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Sliding Compound Miter Saws Years ago, you hardly ever came across a site that wasn't equipped with a radial arm saw. These versatile tools have all but disappeared, but back then they were used for both ripping and cross-cutting, and stayed on the job from start to finish. (Good thing, too, because they were too heavy to move more than twice per job.) Radial arms were replaced by table saws and chop saws, but the ability to use a bench tool to cut a compound angle across wide stock was all but lost. Well, it's back, and in spades. The sliding compound miter saws reviewed here are among the most accurate, well-engineered, and just plain beautiful tools you'll ever own. And because