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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


miter saw

Best 12-inch Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

Best Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

For years woodworkers relied on the best table saws or radial-arm saws for their most accurate machine-made miters and crosscuts. When miter saws first came along, they were crude affairs and not readily adopted by those who valued accuracy over portability. For job site carpentry, these tools were great time savers. However, it took quite […]

Compact Miter Saw Shootout

Best Compact Miter Saw for 2021

A compact miter saw is a model that falls under a 10″ blade diameter. They’re fantastic tools for jobs that require smaller workpieces and the sliding models can still get you 12 inches of cross-cut on 2x material. You can forget 4x material here, though—at least on a single cut. The 7-1/4″ to 8-1/2″ blades […]

Best 12-inch Miter Saw Reviews 2021

Deckbuilding and miters saws are a perfect match up of a tool to a project. When I was approached about doing a comparative best 12-inch compound miter saw review I couldn’t think of better timing. Finding the best 12-inch miter saw requires testing many different tools at once. My comparison review coincided with a renovation […]

Bosch CM12SD with T4B Miter Saw Stand

Bosch Gravity-Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand T4B

The Bosch Gravity-Rise T4B miter saw stand is smart, durable, and simple to use. With it, professionals set up easily from the back of a work truck, van, or trailer. And forget about ever carrying your miter saw again. The T4B features the same Bosch Gravity-Rise system as the former TS2000.  Bosch T4B Design and […]

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 […]

Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Skilsaw owns the worm drive market and is putting that technology into more than just circular saws. It’s this branching out into other categories, including cordless, that highlights the best Skilsaw tools at World of Concrete 2020. Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020 Skilsaw 48V TrueHVL 10-1/4” Worm Drive On the heels of […]

C3610DRA miter saw trim base

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Compound Miter Saw C3610DRA

The Metabo HPT MultiVolt Compound Miter Saw C3610DRA is a remarkably capable carpentry tool. It can operate as a cordless 36V saw or work off an AC adapter. I’ve had it in my shop and in my trailer, using it to trim out a ton of projects. Most recently, I used it to finish up […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw SPT88-01 Review

Skilsaw used STAFDA 2018 as a launchpad for its new Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw. Yep, they put a worm drive on a miter saw. Many of us in the office wanted to get our hands on this new first-of-its-kind product. We also don’t see a lot of hubbub over corded power tools these days. […]

Makita Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw

Makita Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw Review | Model XSL08PT

If you liked the Makita 10-inch cordless miter saw, the Makita XSL08PT/ XSL07PT Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw provides even more capacity. This flagship compound sliding miter saw helped us get a lot accomplished on several renovation projects. For all its capacity and size, the tool stays remarkably portable and compares well against its competition. Renovating […]

Bosch 18V Cordless 8-1/2 Miter Saw | GCM18V-08N

Bosch 18V Cordless 8-1/2 Miter Saw | GCM18V-08N

Bosch 18V Cordless 8-1/2″ Miter Saw Cuts the Cord and Keeps the Performance The new Bosch 18V Cordless 8-1/2″ Miter Saw offers Pro cutting capacity and the convenience that comes from cutting the cord on the jobsite. It runs on the brand’s 18V battery platform and uses Core18V packs for better performance and longer runtimes. […]