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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


miter saw

How to Calibrate a Miter Saw: Pro Tips

How to Calibrate a Miter Saw: Pro Guide

We used a good bit of digital ink writing about miter saws in our Pro Guide series. If you’ve missed any series installments, they are great resources, if we do say so ourselves! For this edition, we’re looking at how to calibrate a miter saw. What good is a great saw on paper if it makes inaccurate cuts […]

Makita 10" Cordless Miter Saw XSL06 Review

Buying a Miter Saw? Read this Pro Guide First

Our Pro Guide series continues now with a spotlight on miter saws. If the table saw is the cornerstone of the workshop and jobsite, then a miter saw might well be the keystone. It can make crosscuts, miters, and bevels in trim that locks everything in place, so to speak. Although table and miter saws share some […]

chop vs miter saws

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw Explained | Are You Cutting Metal or Wood?

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard the term “chop saw” used to describe a miter saw. It’s not a huge deal, but we always try to educate our readers (and those new to the trades) about the differences. It helps to use terminology correctly—particularly when you communicate with other professionals. In looking […]

miter saw vs table saw which

Miter Saw vs Table Saw | Know the Difference

Make no mistake—miter saws and table saws are powerful tools for getting serious work done in the shop or on the jobsite. Most Pros know how to use a miter saw vs table saw, but DIYers or those just starting out may not quite understand when exactly you want to use each of these power […]

Ryobi Miter Saw

Ryobi 18V Cordless Sliding Miter Saw | PBT01B

Ryobi Sliding Miter Saw Provides Best 2×10 Cross Cut Capacity Ryobi has extended their line of cordless miter saw options, upgrading their offerings to include an 18V cordless sliding miter saw. The Ryobi PBT01B has increased crosscutting capacity and now handles a 2×10 at 90-degrees and a 2×6 at a 45-degree miter. All this with […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Skil 10-inch Miter Saw

Skil MS6305-00 10 in. Miter Saw Review

The Skil MS6305-00 10 in. miter saw provides an almost unheard of blend of capacity, power, usability, and value. Our crew used it while putting a two-story addition on a downtown bungalow originally built in 1915. Having used dozens of similar tools over the past 20+ years, this Skil 10-inch outclasses many others while staying […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 Inch Brushless Miter Saw

Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 inch Brushless Miter Saw Review

We love that the tool technology envelope-pushing continues at full speed. That means we get to use tools in ways that we couldn’t, wouldn’t, and sometimes even shouldn’t before (have you seen Kenny put his hand in the paths of the SawStop and Reaxx blades yet?). A big driver of tool technology has been in […]

Milwaukee 9.0 Vs DeWalt FlexVolt

Milwaukee vs DeWalt – Which Tool Brand is Better in 2021

When approached by people—be they tradesmen or simply online readers—about the Milwaukee vs DeWalt question, we realized the answer is more complex than most might guess. Are you asking about who makes the best tools? Or are you inquiring about the larger company itself? To provide an answer, we felt the need to delve into […]

Worx Miter Saw

WORX 20V 7.25-in Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Worx Introduces First 20V Benchtop Miter Saw The Worx 20V 7-1/4 in. Cordless Sliding Compound Miter Saw might not be the best miter saw for all users. At $299 for the kit, however, it could, however, become the go-to saw for DIYers and anyone looking for something small and truly portable. We could see trim […]

How To Use A Miter Saw

How to Use a Miter Saw: Training the Apprentice

Thinking about a job in construction? Understanding how to use a miter saw for trim work gives you a leg up on one of the most basic job site skills. A miter saw works best for trim projects requiring accurate straight, beveled, and/or mitered cuts. In its simplest form, the miter saw makes angled or […]