Metabo HPT Compound Miter Saw

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Jerry O'Rourke
Product Review By, Jerry O'Rourke.

Introduction

Formerly Hitachi Power Tools, Metabo HPT offers ‘professional power tools solutions.’ Their rich heritage, which began in the engineering centers of southern Germany, boasts the world’s first hand-held drill.

With such a legacy, professionals expect excellence from Metabo. Does the Metabos HPT Compound Miter Saw reflect their esteemed history?

Metabo HPT 10”

Compound Miter Saw
Reviewers Top Pick!
  • Miter angle range: 0°-52°
  • Bevel range: 0°-45˚
  • 15 Amp motor
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Product Review

Performance

Driven by a 15-Amp motor, Metabo HPT Compound Miter Saw possesses sufficient power to match and even surpass rival machines from their equally prestigious competitors.

Capable of 5000 rpm (no-load speed), this miter saw can deliver crosscuts and miters with quick precision. With its impressive specification for a miter saw at this price point, it is capable of cutting various materials of considerable thickness.

Its ample power makes this machine worthy of consideration from both amateurs undertaking D.I.Y projects and professionals needing a tool to deliver results expected of skilled tradespeople.

Usability

Weighing a mere 24.5 lbs, transporting Metabo HPT’s 10-inch Miter Saw is easy, but don’t let its lightweight construction fool you – this saw is as robust as any similar tool on the market.

Aside from its portability and sturdiness, this machine offers some degree of flexibility, and it can be easily used for all manner of cuts. With its miter ability extending to 52 degrees in both directions, and its bevelling capacity reaching 45 degrees, the Metabo HPT’s 10-inch Miter Saw offers precision.

However, without the ability to bevel right, this machine is maybe short of the convenience provided by other miter saws. Furthermore, perhaps limiting the portability of the device is its short A.C. power cord, however, what it lacks in this area, it makes up for with its handy thumb-operated adjustment lever which enables the operator to adjust the miter angle easily.

Overall, the Metabo is sufficiently flexible and user friendly for most people’s requirements.

Pricing

Starting at a very reasonable price point, the Metabo HPT Compound Miter Saw delivers extraordinary bang for your buck. Similar offerings from Metabo HPT’s rivals, which include the likes of DeWalt and Makita, can set you back at least $100 more.

If you can cope with having only single bevel capability, at this price point, Metabo HPT’s offering is definitely worth your consideration.

Pros

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Sturdy construction and design
  • Plenty of power and an impressive no-load speed
  • Convenient thumb-operated adjustment lever
  • The low price point which offers exceptional value for money

Cons

  • Single bevel only which may be limiting for some users
  • Short A.C. power cord

Features & Specifications

  • Weight24.5 lbs
  • Height20.1″
  • Length15.3″
  • Width14.2″
  • Power SourceElectric Powered

Recap

The Metabo HPT Compound Miter Saw is an impressive piece of kit. Few other machines at this price point can demonstrate the power, no-load speed, and usability this saw can deliver.

Add to this its portability and its tough, high-quality construction; the Metabo HPT 10-inch Compound Miter Saw would be worthy of a place amongst the tools of even seasoned veterans in the construction and carpentry businesses as well as casual, DIYers working on home projects. Certainly, Metabo HPT has created a machine that is true to the company’s long, rich history.

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