As a homeowner, you have a lot to do. Even if you move into a completely brand new home, you will want to make changes sooner or later, or you will have something to fix. No matter how hard you try, at some point, something will break, but fear not, for you, as a homeowner, can fix it and save yourself some money (and possible headaches).

The first step is to have the correct tools, and a miter saw is a tool which you will use over and over again. There are many tools which are a staple in the home and on work sites around the world, and a miter saw is one of the most essential. A miter saw will help you to cut wood to any length, shape, angle, and more. They are easy to use and essential.

We have compiled a list of the best 5 for your viewing pleasure.


A 10” professional miter saw which will cut through whatever comes its way. With 5,000 rpm, the DEWALT DW713 has a lot of power but is also versatile enough to give you the precision that you need.

There are 11 positive stops in the stainless steel miter plate to give you easy setup and improved efficiency. The miter handle is also easy to adjust and lock, meaning that you can get the angle you want, you can get it quickly, and you can get it precisely. You can shift the blade up to 50 degrees on either side.

You can also create beveled cuts with it, and the 45-degree angle can be achieved with wood up to 6 inches wide. The thing we love most about this product is that for all its power, this is an extremely light. You can carry and store it with ease.

Makita LS1018

This saw is ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. The power is there, and the accuracy is there. I love the ergonomic handle on the top of the saw. Instead of having just a plastic handle which you have to push down on, this handle is rubberized and sized to fit your hand as you pull it down and push to slide it back.

The sliding action means that you can cut pieces of wood up to 12” at 90 degrees and 8 1/2” at 45 degrees. Cutting 4x4s with the MAKITA LS1018 is a breeze. The direct drive motor in this saw means that you get peak power as soon as you switch it on. You do not need to wait for the blade to speed up. The electric brake also adds some safety to a tool which can be dangerous if used wrong.


With this saw, you can bevel up to 49 degrees on each side. There are also positive stops at the most common cutting angels, so you can get extra precision without having to eyeball it, and you can match that precision on both sides, to ensure you get symmetrical cuts.

This is one of the most durable products you can find, and one which is used on job sites around the world. The stainless steel and rugged guards mean that it will stand up to the most extensive cutting. The fact that it is also light means that it is perfect for being carried from job to job.

A great item for focusing on moldings, and you can cut up to 16 inches of wood with only one cut. A perfect tool for someone who is looking for versatility.

Hitachi C12RSH2 15-Amp

This is another saw which can deal with cutting all sizes of wood, but where the HITACHI C12RSH2 sets itself apart with precision is in the laser guide. Switch it on with the touch of a button and see instantly where the blade is going to cut. This allows you extra precision when you have marked a line and need to cut exactly on the line.

The handle of this product is designed for comfort when you are using it for long periods of time. The handle is soft and has a vibration-reducing elastomer grip which will stop the shuddering motion from running up your arm as you are using the tool. The powerful motor also means that you can cut through almost any thickness of wood without troubling the blade.

Bosch 120-Volt 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide

The axial-glide system means that the user has more control over the cuts which are made. You can create wider cross-cuts, align the blade easier, and have a gliding motion when you are cutting, which results in a smoother experience. The powerful motor also means that you ill have cuts which are quick and smooth and can cut through many different materials.

The bevel system allows you to cut at up to a 47-degree angle on each side. The metal bevel lock lever is easy to use, and it will last longer than those made from lower-grade materials. There are also bevel indents at common angles to give you even better precision.

We love the smooth and accurate cuts you get with this tool. It is easy to use, and the handle is ergonomically designed to provide you with comfort when you are using it through the day.


A high-quality miter saw will not set you back a lot of money, and any money that you do spend into the tool will be an investment. A good rated tool will last you a lifetime if you take care of it properly. It is also a tool which you will use all of the time.

Miter saws are excellent for making almost any type of cut and the advances in technology mean that the current saws can now cut better than ever before. Once you have a miter saw, you will constantly be finding jobs to do and ways to improve your home. Check out our list and find the one which is right for you.