Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 189
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by piano Great saw for the price
I'm far from a pro, but this saw has been endlessly helpful on little projects around the house. The laser light is a great feature and overall, I have had no problems what so ever with this. Angle of cut changes easily, cuts are clean, everything I need for my little home fix-it projects. I bought one for my son for Christmas and he is using it a great deal too with much success. Easy to use, safe when following the recommended precautions...all in all...an excellent buy for the money.
January 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eanderson Fantastic saw, calibration a bit difficult
I got this to cut through a number of 2x4s when building a loft. I opted for the 10'' version in case I wanted to cut additional 2x6s later on.
Cutting the wood worked fantastically at all angles.
Moving the deck to the exact desired angle wasn't as smooth as it could be, but you can get it to the correct angle after a few tries.
The laser was pretty difficult to calibrate and I never did get it to align perfectly straight, though I didn't spend too much time with it.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Ryobi Compound miter saw
Good saw. Sharp cuts. The measurements for degrees are a little off but only slightly. If you plan on cutting anything larger than a 2x6 get a larger saw. The problem I had was when it came time to cut my crown molding. The fence is too short to accommodate the cuts required. Everything needed to be set ie... Laser, fence, deck and blade.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonnieM Does exactly what it says on the label
Easy to assemble and set up. You may need to make sure the laser guide has not moved during transit but to be fair that is covered in the instructions. Cuts accurately and easily. A great tool that does exactly what it says on the box. Well worth the money.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by b123 great tool for the money
Bought to remodel kitchen. Worked awesome to do all the trim work. Wish it would have come with finish blade thou . Over all was a great purchase.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hommer Good saw w/ fair accuracy
I've used this saw for framing, decks and finish work.
The blade is excellent; lasts a long time and makes clean cuts. Very powerful and a pleasure to use. I recommend this saw for all but accurate trim work. The motion seems to drag slightly after much use but still works fine. The accuracy is not spot on but close enough for gov work. Would be nice to have this saw for framing and a high end saw for finish work; I'd hate to wear out a high end saw on framing and decks.
November 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DieselPwrRam Great piece of equipment for the price.
I got this miter saw for fathers day. It is well constructed and right on when I checked for squareness. Very pleased in over all design and ease of use. I needed an addiitional part and called customer service. My call was transferred to a representative within five minutes. The rep. was courteous and knowledgeable. She located the part I needed and are on the way. Should I have a issue in the future I can be reassured prompt assistance. I'm sold on Ryobi.
June 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gulloj Great saw. Had it a long time.
I bought this saw at least 8 years ago. I'm not a contractor and only use it for hobby/DIY work, so it doesn't get a ton of use but I've cut some thick stuff with it. I've never had a problem with it at all. I also find that the stock blade leaves a nice finish on the wood. I like the compound action on this saw, but I don't use it much; I make mostly straight cuts. Just like all of my other Ryobi tools, this one exceeds expectations for the price.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rufio Cheap, Simple, Reliable, Easy to Use
Set-up for the product was as simple as they come. I've been using the product regularly for a month or so, and I have yet to see a flaw in it. Especially for the price, I would highly recommend this saw.
August 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lan49 Does the job -- laser is useful
I bought this saw for a flooring and molding job. I bought it on sale for $120 and was dismayed to find it a week alter at $100. Oh well. It performed just fine, but the work holding guide lost its c-clip immediately and falls apart at every turn.The job dulled the blade, no surprise. When I went to replace the blade the other day I found it difficult and confusing to get to the critical bolt. Shop around. If you can't find a better saw for the price, get this one.
September 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by betsy Laser sighting super helpful
Purchased this saw to aid in the installation of baseboard and moulding for 1000sf of hardwood floors my husband I installed. The laser sight was very helpful on the complicated cuts, though the articulation was not everything we hoped it would be. It was able to handle 5 1/4 wide baeboard. Overall for diyer this is a great tool.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RuddDawg Great Saw for the Price - no need to over priced saws
I have two Ryobi miter saws. I have a compiund miter saw at home that I use for wood and soft metals (when I switch to a cardbide blade) and it works great. It is portable enough to move all around my farm even building fences in the pastures.
I have another standard miter saw that I use at work for sutting aluminum extrusion to build workstations. It is a great, light weight saw for the price. No need to buy an over priced saw as this one works just fine.
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chowboss Very Good Miter
I purchase this unit after for years working with an old used miter saw I purchased off Craigslist. The saw works as advertised and I like the laser light feature. If you're like me and you only use a miter saw a couple times a year, this saw is worth the investment.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian I'm glad I bought this saw
I decided to get a miter saw for around the house projects since I was tired of the results I was getting with a jig saw or a manual miter saw.
Since this was just for around the house, I wasn't looking for an expensive saw.
It came down to the Hitachi 10" sold at another store and this Ryobi sold at Home Depot. Although the Hitachi is advertised as a little bit less expensive, lighter in weight, and had a longer warranty, it didn't have a laser guide which I liked about the Ryobi, so I decided to buy the Ryobi.
And, I'm glad I did. I think the saw exceeded my expectations. Quick and easy to use, nice straight cuts, and the laser guide is useful. The only con I see is that it is rather loud (maybe all miter saws are loud?), and the dust bag doesn't do a good job, but those are just minor inconvenences, So bottom line, I'm glad I bought this saw.
