At this point I have a circular saw and a TS so a miter would be convenient. Whereas, I do not have a drill press. Does that make sense?Not a clue why you would ask which is used more, mitre saw or drill press, but I use my drill press far more. However, that is because of what I do, so have minimal use for my saw at this time. I am sure that most people use the saw more. On the other hand, want to start some projects soon where I will be using a chainsaw.
Joe: A table saw combined with a circular saw will do most things that a miter saw will do. None of them will do what a drill press does. Having said that, a portable drill will do most things a drill press will do. It really depends on your needs, the type of work you do or plan on doing. I have a couple of table saws, circ saw (several) a couple of drill press as well as a 12" dual bevel Bosch miter saw. The miter saw really comes in handy when cutting crown moulding, but essentially it's used to break down long pieces which you can do with a circular saw.At this point I have a circular saw and a TS so a miter would be convenient. Whereas, I do not have a drill press. Does that make sense?
WOOD magazine did a review of sliding compound miter saws that are in your price range. SEARS model 21237 did well in the review. I bought one on sale for $198 and it's worked well. The problem with sliding miter saws in this price range will be the accuracy of the cuts and the sturdiness/quality of the saw components. As others have said miter saws and drill presses are totally different tools and the amount of usage will depend on the work that you need to do.Hi,
I am looking to get a miter saw. I want a sliding one with a bevel. I am thinking about a 10". My budget is around $200 $250 max. Any recommendations for a beginner miter saw?
Also which do you use more miter saw or drill press?
Wasn't the tool Craftsman tool line sold to Black and Decker?Jim; Sears is winding down, maybe Craftsman brand will be sold off to another Brand?
Seems like it would be a silly business decision not to flog the label.
Jack - I don't want to generalize, but I've noticed in a few of the comments that you've made, you throw out some statement, or perhaps it's your opinion, then add a happy face, thinking that might make it better.If you find Dewalt 708 in reasonable shape for the price you want that would be a good saw..
For those that think a miter saw is good only for construction are comedians:laugh2:...
Tom - I've been a member of this forum for a few years and I've always found that the members have been helpful and friendly, especially to newcomers, and others who are seeking opinions and help.Hi Vince, I thought Stick was in charge of snarkiness around here. Or was that snorkiness?