This professional grade Makita mitre saw as a sliding rail mechanism with three linear ball bearings to ensure increased rigidity and precise, adjustment-free cuts right out of the box. The left-side sliding fence can be adjusted outwards when bevel cutting, or inwards for increased support of small or delicate materials. The soft start feature gradually increases speed to eliminate start up shock. The battery operated, factory calibrated Class II laser enables accurate alignment of the blade and cutting line. This mitre saw has a 2-stage safety switch for increased operator safety. The ergonomic vertical soft rubber grip design helps reduce vibration absorption and makes the mitre saw more comfortable to operate.