For all sorts of carpentry tasks a mitre saw is an essential tool whether it’s a project you’re working on at home or in a professional environment. Here at SGS Engineering we’ve got a broad selection of power tools for many different applications, including a range of quality mitre saws.
If you’re not quite sure what one is used for, or are struggling to decide which mitre saw is best for the task at hand, this guide should clear things up. Even if you don’t need one immediately, adding one to your toolbox means you’ll be thoroughly prepared when the time comes.
What are Mitre Saws?
Mitre saws (or miter) were originally a manual tool that consisted of a saw suspended on rollers that worked with a guiding mitre box to make accurate crosscuts. They have largely been replaced by power tool versions, as available here at SGS Engineering, which undertake the same work effortlessly.
The mitre saw pulls a spinning, circular blade down onto and through a piece of wood or workpiece that is held in place, usually at a 90° angle. The angle can be easily changed depending on the desired cut and mitre saws with different blade sizes for various purposes are available.
Why Should You Use a Mitre Saw?
What Mitre Saw is Right for the Task?
If you’re asking ‘which mitre saw do I need?’ then it’s important you consider the task and where you’re likely to be undertaking it before purchasing one.
Corded and Cordless
If you’re going to be doing a lot of work with a mitre saw in your garage or workshop at home, then a corded saw will be more powerful for working on tougher material. However, for exterior work or on projects where a power source cannot be found, one of the fantastic cordless mitre saws are essential.
The Ryobi ONE+ 18V Cordless 190mm Mitre Saw is a great choice that requires the same lithium ion battery for all tools across the ONE+ range and can be used anywhere due to its compact size. Exactline laser technology ensures extremely accurate cutting too.
Compare the Range
Have a look at our comparison table of our range of mitre saws to help you choose the perfect tool for you.
|Tool||Blade Diameter||Weight||Blade Type||Price|
|254mm||20kg||48 tooth TCT||£220.75
Incl. VAT £264.90
|190mm||8kg||24 tooth TCT||£198.95
Incl. VAT £238.74
|190mm||7kg||24 tooth TCT||£133.25
Incl. VAT £159.90