10 Inch Miter Saw Comparison

Tool Box Buzz crew compares seven ten inch sliding compound miters saws including: Bosch, Craftsman, DEWALT, Festool, Hitachi, Makita and Ryobi. The crew compares pricing, power, features, mobility and names several editor picks including best jobsite saw, best shop saw, and most innovative miter saw. You can read the entire article here: http://www.toolboxbuzz.com/head-to-head/10-inch-sliding-miter-saw-head-to-head/

Categories: woodworking basics


  1. gamer sal
    gamer sal 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    the heavy weight of bosch is not problem miter saw its not tool you need hold in had its on table stand you carry just once a day or a week and keep using

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  2. gamer sal
    gamer sal 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    just bosch for profesional user

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  3. cobydrei
    cobydrei 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    how about skil miter saw, are they good?

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  4. Aussie Steve
    Aussie Steve 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Wow I feel so ripped off. I want to buy a Makita you advertised for under $500. Australia is the land of taxes taxes and it costs $1100+

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  5. gwadaflat
    gwadaflat 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    hello , very interesting as a comparative but why not have chosen the Dewalt DW 780 ?

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  6. johnyjaknove
    johnyjaknove 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    You didn't go over any molding style cuts, how perform off angle cuts, full extension cuts. It's nice that you went over what they do well but it would also be nice to find out what each saw has trouble with.

    ⭐️⭐️out of 5

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  7. cjpenning
    cjpenning 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Don't know if there's something wrong with my Makita, but dust collection is almost non-existent. The bag doesn't fill and the dust actually falls back onto the cutting area. And no, the tube is not blocked.

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  8. MeteoricMarlin
    MeteoricMarlin 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I was leaning towards the Ryobi and this pretty much convinced me. I'm not a professional so I don't need all the bells and whistles that come with the more expensive models. Thanx! ?

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  9. Aller Beauchamp
    Aller Beauchamp 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Very nicely done. Beautiful shop.

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  10. DrCrayG
    DrCrayG 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I can't afford the Bosch, so I'd get the Makita. But all are great.

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  11. mykeydrive
    mykeydrive 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I don't even have to be present to make cuts with my Festool saw…I just call out to the saw while I'm sitting on the couch, "Okay Festool, cut that 5" rip at 23 3/8"…" (much like Siri)

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  12. Adam Barghout
    Adam Barghout 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    their all nice I use Makita tools usually.

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  13. El Debtor
    El Debtor 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Is that a mirror in your pants? Because I can see myself in them.

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    THECARKUS 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Nice review guys. Helpful. Thanks

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  15. arsenalstx
    arsenalstx 21 July, 2016, 14:28


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  16. Fred Brown
    Fred Brown 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Enjoyed The video but I'm just a novice & have a small home shop. I was thinking of buying a 713 De Walt compound not a sliding saw. Would you recommend that saw for someone like me ? I now have one of those Japan saw starts with H I can't spell it (sorry) & it has never cut a 6 inch board square. Thanks Fred

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    ERIC POTTS 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great Great job on your comparison video. very straight forward, no wasted time going off on random not so worthy info. just the facts and comparison findings.(I am so tired of lengthy videos taking forever to get to the facts) You guys did 7 saws in 6 and 1/2 min. and I feel super informed, or enough for me to narrow down my research toward a certain saw that I liked out of the 7 you compared.Again, great great  great job. (this is the first video I have seen from you guys and I was so impressed, I am now a subscriber)

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  18. John Bailey
    John Bailey 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Milwaukee makes a 12 inch and what about Jet another saw. Hope I see a review on these sometime.

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  19. CrimeDoesNotPay
    CrimeDoesNotPay 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    This is a FANTASTIC video!! Love the enthusiasm and attention to detail you brought.

