Tool Test: 12-in. Compound-Miter Saws
With a host of innovative features, one saw rises to the top
Twelve-inch miter saws are useful and reliable, but they are also expensive, so choosing the right model is paramount. Longtime remodeler and cabinetmaker Paul Johnson took all the current models from the major manufacturers and put them through a series of cutting tests while using them on his job sites for several weeks to find the best model. He measured cut capacity, assessed their quality of cut, and looked critically at their features and controls. Individual write-ups for each tool describe their respective miter and bevel capacities, notable features and flaws, and pricing.