December 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER Don't purchase this tool
Purchased less than a year ago, went to use it today and smoke started pouring out out the motor vent. HD won't accept returns after 90 days, Ryobi won't accept returns period. Need to send or drive to nearest service center in person. Spend a few more bucks for a higher quality tool.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HypnoToad awesome little miter
just finished framing a basement with this bad boy. it did its part admirably
saw a couple reviews commenting on the inaccuracy of the laser alignment, wanted to offer some advice:
You need to have the saw all the way up in its idle position, and the laser will align dead center where the blade will hit at a 1.5" height. (so like cutting a 2x4). if your cutting anything else, just line the blade up with your mark like usual.
July 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by oldshooter Accuracy? What accuracy?
I realize that this is not the most expensive miter saw on the market and it will not cut 4 X 12 timbers in a single cut, but this has to be the most inaccurate power tool I have ever used! NONE of the pre-set angles are correct, not even 90 degrees. It takes longer to set the angles than it does to cut out the pieces for a project. I would not spend the shipping charges to send this saw back to Ryobi for their top of the line model for free.
November 12, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamD Nice Value
Good saw for DIYers. It handled all the cuts (inside & outside corners, straight cuts) needed for my new 5-1/4" height base molding. Laser is a nice little bonus, but is not that accurate when doing bevel cuts. However, it is easy to figure out the laser offset issue after some practice cuts. Dust bag is predictably useless.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChopSawMeow Ryobi14-Amp 10 in. Compound Miter Saw
This saw was a great purchase for my husband since he is just getting into wood making. It was at a great price. It's also easy to use and store. Best purchase I made for him..
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Exact replacement
This is a replacement for the one I lost when our house burned in the High Park Fire. I just had to get another just like it. The older one was so dependable and served me very well.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waty Good saw for the money
I bought this when it was on sale. For the price it couldn't be beat. This is more of a around the house type miter saw. I have trimmed a few houses with it but the real draw back is when I want to cut crown molding. It can handle 4in crown (barely) but 5in no way. I wish the fence was taller. I gave it 5 stars because you can't expect a $100 miter saw to do everything.. but this one almost does so its nice to have for little projects.
August 12, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kabesa136 my first compound miter saw.
afther reading some of the reviews your guys got lucky as soon as i assembled the saw and made my first cut i noticed the cut was not even i had to figure out why it was doing this after reading the manual i had to square the miter table to the fence with a framing square then ihad to use a combination square against the miter table and the flat part of the saw blade once i did that i had to loosen the indicator screws and reset them to zero after doing all that i was to fustrated to cut anything this was my first purchase now im a little concern about buying any more tools if i have to go through all this hassle all the time. doesnt the manufacturer check there machinery before they send it out to the stores, another thing the dust bag is useless , tomorrow im going to use it once more i will let you know how it turns out. then i might change my review.
April 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Millstap Best Saw for the Price
I thought I would post an unbiased review since I rely so much on these reviews when I am shopping. I needed a saw to cut treated wood, 2x2, 2x4, and 1x6 to replace a bunch of rotted wood on my Acadian style front porch that is the width of the house. This saw was perfect. The first weekend I rented a Ryobi for $30 but realized I could have bought this one for $119 so I did buy it the next weekend. I considered the Hitachi at Lowe's for $139 but after looking at both of them, I thought the Ryobi had a better quality feel. It will do anything you need for your home. I am now going to put crown molding in my master bedroom. I'm done with the porch. The blade cuts smoothly and the lazer guide is great. You can't beat if for the price. This is all I will ever need for home. Pros will probably need something bigger. This is compact at 27 lbs. and won't break your back.
July 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HJ46 Great tool
To be truthful, I bought this tool because of the price. Having used it quite a bit recently I've discovered I made a very good purchase. It is versatile, accurate and durable. I thought the laser was a cute toy...until I used the saw and discovered that it allows me to make very small adjustments with ease. This is one of the best bargains around and not just for the buck. I think it would be a good deal at a much higher price.
April 29, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lawman29 just what the doctor ordered
ready to go out of the box ,it's the helper i've needed for all the home projects on my to do list. makes quick easy work and precise cuts every time.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dride Great Value
I bought this saw for my wife at Christmas and so far we are loving it. It was easy to set up and get going. After squaring up the blade and reading the instructions, we were good to go. It is very solidly built and has an extra clamp that is useful for holding in the wood. The laser is great and it cuts fast ... real fast! Adjusting the mitre angle is easy. We love this tool and how easy and precise it makes our cuts.
January 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Awesome!!
Great saw for around the home!! Has made my project around the home easier!! Would recommend this to any home owner.
June 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Oldguy Not as expected
I bought this saw because my neighbor loaned me an earlier version. Plus I read all the reviews. However, I am not that pleased. The main thing is the saw blade was not square with the miter fence out of the box. So I followed instructions using my framing square (I checked it for squareness) I loosened the two socket head screws and attempted to move the fence to make it square with the bade. Thinking I was close, I tightened the screw on the left but it jumped backwards when the lock washer touched the fence! So I added a flat washer which solved that problem but there was not enough adjustment in the two oblong adjustment screw holes in the fence. I removed the fence and took a rat tail file to the holes. I'd file some metal away, replace the fence and check it. After the better part of an hour, I finally managed to square the blade with the darn fence. The laser on my neighbor's Ryobi came on when you depressed the trigger switch. This model has an off/on switch and I am sure it is a matter of time before I forget to switch off and have to replace the batteries. My combination square will have to be replaced but I do not expect it to be square to the miter table. Maybe I expect too much but I thought Ryobi made real quality stuff!
July 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by x5052 Great unit for the price
The saw perform well, I used it to do crown molding and base boards for my whole house. The only issue is the laser does not align with the cut of the blade.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by forced48 good quality and features
This saw is a good quality home use miter. I especially liked the laser feature. A bit difficult to cut crown on though as the gate is kinda short for that but for everything else, it's awesome.
April 23, 2014