If you’re reading this, I’m almost positive your not finding maximum width board sizes on the internet very easily. Believe me, it’s not that you’re not looking hard enough.
Here’s the thing, when trying to find out what size board any general blade size (8, 10 or 12) of miter saw will cut, there isn’t a clear answer.
Every miter saw brand and model cut width differently
Yep, that’s right. A 10 inch Dewalt may very well have a different maximum board size than a Bosch 10 inch. To make it even worse, some models of 10 inch miter saws can cut wider pieces than another 12 inch miter saw.
Some saws have the motor in the way that limits it’s max cut, others not so much.
As well, some miter saws have varying max widths when cutting at different miter and bevel angles. Some have a special fence for added width and some do not. I hate to confuse you, but unfortunately, that’s how these guys are manufacturing these saws.
You’re sick of trying to find out the answer
I would be too. In fact, it’s really hard to compare all the different saws to see which one will cut what sizes. It’s a royal pain in the you know what. I have some information about cutting the different board sizes here that may help you.
I only wish they would standardize the capabilities for maximum width for every size of miter saw. I’m guessing they don’t because they are always coming up with new engineering methods.
It’s for the best as it pushes the manufacturers to create new and innovative saws. However, it just ads to the spec pool and confuses us more.
What do you think? Leave a comment below. Are you as lost as the rest of us when it comes to the maximum board widths of miter saws?
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