|Review by Bob Kollman||posted 12-25-2009 08:55 AM||6193 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This miter saw has been very good purchase, I made some compromises in order to have a sliding compound miter sooner rather than later. I choose this one because of price $230.00 (I think the regular price is like $330.00), and durability. When I looked at the display model, it was firm and square. The saw has all the power I need, and most of the time I’m using it for cross cuts, and simple 45’s and 22.5’s . Out of the box everything was squared up, I had to make a slight adjustment on the tilt stop to get it at 45 degrees. No other adjustment were needed. The fence was perfectly square, even the laser was adjusted properly. The blade has a slight runout, probably due to the fact that the arbor is 5/8th’s with a reducer installed on the blade instead of 1” arbor. The installatin of a forrest blade with a 5/8ths arbor hole took care of the runout. The reason I wanted a slider was simple, everytime I needed to make a simple fast cut in the middle of a project, my table saw always seemed to have the dado blade set up. My 10” was limited to boards 51/2” wide. For that main reason this slider has become a valued asset in my work. The dust collection works great, saw dust flies all over, and I sweep up the mess when I’m done!!! I have had the saw for 6 months now with no problems, I rate it at 4 stars because I am sure that this saw has limitations that I am not aware of yet, but for practical simple jobs the preformance has been excellent. The slider works freely with no slop, and the miter stops are accurate. The hold down works well, and the bladeguards function as they should. I would rather have bought a bosch, but this saw with the right blade is a very accurate tool, at half the price. I do recommend this miter saw.
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.