This article dives you into the benefits of a miter saw as well as their respective cons.
Of all the power saws available miter saws have a better reputation for safety. They use things such as fences and safety clamps to ensure that everything is as safe as possible when operating the machinery.
Miter saws are produced by some of the best names in power tools and all purchased miter saws come with warranties and help.
Miter Saw Cons
Blade angle is typically 90 degree and doesn’t leave much room for adjustment. The miter saws that can make adjustments tend to involve adjusting the fence as well as the blade.
With any saw there is always a risk of injury. Not all miter saws are created equally and at times miter saws have been reported for having faults associated with their guards or issues with other features meant for safety.
Dust removal is exceptionally poor for these types of saws which can cause issues with the saw and cause injury to the user. Wood chips have been reported to have flown off work projects. Many miter saw producers have attempted to remedy this issue by offering dust bags or connections for shop vacs.
Depending on the brand that you choose parts could become expensive to purchase if something needs to be replaced on your miter saw. Miter saws are typically easy to fix however hunting down the parts is sometimes a different story. Many companies outsource to other countries and if you chose a brand that has done so it could take weeks for your new part to come in. This increases the cost of repairs for miter saws.