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Best Budget Miter Saw

Many of us like to shop as per the brand name in the past. Similarly, people explored dominating regional markets to find the cheapest product. Today’s no need to explore these markets as the internet gives you all the details on a single click and allows you to see potential power tools from known and unknown manufacturers around the globe. That means shopping for a new power tool is easier than ever before.

Today for carpenters, DIYers, and woodworking hobbyists, the price remains the primary factor. Spending on a cheap and unreliable tool means you will be paying for a low-quality product. While if you choose wisely, you will end up with a reliable product and may have some extra bucks for other purchases and project materials.

Below are the detailed reviews of the best budget miter saws for every budget. So, read on to pick the one that meets your needs more efficiently.

Our Top 3 Tested 12 Inch Miter Saw

Best Overall
DEWALT Miter Saw, Single Bevel, Compound, 10-Inch, 15-Amp (DWS713)
Runner Up
DEWALT 12-Inch Miter Saw, 15-Amp, Single Bevel, Compound (DWS715)
Best Budget
Metabo HPT 10-Inch Miter Saw | Single Bevel | Compound | 15-Amp Motor | C10FCGS
Title
DEWALT DWS713
DEWALT DWS715
Metabo HPT C10FCGS
Blade Length
12 Inches
12 Inches
10 Inches
Dimensions
24.8 x 20 x 17.72
26.77 x 21.85 x 18.9
19.7 x 14.98 x 13.8
Power Source
AC/DC
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Prime Status
Rating
Price
$208.50
$249.00
$119.00
Best Overall
DEWALT Miter Saw, Single Bevel, Compound, 10-Inch, 15-Amp (DWS713)
Title
DEWALT DWS713
Blade Length
12 Inches
Dimensions
24.8 x 20 x 17.72
Power Source
AC/DC
Prime Status
Rating
Price
$208.50
Details
Runner Up
DEWALT 12-Inch Miter Saw, 15-Amp, Single Bevel, Compound (DWS715)
Title
DEWALT DWS715
Blade Length
12 Inches
Dimensions
26.77 x 21.85 x 18.9
Power Source
Corded Electric
Prime Status
Rating
Price
$249.00
Details
Best Budget
Metabo HPT 10-Inch Miter Saw | Single Bevel | Compound | 15-Amp Motor | C10FCGS
Title
Metabo HPT C10FCGS
Blade Length
10 Inches
Dimensions
19.7 x 14.98 x 13.8
Power Source
Corded Electric
Prime Status
Rating
Price
$119.00
Details
IMAGEPRODUCT & FEATURESDETAILS
DEWALT DWS715

DEWALT DWS715Runner Up

  • Blade Length: 12 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 26.77 x 21.85 x 18.9
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
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DEWALT DWS713

DEWALT DWS713Best Overall

  • Blade Length: 12 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 24.8 x 20 x 17.72
  • Power Source: AC/DC
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Metabo HPT C10FCGS

Metabo HPT C10FCGSBest For Carpenters

  • Blade Length: 10 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 19.7 x 14.98 x 13.8
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
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‎SKIL ‎3821-01

‎SKIL ‎3821-01

  • Blade Length: 12 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 28.28 x 18.15 x 20.5
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
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WEN MM1011

WEN MM1011

  • Blade Length: 10 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 20.75 x 20.75 x 16
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
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CRAFTSMAN CMXEMAR120

CRAFTSMAN CMXEMAR120

  • Blade Length: 12 Inches
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: ‎58.67 x 56.64 x 24.13 cm
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
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1. DEWALT DWS715

Best Durable Miter Saw

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Dewalt DWS715
4,911 Reviews
Dewalt DWS715
  • Stainless-steel miter detent plate of 12-inch miter saw blade comes with 14 positive stops
  • The mitre saw features the precise miter system and machined base fence support
  • Tall sliding fence of DEWALT miter saw supports 5-1/2-inch base vertically
  • Bevels 0 degree - 48degree to the left and 0 degree- 3degree to the right. Tool height-15 inch
  • 2-inch x 8-inch dimensional lumber cross cut capacity at 90 degree and 2-inch x 6-inch dimensional lumber at 45 degree

Review:

Our favorite in the best budget miter saw category is the 12-inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw that comes with a 15 Amp motor with 4,000 rpm, delivering you unmatched power and optimum durability. Moreover, the saw also features a solid miter detent plate along with a cam miter lock that offers precision and durability with simple adjustments.

Besides, the saw also has a tall sliding fence that allows for 5-1/2-inch vertical base molding and 5-1/2-inch nested crown molding. Overall, the saw is much lighter than the others and comes with a secure carrying handle hence no problem moving this saw from place to place.

