What makes a compound mitre saw different from a mitre saw?Ross said:We have a sawbuck, sliding mitre saw. For framing it's going to process studs and rafters much faster than a table saw and will work in tighter spots. I have a table saw too, and primarily for ripping 4x8 sheets. A good table saw is much more versatile for jobs other than construction too. I have a radial arm saw that I don't use much and it is a shame because it would probably be the most versatile of the bunch. Its really meant for precision woodworking and not really for construction. If I had a lot of construction to do I'd take a compound mitre saw (sliding so you can cut wider material) and a circular saw for framing and general construction. If I planned to do fine woodworking after I'd probably take the table saw.
Thanks, I understand...johnkl said:With a compound miter saw you can cut two angles at the same time. With a regular miter the saw can be adjusted to cut at an angle but with the compound miter the saw head can also be adjusted by tilting it, thus giving you a compound cut
For saws and about the same price, I'd check out Lowe's. They have Delta saws which(I think) is a reputable brand for the small shop.shelbynteg said:Thanks, I understand...
So, looking at the Harbor Freight website, they carry brand names, and then within each category, they carry a lower-end brand...ie welders, its Chicago Electric, Air Nailers, its central pneumatic, etc. Are these just junk?