The compound miter saw has always been a favorite tool of mine. With this tool, I can make almost any complex angled cut on a board, which makes it perfect for tight fitting miters, especially when installing moldings. Single-bevel saws aren’t quite as handy, but still very useful. Even a basic chop saw has its uses for square cuts.
Whether you choose any of the three for your shop, you can learn how to get more out of your saw with these tips for Using a Miter Saw.