Oct 03, 2011

ManMade Giveaway: Win a 10" Compound Miter Saw from Craftsman ($199 value)

Whether you're framing a house or just framing a picture, a miter saw is a pretty essential power tool to own. And this week, we'd like to help you get your hands on one! We're giving away a Craftsman MiterMate 10" miter saw ($199 value), a really cool, innovative product that reduces setup time, and achieves results with fewer miss-cuts.

The Craftsman MiterMate 10" miter saw

Read on to see how to enter, but first, here's some info on the prize...

If you've ever tried installing crown molding before (and you're not a carpenter), you know how tough it can be. No matter how many times you measure the angles, somehow things still come out wrong. Well, the MiterMate tries to solve that problem by giving you an easy, simple way to make accurate miter cuts. You just use the MiterMate's angle finder to measure against the wall:

Using the MiterMate's Angle Finder

Then you transfer that measurement to the saw:

Transfer the measurement to the saw.

Notice the difference with traditional miter saws: the saw blade is fixed, and the rails move instead. Then cut away:

Making the cut.

More details:


  • 15.0 Amp, 120 Volts, 60 Hz 4,800 RPM motor
  • Large 10" diameter, 40T carbide tipped blade cuts up to 2" x 6" and 4" x 4" boards
  • A/C powered Laser Trac® projects an accurate line on workpiece
  • Steel extension wings and stop block, provides support when cutting long workpieces
  • Built-in positive miter and bevel stops for most commonly utilized angles
  • Die-cast aluminum construction for lightweight, easy to move from storage to jobsite
  • Kit includes:
    • Hold-down Clamp
    • Dust bag
    • Blade wrench

  • Weight: 32.56 lbs (14.8 kg)
  • Some assembly required


To enter, simply leave a comment below. You could tell us what project you'd like to tackle using your fancy new saw, let us know why you'd love to win this prize, or simply say "Hi there."

Make sure you enter a valid email address, and you're all set. You can increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Just use the easy share buttons below!

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Anonymous on Dec 01, 2012:

Man could I use this saw, I need to replace quarter round on the floor moldind and I would like to add crown molding to the living room

ChrisC on Jul 27, 2012:

Oh man, I need this!

Markyfarkle on Jun 08, 2012:

Hi there!!

Anonymous on Feb 04, 2012:

;ove to mitre

Chris on Oct 11, 2011:

Congrats to our winner, Zach! He says, "I would love this for building a coffee table, dinner table, and hanging molding around my place!"

We can't wait to see the results. Zach, please share the results when you've made something amazing.

mikejb1954 on Oct 10, 2011:

Oh my goodness!! I have seen everything now.This is great innovative idea for a miter saw. You can't make mistakes.I have a craftsman 10 compound miter saw w/laser already.I would love to own this on aoso.

Susan on Oct 10, 2011:

What a wonderful giveaway!  I will share this with my husband it I win!!!  [email protected]

bruno on Oct 10, 2011:

Thanks everyone for entering; THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. We'll announce the winner shortly.

Anonymous on Oct 09, 2011:

I would make my dream home a reality!

katk on Oct 09, 2011:

I would love to finish the trim in my dining room with this! 

M.L. on Oct 09, 2011:

I love miter saws! I want to make some large LED light panels and this would do the trick!

Brad on Oct 09, 2011:

I would love to replace my cruddy Harbor Freight moter saw with something that can accurately reproduce a cut.

Anonymous on Oct 09, 2011:

this would be perfect for DIY furniture. 

Katie on Oct 09, 2011:

I'd love to put a set of doors on my vertical bar. I'm tired of dusting the whole thing every week!

Annice on Oct 09, 2011:

I have some furniture projects in mind that would look good with mitered edges. 

Emily on Oct 09, 2011:

I have been lucky enough to really expand my jewelry making hobby in the past year and this would be awesome for my husband to expand his handywork and building hobby around our new house!

Matt on Oct 09, 2011:

An awesome prize! I look forward to hearing from you! :-P

Uncle Dirty on Oct 08, 2011:


Wheeler on Oct 08, 2011:

Would be awesome to start some projects around the house. Seems like a really awesome system. Who knows It my start my carpentry profession. Good Luck to all.

Katie on Oct 07, 2011:

We could really use this. I'd love to build some furniture!