DeWalt recently introduced the DWS780 dual bevel sliding compound miter saw. It has 6-3/4 inches of vertical cut capacity and can handle 7-1/2-inch crown in the nested position. A unique sighting system shines a light from above the blade, creating a sharp-edged shadow line where the blade will hit the work; it's like using a laser, except the light never needs adjusting. At 56 pounds, this saw is lightweight for a machine of its capacity. It captures 75 percent of the dust when used with a bag, says the maker, and more when used with a vacuum.
¦ Price: $600. 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com.