Five Tips for Choosing the Best Compound Miter Saw

Compound Miter Saws

If you're interested in a compound miter saw you probably already know about the main benefits. Not only can you do miter crosscuts in a variety of angles, but you can also perform tilted bevel cuts in one or both directions. 

Having trouble choosing between two saws? Need some advice about what to look for? Here you'll find five tips to help you make a great choice when buying a compound miter saw! 

Ridgid MS1290LZA Miter Saw
  • BLADE
  • Bevel tilt
  • STOPs
  • GUARDS
  • Brakes

One of the final things you need to look for when buying compound miter saws is a design that has electric brakes. With this design, the flow of electricity will reverse whenever you power the tool off. This will stop the blade quickly, usually within two or three seconds.

Blades used in compound miter saws that don’t have electric brakes can take more than ten seconds to stop rotating.

These are just a few tips about the basic things to look for in a compound miter saw. Armed with this knowledge, you should be able to make a better decision than before about which saw to get and what you might need in a compound miter saw. 

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