compound miter sliding chop saw?

What is the difference between these saws? I understand the compound miter saw has a sliding action which allows you to cut a wider piece of wood than a miter saw. But what is a *sliding* compound miter saw?? Does it slide more than a compound miter saw?
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I' not an expert, but I'll weigh in; chop saw- body of the saw moves up and down in a arc- cuts 90 degrees only.
miter saw- body swings in an arc horizontally lockable to various degrees, as well as what the chop saw does.
compound miter saw- does everything the last 2 did + the body also rotates side to side.
sliding compound miter saw- does every thing the last 3 did plus slide in and out against the fence, perhaps combining the chop at the beginning of the slide to cut a really big board.
The best thing about the sliding compound miter saw is that before this was offered you need a really big blade to cut larger pieces, 18" blades weren't uncommon where big stuff was being cut.
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peter wrote:

A compound miter saw does not slide. Only sliding compound miter saws slide. The slide allows for wider stock to be cut.
Look here for examples:
http://sawdustmaking.com/Miter%20Saws/miter_saws.html
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