What is sliding compound 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.

Can a single compound saw be used with a double compound saw?

Compound-miter saw or single compound miter saw. In addition to spinning to change the angle of the cut, the saw can be tilted in one direction to cut, essentially, two angles on the board. Dual compound-miter saw – Dual or double compound saws allow the head to rotate to both sides.

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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