|Review by Milo||posted 06-15-2009 04:38 AM||3156 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Hey True Believers,
I’ve needed a new miter saw for too long now, and had actually purchased a 10” Skil from WorkShop tools. A couple weeks back I saw on their website that they had generic SLIDING miter saw for about 140.00. It was TD 10” Sliding Miter saw. Well, I’ve been trying to figure out where to put a big Radial arm saw I had (and had never used) and ended up taking the plunge with the new sliding miter instead. Since I had never opened up the box with the Skil in it, Workshop tools took it back in trade. Very cool of them.
This is a very generic saw.
A bit awkward to use. NOT the most ergonomic saw I’ve ever use. Not a Hitachi knock off here.
The adjustments for the Compound aspect are a bit hard to use. Doing crown molding might be difficult with this saw.
The lock down for wood isn’t the best, but I don’t know many people that worry about this.
It blows dust everywhere.
It has a rather accurate laser line guide for cutting that I didn’t ever know was there when I bought it.
The dust collect port on the back fits my little shopvac exactly. Something like a 1.5” port. I’ve experimenting with ways to direct the dust into the dust port.
Changing the degree of the cut is rather easy. There is now screw in lock like on a Delta miter saw.
Weight: It’s not so heavy that you couldn’t make this a table top machine.
I know this isn’t the most in depth review, but I hope it lets the hobbiest know there is an affordable sliding compound miter out there that give a little more cutting versatility for things like 2X’s and other boards.
Have a great one,
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