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Posted on First Power saw: Radial vs Compound Miter vs Table vs Plunge?

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 05:20 AM

Oh, man – you’re opening up a can of worms with this question! Most guys either love or hate their RAS!

Radial arm saws generally aren’t very accurate, but they have a really wide cross-cut and the ability to be set up for ripping when necessary. They tend to be underpowered and can jump at you when the blade grabs.

A miter saw just makes cross-cuts, but most are much more accurate than an RAS.

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