When it comes to buying a miter saw, there are literally hundreds of options that you can choose from. And we often find ourselves very confused in deciding which one to go for. So, it’s essential to look at your requirements, budget and other important aspects to ensure the purchase of right power tool.
We have different categories like sliding miter saw, non-sliding miter saw single bevel, double bevel and more. If this is your first miter saw and you are confused about all these jargons, then don’t worry. We’ll cover all the aspects.
Different Miter Saw Cuts
A miter saw can basically make four kinds of cuts; cross-cut, miter cut, bevel cut and compound cut. A cross-cut is simply a straight cut up and down (90 degrees). A miter or angle cut goes through an angle. While bevel cut goes through the board thickness and at last, the compound cut is the combination of angle and bevel together.
So, in terms of bevel, there are two options that you can go for. Either you can go for a single bevel, or you can go for advanced dual bevel. A Single bevel miter saw only bevels in one direction. It will only bevel on the left side. If you are a left-handed person, you might not feel very comfortable using it.
While if you go for dual bevel saw, it gives you better work experience and you can easily make accurate and precise cuts. With these power tools, you can make things at your disposal. For an advanced woodworker, it’s recommended to go for a dual bevel miter saw.
Delta is a brand which is known for making some high-quality products. Today, we’ll be comparing two very popular dual bevel sliding miter saws. We’ll compare different technical specifications like build quality, performance, ease of use and much more.
Read the whole article thoroughly, here and there in the post, you’ll find some useful nuggets. As these products cost hundreds of dollars, so it’s essential to have proper clarity about the product that you are buying. In the end, we’ll present Our Recommendation (Winner Miter Saw) based on features and user reviews. In case you have any questions, don’t forget to let us know in the comments below, we’ll try to reply as soon as possible.
Technical Features (Delta 26-2250)
|Miter Saw||Delta 26-2250|
|Dimensions||30 x 26 x 21.5 inches|
|Motor size||4000 rooms|
|Max Cut Thickness||6.5"|
|Max degree Miter Cuts Left||50°|
|Max Degree Miter Cuts Right||60°|
**There is not much difference in the technical specifications of both the miter saws.
Delta 26-2250 vs 26-2251
Delta Products come with a really sturdy design and last for years because of their durable build quality. These two models have an innovative design and come with an innovative saw arm. Considering their features, both the models are compact comparatively and can be stored in a small place.
According to the company, high-quality military-grade aluminium is used, which itself you gives an idea about its premium build quality. The bevel angle is 45 degree on both the sides while the miter angle is 50 degree on the left and 60 degrees on the right. Both the models have the same weight and dimensions, which is 57 lbs & 30 x 26 x 21.5 inches. Both are a 12-inch miter saw with cross-cutting capability up to 18 inches.
Both the models come with a 12-inch blade. Delta 26-2250 Model comes with 16inch cross-cutting capacity. It has 16 inches cross-cutting capacity. By removing the guards, you can increase it by two inches which are 18″. It bevel range is 47 degree left and right. There are seven positive stop options, as well. While the miter range is 50 degrees left and 60 degrees right. It comes with a push-button which makes things easier to operate.
While Delta 26-2251 also has some advanced features, which makes it a high-performance power tool. It also has a miter detent override system through a push-button. You can make very accurate and precise cuts with this tool.
Even though you are a beginner, you’ll get used to of it very quickly because of its ergonomic build quality.
Ripping Capacity (Same for both the Models)
Maximum: 1.5 in. X 17.25 in.
Miter 0° / Bevel 0°: 3.5 in. X 13.25 in.
Miter 0° / Bevel 45°: 1.5 in. X 13.25 in.
Miter 45° / Bevel 0°: 3.5 in. X 9.25 in.
Miter 45° / Bevel 45°: 1.5 in. X 9.25 in.
Baseboard (Vertical): 6.5 in.
Crown (Nested): 7.5 in.
We have covered all the different aspects that you should know about both the miter saws. In case you have any questions, don’t forget to let us know in the comments below. We’ll try to reply as soon as possible.