Lasers are the new black this holiday season, and Skil’s following up their dual-laser circular saw (released earlier this year) by attaching similar dual-laser package to their miter saw. The difference: the new miter saw uses a motion sensor to turn the laser on automatically whenever you approach the saw.
The concept is that your hands are freed up to manipulate the controls to clamp down the workpiece and adjust the saw.
Like on the circular saw, the two lasers shine parallel to each other, marking the area between them as the area that’ll be lost in the cut.
Besides the two lasers, the new saw boasts a pretty slick set of standard features, including:
- two crown stops (that can support up to a 4.5″ molding)
- a table extension with rails on both sides of the tool
- a 15 amp, 4800 RPM (2.5 Max HP) motor
- a die-cast aluminum base, which keeps the whole saw under 35 lbs.
- 0-47 degree adjustable miter and bevel angles
- positive miter stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees
- positive bevel stops at 0 and 45 degrees
- an electric brake to stop the blade quickly
- and an integrated carry handle
It’ll come with a 40-tooth carbide blade, dust bag and eble, blade guard, and all necessary wrenches, all for an MSRP of $179.99.