Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 163
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jgoofyf For light duty work
I am a professional cabinet installer. I am contracted with 3 different cabinet companies. One of these companies does apartments only. The cabinets are Euro-style and are primarily made of MDF. For this work, there is no better tool. It is light weight, sturdy and with the 4Ah L-ion battery it lasts about a two days.
The laser is easily adjustable, and stays accurate. The biggest problem with the laser is that after about a week of solid use the switch starts acting up. ( my boss has the same saw and the exact same issue)
If you are looking for something to cut hard woods, KEEP LOOKING! I tried cutting a piece of 3/4" x 3 Beech wood the other day and it was a definitive no go.
All in all this is a good saw once you put a decent blade on it. 7-1/4"
I put a Diablo 60T on it and it cuts like butter.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zoom great tool for the money
Works great, but definately a good quality blade is a must. Love the laser guide.
Clamp is not very useful.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayrat21 Awesome addition to my Ryobi family
Great for any home owner. Use the 18v batteries I already have. Only used it real quick so can give a review on how long a battery will last. Very light weight. Takes no storage cause I just hang it on the wall.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan great for the money
I works great It is just what I wanted great price
October 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AtlantaGuy Nice for basic trim, but limited by size and questionable stops
I used this saw, along with the Ryobi cordless nailers to do a large crown/trim install in our master bedroom (I also replaced the blade with a trim blade). While the saw did the job, and is a pretty good value for the money (considering the cost savings by doing it myself), I found the ball stops very frustrating and never felt 100% confident the stop was truly locked in the right place. That can be a problem with fine trim work. (To be clear what ball stops are, instead of using hard latch stops that click securely into a groove, this tool uses a ball bearing roller that "rolls" into an indent, and therefore it is possible to be slightly off center...I see this potentially getting worse with wear too). In short, ball stops are a terrible design, and the saw would improve greatly with true positive stops. Also, I am wondering if Ryobi is going to get with the program and come out with a slider like their competitors, which would also solve the "arggg it's just slightly too small" problem that I experienced a few times when cutting some larger trim. Since I also have an investment in Makita tools, I am on the verge of getting their cordless slider to take on my next project. So a note to Ryobi - take this saw, keep the laser, make it a slider, add true positive stops and add the ability to use one OR two batteries for 36v of power and you will have a winner. Also, feel free to send me one for evaluation if you make it :) Bottom line, for what it is and its cost, I recommend it but be aware of limitations.
September 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mike Ryobi 18v mitersaw
No handle to rotate / swivel saw.. Need handle to lock saw degree
September 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ric Thot Good for the price - you get what you pay for
Probably the cheapest 10" miter saw on the market.
Works just fine!
But read through the manual :-)
I'd bet negative reviews below did not go through the proper saw adjustment, as covered in the manual!
The laser isn't OFF !!! Read the manual! The laser should be used with the blade all the way UP, it basically will tell you where the blade will cut when you lower the blade. What the laser will NOT do is remain on the cut mark all the way down!
You need to adjust the laser first, using the small adjustment screw, again, ALWAYS with the blade all the way UP!
When you start lowering the blade, the laser will "move" away from the cut mark... That is to be expected with this saw! The blade will cut EXACTLY where the laser was with the blade all the way UP though!
Manual even tells you how to adjust the laser to cut right of, left of, or directly on the cut mark.
90% positive reviews of of over 135 as of May 8 2016 can't be wrong! This is a good saw for the weekend carpenter and small to medium projects!
But keep in mind you get what you pay for, if you need fullpoof quality and build, go with the other yellow brand..... and pay 3 times the price!
May 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by haplessgardener 7 1/4" Miter Saw (RYOBI)
Nice cuts for 2 x 4s. impressed, laser guide so helpful. Only reason I gave a 4 star is that it's quite small for larger wood-sized projects. I think I should have taken others' reviews to get the 10" or 12" saw. I wasn't looking down the road enough for future projects as the current one was just 2 x 4" cuts only.
September 6, 2016