Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Truckyduck Great saw
Solid saw. A good fit for DIY. Looks and performs like a much more expensive saw. Accurate & sharp. Cuts easily. Sets up in a minute. Other saws for this price seemed chincy, this saw feels so durable.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sw Great value
Great value for the money. Very easy to use straight out of the box!
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vittsbgrme Great Product !
This is one heck of a saw, love it. Highly recommend, worth the money....
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Perfect cuts for crown molding
The set up was very easy. The saw is also easy to adjust. Very pleased with the product
March 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bbartlog Mine developed some problems
Cuts well, the laser line is convenient. Note that the '10 inch' refers to the blade diameter (I guess); you can't cut anything bigger than a 2x6 with this saw. I personally found the safety on the handle occasionally inconvenient, as some pieces are easier to cut if you can retract the guard with your right thumb (which I can no longer do with this saw), but I think that's probably a minority opinion.
However, this saw developed a couple of problems within a year of my getting it. First, the diecast aluminum fence warped slightly over time, probably because of inadequate strain relief (annealing) in the manufacturing process. Where the left and right fence were initially aligned, the fence casting contracted over time so that they are now about 2/3 of a degree out of plane with one another, and some unknown amount out of square with the blade. No longer possible to cut a square end to something without first figuring out which half of the fence to use (and they may both be off).
Second, the laser guide got knocked out of line somehow so that it now points a couple of degrees to the left of the actual cut. It may be possible to fix it somehow, but why would it get out of line in the first place?
August 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jebbier Easy to Use
Received the saw quickly and within minutes I was using it. Great product at a great price!
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holly Great saw with a laser and extensions rails
We had a Skil saw similar to this one but somehow my husband broke it a couple weeks before Christmas. I do the majority of our home projects so I did a lot of research on the different saws out there. I narrowed it down to this one, Dewalt and Ridgid. After going to Home Depot and feeling and playing with the Dewalt and Ridgid saws I found that I just didn't like the way either one handled. And even though I couldn't actually touch this Skil saw, because it wasn't sold in stores, I decided to go with it because I really liked the one that I had before. This one is pretty much exactly like the one that we had except it has a laser and the extension rails (even though they aren't shown in the picture). Another feature that I like about Skil that Dewalt and Ridgid did not have is in addition to the miter stops if you have an angle that is in between you can tighten the twisty knob in front and it will keep it in place. I have already used this saw several times and am not disappointed at all. I only had some minor adjusting on the laser after I removed it from the box, which was easy to do. I am so glad I went with another Skil.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kellen Complete package
This miter saw is perfect for a home workshop saw that has the features needed for home projects. It's lightweight so it would be easy to move around if you need to, but can be bolted down onto your workbench if you want it stablized. It ripped through it's first project with ease, cutting fast and sharp without splintering up the wood, the miter settings are easy to use and it has detentes for common cuts. The blade was easy to control with very little friction allowing for precise control (useful for a check cut, but typically you're ripping all the way through anyway) The cutting surface has grooves cut into it to keep your work sliding around on the aluminum plate. The laser was pre-calibrated on mine so I didn't have to adjust it, lining up dead center of the cut.
I am frequently of the opinion that it's worth buying quality in tools, and I wouldn't classify this as cheap, it's solidly built and I don't suspect it'll be falling apart through any of my moderate-heavy home usage (I couldn't say for work-site level usage). Yet it's priced like a cheaper no-name brand saw.
June 11, 2014