The power of motors for miter saws varies from 10 to 15 amp. A more powerful motor isn’t always necessary as these tools are efficient by default. Larger saws will always have more powerful motors than smaller saws, so don't be fooled by the numbers alone. However, if you plan to run the equipment on a regular basis, you should go for the highest level of power.
Power (Amperage)/ Motor Power (Amps): Miter saw motor Power measured in amps. Higher amps ensure more power and performance. Basically, Miter saws motors that have 10 and 15 amps of power.
Power is measured in amps, and you should make sure you have enough for your needs.
The most popular motor 15 amps among users and manufacturers but average woodworker and carpenters need more power for their cutting task. A 10-amp motor is fine to use because even though they are more often used in a smaller, 7 ½-inch miter saw; they are fine to use with a larger model.
How fast a miter saw can run is a significant factor when considering the model that is best for you. Speed is measured in RPM’s, which represents Revolutions Per Minute.
Blade size: Miter saw performance most depend on its blade size. Most of the miter saw is used 8, 10, and 12 inches diameter blades. Each size is important to its functionality and material. Remember More large diameter blades can perform longer cuts.
Positive stops: Positive stops are the preset points that allow you to make exact cuts on particular angles. More positive stops help you decrease your working time. There are some miter saw have thumb-activated stops for first adjustments.
Depth stops: Lets the user adjust the maximum and how deeply the blade cuts. The user also controls how deep it cuts into the lumber.
Articulated blade guards: Articulated blade guards help protect when the blade is in use. When you raise the saw, the guard lowers to cover the blade completely.
Electric brakes: When you release the trigger, Electric brakes stop the saw in seconds by switching the progress of the saw’s power. Reversing the current stays the blades forcedly.
Spindle/Shaft locks: Spindle or shaft locks keep the shaft and blade from moving, making it much easier to change the blade.
Dust chutes/blowers: removes sawdust from the cutting surface helps perfect cuts.
Dustbags mount: Dust bags collect sawdust, mounted directly to the saw and keep clean your workshop or job site.
Table extensions: Table extensions support longer material to give a precise cut, connected to the sides of the saw.
Sliding/flip fences: Gives added support to taller stock for standard miter cuts. You can then slide or flip them out of the way to make bevel cuts or to support longer workpieces.
Sliding and flip fences provide added support to taller material for standard miter cuts.
Laser guides/guide lights: Laser guides and guide lights shine a beam or cast a shadow onto the work surface that helps you an exact cut.
Digital displays: The displays provide easy-to-read bevel and miter setting information.
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