The older I get, the more I tend to favor smaller and lighter power tools that are easy to move around the job site. That didn't stop me from buying Makita's big and heavy LS1216L sliding compound miter saw last year, though. I couldn't resist its cutting capacity: a full 15 inches wide at 3 5/8 inches deep, more than any other sliding compound miter saw I'm aware of. My crew and I don't always need this much capacity, so we don't use the LS1216L as our primary saw; but when we're trimming out a wide frieze or working on...

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