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Which Mitre Saw Is Best? Our Top 3 Picks For Chop Saws

Posted by Emily Lawrence on 19th Aug 2021

Which Mitre Saw Is Best? Our Top 3 Picks For Chop Saws

For professionals in the carpentry industry, DIY enthusiasts, and even hobby woodworkers, mitre saws are an essential part of any workshop. Able to perform a wide variety of cuts and produce a range of styles mitre saws (or miter saws depending on where you are!) deliver results ordinary saws can’t. With one of these in your arsenal, you’ll be able to cut at any angle through most materials.

Mitre saws can help you achieve a finish you normally wouldn’t be able to, whether you’re working on mouldings, flooring, trim work, or any other project. While mitre saws are a great investment, it’s worth noting that not all of them are made with the same specs. Before you buy, it’s important to ensure that you have the right chop saw for the job.

Luckily for you, we’ve taken all of the guesswork out of finding the perfect saw. In this blog, we’re breaking down 3 of the best mitre saw options out there, so if you’ve been wondering which mitre saw is best for you then look no further.

Bosch GCM8JL Single Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw

  • 312mm Horizontal Cutting Capacity
  • Integrated Precision Laser
  • Includes a 24 Tooth Saw Blade                                    

    Bosch GCM8JL Single Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw

While sliding mitre saws provide an incredibly precise cut with every use, they can end up making an annoying mess. Dealing with dust is a thing of the past with the Bosch GCM8JL Single Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw. 

This saw comes equipped with an improved dust management system for a cleaner and healthier user experience. You won’t have to worry about inhaling dust while you work, or getting stuck with a mess to clean up afterwards.

While Bosch mitre saws come out on top when it comes to dust control, the GCM8JL has a lot more to offer. The 312mm horizontal cutting capacity makes it a reliable option for many cutting applications. 

The integrated laser makes for incredibly precise cutting, and the 1,600-watt motor drives the saw blade at up to 5,500 rpm for clean sawing with every application. With all that power driving this saw you might be surprised to know that it’s a lightweight 17kg, so you won’t have to worry about carting it around.

Bosch GCM 18v 216mm BITURBO Brushless Sliding Mitre Saw

  • Lightweight And Easily Transportable
  • Gives Corded Performance despite being Cordless          Bosh GCM Biturbo Brushless Sliding Mitre Saw
  • Best In Class Cutting Depth

If you’ve been looking for cordless mitre saws that don’t skimp on power, then the Bosch GCM BITURBO Brushless Sliding Mitre Saw is just what you’ve been after. 

This saw gives all the power of a 1,600-Watt saw thanks to the powerful BITURBO brushless motor and ProCORE18V batteries.

The power behind this saw is one of the reasons why it offers a whole new standard of cutting, with a best in class 70mm depth. 

Similarly to the GCM8JL, this saw comes equipped with a laser to guide cutting for an exact finish and makes achieving the perfect cut a walk in the park. Being easy to use is one of these saws specialities, with centred rails offering smooth and effortless sliding function.

The main draw of this chop saw however, is how effortless it is to transport and set up. With a weight of just 14.7kg, ferrying it around onsite isn’t a difficult task which is made even more comfortable with a one-handed ergonomic handle. The overall dimensions are compact, with a height of 770mm, so small workspaces won’t be a problem! You can opt for the body only model, or get fully kitted out with the Bosch Brushless Sliding Mitre Saw 2 x 12.0Ah ProCORE 18V batteries.

DeWalt DWS780 Compound Slide Mitre Saw 305mm

  • Quick Release Bevel Stop Setting For Accurate Bevel Angles
  • Cam Action Mitre Lock Function For Fast Mitre Setting
  • XPS Shadow Line Cut Indicator              

    DeWalt 110v Compound Slide Mitre Saw 305mm-DWS780

There are many types of mitre saws out there, and it can be hard to narrow down which one will work for you. If you’re after an all-rounder that provides outstanding sawing performance in a sturdy and compact package, the DeWalt 110v Compound Slide Mitre Saw. 

Compound mitre saws feature blades that can pivot from left to right, which is ideal when you need to easily make cuts. They can also be tilted in a single direction for bevelled cuts, so you have a truly versatile cutting range.

DeWalt mitre saws are known for their high level of accuracy, and this saw is no exception. The angles can be quickly adjusted between 0° and 60° with the cam action mitre lock function, ideal when you’re working on a busy site or just want a great result efficiently. 

Changing the bevel angles is also a breeze, with the quick release bevel stop setting, that provides accuracy left and right up to 49°. Don't worry it's also available with a 240v option.

Which Type Of Mitre Saw Should You Use For Your Next Big Project?

When it comes to choosing which saw to invest in, you should consider which feature is most important to you. Regardless of whether you’re a professional or just want to add to your at-home toolkit, the “right” mitre saw is different for everyone.

If you’re after a solution to breathing in too much dust, then the Bosch GCM8JL is the answer to your problems. The Bosch GCM BITURBO brushless slide mitre saw is a fantastic way to enjoy a powerful saw that’s easily transported. And if you need a saw that’s dependable and flexible, then the DeWalt DWS780 Compound Slide is just what you need. If you’re unsure which of these saws would work best for you, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly sales team!

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