Updated February 07, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Miter Saw Blades

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Anybody who has ever bought a miter saw knows that the blades included are rarely any good. They may be enough to get you started, but you'll quickly want to upgrade to a better option to achieve the best and smoothest cuts. Whether working with wood or metal, it is important to use the best choice for your intended stock in order to achieve the most accurate cuts, and you can find those here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Makita A-94817

2. DeWalt DW3106P5

3. Freud LU89M0

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2021:

When it comes to miter saw blades, it is important that you use the correct one for the type of material you will be cutting. Blades designed for metal have different properties that those intended for wood. After that, you'll have to look at the other features, like thickness of the kerf, number and angle of teeth, any coating the blade may or may not have, and more. All of these things will affect performance, longevity, and, or course, price. During this update, we compared our current recommendations with other models on the market and considered how their performance, cost, and versatility in application compared. Based on this research, we have concluded that our current lineup still recommends the best on offer and the widest variety when it comes to having blades suited to different uses. As such, we have not added or removed any items.

February 04, 2019:

We wanted to make sure that we included models intended for metal, as well as wood, since we don't know what medium our readers will be working with. It was also important to us to select consumer level items, as well as premium options that can retain their edge well when they are subjected to daily use by professional contractors.

4. CMT 253.072.12

5. Forrest CM12806115 Chopmaster

6. Makita A-93681

7. Freud D1080X Diablo

8. Freud Ultimate Cut-Off LU85R010

9. DeWalt DW3128

10. Neiko 10768A


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 07, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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