In working with wood on small projects such as bird houses, I thought I had all the "saw power" I would ever need with a circular saw. But to make things a lot easier, faster, and neater I found that I needed a miter saw. I tried the hand saw with a miter box but that took forever and was very tiring. So I asked my local handy hardware man what to do. He recommended a 10" Compound Miter saw made by Task Force. The model I bought was M2500W. It has all the features I need for my little projects and being able to easily cut angles was wonderful. All I have to do is figure out the angle, loosen the miter handle, and then turn the blade to the correct angle. Every angle is marked on the miter scale and is easily set by moving the blade with the miter handle. I really like the little bag that catches the saw dust. This doesn't catch all the dust but saves a lot of clean up time along with your lungs. Breathing saw dust is not very healthy and if you have a small wood working area, you need a good dust catching system. I again have chosen a mid-priced compound saw but for a female doing small projects I really do like it and highly recommend it. As always, read the instruction book and very carefully pay attention to where your fingers are at all times!