Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 156
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony I'm really glad I got this tool !!!
Got this sliding compound miter saw the other day. I had looked at several others online and this one has the best price for what you get. I was thinking about getting a plain compound miter but then I thought what if I need to do straight cuts on larger sizes of wood; can't do that with a plain miter. I also would need to buy a circular saw too in order to do that task. So this is really 2 tools built into 1. My 1st project was to build a work bench for it. I got all of my materials and finished the job; took about 3 hrs. This is my first time using a compound miter saw as well. I used a miter box and saw.... in the past;but this is so much easier and faster....Can't wait for my next project....
February 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Litterally Falling Apart
As a homeowner, I bought this saw along with the Ryobi stand a little less than a year ago to do my basement reno project. I have been using it with little issues for the first several months. Now that I am close to the end of my project that saw started falling apart. The plastic blade guard fell off due the attachment braking off. Additionally the front knob that is used to set the angles also broke off and is just dangling from the arm. The laser has become skewed and no longer usable. I was hoping this saw would have been with me for years to come as I own whole line of Ryobi power tools and accessories. This was very disappointing. I will look for a replacement but another brand. This experience will make be reconsider buying other Ryobi power tools.
August 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rotenburo How did I live without this?
I bought the Ryobi from Home Depot and ordered a Port-A-Mate Miter saw work stand from elsewhere. They are a great set and allow me to move my saw from the garage, where I do cabinetry, to the garden, where I use the miter saw to cut through landscaping 4x4s to build raised beds for the garden and to put around the trees in my orchard. The angles cut precisely and the slide on the saw is great for cutting 2x10s for the garden. Before purchasing the Ryobi, I was using my table saw and had to flip the 4x4s to cut through if I was not cutting at 90 degree angles. Cons - The saw dust collector fills up very rapidly with 4x4 cuttings.
June 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MassDC poorly made, too cheap for heavy use.
I received this saw as a Christmas gift yesterday and returned it this morning. Although it is inexpensive and offers a lot of features, there are NO positive locks in the miter base. The 'most used' angles hardly snap in at all, and you have to twist the lock knob way too much to get it secure, Same thing for the Bevel adjustment. I thought I was going to snap off the plastic handle in order to get it tight enough where it wouldn't move.
This might be acceptable for someone who will make a dozen cuts per year, but I do a lot of remodeling and I am going to have to pay a lot more for a quality saw.
You get what you pay for !
December 26, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DPhil Great saw
I definitely agree that the blade makes rough cuts, but I also think its silly to assume that the blade included will be for anything but general use, which it is. Having never used a mitre saw, I can only say wonderful things about this saw. Great price, the laser is awesome, very easy to use out of the box. Had it on my workbench cutting within ten minutes. Was only making a sandbox, but saved hours compared to the circular saw I would have used. The sliding aspect is absolutely wonderful and with a 12" cutting line made for quick work and a very easy motion. I have never been so impressed by a power tool as I was with this.
June 16, 2010