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  20. IzzyRetroRocker
    IzzyRetroRocker 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Greeting from down under lads! I am a hobbyist woodworker,but at my young age of 33 I am a serious and ambitious one (haha) so I am in the market for one of the best in this case. I am currently on the fence about the Makita LS1016L (featured in this review) and the LS1018L,which other than being of a cheaper price, it apparantly has the traditional 2 rail mechanism,as apposed to the 4 rail slide 2 stage slide system,likewise it has a 1430w (13 Amp) motor where as the one you folks reviewed here has ofcourse a 15 Amp motor,as well as the laster,which I dont really think i'll need. so,which would you say would be a good choice for me? I am ultimately targeting mechanichal indurance,a decent build quality and ofcourse acuracy,but I don't demand the acuracy of say Festool,which I have actually used thanks to a friend who is a pro trim carpenter,which is AMAZING but I can't afford, or perhaps even justify such a high end saw. I defaintely want of of the 2 Makita models,but if I got for the standard feature model (LS1018L) which I understand has some omisions,can I be confident that I would be getting good build quality sufficient performence/power for that price in my home use capacity? or should I spend the few hundred dollars extra and for the the 1016L? incidentally, I have even tried our the 15Amp Rockwell sliding 10" saw which anoter friend who is a beginner and entry level user,and as far as acurecy was concerened, I was surprised to find it had great accuracy out of the box and very good and ample power for a DIY grade saw.. HOWEVER.. the big problem,which was a deal breaker for me,the build quality was quite questionable, as I noticed the brushes would really show a lot of sparks and at times they would smell a little,seems motor quality was not a priority in this model.. please help. many thanks :)

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  21. Paul Hopkins
    Paul Hopkins 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    The Bosch would get my vote just because of the axle glide or whatever they call it.

    I actually have the Ryobi, it is a hell of a saw for the price. I have no complaints. Festool cheaps out on some stuff that should not be cheaped out on in a $1400 saw.

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  22. Warren Chrastil
    Warren Chrastil 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Milwaukee doesn't make a 10 in slide miter saw

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  23. Warren Chrastil
    Warren Chrastil 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    festool is so overpriced and it's not even better if gonna charge something at almost three times the price it better be a lot better and let's say I was loaded and cost didn't matter I probably wouldn't buy any of their tools I think they make the ugliest tools on the market and looks do matter in everything

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  24. Paul Frederick
    Paul Frederick 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    The way this guy carries on about dust collection I think he should get into a new line of work that does not involve sawing wood. Perhaps he is more suited to being an actuary?

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  25. Angel  Roman  (Aones Carpentry)
    Angel Roman (Aones Carpentry) 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    appreciate the video and opinions ,wish it was a little longer and we could if seen more action with the saws.

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  26. Nigel Cooke
    Nigel Cooke 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I agree with all your statements about your choices of miter saws but what I am confused about is that Rigid is still a great name and product that home owners and on the job construction workers use. I would love your review on rigid, i've seen with rigid 190 some reviews and more then half that love the product.

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  27. Cali Valley
    Cali Valley 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Bosch saw is now being clearanced out at Home Depot, selling at around $325. That is a steal for that saw, if your lucky enough to get one of the last ones, display is even cheaper! I just got one of three left out my store.

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  28. kolodojpes
    kolodojpes 21 July, 2016, 14:28
  29. Sean Cleverly
    Sean Cleverly 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great video guys thankyou very much for the info.

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  30. Derrick Johnson
    Derrick Johnson 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Where is the release button on the hitach saw

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  31. Zachary Maneja (BeyondOurUniverse)
    Zachary Maneja (BeyondOurUniverse) 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    due to price i might have to go with ryobi?

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  32. tkarlmann
    tkarlmann 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Good video. You did not mention noise as a criteria. My Makita LS1016L is one of the quietest saws I have seen — perhaps because it has the gear drive, I'm not sure. I was also interested in clearance to the wall, and although I tried the Bosch and drooled over the Festool, but when it came down to it, the Makita was not far behind those two in wall clearance. Also, wherever I went, I took My Own 2×4 to cut. I made slices on about 5 different brands — including the Festool — ; but the Makita gave me the smoothest cut of ALL. Makita: the 12" was not quite as smooth as the 10", so I got the 10". I do woodworking, not too much carpentry, so smoothness of cut was very important to me. Surprisingly, the Big Losers in my Own Smoothness-of-Cut test were the Dewalt (708, I think) and the Bosch. Note: with at least the Bosch and Dewalt — the blade was not an issue, as I had the saws in my shop and had other blades there. Also Note: I did not try the Hitachi — it looked way too big (read: tall) to fit in my space. No Craftsman was under consideration.

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  33. joesl8
    joesl8 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Which one, Dewalt dw713 vs Craftsman 21237? Both around $180.