Furthermore, we tested the saw for a variety of purposes. The saw is designed for speed and accuracy. This DEWALT miter saw can also be used to make bevel cuts at 45 degrees for the lumber measuring up to 2×8 inches. You can also set up bevel cuts between 0 and 48 degrees to the left side and bevel cuts between 0 and 3 degrees to the right direction. This makes it ideal for complicated and large tasks.

The design of this saw is changed from the others and delivers a flexible setup with optimum accuracy for various uses.

Best For:

In addition to high cutting capacity, the DEWALT DW715 also features a hard steel bevel that stops at 0, 33.9, 45, and 48 degrees. Thus you can easily and quickly find various bevels with this budgeted miter saw

What’s Best In It

  • Powerful motor
  • Large cutting capacity.
  • It gives you the flexibility to perform beveled cuts easily

What Needs Improvement

  • No laser light for guidance.

2. DEWALT DWS713

Editor’s Choice: Best Overall

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Dewalt DWS713
847 Reviews
Dewalt DWS713
  • Stainless-steel miter detent plate of the 10-inch miter saw blade comes with 14 positive stops
  • The mitre saw has a precise miter system and machined base fence support
  • Tall sliding fence of DEWALT miter saw supports 4-1/4-inch base vertically
  • Bevels 0 degree - 48degree to the left and 0 degree- 3degree to the right
  • 2-inch x 6-inch dimensional lumber cross cut capacity at 90 degree and 2-inch x 4-inch dimensional lumber at 45 degree

Review:

Next on this list of best inexpensive miter saws, we have another DEWALT product, the 10-inch Compound Miter Saw with a robust 15 Amp motor that spins at 5,000 rpm for super reliable power and maximum efficiency.

This DEWALT 10-inch miter saw, like its cousins, also has a solid stainless-steel miter detent plate and a handy turn knob lock that offers you nothing but optimum accuracy and durability with quick and easy adjustments.

Besides, the price of this 10-inch DEWALT saw is much more affordable than the others, and its durable construction ensures that it will serve you for a long. The tools come fully assembled with the pre-attached. The included blade’s finishing is top-notch, and it’s a nice addition by DEWALT.

Additionally, its miter Detents are reliable, simple to adjust into miters, and operating it is simple. However, we missed the laser in this single bevel compound miter saw, but it is not a deal-breaker.

The tool is ideal for home users as well as for professional carpenters as they can use it to make bevel cuts.

Best For:

In addition, the unit also has tall sliding fences that allow for 4-1/2-inch crown nested molding capacity. The unit’s lightweight, along with a sturdy and comfortable carrying handle, enables you to use this saw almost everywhere

What’s Best In It

  • Durable construction.
  • Precise and accurate.
  • Inexpensive.

What Needs Improvement

  • No laser

3. Metabo HPT C10FCGS

Ideal For Carpenters

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Metabo HPT C10
7,754 Reviews
Metabo HPT C10
  • MOTOR: 15 Amp motor delivers high power for the toughest of cuts generating a no-load speed of up to 5,000 RPM
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Only 24.2 lbs. to facilitate maneuverability and portability
  • MITER ANGLE RANGE: 0-52 degrees, to the right and left for increased flexibility
  • BEVEL RANGE: 0-45 degrees, to the left with adjustable bevel stops for precision cuts
  • LARGE TABLE: Offers better material support with vice clamping system to secure work piece

Review:

Here comes the best budget miter saw for DIY projects by Metabo. It’s quick at 5,000 RPM), powerful 15 Amp motor, has a well-built exterior, and is simple to operate.

The unit has plenty of advanced features that make it ideal for professionals, and you can compare this saw with the bigwigs such as DeWALT, Makita, and Delta. Another plus point of getting this saw is that it comes well under $100.

Thus, this inexpensive mobile miter saw is ideal for small cutting tasks and differs from the rest for three reasons.

The unit is powerful than the others with 5,000 RPM. This means you will get improved and precise cuts, despite its 24-toothed blade. Secondly, it comes with thumb-activated positive stops, which is another prominent feature in our opinion. The unit’s handle also features a tiny black button and the start puller that you can use to control the table and the device. This will save your precious time when moving the detent plates.

Even though it is better to connect a vacuum or dust removal system with your saw, the collection bag that comes with this saw is much larger than the others.

Best For:

The Metabo C10FCG is much lighter than the other on this list and its predecessor (model C10FCE2), weighing around 24.2 lbs. for secure and easy transport. According to our experts, it is the lightest 10 Inch compound miter saw on the market.

