Small but mighty compact mitersaws make good sense for a workshop
■ The Makita LS0815F incorporates a handy cord wrap; the Metabo HPT does not.
■ All of the saws utilize a safety switch that must be pressed before pulling the main trigger to power the saw. Left-handers might have difficulty activating the Metabo HPT safety switch.
■ You can carry all but the Craftsman and Worx one-handed by a top-mounted handle (which these two lack). However, Bosch’s hinged handle makes it trickier to carry one-handed.
■ The DeWalt and Milwaukee saws lack a depth stop, useful for cutting dadoes and half-laps.
■ The pin that locks the cordless Makita’s head down rests beneath the battery packs; we found it difficult to access.
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