This Task Force 10” miter saw helped me get into woodworking. Simple to operate and reasonably priced at around $90, this workhorse has graced every wood project in the Toolmonger shop with accurate mitered cuts — it’s great for anyone setting up a shop.
Just un-box the unit, bolt it to a solid surface, and add wood. The notched angle guide attached to the pivot knob is easy to adjust, and you don’t have to sand or alter the cuts to make your joints fit together even and true. It also doubles as a small chop saw for straight-cut trim and boards that’ll fit in the saw –- and some that won’t.
It’s not the best saw out there, and it might not last as long as some of the better-put-together units — but for the last two years this tool has seen daily use, and it’s never given any operator the slightest hint of a problem.
We’ll most likely wind up with a more robust saw in the shop, but we can’t bring ourselves to exchange the Task Force for a fancier rig with sliding and compound capability, because it still works for what we need it to do — and we can’t imagine doing without it.
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