Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Paul Good Laser
This is a good laser with one exception. The laser line is hard to see if you are working outside in the sun. This is probably common to any laser light.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PaulWoodworker Glad I got it, but it takes getting used to
Because this laser is mounted on the side of the blade, the line does not line up with the blade edge. This unit is made with the laser line slightly out of parallel with blade, so if you start with the blade raised and bring your mark to the line, as the saw is lowered, the line moves. This is explained in the instructions with the unit. I find the best way to use it is to lower the saw, and align the mark to the line with the saw down.
The other thing about this is it is centrifugally actuated, so you have to turn the saw on to see the line. For some work this is OK, if you can bring the blade forward and down without touching the work. If you are working on a very wide or thick piece, you will have to have the saw in the up position, turn it on and move the mark to the line. As noted above, when you then move the saw down, the line will shift, so you have to know how much to offset the mark from the line. Like I said - it takes getting used to.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BuilderBill works well
Just install and you have a nice line to work off of. Only drawback is you can not see the line outside if there is bright sun light.
March 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KevE Great idea; Great construction; But...
Love the idea of the laser guide and the price seemed reasonable. The line looked good when I first set up the saw and checked it out in the shop. Most of my work so far has been outside though, and I haven't been able to see the laser line. I've been working the saw for about a month and haven't gone in-depth to see if there's a problem with the laser...but I did make sure there was no gunk on the aperture. Will try to post an update if I resolve the issue.
June 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by doug Defective product - did not work
The laser beam was defective - no beam. I returned it to Home Depot and got a refund. I later bought the same product again from a different store and that one worked. This is the only laser guide that is compatible with the GCM 12SD to there are really no other options.
February 29, 2012