Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Tried it out and sadly disappointed
I bought this saw because it was compact, powerful, and lightweight. It also had a good warranty and with Home Depot Rigid tools you can return within 90 days. i used this saw on a small project where i had to crosscut 2 x 4s and rip some plywood using an edge guide. i was disappointed in my cuts and the performance of this saw. This is my list of complaints: baseplate is not perpendicular to saw blade by about 1 1/2 degrees, baseplate edges are not paralell to saw blade, edges are not machined flat., levers are molded plastic over a nut and will definetly round out over time with clamping down hard, also seems to have play in motor shaft. Overall, i wish the engineering team could have paid attention to the details i mentioned because this being one of the few compact, corded, lightweight saws available it could have been a winner. I am a former mechanical designer and i am fussy about my tools. Rework this saw design and I may try it again.--JB in Rochester,NY
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeO Great saw
Light weight and easy to use. Have yet to have an issue with it.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hearyehim Great
Nice saw. One problem, tried to square saw, blade to foot at 90 degrees and was unable to do so. She cuts at roughly 87 degrees.
I mean who wants to take a saw back after they just drove 27 miles.
May return for exchange and or adjustment next trip.
May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Henry Reminds me of Detroit 30 years ago.
Just way too many shortcomings.
1. The depth lock is loose, and as a consequence it wouldn't lock down the depth. I had to unscrew the torx bolt, re-tighten for it to work.
2. The bevel lockdown is loose and likewise wouldn't lock down and I had to readjust.
3. The 90 degree between the blade and the shoe is not square. The adjust needs a T8 torx bit to adjust. I don't have it. So have to get the special T8 to do adjustment.
4. The blade and the side of the shoe is not parallel. It is off by about 1/16 between the front and the back which is quite substantial. Adjusting this requires a complete tear-down of the housing, motor and arbor assembly.
I gave up for what could have been a very well designed quality saw if the manufacturer are on top of their QA department. Reminds me of Detroit 30 years ago where the business and production model is to ship it out regardless and let the dealers handle any quality issues. Well in this case, even with lifetime warranty, I'm not putting up for it......I returned it !!!
May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Constructiom Great saw light easy to use
Saw has big capacity for such a small saw, slices 3/4 plywood faster than my 8" dewalt handles a 2X4 with zero issues.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim BEST WARRANTY OUT THERE...
Sharp and accurate.......easy to hold and keep on line.......LIFE TIME GUARANTEE is the best part...
April 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wally Not what I thought it would be
I wanted to replace a small light weight Mikita that was a good saw but I was tired of cutting the power cord into because the cord came out of the side the blade was on. I wanted it for cutting smaller lumber like siding 1x4 1x8 and the like. Something easer to use than a full size saw.
The saw will not follow a square at all has no adjustment for the table so it can. The table is very rickidy and can be pushed side to side while sawing leaving the tail of the blade ruining the cut of the work piece. For the price it should be better. Unless you have no experience at all using a good saw you will not be happy. If you are doing something like sharpening stakes it will be fine. If making a living with a saw look elsewhere.
March 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Will 6 1/2" Mag. saw
I am a framing contractor. This was purchased to replace an old Skill 5 1/2" that we use up high to cut truss blocks, rafter tails, plywood, etc. where a worm drive is heavy and awkward.
I really wanted to like this saw, because it has a a bunch of great features:
It's light, it's reasonably powerful, it's small, it has a METAL FRAME (BIG deal, we destroy plastic framed saws) and it has a 6 1/2" blade, so it will cut 2X at a 45 degree bevel.
BUT. It got returned after 3 days of use because it's Achilles heel is that is a plastic y depth adjustment lock that would perpetually come loose, could not be tightened (at least as near as we could tell) and eventually broke from being cranked on in an attempt to keep it locked.
SO...I can't say it's either "Durable", or "Professional" as it states on the box, but it does have some things to recommend it none the less.
For homeowner use, or maybe as a plywood saw, it would probably be OK. For commercial framing, not so much.
March 29, 2016