Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 151
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy Great for Trim-work
I took the miter saw out of the box, installed one of my battries and started working.
Ideal for interior-and exterior trim work. Easy to carry from room to room.
Love this little tool.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by craigt good not perfect
cuts well with aftermarket blade, accuracy is a lil rough gotta keep an eye on the detents for accurate cuts...its doing everything I need even in oak...I love it
May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mikmaster63 Pretty good
I love the portability of it. It's really good for light weight moldings. It cut 2x2's easily, haven't tried anything bigger. It's not easy to turn the saw to make angle cuts though.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ Better than expected
I picked this saw up to cut used fence pickets for building stage props. I didn't expect much more than that, and would have been happy if that is all it could do. IT struggled cutting through 2x4s, but if you didn't force it, it would make the cut. I recently found a new respect for the saw though, when I realized that I was using the included blade and thought to myself it probably could stand an upgrade. I installed a 7-1/4" Diablo Demo Demon blade and this saw sprang to life! WOW! It will rip through 2x4s now, and the cuts are much cleaner. I haven't had it stall out once since changing the blade. If you pick up this saw, go ahead and grab the Demo Demon to go with it. You won't be sorry!
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJRIII A perfect addition to carpentry tool collection for small projects at home.
Saw is awesome for small projects, it's lightweight, compact, and equipped with a laser light for accuracy.
May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fastniky Wish I had this years ago!
This is great! I have used this with a Fine tooth blade and it cuts SMOOTH! I also like the laser for spot on accuracy. Now Ryobi just needs to make a portable skill saw in 7 1/4" I have an older home where the lumber is really 2" and the little 5 1/2" saw is just not enough.
May 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Good power and features
This is not a professional grade tool, but it is great for most household projects. My workshop is in a detached garage. Being able to have a compound miter saw right where I am working really saves steps and time. It has all of the basic features one would want in a portable tool. I love it!
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Plbski Handy little tool
The saw does a wonderful job for smaller work pieces. It has plenty of guts for cutting even a 2x4. Since I already own a few Ryobi tools and batteries and chargers, use was no problem.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by palcous just as expected
It is a great addition to my Ryobi one collection of tools. I bought this tool to take inside a house for trim work, rather than having my big saw outside and running back and fourth. It has it's cons that were all ready written in other reviews, no surprises. the con about it thermoing out is true on 2x4's but on trim and other smalls it worked fine. not to say it won't cut a 2x4, it does tax it, and let the saw do the cutting. I used it on a 2x4 wet pressure treated job, just had to slow down a bit. the other con I knew about and agree, the cam lock for the degree wheel could hold stronger. keep rechecking that it hasn't moved on ya.
February 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JDHomer Could of been really great saw.
I was impressed with the light weight and portability, but there are a couple of major flaws in the design that could have been corrected in the manufacturing process for a buck or two (maybe ten...)
1. Laser is obstructed (blocked) as soon as you start to lower the arm to cut. (major)
2. Who has time to adjust a screw clamp 2 inches ?? Get a real clamp. (major)
3. The bed on mine was not flat, so could not slide a flat piece of stock across it without lifting it up. (minor)
4. Now here's the ten dollar fix - why does it take a 400$ saw for dual bevel. Its not rocket science. (Just wishing)
Had to return the one I bought... I will wait for version 3.0 or so.
March 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Nice little saw
Great little saw. Very portable and lightweight. The laser scribe line works well. Just realize what you are buying. It is a 71/4 inch saw, so it is very limited on any miter cut.
April 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dyiwannabe I like it
must bolt down to something. I used a harbor freight vise grip work bench a two bolds. laser was accurate on cuts. Cut thru 2x4 very easily. Cut a 2x8, but had to cut from both directions and trim till the cuts matched up. Battery was fair, not a problem if you have 2 batteries and have one charging all the time. Light weight, dust bag doesn't work so well, could probably tighten up the dust bag with a Velcro strap. I like it.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joel Great Product
Love the brand. Great power and batteries last long enough to do small to medium projects. Love the versatility of battery operated tools. Lightweight yet powerful tool.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lance Quality products with affordable price.
I having use it yet. It's feel solid and we'll design. And it's just $100 bucks I like what I see and feel...its definitely worth the money.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nelsonfarm1 Great Product
This saw is exceptional for smaller jobs. The batteries are powerful and have lasting power.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mack Good for light duty cutting
Easy to assemble and cuts clean. The laser light is a nice feature
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by uulibrarian Nice, but room for improvement.
