This massive saw sports a tall, 4¾
-inch fence and runs on four sturdy rails instead of the usual two. You can select which side of the blade you want the laser to shine on, and it has excellent dust collection—both huge pluses. We liked the cool design but never got used to its odd, twisting miter lock or the need to push harder as the blade neared the end of a cut.
About $500, 53 pounds; Makita ToolsFine print:
15-amp, 3,200-rpm motor.
Max miters: 52 degrees left, 60 right.
Max cutting depth: 4¾
max cutting width: 12 inches