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Milwaukee M18 cordless 7 1/4" dual bevel sliding compound miter saw kit (2733-21 with 5.0 ah batt, charger, blade) plus extra 60t blade $419

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This saw is not usually found at retail, it's the newest and smaller version of the Milwaukee battery powered M18 compound miter running 7 1/4" blades. Normal retail is $399 for the bare saw, or $499 for the kit and rarely sells for less without special coupons, etc...

Tool Nut is offering the kit version at an $80 discount, and including an extra Milwaukee 60t carbide tipped finishing blade ($20 value) for free. Just apply the coupon code BLADE at checkout for the discounted price, and the extra blade will be added to your cart. No sales tax outside of KY, NY and VA and shipping is free.

https://www.toolnut.com/milwaukee...w-kit.html


Milwaukee notes on this tool:

This 18V miter saw is currently the only 7 ¼" cordless miter saw that bevels both left and right (both up to 48 degrees). At only 28 pounds (including the 5.0 ah battery), the saw still packs plenty of power, as it delivers 5,000 RPM and can make around 600 cuts on 3 ¼" base board on one charge of the XC5.0 battery. This is one of the most mobile saws on the market, which is great for interior remodels and trim installers. The sliding function allows users to cut up to a 2x8 at 90 degrees and a 3 ½" vertically. In lieu of a laser guide, dual LEDs on either side of the blade deliver a shadow line onto the material.

Reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWak6AegYWM

https://www.workshopaddict.com/to...w-2733-20/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYHDSH3WJG4

http://www.toolboxbuzz.com/cordle...miter-saw/



For the folks who like their tools yellow, the most similar competing solution out there is the DeWalt kit that sells for $350 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL...205983654) however it's run time is about 1/3 the Milwaukee (200 cuts per charge on a 4 ah battery vs 600 with the Milwaukee and a 5 ah) and you only get a single direction bevel vs dual with the Milwaukee. Milwaukee gives you a 5 year warranty vs DeWalt's 3 years.
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this saw is useless. I don't know what you can cut with a 71/2 blade.
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this saw is useless. I don't know what you can cut with a 71/2 blade.
This post is useless... given Milwaukee, Makita, Ridgid and DeWalt have been making and selling compound miter saws in this size class for years the market says you are wrong. I've seen numerous tradesmen using this saw or the DeWalt version on both commercial and residential construction job sites.

This is a popular format for trim carpenters, contractors working punch lists and other jobs where portability is critical. It's not meant for framing or larger construction projects, but will easily handle most trim work, and up to 2x8" dimensional lumber or up to standard "4x4" posts (nominal dimensions 3 1/2").
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this saw is useless. I don't know what you can cut with a 71/2 blade.
Seems like the 10" Makita 36v for 399 at home Depot with 2 sets of batteries is a much much better deal. Even if you already have Milwaukee M18 batteries, starting off with 4 Makita batteries pretty much makes up for adding a second system.
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Seems like the 10" Makita 36v for 399 at home Depot with 2 sets of batteries is a much much better deal. Even if you already have Milwaukee M18 batteries, starting off with 4 Makita batteries pretty much makes up for adding a second system.
That saw is only capable of making 334 cuts with *two* batteries installed so it's probably good you get two sets.... it also weighs 80 pounds with the batteries installed vs 28 for the Milwaukee so it's not exactly portable. Yes, it's a slick deal with 4 batteries for that price but it's an apples-to-oranges product comparison, as a 10" compound miter saw is not built for the sort of portability that is the hallmark of the saws in the 7 1/4" cordless compound miter category.

The comparable Makita saw is the XSL01Z (similar to the DeWalt in specs, under 30 pounds, bevels one direction, 3 year warranty) for $493 as a bare tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makit.../205690322
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Spend the extra and get the 10" it's more versatile while still being light weight. I just bought this for 499 at home depot about 2 weeks ago
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Spend the extra and get the 10" it's more versatile while still being light weight. I just bought this for 499 at home depot about 2 weeks ago
You should see if they will match ToolNut's promo, right now they are selling the same 10" saw kit with the battery/charger for $499.90 shipped with the "BLADE" code, but you get an extra 10" Milwaukee 60t finish blade (48-40-1028) in addition to the one in the kit for free so maybe HD will throw you one for free or discount you $32.97 with your receipt?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../304864515
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That saw is only capable of making 334 cuts with *two* batteries installed so it's probably good you get two sets.... it also weighs 80 pounds with the batteries installed vs 28 for the Milwaukee so it's not exactly portable. Yes, it's a slick deal with 4 batteries for that price but it's an apples-to-oranges product comparison, as a 10" compound miter saw is not built for the sort of portability that is the hallmark of the saws in the 7 1/4" cordless compound miter category.

