Here's are first big tool purchase, a DeWalt DW715 12" Miter Saw! We had debated between getting the 10" or the 12", but heard from several people that since we were doing crown molding, the extra size would really come in handy.
Before we get to work on the baseboards, I wanted to make a miter saw table that would make cutting the long pieces much easier and more accurate. I plan on following this guide from Family Handyman with a few modifications. The main one being that I’m hoping to make a better fence by embedding a straight edge ruler so I can easily see how much I’m cutting off (at least for some cuts).
The other thing we need to do before baseboards is Christmas decorations! If the weather is good enough tomorrow, that will take priority.