What is sliding compound miter saw

What kind of saw is a sliding compound?

A sliding compound miter saw is a mitre saw with guide rails on which the saw head can move back and forth. There are essentially three main kinds of miter saws out there. There are standard or basic miter saws.

When do you need a sliding compound miter saw?

Basically the only time you need a sliding compound miter saw is when you do angular cuts wider than 6 inches. For most people a 10 inch or 12-inch non-sliding compound miter saw is adequate. However, you should consider investing in a sliding saw if you ever dealing with a very large project that requires a large variety of cuts to be.

What kind of cuts can you make with a miter saw?

They can make miter cuts, bevel cuts or any combination of miter and bevel—that is, compound cuts. Compound miter saw. Thanks to the compound capability, these saws allow you to make compound cuts on crown molding while holding the trim flat on the saw table.

What's the difference between a Hitachi and DeWalt sliding compound miter saw?

The Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser has many things in common with the DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Both have “lasers” that serve as your guideline for cutting that keeps you from veering off course and making a cut that’s out of alignment.

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