5 of the Best Miter Saws of 2021

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.

Best Overall

DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel

Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DWS780)



Runner Up

Makita LS1019L Sliding Compound Miter Saw (10-inch Blade)



2nd Runner Up

BOSCH Power Tools GCM12SD - 15 Amp 12 Inch Corded Dual-Bevel Sliding Glide Miter Saw with 60 Tooth Saw Blade



Best Miter Saw Money Can Buy

Festool Kapex KS 120 REB (10-inch Blade)



Best Chop Saw

DEWALT Miter Saw, Single Bevel,

Compound, 10-Inch, 15-Amp (DWS713)