FOUR-RAIL LASER MITER SAW
Improved cutting ability and added features are highlighted on Makita's new LS1016L sliding compound miter saw. According to the manufacturer, the saw's 65/8-inch (vertically nested) crown-molding cut capacity equals that of a 12-inch blade model, while its four-rail sliding system reduces run-out on full-extension cuts, requires less room behind the saw, and improves accuracy. The saw has a 15-amp direct gear-box motor.
¦ Price: $549. 800-462-5482. www.makitatools.com.
An innovative 12-gallon power-tool dust extractor from DeWalt (model D27904) features a "pulse" filter-cleaning system that automatically shakes dust from the filter every 15 seconds during operation, helping to maintain suction power and eliminate fine dust particles, says the manufacturer. This unit and a smaller 10-gallon model (D27905) both include a 9-amp motor, a power switch that actuates when connected corded tools are turned on or off, variable suction, and a quick-change filter.
¦ Price: $599 (D27904) and $429 (D27905). 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com.