Milwaukee Compound Miter Saw

Let’s take a look at the Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Digital Miter Angle Fine Adjust. Milwaukee has a collection of a few different radial arm saws that can be purchased for doing various workloads and cutting ability with 10 or 12-inch blades so where going to look at the features of a Milwaukee compound miter saw that uses a 12-inch blade.

Milwaukee Compound Miter Saw

 

Milwaukee compound miter saw

The Milwaukee saw that we’ll take a look at shown in the images has some features well worth taking a look at for anyone serious needing a high-quality tool. This compound miter saw, like so many other name brand saws allow for quick precision cuts utilizing a miter angle fine adjust where you can use a detent to override for the required miter angles. The adjustments can easily be made with one hand as you set up for precise cuts as you dial in the measurements all the while holding the stock material with your second hand. The saw has a self-zeroing fine angle miter adjust system that works for all the miter range angles. The saw with its single oversized lever bevel adjustment uses 9 positive bevel stops from 0 to 48 degrees to easily switch from left to right with a one hand operation.

This saw has a 15-amp, 3.3 max hp direct-drive motor allowing to reach full speed in less than 2 seconds ensuring a smooth start with the power to cut through the hardest of wood materials. There are added features like the dual lights to illuminate the work area for clear, concise cuts with blade lines displayed on both sides to show what part of the stock your cutting. A feature such as this allows for you always to be on the proper side of the cutting mark and see where you’re cutting the material. Some of the other models by other companies do not allow for the blade width cutting the stock material. There is an electronic soft start that helps with creating a cut line that prevents damaging the material being cut. The blades RPM of 3,250 remains the same with or without a load to ensure proper cutting from softwood to hardwood with its constant speed under load.

Milwaukee compound miter saw angled cut

There are added features like the dual lights to illuminate the work area for clear, concise cuts with blade lines displayed on both sides to show what part of the stock your cutting. A feature such as this allows for you always to be on the proper side of the cutting mark and see where you’re cutting the material. Some of the other models by other companies do not allow for the blade width cutting the stock material. By having the lights that make your job easier to see what you are doing It also makes it faster and simpler than having to set up extra lights around the saw when you’re using it and reduces shadowing from external lighting. An excellent feature to have for making those precision cuts.

As with other, top of the line name brand saws, the Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw can capture 75% of the sawdust and debris it sends to the back of the saw where it maximizes the airflow directing all waste to a bag or dust extractor. The big note to remember about having a dust extractor connected to the back of the cutting area for pick up is the advantage the suction will have on the sawdust to make for a cleaner worksite.

Milwaukee compound miter saw angle adjust

Milwaukee compound miter saws have been and will continue to be one of the better choice saws contractors use. I have seen contractors including myself using the Dewalt, Bosch and Milwaukee saws for framing and trim work often but most the cabinetry guys I’ve worked with, most all want and use the Milwaukee compound miter saw. The previous name brands that I had mentioned are good, but when it comes to going to any job site that requires absolute precision, then this Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw would be my recommendation saw. I have used the Dewalt, the Bosch, and the Milwaukee and for me, when I require a new compound miter saw, the Milwaukee is at the top of the list.

Milwaukee 6955-20 12-Inch Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Digital Miter Angle Fine Adjust



 

8 Comments:

  1. You have really covered the fundamentals of this home improvement tool in this post. You have very factual and in-depth information about the product which I find to be very handy in determining if it will meet my needs. The images within the post make it look like a tool that is very easy to operate. When I need new home improvement tools I’ll be sure to give this website a look first

    • Travis Smithers

      Hi Ben and glad you enjoyed the post. As a contractor, I’m always spending my days helping different customers and people out with their renovations and ever since people asked me to do a DIY section I thought I might as well let them know about the tools I and the other contractors use and why.

      Thanks for the comment and stop by any time.

  2. Thank you for that excellent review of the Milwaukee compound miter saw. One of our best friends has a wood working shop in his home. He makes furniture. My husband spends a lot of time at Hank’s, watching him work. This weekend they spent two days at a wood workers conference and saw all kinds of cool tools. This Milwaukee compound miter saw sounds like a really good choice for Hank’s work. Is there any “add on” items that could be bought to go with a compound miter saw like this one? We’re always looking for something to get Hank as a gift in appreciation of the things he’s made for us without accepting payment for more than materials.

    • Hi Diana and to answer your question when it comes to what extras you can use with a compound miter saw, it would be the different types of blades for cutting different types of material and I also use a Festool dust extractor for handling all the sawdust created from cutting. The small bags they sell with the saws for dust collection do not hold very much so having a larger container works better. Nothing works better than a dust extractor.

  3. Hey Travis,

    This Milwaukee Compound Miter Saw seems to be quite powerful. Do you know if it’s the best out there? I mean from all the possibilities offered in the market.

    I have to buy one for home as my gardener need to reform some things here.

    hope to hear from you to see which is your best advice.
    thanks

    • The saw that I would say is the absolute best is the festool kapex KS 120 sliding compound miter saw. This saw will cost twice the price so if money is not an object it is the better choice. If money is an object like it is for most people you’ll find the Milwaukee compound miter saw is the best in it’s class for the money.

  4. Enjoyed your site – I will check it out some more in the future. I am new to all of this internet marketing stuff, but am learning daily. Your site is very clean and understandable. I will forward it to my friends interested in carpentry.
    Where did you get your start with Amazon, is it actually a better deal than Home Depot or Lowe’s.
    Thanks for sharing, Mike

    • Travis Smithers

      Hi Mike and to answer your question sometimes the big box stores do sell some tools cheaper but not that often compared to dealing with amazon. It’s not hard to connect with amazon as an affiliate, when customers make there purchases they are the same through amazon directly or from one of my sites. All amazon does is pay out a small commision from there price so the customer see’s no difference in cost.

      If you’re interested in learning where I found out all the information to connect with amazon then go to my other site http://whatisadomainnameandhow.com and you can learn everything you need to know about having a successful business online.

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