The Runner-Up


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The second-place Milwaukee 6950-20 has unique, double worklights that illuminate the saw's table on both sides of the blade. This helps you find your mark in dim areas and can even help reduce the shadows in daylight. The lights are well protected, mounted flush in the head of the saw, and operate by a switch on the trigger handle.

Milwaukee's saw also has a backlit digital display that records the miter angle down to increments of 1/10 degree. It has a fine-adjustment knob to rotate the saw delicately without tapping it back and forth with your hand. This knob is the red ring mounted on the angle-lock lever. When engaged, it also serves as a detent override to make it easier to dial in an angle just a whisper off from a preset angle.