What’s Best In It

  • Lightweight and compact design.
  • The motor operates at 5,000 RPM for faster cutting.
  • Features thumb-activated positive stops for quick miter adjustments.
  • 5-year warranty

What Needs Improvement

  • A bit louder.

4. ‎‎SKIL 3821-01

Best Saw With Laser Functionality

SKIL 3821-01
916 Reviews
SKIL 3821-01
  • Laser cutline guide for fast and accurate cuts
  • 9 positive stops for setting common miter angles
  • Powerful 15 amp motor with 4,500 RPM
  • Table extension with left/right extension rails for long, large work pieces
  • Quick-mount system for quick and easy setup on SKIL miter saw stand (3302-02)

Review:

You might have heard that simple tools are much better than complicated ones. That’s exactly what this simple and compact SKIL 3821-01 offers to you and can be a perfect addition to your workshop.

We mentioned simplicity earlier in the post, and this Skil Power Tools miter saw is the simplest of all on the market. Thus it is also the best budget miter saw for beginners.

The SKIL 3821-01 comes with a powerful 15 amp motor that rotates at 4,500 RPM. Another prominent feature of this miter saw is the laser cut-line guide that allows for quick and precise cuts. Due to the higher power, the unit is also ideal for professionals.

In terms of simplicity of use, the unit’s handle is ergonomically designed, and you won’t feel any fatigue while using it. This lightweight design also allows for finer cuts with optimum accuracy.

In terms of safety, you will find a lockout power switch button that prevents the motor from starting when not in use. Further safety is possible through a blade guard that guards you against the blade and keeps the wood particles away when using the machine.

When cutting the wood, you can easily set the bevel up to 47 degrees, and it has common stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45°. Moreover, the unit also has an arbor lock that you can use when changing its blade.

Best For:

This is the most durable miter saw in the budgeted category that weighs only 46 pounds, and you can rely on it for almost all tasks.

What’s Best In It

  • Simple and easy to operate
  • The ergonomically designed handle allows for smooth transportation
  • Powerful motor
  • Includes a handy lockout power switch.

What Needs Improvement

  • Dust collection needs improvement.

5. WEN MM1011

Best Quiet Miter Saw

WEN MM1011
333 Reviews
WEN MM1011
  • Powerful 15-amp motor cuts boards up to 12 inches wide and 3-1/2 inches thick
  • Miter 45 degrees in either direction (featuring 9 miter stops) or bevel 45 degrees to the left
  • Onboard Class II laser guide illuminates your line of cut
  • Features a 7-1/2-inch Crown molding nested capacity and a 6-3/4-inch base board vertical capacity
  • Includes a 10-inch 40-Tooth carbide-tipped blade, Two table extensions, one clamp assembly, a dust bag, a dust port adapter, and a two-year warranty

Review:

Looking for a saw that can tackle all sorts of cutting tasks? Then you should consider this WEN 10-inch single bevel sliding compound Miter saw. The unit is designed to cut through almost all materials and comes with a powerful 15-amp motor that efficiently slices through even the hardest materials. Moreover, the motor rotates the blade up to 4500 RPM and allows you to take on any project you want.

Besides, this WEN 10-inch miter saw is highly versatile, and you can use it up to 45 degrees in both directions, and it can bevel up to 45 degrees to the left side. We tested the saw to cut boards up to 12 inches wide and 3-1/2 inches thick and for compound cuts on the boards with width and thickness of 8-1/4 inches and 2-1/5 inches thick.

With your purchase, you will get a 40-Tooth carbide-tipped blade, table extensions, clamp assembly, a laser guide, and a dust collection bag. The onboard laser lightens the line of cut to provide you the maximum accuracy, while the dust Collection system is more efficient than the others.

Best For:

Moreover, it has nine positive stops, and if you need a unique angle, you can use its miter lock. This budget-friendly and spacious saw also has a 7-1/2-inch crown molding nested capacity and a 6-3/4-inch baseboard vertical capacity. The overall design is compact and lightweight

What’s Best In It

  • 2-year warranty.
  • Durable construction.
  • Affordable price.

What Needs Improvement

  • A bit noisy.

6. CRAFTSMAN CMXEMAR

Best Miter Saw For Framing

Review:

Next on our list comes the most compact and folding single bevel compound miter saw by CRAFTSMEN, the CMXEMAR120. The unit weighs only 28 lbs. This folding head miter saw offers accurate cutting for various projects such as framing and molding.

