Last summer my internal clock for a new sliding compound miter saw went off, so I made a list of desired features and went shopping. My top three requirements were capacity, accuracy, and lighting. The first two should come as no surprise, and the third — lighting — was important because my eyes are not what they used to be.

After doing some research I settled on the Milwaukee 6955-20, a 12-inch saw with exceptional cutting capacity, a digital readout, and a pair of built-in lights.

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