Woodworking Tools

DeWalt DW705S 12" Compound Miter Saw

Compound miter saw

Where Purchased:


Price Paid:

$240 (factory refurbished)

Why Purchased:

When cutting long boards, it's often easier to move the tool than it is to move the board. That's one of the nice features of a compound miter saw—it lets you move the saw head without moving the board.

The other nice feature of a compound miter saw is that you can cut unusual angles (such as when cutting crown molding corners) without having to hold the molding up against the saw fence.


This saw's motor is strong, and it has a nice fence and table.

If you can justify the expense of a good compound sliding miter saw, then go for it. Otherwise, this is a fine tool that can handle most jobs.