Look for accuracy, power, and durability
Whether you're buying your first compound miter saw or
adding a new one to your fleet, with the number of saws on the
market, it can be a tough choice.
How To Decide
article, I compared the features of 11 commonly available
compound miter saws. As you decide which one will work best for
you, consider what you will expect this saw to do. If it's
going to be bolted to the bench in your shop, then accuracy and
power will be important, but portability and bed configuration
probably won't. For the occasional small trim job, however,
light weight and compact size may be at the top of your list.
Durability is important to everyone, but especially so when the
saw will be used by many people on many sites or in unusually
For most of us price is also important. If you need to buy
one good saw for your own careful use, you'll probably look at
these tools differently from the guy who's had two saws stolen
and whose helpers just destroyed the third.