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  34. vec369
    vec369 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    A head to head should cover all the saw brands. They missed out more than a few others. I think the real cut test would be a 45 deg. beveled cut on a 12" piece of stock. Then a matching cut to reveal how good the joint turns out.

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  35. Tristan Patterson
    Tristan Patterson 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Weakest tool review on the internet!

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  36. 8000RPMS
    8000RPMS 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    there is no right or wrong tool……just what your need is.

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  37. damasydia
    damasydia 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great work but I am surprised there was no Rigid saw…I have many festool tools but I am very happy with my 10i. Rigid especially dust collection

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  38. Tioga Fretworks
    Tioga Fretworks 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great review Rob. I can't believe this got 27 thumbs down – you guys did the work and told us like it is. BTW – love the Kapex but since I can equip 3 stations for the price of one – gonna have to wait for Santa to bring me one :-). Till then the 1/128" slop in the other plebeian saws will have to be 'good 'nuff'

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  39. Walter Rider
    Walter Rider 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    thank you. what a great sight. i know nothing about wood working tools .

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  40. anikorimotibeber
    anikorimotibeber 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Most times if not all its come down to the operator, t-bevel protractor decent miter saw everything can be done , in most cases even in a direct drive you easily can get vibration with the 60 or 80 blade , If the wall are off In most cases you have to cope the base and crown so the doesn't really matter, and if that don't help painters always makes things look good at the end

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  41. Joseph Alsheimer
    Joseph Alsheimer 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    What do you prefer a 10 or a 12 sliding miter saw for finish work.

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  42. Steve Jones
    Steve Jones 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I've owned the DeWalt and the Bosch, and am considering buying the Makita. The DeWalt's dust bag is situated over the bevel lock, in fact, right in the way of the bevel lock. I tore two dust bags on the DeWalt before I just took the thing off and left it off. Good saw, particularly with the LED light system, but idiotic mistake in the design that makes the bevel lock unusable with the dust bag attached.

    The Bosch, while incredibly smooth, has some blade chatter and requires the best blade you can find to really get good quality cuts. What will give a good cut on the DeWalt, will only be passable on the Bosch. And it is HEAVY. This might not be important if you leave it in the shop, but dragging it from the truck to the jobsite, and jobsite to the truck at least once a day gets old really fast. Sakrete is lighter, but the Bosch you can't throw over your shoulder.

    The up front controls are worth the money, and the axial slide system is beautifully smooth, but the motor draws more amps than any other saw on our jobsites! I still think it's a good saw, just not the belle of the ball.

    If anyone has any impressions about the Makita, please reply. I'm looking for more in depth information about the dual slide system and seriously considering it.

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  43. Kcducttaper1
    Kcducttaper1 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    What does he mean by accurate cuts? The squareness of the cut? Everything else is just board placement as far as I know.

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  44. Tommy
    Tommy 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great video, very informative.

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  45. Britta Hubbard
    Britta Hubbard 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    How about a test cutting something besides what looks like 2 x 6 fir?

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  46. Juan Ortega
    Juan Ortega 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    what about rigid, thats one of the best saw too

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  47. Kauwhaka
    Kauwhaka 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Great video, but I'd like to see a bit more detail on each saw rather than just a quick overview. For example, some saws might cut perfectly square, but when you tilt the bevel it suddenly cuts slightly to the left or right. Or the dust collection.. is there a difference working with or without a vac? Do the "bad" ones still suck? I use a vac when I can, but not always practical in all locations/situations.

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  48. yoyohooyo
    yoyohooyo 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    Why do I have the impression that you are selling saws rather than reviewing saws. I have seen several legitimate negative reviews on several models of these brands. You didn't mention one of the problems. For example, I was sold on Bosch until a man measured the blade angle changing as the saw travels. This video is basically a commercial, not reviews or test results. It's BS. BTW many miter saws are damaged during shipping. If you know how to properly inspect a miter saw, do it as soon as you get it out of the box. If the box is beat to hell, reject it. Don't even open the box.

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  49. Chris Moore
    Chris Moore 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    The DeWalt fanboys are votin' you down!

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  50. David Muresan
    David Muresan 21 July, 2016, 14:28

    I invented a "Parallel Guided Power Saw" You can look at this name on here.
    My guide system is a new approach in wood work. I would like to have your comment about my guided saw. I live in Camano Island Washington state.

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