Sliding Compound Miter Saws

Nearly every tradesman who does finish carpentry, cabinet work, or exterior trim has a sliding compound miter saw (SCMS). Which brand and type do you own and why?

* 1. Which brand of 12” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)

* 2. Which brand of 10” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)

* 3. Which brand of 8 1/2” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)

* 4. What was your first miter saw (brand/type) and what do you have (or use the most) now?

* 5. In terms of design and quality of construction, which company makes the best SCMS?

* 6. Which company’s sliding compound miter saw delivers the most bang for the buck (is the best value)?

* 7. How important are each of these features or qualities to you [on a scale of 1 to 5 -- with 1 being unimportant and 5 being very important]

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Built-in light
Laser
Efficient dust collection
Light weight
Compact size
Maximum cutting width on the flat
Maximum cutting height against the fence
Controls up front
Smooth slide action

* 8. What is your primary trade? (choose one only)

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