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Milwaukee 6955-20 Review

The Milwaukee 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is built to handle both professional and home work environments. Read more about it here.

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Milwaukee 6955-20 image: This Milwaukee miter saw is designed for heavy use.

Milwaukee 6955-20 image: This Milwaukee miter saw is designed for heavy use.
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Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The miter saw weighs 78 pounds.

Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The miter saw weighs 78 pounds.
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Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The back of the saw has a dust panel

Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The back of the saw has a dust panel
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Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The unit has built-in lights to increase visibility in low-light conditions.

Milwaukee 6955-20 image: The unit has built-in lights to increase visibility in low-light conditions.

The Milwaukee 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is built to handle both professional and home work environments. Read more about it here.

The Milwaukee 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw provides both power and accuracy. The 48-degree bevel lets you make quick and accurate adjustments. Milwaukee provides a five-year limited warranty for this saw, among the highest in this category.

Milwaukee is known for making professional grade materials, and the 12-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is built for heavy use in all types of environments. It can cut into hard lumber, and its bevel adjustment lets you make quick adjustments. This product has been in the marketplace for several years, so it has a long track record.

This miter saw has an angle digital readout, which makes repeat cuts accurate to 0.1 degree. A fine angle adjust feature lets you preset precise angles for more common cuts. The dual jobsite lights illuminate the wood on both sides of the blade. This reduces the need for extra work or job lights. The 15-amp motor can cut into hard lumber consistently. The soft-start feature gives you power immediately, providing more accurate cutting ability immediately. The dust channel in the back collects up to 75 percent of the debris, helping make cleanup easier.

The rear lever arm gives you ultimate control when adjusting your angles. There are nine stop settings, so you can bend the saw from left to right from 0 to 48 degrees. This type of control is indispensable if you need control for make quick and accurate angled cuts. The dual steel rails with three linear bearings make the sliding action as smooth as possible. The 5 1/4-inch fence provides extra stability for wider angles.

This miter saw is intended for professionals or consumers who will put it to regular use. Also, the high fence on the right side can make bevels difficult on that angle. It doesn't come with a miter clamp, so you will have to purchase your own as needed. This saw weighs nearly 80 pounds, so consider where and how you'll be using it. This miter saw does not come equipped with battery attachments, so you will need to keep it plugged in.

The Milwaukee 12-Inch miter saw is a workhorse for the seasoned professional or consumer with a long list of projects. It has a long track record and features for finely tuned cutting.