Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1cutoffman relativly poor, very hard to tighten bolts with provided spanner resulting in busted blade.
I have been using this as a work tool for the past couple of weeks.
for a start made in china, any questions?
Second, not well designed,
there is two bolts required to adjust the angle fence. the provided spanner just dose not do the job,
very hard to adjust the location of the angle plate.
there is no crank on the tightening handle.
This is like a 80's tool where as most others are producing tools that are understanding that time is money, and having to spend 20 minutes to adjust two bolts as your peice of metal is 1/2 inch larger than the opening is a pain in the rear..
Also when you make this change it is almost impossible using the spanner provide to tighen the bolts to prevent movement of the plate, so on the second cut the blade shatters, what a waste.
August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TripleL Blade not square with base
Right out of the box the blade was not square with the base. Blade striking edge of slot in base. There is no adjustment to correct this.
February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by petey great saw....I have an older model, base and saw very heavy
good deal my saw is a little older, has a heavy base and can be adjusted to use 12" wheels also, the angle adjustment works great.
May 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Buss Chop saw
Shaft looks like it is bent. Blade moves off center when cutting. Difficult to make accurate cuts.
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OldDIYer Good saw except for some details
Recently purchased this saw and have probably made 50 cuts through 1 1/2" steel angle with 1/8" wall. It performed well - but it has some minor problems.
1. the angle bracket that clamps the work is made out of somewhat light material and has too big of a redius where it bolts to the base. 1/8" thick material can not be held square when it slips under the radius of the clamp vise. To fix that, I bolted a 1/4" thick steel plate, with a square bottom edge, onto the the angle bracket/vise.
2. The structure supporting the main hinge was welded to the base slightly off square. So one can not use a square to align the vise to the base and expect the cut to be square. Also one can not use the engraved angle marks on the base because they are not square with the hinged structure. To work around that, one has to align the vise angle bracket to the abrasive saw disk with a square, then scribe a line across the base for future refference to make square cuts.
To their credit, the vise angle bracket rotates plus & minus 45 degrees - the literature and a salsman at the manufacture all said it only rotates 0 - 45 degrees.
November 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mike Lasted 1 year
The brushes in this grinder lasted less than 1 year,threads on hold down clamp stripped out with normal use aswell
June 4, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by EricTheHun Flimsy base
Milwaukee replaced the 6180 (heavy cast base) with this lightweight flimsy base, resulting in a more jagged cut as the workpiece flexes it. My Milwaukee of 25 years ago are all still running fine, but I'm not going to keep this one long enough to find out.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RDGower Satisfactory
I've had this saw for approx 5 years with fairly light use. It's always performed adequately for my needs; general metal fabrication in yard work and farm repairs. i've cut enough 1/4" material to use up one abrasive disc. Clamp has worked fine.
March 7, 2014