Rated 4 out of 5Â by 155
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Curmudgeon70 Low Priced Miter Saw
Bearing in mind the price/performance characteristics of this unit, I felt a rating of 5 was not over the top.
Obviously, this saw is not built to the exacting standards of many higher end units priced in the $350 and up price range. Please keep in mind that this saw is only $200.
a: Construction is solid.
b: Adjustments are quite well set right out of the box.
c: There is adequate power for most jobs.
d: Operation is quite smooth thanks to ball bearing construction.
e: The saw is well designed for portability with a properly placed carry handle.
If you require the adjustments to be very accurate for the blade to be 90 degrees vertical to the base and 90 degrees horizontal to the fence, I suggest the purchase of a 9 inch draftsman quality 90/45 degree triangle. Took me 5 minutes to readjust using this technique. They are plastic and cheap but an excellent investment.
All in all, this saw is an excellent investment for the price and unless you are a contractor who uses the thing every day, It should last for many years.
February 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Atchy Ryobi 10" sliding mitre saw
This saw is very well priced and and is a great value at that price, however the mitre stops are not as positve as one needs. In using the saw I found that in tightening the locking screw to hold the saw at the mitre stop, the saw moved position, not holding true. With very little effort one can move the saw from its locked position off its mark without unlocking it. Ryobi would have a excellent saw if the stops were solid locks rather than a ball in hole detent and a lock that engages a serated guide that doesn't hold position. Bed was flat and operation was easy to use. I am returning this and may try another Ryobi or may upgrade to another saw.
October 5, 2008
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ChelseaDIY Very inacurate
I bought this saw to replace an older unit and used it to do carpentry that did not require a high degree of accuracy for a few months. Recently I tried using it to install hardwood flooring and discovered that the 45 degree and right angle cuts where unpredictable and varied greatly as there is no real positive stop - the stop is provided by a spring loaded ball that rarely stops the saw in the same position.
Bottom line - this saw does not provide the accuracy required of a miter saw - do not buy if you require accuracy!
December 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PaulDYI Lacking in precision and versatility
Before you buy this saw, check the fence to be sure it is straight. The fence on the Ryobi saw I purchased was not straight, making precision cuts almost impossible. When I went back for a replacement saw, I found two others with crooked fences. Ryobi needs better quality control here.
Also, consider whether you will need to cut wood thicker that 3 1/2 inches. And look carefully at the saw's angle cut capabilities, as they are quite limited, and you may want greater versatility.
Otherwise, this saw has performed well, and the price was competitive. But if I buy another miter saw, I'll spend more to get more.
November 12, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by nats High hopes
This saw might be ok for doing a deck but not for anything that requires accurate cuts. I had to recalibrate the Mitres and bevels three times and when i finaly took it back the saw was out 3 1/2 degrees. Home depot was good about it and took it back and gave me a great deal on a bosch saw. Also the lazer was not even close to the cut, and due to the location it would get covered in dust with every cut. You get what you pay for i guess. The only thing i liked about this saw was the stand it came with. Also the screw to hold the blade in was cross threaded on the first one i brough home.
September 18, 2010