I love the latest innovation — and pro-quality tools — as much as the next guy. And I’ve certainly drooled a bit over Festool’s latest miter saw. But I can’t help but wonder: where do Toolmongers (pros and DIYers alike) draw the line regarding how much you’ll pay for a Miter saw?
Festool’s new Kapex KS 120 looks like it’s going for $1,300. Bosch’s 5412L 12″ models cashs out at between $730 and $630. DeWalt’s 12″ double-bevel model runs $680. All of these seem like quality tools as far as durability goes, though they differ quite a bit in raw features.
And, of course, the big-box shops stock a pile of DIYer models from $150 all the way down to well under $100.
So here’s my question — well, my question(s):
1. What do you do with your miter saw, and how often do you use it?
2. What features matter the most to you?
3. How much would you spend for the perfect miter saw?