I’ve been starting to finish our basement and we’ve been using a cheap $100 miter saw, which just isn’t so great. Still have a lot of work to be done in the next years so I’m wanting to buy a good quality miter saw to not just use for finishing the basement but to keep for when I finally build a hobby shop.
I don’t really want a 12" saw because the blades are more expensive and I don’t see my self ever cutting something big enough to need that.
I also want a miter saw that is sliding, but can be used up against a wall. Bosch has a really nice one with some fancy hinge but it’s super expensive.
I just came across this Hitachi saw the other day. Looks like a new model. The listing says the release date is Oct 1.
The sliding mechanism appears to go out the front instead of the back, making it more compact. The price is also very good.
I’m curious what everyone’s take is on this. I’m seriously considering buying it as soon as it’s released.