Furthermore, it comes with the 15 Amp 4,500 RPM motor that delivers accurate cuts on 2-in x 6-in and 4-in x 4-in baseboards. The unit also has an efficient brake system that adds to its safety and stops the blade in no time.

This Craftsman’s fold-flat design looks attractive, and carrying it is a breeze. You can carry the saw virtually anywhere without any trouble without folding it. Besides, it comes with a separate plastic storage base that keeps this CMXEMAR120 in a standing position. As for cutting, its unique motor shape offers enough clearance and allows you to buzz through various sizes of crown molding standing against its support.

However, despite all these features, we feel a bit of fatigue on our hands, especially after repeated cuts. Overall this miter saw by CRAFTSMEN was simple to use and adjust. One important thing to keep in mind is that it can tip suddenly, especially when using it for extreme bevel cuts due to its compact size. Thus we recommend you bolt it to the table.

Best For:

In addition, the saw also has various positive stops at common angles 0, 15, 22-1/2, 31.6, 45 Degrees left, and 55 degrees right. Moreover, you can also use the saw to make bevel cuts up to 45 degrees on the left side

What’s Best In It

  • Folding design is handy.
  • Durable construction.
  • Accurate and precise cutting.

What Needs Improvement

  • It can tip over when making bevel cuts.

How to Buy the Best Budget Miter Saw for You

If you are out shopping for your new saw, let’s check out some handy features to look out for when making the purchase. Below are some things to check out when looking for a new saw.

Blade Size:

Obviously, blade size is a vital factor when it comes to a new miter saw as it determines the depth of your cuts. In terms of blasé size, we recommend getting the one that suits your needs. The most commonly used blade sizes are eight-inch and 10-inch blades. However, you will also see a 12-inch blade, which is more suitable for commercial uses.

Remember that you will use your miter saw for trimming, so, in that case, no need to spend money on the bigger blade size. If you need a higher capacity for crown cuts, a 10-inch blade is an excellent choice.

Motor Power:

Motor power is another common factor to consider. In many cases, a saw with a 15Amp motor is ideal for most cutting tasks. However, if you need more power cuts, you will need a more powerful motor.

Positive Stops and Depth Stops:

Positive stops mean the ability to set your cut’s angles as per commonly used angles in cutting tasks. If the saw has multiple positive stops, you can set it up more quickly. On the other hand, a depth stop means you can set the blade’s height.

Electric Brakes:

This function allows the user to stop the blade as and when needed and in case of any unforeseen situation. This is a handy safety feature; hence you need to consider this feature.

Laser Guide:

A laser guide comes in handy when working in a dim light area. This is an ideal feature but helps a lot, especially when dealing with complicated cutting tasks. If you buy a miter saw with a laser guide, it will project a small beam onto the wood and give you more precise cuts.

Portability:

Some saws are corded, while some are battery-powered. If you often move or use your saw in various places, you need a cordless product.

Additional Features:

Miter saws have various additional features. These features are more suitable for commercial places and professionals:

  • Dust bag
  • Sliding and flip fences
  • Table extensions
  • Digital displays
  • Shaft locks
  • Dual bevel system

However, these features are not compulsory, but they offer more comfort and make things easier for you.

How To Get The Best Value Miter Saw

Traditionally, you will find two approaches when it’s about getting the budgeted tools. To get the best value miter saw, you will have to use any of these two:

Starting Cheap:

If you are a new person in the field of woodworking, we recommend spending carefully on the purchase of your new miter saw as it makes more sense. You can purchase the miter saw that enables you to make accurate and quick cuts without spending on unnecessary features.

As mentioned above, this approach is more suitable for beginners just starting out. You can have the saw, but you need to keep some bucks for other necessities and power tools.

Spending More:

For all professional carpenters, spending your heart out on the purchase of your new miter saw makes more sense. The added strength and durability allow you to use your saw as you wish, and all the extras, such as sliding control or a dual bevel, will come in handy.

Similarly, this approach is also ideal for general contractors or professional woodworkers. Build quality matters the most as you will be using your saw more on the job site. Besides, many features that you will find in the expensive models are time-saving, and you will need them on the job site.

Final Words On Budget Miter Saw

A miter saw is a primary tool for woodworkers and carpenters. Initially, you will feel that its primary purpose is cutting the wood and other similar materials, but this will change when you get one.

A handy miter saw is suitable for all sorts of cutting and trimming tasks, and actually, it is a time saver. While professionals demand large miter saws with many innovative features, the above-mentioned best budget miter saws are perfect for DIYers, home users, weekend woodworkers, hobbyists, and aspiring carpentry professionals. So, time to decide now, and do let us know your thoughts on the subject matter.

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