I may be needing a power miter saw, so doing homework. For
straight cuts, 1/2" to 3/4" thick material, max of 8" wide, so don't
need fancy. I could use my saw sled, but a miter saw'd be faster, and
handier - I'd be cutting a lot of 'em.
Checked the Delta site, and they claim their non-slider, compound
miter saw, 10" blade, will make a 11 1/2" cut.
Carbide-tipped, 10" diameter X 40T ATB saw blade included as standard
Cuts 11 1/2" at 90° and 8" at 45° miter; 3 5/8" depth of cut at
90° and 2" at 45° bevel.
Just below that, claims the same.
Diameter: 10"(254 mm)
Arbor: 5/8"(16 mm)
Speed: 5000 rpm
Cut-off at 90°: 11 1/2"(292 mm)
Cut-off at 45° miter: 8"(203 mm
I haven't gotten back with Delta, to ask them. Haven't decided
yet, don't know if I could trust their answer.
I can see a 10" miter saw cutting "close" to a 10" cut, but not
more than that, unless it was a slider. I can also see you'd probably
have to have a spacer under the piece you were cutting, before you would
get to the max width cut. Maybe around 8.5" - 9"? But, wider than the
blade? I don't see it.
I've been checking various sites, and geting varying answers, even
for the same make and model. One, that sounds more realistic, gave a
max width cut of 6 1/8" for a 8 1/4" blade - using a spacer under the
material being cut. When I get the chance, and remember to take my tape
measure, I'll be hitting a few stores, and see what I can find out on my
In the meantime, can anyone, that actually "owns" a 10" non-slider
miter saw, tell me what the max width cut on their's is? Any make. Or
12", any make.
May just wind up making another saw sled, at this rate.
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