base molding and nested crown molding. The adjustable miter detents with easy-read markings let you accurately set cuts up to 47 degrees left or right. The common angles have miter detents at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees on the right and left, and 60 degrees on the right.
Dust in the Bag
Like other Bosch models, this saw includes a combination dust chute and vacuum adapter to hook up your 1-14-inch and 35mm hoses. The “click and clean” platform ensures that the vac hose remains in place, so users can concentrate on making the cut.

7, DEWALT DWS709

DWS779 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Includes the integrated CUTLINE Blade Positioning System that provides adjustment free cut line indication for better accuracy and visibility. Dual horizontal steel rails with innovative clamping mechanism and linear ball bearings deliver an accurate, durable and compact saw.
Backed by DEWALT”s 3 year limited warranty
Increased capacity and precision
Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2×12 at 45°. The DWS780 miters 60° to the right and 50° to the left providing capacity for professional applications. Tall sliding fences support crown molding up to 7-1/2″ nested and base molding up to 6-3/4″ vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts.
• Powerful 15 amp, 3, 800 RPM motor delivers extended power and durability
• Exclusive back fence design cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2×12 at 45°
• Super efficient dust collection system captures over 75% of dust generated.
• Backed by DEWALT’S 3 year limited warranty
• Maximum Cutting Thickness:6.75 inch

8, Milwaukee 6955-20

Miter angle fine adjust with detent override makes it simple to dial-in precise miter angles
Miter angle digital readout provides repeatable accuracy to 0.1 degree
Dual integral job-site lights fully illuminate the work piece and cut line from either side of the blade
15-amp, 3.3 max hp direct-drive motor provides increased power for high-performance cutting in hard lumber
Integral dust channel captures 75 percent of all dust and debris

9, Makita LS1216L

Makita LS1219L 12″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser
The Makita 12” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser (model LS1219L) combines capacity, accuracy and efficient dust extraction in a more compact size, with a unique 2-Steel Rail Sliding System that offers a reduced footprint for operation flush against a wall. The innovative direct-drive gearbox and guard system is engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity of baseboard (6-3/4”) and crown molding (8” nested). It will also make 15” crosscuts at 90 degrees.
• Linear ball bearing system engineered to deliver “dead-on” accurate cuts
• Less weight (65 lbs.) and the most compact design in its class for easy jobsite portability
• Powerful 15.0 AMP direct drive motor requires less maintenance and delivers 3,200 RPM
• Large-sized aluminum base improves stability of material for efficient cutting
• Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life
• Unique 2-steel rail sliding system design offers single slide-glide operation; reduced saw footprint allows operation flush against a wall
• Increased capacity for up to 8″ Crown molding (vertically nested), 6-3/4″ baseboard (vertical), and 15″ crosscuts at 90°
• In-front bevel lock for convenient operation
• Dual dust collection ports provide excellent dust extraction performance
• Innovative direct drive motor and guard system is engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity (6-3/4″)

10, Hitachi C10FSHPS

The Hitachi C10FSHPS 12-Amp 10-Inch Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker gliding slide system allows for easy handling of large framing pieces, and its compound cutting capability provides versatility on the job. The powerful 12-Amp motor generates a no-load speed of up to 3,800-RPM for making crosscuts and miters with ease. The laser marker guide helps with precise cutting and can be easily adjusted by the users preference. This saw provides a 57-Degree miter angle to the right for ultra flexibility with a 45-Degree miter angle to the left. A 0-45-Degree dual bevel angle range to the right and left allows the users to quickly and easily flip the saw blade and leave the material in place. A positive stop on the miter and bevel scale provides easy to read measurements and quick settings. The adjustable pivot fence broadly supports your work piece for improved stability while cutting and the linear ball bearing slide system with white on black miter scale provides superior accuracy and visibility. A soft start function reduces noise and recoil during startup and the electronic speed control maintains RPM while cutting and improves control. The electric brake feature halts rotation of the blade within seconds to prevent unintended cuts. Carbon brush access allows you to replace the brush as needed to greatly prolong the life of the tool. A splinter guard prevents splintering and increases safety while the highly efficient dust collector attachment keeps your work area clean and collects more dust than previous models. This tool includes a 10-Inch 40-tooth TCT saw blade, dust bag, 10mm box wrench, and pivoting flip fence. The Hitachi C10FSHPS 12-Amp 10-Inch Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker comes with a 5-year warranty. Hitachi is a leader in power tool research and development and has achieved many firsts in the power tool industry and continues the tradition of innovation and engineering with new features in addition to classic quality.

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