This saw has a wider range of angles, yet maintains accuracy cut after cut. It is so smooth my grandaughter used it easily (with proper supervision and instruction). The compound cuts come out perfectly every time!
4 years ago
This saw is excellent! I do no when I have purchased the best and this saw is it. I am a professional and use this saw several times a day and it performs flawlessly. For thirteen years I owned A huge 12" slide saw yes it was a nice saw too,and when I fell on hard times I hawked it. When I decided it was time to replace it I thought a 10" would be nice. It was not too heavy or big and this saw was the perfect replacement. This Saw did not need adjustment right out of the box and I did spend an hour checking.
5 years ago
Once the saw was set up, every cut was perfect. Adjustments are easy to make and the saw is as accurate as I could ever want. This saw will cut a 2X12 with ease and it can be locked so you can use it as a stationary miter saw. I would buy another one of these in a second. I planned to buy a 12" but all my blades are 10". This saw was the perfect choice. The laser line was an after thought but once it was adjusted to the right side cut (kerf to the left) it is extremely handy. All in all a great
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This is a great saw but you need to make some adjustments when it comes out of the box. The saw wasn't completely square or at an exact 90° cut. (Neither of which i noticed until i was cutting some wide material: 2x12s) But those are both quickly fixed with the help of a square. You will probably also have to adjust the laser a little. I know I did. I'm not too crazy about the split laser design. It is split when the saw arm is up but as you bring it down it zeros into a single line which is
... read more directly where the blade will cut. A little tricky until you get used to it. But overall a good buy for any diyer or pro.
4 weeks ago
Really nice saw.
Used it a couple of times in the past weeks and have no complaints on quality of the cut. Angles were accurate.This is a very good saw for the price.
1 month ago
For the price, this is a decent single compound miter saw. I really wants the Bosch double compound miter saw, but at 4 time the cost of this saw, and not needing precise cuts, chose this saw. It replaced a 10 plus year old Dewalt miter saw. I find the power, and cut precision comparable to my old Dewalt saw. I do expect it will not last as long. Parts are an issue with Ryobi if you don't live in the 48 continuous states, otherwise I find the tools the best bang for the buck.
I live in an apartment and wanted a small miter saw for the small projects I do with 2x4's and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. This saw does the job well. Not overly noisy, worked out of box with no problems. The laser light was spot on(pun intended). It's small enough to store in my extra bedroom, ready for my next use.
4 weeks ago
Its a good product at a good price. Been looking for an inexpensive miter saw for small projects. This one works well and is fairly simple.
2 months ago
Perfect for light weight work
I own a home repair business and my van can only carry so many tools. This saw is perfect for smaller quick trim repairs. Light weight and easily fits on a shelf in the back of my van. I own 2 other saws, 12 and 15 inch, they are bulky and heavy, they are kept in a work trailer. This little 71/4" saw is just perfect. Cuts well, adjusts easy. 5 stars all the way.
I got this miter saw to add to my tool inventory for fast small cuts of 2x2 and 2x4 and 4x4's.
Saw feels solid and cuts good but stalled on one cut Laser guide does work but not in sun light
It's quieter then some other in its class and enjoyed using to to cut 4x4 posts to redesign a soil and and mulch sifter it's also lite and folds down and easy storage
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2 months ago
Pretty good little saw for the money. It does what I need to do. My biggest complaint is that the stabilizer bars are bare metal and were rusty when I got the saw.
6 months ago
Killer saw, great performance..
Assembly was very easy with minor improvements to the manual. Hardwood or softwood, this saw cuts it like butter!
I HAVE HAD FIVE DIFFERENT SAWS AND THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET. I CAME WITH ALL THE ANGLES AND MITERS SET PERFECT. I HAVE NOT FOUND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT YET AND I HAVE LOOKED. THATS WHY I HAVE WEIGHTED SO LONG TO DO THIS REVIEW. IT IS THE SMOOOOTHEST SAW I HAVE EVER SEEN. THE ONE THING I WISH IT HAD THO, IS A LIGHT OR LAZER SO YOU CAN SEE THE CUT LINE. I WILL RECOMMEND THIS SAW ABOVE ALL OTHERS AND BUY IT FROM HOME DEPOT.
