Tool Test: Cordless Sliders
Meet the new class of miter saws ... from big to little, we tested them all.
Synopsis: Cordless miter saws are a new tool category, and in this tool test article Mark Clement tries all of the cordless sliding miter saws in the market: The big 12-in. DeWalt and 10-in. Milwaukee, and the small 7-1/4-in. Dewalt and Ridgid and two 7-1/2-in. Makitas. Clement chose a best overall tool and best value tool, giving specific detail about readability of the bevel scales, amount of cordless power, ease of dust collection, and size of the fences. For each cordless miter saw, he includes market price at time of writing, weight, bevel angle capacity, miter angle capacity, and battery voltage.
As a remodeler, I build everything from finished basements to business offices. Given the decent availability of power at my job sites, the latest offshoot of cordless technology that’s been applied to miter saws struck me as a rather expensive option I could do without. Even so,…