Which Chop Saw Is The Best?

The immense amount of different cross-cut saws is very nice on the one hand, but on the other hand the selection is not necessarily easy. Which chop saw is best suited for me and my project? So which is the best?

In the following we get to the bottom of the question and always look at it from the point of view of a beginner , a handyman and that of a professional . After all, there is no point in recommending a beginner’s 1,000 euro chop saw because it is unbeatable in terms of quality and a 100 euro product for a professional just because it is very cheap.

Rank # 1: The best chop saw … for beginners

 For beginners and newbies we recommend the Einhell Zug Kapp miter saw TH-SM 2131 Dual *.

It is equipped with a powerful 1,800 watt motor (power consumption) and a 210 mm saw blade (diameter). For a really manageable investment, you even get a chop saw with pull function. The advantage of the pull function is that significantly wider workpieces can be cut: Max. Cutting width at 90 °: 310 mm and at 45 °: 210 mm. The max. Cutting depth at 90 °: 62 mm and at 45 °: 32 mm.

The saw head can be used in both! Directions are swiveled (this is extremely rare with a cheap chop saw) from -45 ° to + 45 °. The turntable can also be set from -45 ° to + 45 °. It does not have an undercut function.

Here we have introduced the Einhell Zug Kapp miter saw TH-SM 2131 Dual in more detail.

Rank # 2: The best chop saw … for DIY enthusiasts

 The ambitious handyman will certainly be very happy with the Metabo crosscut saw KGS 254 M *. The differences to the entry-level model are clearly the precision and the extended features / functions.

The heart of the Metabo KGS 254 M is a 1,800 watt motor (power consumption) and a 254 mm saw blade (diameter). The following max. Cutting widths / depths: Max cutting depth / cutting width at 90 °: 305 mm x 92 mm and at 2 x 45 °: 205 x 47 mm. The possible angle settings are positive here. The turntable can be set from -47 ° to + 47 ° and is therefore equipped with an undercut function. The saw head can also be swiveled from -47 ° to + 2 ° (undercut also possible).

Pro features also include the extendable saw table extension for long workpieces, the small LED lighting, the laser for marking the cutting lines and the adjustable depth limit (ideal for creating grooves).

You can read the full review of the Metabo KGS 254 M (incl. Evaluation) here .

Rank # 3: The best chop saw … for professionals

 For us, the best chop saw, in terms of precision and practicality, is clearly the Kapex KS 120 EB from FESTOOL *. If you  know the manufacturer from the plunge-cut saw or table saw segment , you can pretty well imagine what the quality, workmanship and precision of the  Kapex KS 120 EB  is like.

In our opinion, it is the best cross-cut saw that is currently available on the market. It is equipped with a 1,600 watt motor and a 260 mm saw blade (diameter). The generous angle setting options are positive: Max. Angle of inclination saw head: -47 ° to + 47 ° and max. Turntable angle: -50 ° to + 60 °.

Noteworthy features and functions include the fine adjustment of the saw head via the knob, the double-line laser, the soft start and quick stop, and the extremely well-functioning extraction system. Those who want to make perfect miters will not be able to avoid the Kapex KS 120 EB in the long term  .

For more information you are welcome to have a look at our product presentation of the Kapex KS 120 EB .



Rank # 4: Conclusion

To say in general terms that this is the best chop saw does not really make sense in our eyes. After all, this always depends on the particular needs and requirements of the saw . To answer the question about the best chop saw, we have differentiated a bit and differentiated between beginners, DIY enthusiasts and professionals.

The chop saws presented above are our personal recommendations. Everyone, of course, sees it a little differently and has “his darling”. Because as the saying goes: 100 craftsmen, 100


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