I am thinking about buying my first mitre saw/compound saw. Maybe not this model, but something similar to this:
I note that some models come with a built-in material clamp that presses the work down, some come with a built-in material clamp that presses the work horizontally towards the fence, and some, like the one pictured, offer neither. (It doesn't seem to be related to the price.)
If I bought the model shown, I can't see how to conveniently and safely clamp the work before cutting. The fence has plastic catches behind the fence (to allow it to be turned), so clamping there will be a fiddly matter. There is very little space underneath the base to slide a G-clamp or similar to allow a vertical clamp. If there are holes that are intended to insert a clamp, I can't see which they are.
Are there clamps that attach to the side extensions? They seem too flimsy.
I fear I am missing something that will seem stupidly obvious when it is explained to me.