It's the most portable of the pro-grade bunch. We like its painless blade change, vertical handle, and quiet, soft-start motor. The trade-offs: limited cutting depth and miter range, and lame angle markings, on a printed sticker. Yet we always came back to this no-frills saw because of its smooth, comfortable feel.
About $500, 43 pounds; HitachiFine print:
12-amp, 3,800-rpm motor. Laser guide.
Max miters: 45 degrees left, 57 right.
Max cutting depth: 3 11/32 inches.
max cutting width: 1 29/32 inches