Craftsman’s new 7-1/4-in. cordless 20V MAX Single Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a powerful motor that spins the blade at 3,800 RPM for cutting dimensional lumber, hardwoods or softwoods, baseboard and trim. Its dual polished-steel rails enable the saw to crosscut 8-in.-wide material with the blade set square to the fence or 5-1/2-in.-wide lumber with the table swiveled to 45 degrees. The blade will cut through 3-5/8-in. crown molding in the sprung position or 3-1/2-in.-tall molding when it’s held vertically against the fence.
The saw’s rail and motor carriage tilts left up to 48 degrees for making bevel cuts. Its table rotates 47 degrees left or right, and it can be positioned at nine common miter detents for quick set-ups. Or lock the table’s front handle to any other miter angle you need to cut. An LED cut line indicator helps you align the blade to your layout line more easily, and an electric brake stops the blade quickly when the trigger is released.
Part of Craftsman’s V20 cordless system, this 21.8-lb. miter saw is powered by a 20V MAX 4Ah high capacity lithium-ion battery. Craftsman reports that on a full charge, the saw will make up to 585 cuts through 3-1/4-in. MDF baseboard before the battery needs recharging. When that time comes, an included fast charger replenishes it in 60 minutes or less.
The saw kit includes one battery and charger, a carbide-tipped blade, material clamp, blade wrench and dust bag. The tool is warrantied for three years.
Craftsman’s 7-1/4-in. V20 Single Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (model CMCS714M1) is available now through Lowes.com and sells for $199.