Miters - Tablesaw vs SLCMS

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 11-09-2017 08:06 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Bohaiboy's profile


76 posts in 1910 days

11-09-2017 08:06 PM

WSHich do you prefer for accuracy? I have a 2” wide x 3/4” thick board. My SLCMS is dead square at 90 but out 0.1 -0.2 degrees on my 45’s. TIA

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

5 replies so far

View knotscott's profile


8120 posts in 3492 days

#1 posted 11-09-2017 08:17 PM

It’s possible to get good results with both, but a quality TS has a more substantial structure. With a good miter gauge or miter sled, a good TS is tough to beat.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View MrRon's profile


4986 posts in 3359 days

#2 posted 11-09-2017 08:37 PM

A SCMS has too many parts that can go out of alignment. A TS is much more rigid.

View jbay's profile (online now)


2583 posts in 1015 days

#3 posted 11-09-2017 08:45 PM

Table saws are good, if you have a good miter gauge or use a good sled and make a good 45 deg jig. (lots of variables)

I use a 15” Hitachi Chop Saw, I prefer it for miters.
It has good clamps that lock it in tight, and accuracy is excellent.

View Aj2's profile


1654 posts in 1914 days

#4 posted 11-09-2017 08:50 PM

It depends how long the pieces are if the board is 8 ft long I use the miter saw. Both cut good for me.

-- Aj

View smitdog's profile


396 posts in 2221 days

#5 posted 11-09-2017 08:54 PM

My vote is table saw for accuracy on anything shorter than 4 ft or so, longer boards get tough to handle unless you’ve got a really big sled. There are quite a few non-sliding miter saws that can be pretty accurate as well but only the top of the line sliders are good enough for accurate woodworking. I only use my slider for rough length cuts and framing type work.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics