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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


miter saw

types of miter saws

Types of Miter Saws and Which is Right for You

We asked our Pros for recommendations on when sliding, compound, single-, and dual-bevel features really make a difference when looking at which types of miter saws to buy. If you’re ready to buy a miter saw—which one do you choose? With several different types of miter saws available, it’s more than just picking the right […]

Makita XGT 8-1/2 Inch Miter Saw Feature

Makita 40V Max XGT 8 1/2-Inch Miter Saw GSL02

Makita 40V XGT Platform Kicks Off Miter Saw Line With A Compact Model Makita designed the XGT system to deliver higher power for demanding applications, letting you more effectively cut the cord for the toughest applications. Taking a closer look at the line, the Makita 40V XGT 8 1/2-inch cordless miter saw is one tool […]

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Bosch ProFactor 18V Cordless 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

Bosch ProFactor 18V Cordless 12-Inch Miter Saw Review GCM18V-12GDCN

Bosch 18V Surgeon 12-inch Cordless Miter Saw Brings Axial Glide Design to ProFactor Line We’ve used a lot of miter saws over the years and Bosch’s 12-inch Axial Glide model has been one of our favorites. When we saw the Bosch ProFactor 18V cordless miter saw brought that Axial design to their high-performance 18V line, […]

How Does A Circular Saw's Electric Brake Work

How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers continue to add more safety and fatigue-reducing features to their products. Examples abound with auto lock-on switches, auto lock-off switches, blade guards, and shields—just to start. You may take one safety feature for granted simply because you can’t see it—an electric brake. On the best circular saws and many other saws, an electric […]

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 jobsite 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 mitered […]

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 […]