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How to buy a mitersaw

Get one that fits your needs as precisely as the cuts you'll make with it.

For quick, clean, spot-on crosscuts in everything from picture-frame stock to crown moldings, deck boards, and building rafters, nothing tops a mitersaw. And though there's no mystery about its handiness, choosing the mitersaw best suited to your needs can be confusing, given the many options. To clear things up, let's take a close look at the different types of mitersaws, as well as the essential features that will make you a happy woodworker.

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