1 year ago
Don't listen to the complainers
This saw is a great saw. Quieter than my old dewalt yet still plenty of power. Do not listen to all the bad reviews out there. Yes it's heavy, it's a 12" in compound miter saw...what do you expect. If you want a saw that you can easily lug around go buy a 8" saw.
Dewalts big arguement is the deflection in the saw. Yes there is deflection in the saw if you push the blade side to side but let's be honest who is pushing to the side when they make a cut. Also the dewalt 12" has the exact same
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Dust control. The bag collects some dust maybe 30% on a good day. I have mine hooked up to a rigid 5hp shop vac and it collects about 90%. Once I hookup a dust collector I'm sure that number will improve.
The lapel which coat twice as much puts out the exact same dust. Just keep in mind that this is a woodworking tool and it cuts wood so there is going to be dust. There are a few upgrades you can make to capture more dust.
2 years ago
Great saw, innovative design
Bosch has put out a great saw with this one. The innovative glide action works smoothly and takes up less space than the common slide rail systems. All controls are up front making adjustments easy and fast. It's a very well thought out design with the needs and issues of the woodworker/carpenter/trim carpenter in mind.
Makita makes great saws and provides nice blades too
Got this to replace a Ridgid 12" slider that was OK but took up too much space, My most used material is 1"x 6" which this saw can cut 3 at a time with ease. Also have a 10" Makita that I really like which is why I decided to try this 12" one. Both saws came with fine blades which is also a plus. There is something about these saws that is hard to describe other than to say they just feel right for me.
5 days ago
Very Happy with purchase. Best price I could find, fast shipping, no damage, and the Makita saw is exceptional quality. As a 30 year veteran carpenter I can vouch for the LS1221--holds settings, lightweight, durable, nice finish to base, minimal plastic, true cuts.
5 months ago
Great miter saw
I received this saw as a christmas gift from my wife and couldn't be happier with it.It was set nice and square right from the box and cuts good and accurate.I like that it came with the table supports and they work well with long stock,plus it also comes with a hold down clamp which comes in handy.This seems like a very well build,quality saw.
I purchased this saw for crafting purposes as I needed something to miter frames and build small boxes. This saw is perfect assuming you're not cutting anything wider than 4". I also upgraded the blade to a Diablo for a smoother cut.
2 years ago
I love this saw. As a general contractor I have almost always carried a miter saw with me. The problem with my other saws is that take up a lot of space in my van and it was a pain to look for power when if I only needed to make a few cuts. I bought the 12 tool combo several months ago and I'm very pleased. I've used this saw to cut and install baseboard, casing, crown moulding, 2x4, etc. this saw obviously won't cut 45' on 6" crown moulding but it works for about 95% of what I need it to on a
... read more daily basis. With the 4ahr battery I can cut all day or even several days without charging
1 week ago
If you do trim work BUY THIS SAW!
This little Ryobi saw is a miracle if you do trim work -- interior or exterior. Light but powerful, it is very easy to move from place to place as you cut and adjust pieces of trim. I wish this product had been available years ago; I would have saved a ton of time and effort.
No cheap toy, however, it is easily adjustable with a tough aluminum bed, fence and clamp -- and uses the same 18 volt ONE batteries that power all of my other Ryobi construction tools.
Definitely a 'must have' for
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I've wanted a Bosch miter saw but could never find a decent price. HD's price was darned good!
I've been using a Sears Radial Miter Saw for 20 years and it was OK. Never too accurate but it worked fine. I bit the bullet bought the Bosch saw, and discovered my new saw is miles ahead of the Sears saw in technology. It is a great piece of equipment! I only wish HD would give a nice price break on the Bosch T4B stand if a person buys the Bosch miter saw.
2 years ago
I haven't used the miter saw yet, but its quality seems to be very high
Great price and service. I look forward to using this miter saw soon.
2 years ago
You will get work done with this saw
Up front bevel control and slide extensions are nice add-on features but I bought this saw to cross cut lumber accurately and reliably. Alignment was spot on at 90 and 45 miter - haven't needed to try bevel or compound yet but I suspect those cuts will not disappoint either. Gravity lift stand looks like a decent tool for mobility but I needed to cut some 14' long treated 4X6s for my deck remodel so picked up the Dewalt DWX723.