The comparable Makita saw is the XSL01Z (similar to the DeWalt in specs, under 30 pounds, bevels one direction, 3 year warranty) for $493 as a bare tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makit.../205690322
334 cuts in 2x4 lumber, compared to baseboard. Start cutting anything thicker and watch that 600 cut count on the Milwaukee drop like a stone.

The Makita is only 60lbs with batteries. 80lbs is the shipping weight, more than the 28 but plenty portable. It also has a rail forward design allowing it to be used up against a wall and out of the way instead of requiring wasted space behind the tool.

I like Milwaukee and I like Makita, I own both systems, but for the same money, the greater capacity of the Makita will lend itself to more use in more situations. Which means one less tool that I need to bring on a project where the Milwaukee handles some but not all of what I need.
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All the negativity for this well reviewed saw are by people who see things as their point of view as the only possible solution.

This is a fantastic saw. And OP is right, doesn't go on sale often.

I use this saw on about every project, and love it for my remodel work, just installed two rooms of laminate with it and only went through one 5.0 battery.

I know there are reasons for the bigger saws, but portability is not their selling point, 60lbs is hardly poortable up stairs or through a large job site.

Mine comes with me back and forth to my truck so I don't have to leave it at these Houston job sites where tools seems to disappear.
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This post is useless... given Milwaukee, Makita, Ridgid and DeWalt have been making and selling compound miter saws in this size class for years the market says you are wrong. I've seen numerous tradesmen using this saw or the DeWalt version on both commercial and residential construction job sites.

This is a popular format for trim carpenters, contractors working punch lists and other jobs where portability is critical. It's not meant for framing or larger construction projects, but will easily handle most trim work, and up to 2x8" dimensional lumber or up to standard "4x4" posts (nominal dimensions 3 1/2").
A 7 1/4" sliding miter saw can cut 2x8" lumber, yes. But it won't be able to cut 4x4" in one pass, you'll have to flip the piece. The listed 3 1/2" cut capacity is vertical against the fence, for taller trim, not a fence post. To cut 4x4 in a single pass, you'll need a 10" blade.

But I agree that the 7 1/4" slider has its place. As a homeowner, I chose the 10" compound non-slider because it can cut 4x4s and 2x6s in a single pass, which meets the majority of my crosscutting needs, but is cheaper, lighter, more accurate, and takes up less storage space than the sliding version.

There's no "one size fits all" miter saw and people will debate which is better until the cows come home. In the end, it depends on many factors. If you do mostly trim work or punch lists, I can definitely see the merit of this saw.
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You should see if they will match ToolNut's promo, right now they are selling the same 10" saw kit with the battery/charger for $499.90 shipped with the "BLADE" code, but you get an extra 10" Milwaukee 60t finish blade (48-40-1028) in addition to the one in the kit for free so maybe HD will throw you one for free or discount you $32.97 with your receipt?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../304864515
Thanks for the idea, but the manager gave me an extra 10% for military which usually they don't on sale items. So I'm pretty happy with my deal.
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Bigger is only better if you actually need it, but it comes with many drawbacks. Nothing wrong with a little 7-1/4" miter saw for all that baseboard, trim, and casing work. It can even handle somewhat large crown if you set the angles right.

In my experience, the need for miter saw accuracy typically drops when getting into larger lumber and it's probably easier and faster to knock out those cuts with a circular saw.

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Yea, I'm not getting the shade thrown at this thread, I've never seen a better price/promo combo on THIS saw before... not has one been linked/mentioned yet. It's from a reputable Milwaukee authorized reseller, is available without YMMV clearance chasing all over town, and even ships free/without tax.

Just because YOU don't have a specific need for a specialized tool like a lightweight compound-miter saw isn't a reason to downvote the the thread so people who DO have a use for it don't miss out on the deal. If you want to debate the relative merits of a 7.25" vs 10" compound miter saw there are thousands of carpentry/tool forums all over the intrawebs.
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Seems like the 10" Makita 36v for 399 at home Depot with 2 sets of batteries is a much much better deal. Even if you already have Milwaukee M18 batteries, starting off with 4 Makita batteries pretty much makes up for adding a second system.
yes!

i picked that up the instant i heard about it on SD. Doesn't get any better than that deal

Grab the track saw and you're one router away from being able to make almost anything.
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