I'm shopping for a new miter saw and this time I want to buy a compound slider.
I'm having a hard time getting information about the horizontal cutting depth of the slide (not the cutting depth vertical against the fence).
I want to use this mainly for cross cutting rough hard woods up to 12" in width (up to 2.5" thick), but I also want to make smooth cross cuts for building shelves.
This miter will live its life on a miter bench in my basement shop. It does not have to be mobile and I'm more about cross cuts than compound miter cuts for molding.
I'm leaning towards the DEWALT DWS709 for CAN $399 but I can not find how far the slide cut is, and I don't know if it's ideal for the above type of work.
Can anyone advise me on the cut depth, comment on that saw or any other related advise.