Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Every modern woodworker needs a chop saw and having the right miter saw is a game-changer. My first chop saw was a 10” Rigid, 15 years later and I still use it today. It was one of the first machines I ever bought and I got it because it was inexpensive. Like any simple chop saw I use it for cutting 90-degree and angled cuts. There are certain limitations to it and if I were buying one today I would go with a sliding miter saw for the longer reach. The ones made today make more precise cuts. However, Once you set out to buy one, you might get surprised to find a variety of options to choose from. Let me help you make a choice by explaining to you each option and then giving you my top choices.
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