This is a nice, easily portable saw. Mine had a few small problems - the 20 tooth blade does a poor job, so I replaced it with a 60 tooth ($20).
The saw works best with a 2.5 ah or 4 ah battery, not the 1.5 ah, so the advertising should tell you this (it doesn't).
My saw has had very light use, but the laser has been damaged by a chip of wood flying onto it - second rate design or quality there.
Overall a good buy for light work, but not for professional use - I would suggest the Metabo, if you can afford nearly double the price.
February 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ckinggo Useful, but not very powerful
The saw is good for trim pieces or small lumber, but it quickly becomes overwhelmed with anything larger than a 2x4 or more than 4" wide. I'd go with a conventional saw if mobility isn't an issue.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by peteguy135 good value for price
seems to function fine at 45 degree cuts and works well as a cut off saw, only thing is the dust collector, kind of redundent, its there but really does not contain the dust or wast material still need to use it in the outside, so back and forth with the install work. also the laser guide needs to be modified(which we done) to really work right
March 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jw Great for what it is
Great Lightweight Tool! Not meant to replace your double miter, sliding 12".It makes all those little jobs breathlessly simple and accurate! the occasional user will appreciate it for the simplicity and approachability. pros will appreciate it for the LIGHTWEIGHT accuracy applied to multiple simple cuts. only minor hiccup is that the angle gauge takes some jiggling to make sure it's set to what you want. That's a trade off and easy to accept remembering that. It has saved me days of time over the last year compared to dragging out one of the big boys, plus cords, plus putting all that back....Get one. You'll be surprised how often you go to it!
December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slider handy size
have not used it yet,but I like the portability. never know where i MIGHT need it. Dislike cords and hoses always in the way.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iceman Best Purchase Ever
Easy to use, works every time. Best purchase ever, would definitely recommend and purchase this again
February 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RayJB921 Great for cutting meters. Especially if you have never done this.
I purchased this model so I did not have to worry about cords and it uses the same batteries as all the other tools I purchased. For some one that never used a table saw this has been very easy and using suggestions on line I was able to make excellent cuts and the job looks great.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Howardd21 Portable and capable
I needed to go to a job site and knew that I would be cutting some molding for around doors, closets, etc. I set up shop with the small Black and Decker workcenter, and then placed this on top of it. I was cutting within moments with no hassle. Cuts extremely well and was able to break it all down again quickly. Would recommend for any small jobs around the house. Cut the cord!
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Iceman Perfect for the job
Have 5 rooms of trim to do as part of ongoing remodel. No cords, easy to clean up around when doing only part of a job. Being light weight easy to put aside until next time. Charge lasts longer than expected.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by angelgirl Outstanding
Nice light saw, good for a quick job. Fast shipping. Good price.
December 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Useful tool for small jobs
Only limited use so far, but it worked well and was very convenient to use.
I like the Ryobi approach of a common battery set for a line of portable tools. This makes maintenance much simpler. I just hope the corporate types don't screw up the system by going to a "newer" line of tools
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AtlantaDan A hard working little saw
A great size and weight, so it's extremely portable. I bought it as a backup for my slider, but I've found myself using this little saw more than the larger one. The blade that came with it was adequate, but because 7 1/4" blades are so inexpensive, I immediately replace it with a much better, finer cut Diablo blade.
December 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wireless1 Great For Small Jobs (Built a Toy Box)
This is a compact unit that delivers a good cut in the size ranges it is made for and seems to last a long tiem on a single battery. I did run into issues when trying to finish angled cuts that were to wide for the saws design (This will not work as a saw to do angles with large crown molding). My only real complaint is that the laser is not strong enough to be seen if you are using this outside on a bright day.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeffT fantastic trim and project saw.
I am rebuilding my small garage and used this saw over a several day span. All the replacement wood is wet pressure treated 1x4, 2x4 or 2x6. No problem cutting it. Its battery powered, so u go a little slower, thats the only concession I made. The laser guide is great. Very accurate. Just remember to turn it off after a cut. I felt this should be tied into the trigger. I cant see not wanting it on. Lite, easily transported around the job site and fairly quiet. Everyone enjoyed using it with no complaints. Im an ex contractor and own everything, but the Ryobi tools are now my goto tools. Fast, convenient, reliable.
May 26, 2015