The 6 best mitre saws to help with your next DIY project

Mitre saw cutting wood
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The best mitre saws, sometimes called chop saws, are an invaluable addition to your tool shed. They can be used to simply cut in an efficient, highly accurate way, or cut mitres and bevels to create angled joins. 

Largely mitre saws are used for timber, but many saws can also cut plastic and metal, sometimes requiring a separate blade, sometimes not.

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Metabo Sliding Compound Crosscut Mitre Saw | £200.95 NOW £159 (SAVE £41.95) at FFX

Metabo Sliding Compound Crosscut Mitre Saw | £200.95 NOW £159 (SAVE £41.95) at FFX

A quality corded mitre saw with dust extraction, handles for transport and integrated table extensions which are detachable for better material support.
Has a cutting depth of up to 65mm, making it odeal for most DIY projects.

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