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
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.
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 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.