Milwaukee 6955-20 12" Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Milwaukee Tool
Model:
6955-20
Price:
$700

Description

The 6955-20 12" Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitersaw offers best in class accuracy, power and ease of use. The Miter Angle Digital Readout provides repeatable accuracy to 0.1°. The Miter Angle Fine Adjust with Detent Override makes it simple to dial-in precise miter angles. Dual Integral Jobsite Lights fully illuminate the workpiece and cutline from either side of the blade. The powerful 15 Amp, Direct Drive Motor provides increased power for high performance cutting in hard lumber. Constant Power Technology with Soft Start maintains constant cutting speed under load and decreases start up head movement. The Integral Dust channel captures up to 75% of the dust and debris cut.
* Miter Angle Digital Readout- provides repeatable accuracy to 0.1°
* Miter Angle Fine Adjust with Detent Override- makes it simple to dial-in precise miter angles
* Dual Integral Jobsite Lights - fully illuminate the work piece and cut line from either side of the blade
* Powerful 15 Amp, Direct Drive Motor - provides increased power for high performance cutting in hard lumber
* Constant Power Technology with Soft Start - maintains constant cutting speed under load and decreases start up head movement
* Integral Dust Channel- captures up to 75% of the dust and debris cut
Dual Horizontal Steel Rails with Three Large Linear Bearings-deliver smooth sliding action
* Oversized Single Lever Bevel Adjustment with (9) Positive Bevel Stops allows the saw to easily bevel left and right 0°- 48°and provides fast and accurate adjustments
* Voltage: 120 AC
* Amps: 15
* Blade Size: 12"
* No Load Speed: 3,200 RPM
* Miter Stops: Left-0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45°, 55°; Right-0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45°, 60°
* Bevel Stops: Left-0°, 15°, 22.5°, 33.85°, 45°, 48°; Right-0°, 15°, 22.5°, 33.85°, 45°, 48°
* Vertical Cutting Capacity: 6.55"
* 90 Crosscut Capacity: 13.5"
* Blade Diameter: 12"
* Arbor Size: 5/8" or 1"
* Miter Range: 55° Left to 60° Right
* Bevel Range: 48° Left to 48° Right
* Tool Weight: 65 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Digital accuracy, plenty of power, smooth adjustments

Review Summary

I demand accuracy and dependability from my mitersaw every day or it’s off the jobsite. So I'm comfortable saying Milwaukee’s 12" dual-bevel sliding compound mitersaw is the best I've ever used. The digital read-out miter scales, displayed to .1°, proved dead-on accurate. That kind of repeatability is especially important when several people use the saws and change settings; it’s easy to return to a setup and know it will be accurate.
The microadjuster with detent override lets you zero in on uncommon miter angles. And the miter table glides on needle bearings so smoothly you forget you're using a mitersaw. I'm not interested in gimmicks (such as lasers), but the twin lights mounted on each side of the blade are great because they illuminate the cut area without glare or shadow. This saw has a beefy 15-amp gear-driven motor with soft-start that is strong enough to blast through tough 4×4 ipe without a hiccup. I could crosscut up to 13-1⁄2" with this slider. Still, it weighs 65 lbs, so be prepared if you plan to lug it around. --Reviewed by Dave Fish for WOOD Magazine

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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