Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Tool Box Buzz rating:

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw Review

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Manufacturer: Delta
Model number: 26-2250
Price: 646.00
Power source: 120v 15 amps
Motor size: 4000 rooms
Weight: 57 lbs
The folks at Delta are working hard to get back into the game. They recently introduced the brand new CRUZER miter saws. The CRUZER has a unique, robot-like arm that allows the saw to perform similar to a sliding miter saw. Similar to the Bosch Axle Glide saw the CRUZER is unique to say the least.

Robot-Like Arms

The CRUZERS robot-like arms are constructed of military-grade aluminum and we found them super SMOOTH! The CRUZER arm design folds, rather than slides, as you move the saw-head back and forth.

Heavy-duty bearings provide unparalleled smoothness in the travel, and we were impressed. Delta also built in a tension adjustment so you can select your personalized travel tension.

Also nice to see on the CRUZER is upfront control features that allow you to set FAST dual-bevel miter cuts.  An easy-to reach bevel switch lets you bevel 45 degrees left or right.  There are stops at the most popular bevel angles and an accessible override switch.

Delta CRUZER Capacity

The CRUZER we reviewed was the 12in. blade model, and boasts a 16in. crosscut capacity.

Note: You can achieve 18” if you take off the guards and fashion a wooden table to place below the wood you are cutting to achieve the 18 inch cutting capacity.

The saw has a dual bevel capacity of 47° left and 47° right with front bevel release and 7 positive stops at the most popular bevel angles.

The CRUZER miters  50° left and 60° right, with 10 miter detents and positive stops. One-hand front miter controls with a push button miter detent override and front bevel controls  make this saw easy to operate and adjust.

CRUZER Cutting Capacity

  • Maximum: 1.5 in. X 17.25 in. (2 X 18 lumber)
  • Miter 0° / Bevel 0°: 3.5 in. X 13.25 in. (4 X 14 lumber)
  • Miter 0° / Bevel 45°: 1.5 in. X 13.25 in. (2 X 14 lumber)
  • Miter 45° / Bevel 0°: 3.5 in. X 9.25 in. (4 X 10 lumber)
  • Miter 45° / Bevel 45°: 1.5 in. X 9.25 in. (2 X 10 lumber)
  • Baseboard (Vertical): 6.5 in. (maximum cutting depth)
  • Crown (Nested): 7.5 in.


The CRUZER features a pronated, molded handle and ergonomic trigger that we found comfortable for right or left hand users. The 120 volt, 15 amps, brushed motor is powerful and we had zero issues using the saw to cut framing stock. An electric blade-brake slows and quickly stops 4000 RPM blade from spinning.


The CRUZER weighs 57 lbs. It is 25-1.2” wide, 21-1/2” tall and 30” deep. It is not lightweight or small, I would describe it as more robust and sturdy. We set it up on a recent remodel and left it set up for the entire project. We found it to be a solid framing, remodeling and general construction saw.

Using the CRUZER Miter Saw

We’ve been using this saw daily for several month now and like it. It was accurate out of the box and did not need adjustment, which is not the norm for many saws.

We were able to achieve accurate cuts and tight miters. The saw doesn’t have an LED light or laser guide feature. We’re not fans of lasers, but do like the work lights, and LEDs that cast shadow cut-lines.

The robot-like arms allow this saw to tuck right up to a wall which is a great option for space saving, and we took full advantage of this in a small laundry room we were working in.

The saw has a 7-foot cord length which we found was adequate.

The CRUZER’s slide is impressively smooth and the entire crew LOVED the controls. As I mentioned earlier, the motor is powerful and this saw eats up lumber for lunch.

CRUZER Improvements

After several months of testing we have a few concerns with this saw. The saw head spring is incredibly strong and we found ourselves having to “jerk” the saw down to achieve a chop cut. We reached out to Delta and were told that the saw head spring is tested to last over 1-million cycles and will loosen up over time.

Additionally, one of our guys noticed that as a dominant right-handed person, he tended to grab the miter saw handle toward the blade side. When he would do this, and lower the saw, the blade guard hit his hand, indicating a tight clearance between the handle and the blade guard. I did not experience this, as I tend to grab the handle fully.


Lastly, we notice a little bit of side to side play when the saw head was fully extended. I will note that MOST miter saws have this, it’s a result of the full extension design. Even though we noticed this movement, we did not have accuracy issues, as I am always carful to push down and back straight. Force of habbit as a trim carpenter!

Dust Collection

The CRUZER has a 1-1/2” dust port and comes with a dust bag that works as well as any other dust bag. When connected to a dust extractor it worked very well.

Delta CRUZER Miter Saw Cost

Available in 12 inch or 10 inch blade models, either CRUZER will cost you approximately: $646.00

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Overall Impression of the Delta CRUZER Miter Saw

The Delta CRUZER is a solid go-to saw, especially on tougher job-sites with many users. As a trim carpenter this is good, not great, but when remodeling and framing this saw is perfect.

The robust design and power of the CRUZER is where its at!

Delta 26-2250 12 in.  CRUZER Miter Saw – Video Review


About the author

Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is also the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the editor of the blog, A Concord Carpenter and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. As a carpenter and web editor, Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He is the carpenter correspondence for and writes a Q&A column, in the Sunday Boston Globe, called "Ask the Carpenter."He hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show,, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Metro West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, where we post all of our tool reviews and video editorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

All posts by Robert »


  1. Marvin McConoughey

    The blade side-to-side play at full extension is the greatest of the three miter saws I have owned. The play is about twice as much as my Bosch GCM12SD, which I still have. The first miter saw was a Makita and it had the least play at full extension compared to the hinge-style saws. I consider it troublesome since it occurs on a new saw before any wear has taken place. The saw I received has no side extension supports for the table, and no laser. The Bosch has the extension supports but also has no laser in this country.

  2. Kirk

    You mentioned the Cruzer was not a great trim miter saw. What would you recommend as a great trim saw?

    1. The BEST saws I’ve used to date are the Dewalt premium dual bevel [including the Flexvolt] , Festool Kapex [but costly] and the new Makita dual rail saw

Leave a comment


Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of a product or service. We will always strive for objectivity and transparency in our reviews. Our goal is to provide readers with honest, objective information based on our own experiences. We never have and never will accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that we review are provided to us for free by a manufacturer or retailer. In some cases, we also have advertising or affiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products and services we review. For additional information please visit our additional disclosure policies.