This is a terrific value for the money. It performs as well if not better than other brands costing up to twice as much. It is easy to use and has safety first features. Do not see why anybody would want a non-sliding mitre saw (that most others sell for about same as this) when they can have this one.
The saw is ok - cuts are straight and miters are fairly tight. The laser is difficult to see when using outdoors, even in the shade. My biggest gripe is the sorry plastic "handle" on this saw. After finishing a job the other day, I picked up the saw by the "handle" which pulled apart from where it is attached to the motor housing. Half the screws stripped out of the motor housing and the other half broke through the upper handle's plastic. I have been trying to get replacement parts through parts direct, but the motor handles are backordered for a month! I imagine they replace a lot of these handles. If you buy one of these saws, be sure and not use the handles as handles. Pick up the saw from under the base.
Product was well packaged and pretty easy to put together. Took some test cuts and measured with angle gauges and saw looks to be pretty closely set up from the factory. So far happy with purchase.
Fit this saw with a Diablo 60 tooth blade, and it will outperform any saw on the market for under $400.
This saw is light weight, compact, yet strong enough to cut anything that you throw at it.
AFTER ASSEMBLED TRIED IT OUT IT WORKED GREAT
GREASED THE MOVING PARTS . DOESN'T USE LASER
I've checked out a few other brands. Ryobi seemed a little flimsy. Its also an odd color so I checked out Dewalt. No doubt, it was a good product, but the dust collection and shute didn't square with my expectations. My last Craftsman did real well with dust collection. This one has a similar design that even some major brands lacked so I went with the Craftsman.
The first one i received didn't work very well. Went in to exchange it and found I was sold an older model. This one is a completely different saw. Everything was aligned, the laser was set from the factory. The numbers are easier to read, the dust is a little bit better, though not great (Still doesn't come close to collecting all the dust. Overall a great saw.
Love the versatility of this saw. Perfect size for me to use and move around my work space and heavy duty enough for all of my projects. Even gave my husband a little tool envy.
Got on sale for $200. works great, but wanted to be able to cut wider material so I started looking at sliders and ended up getting this saw. saw is good enough for my light duty non-professional needs around my house. Slider moves precisely and setting up saw to cut square took around 15 minutes ... it was "pretty close" out of the box. I agree with everyone else that the dust bag does not do much "collecting". light weight and easy to move around and store away. i would recommend to anybody.
Nice entry level saw. Small blade size, compact size for easy storage. Very simple to use. I've had no issues. I have a larger one also, and I prefer this unit!
This is a great machine, very easy to use. Love the handle for transporting. Could be a little lighter. Easy to assemble. I'd highly recommend it. No issues this far.
Was a little disappointed when I first used the laser. The laser is not very bright and does not project a sharp line on the wood. It doesn't project directly on the cutting line, either. It shines to the left of it about 1/8 inch. Called the help line and was told "that's just the way it is". Other than that, it appears to function as it should in making cuts in wood. I don't know how much the laser adds to the price, but it's not worth it.
Large and heavy duty. Very pleased with quality. Enjoying doing the woodwork easier with the miter saw now. Detailed crafts need this kind of saw for more accurate cutting so knew Craftsman products would be my best solution. Very pleased with the purchase.
Just can't beat it for the price. Does everything very well as expected.
Easy set up out of the box. Looked at several brands before settling on the Craftsman.. This is a great saw for the weekend DIY. Used it only a few times but so far it is well worth the money. Was able to get this on sale and that helped make the decision
I have used this saw since 2011. It cuts accurate through thin molding or 4x4s. I really try to use it for anything I can because of how clean and accurate it will cut. It has held up well over the years and I would recommend it to anyone planning on using it every weekend for years. I have used it almost every weekend and enough to replace 2 blades. One small problem I have is I wish the back fence was a little longer towards the blade for small cuts. The major problem I have is the "Miter Handle Support part 2dwh" is cheap and flimsy, It is the piece that holds the trigger and locking mech to adjust from straight cuts to 45 or other degrees. This made from cheap plastic rather than metal like higher end units. It has broke and been repaired several times. Another reason it breaks is the poor design. There are 4 screw holes that bolts this piece to the unit. These holes are attached to the Miter Handle Support by a lip that is just over an inch long and quarter of an inch thick.If you press hard enough with your hands it would more than likely break let alone real use on a saw. The bad news is craftsman no longer has any real warranty with their saws. The good news is Craftsman finally makes a replacement piece for about $40 taxed and shipped that is made from metal.
With that piece being broke your saw will slide all over the place and never allow you to make a straight accurate cut. So I would suggest to spend the extra money and buy the next level up. It already has the metal Miter Handle Support for the price difference of this saw plus buying a replacement metal support handle. So they are really the same price at this point and you wont have to wait 2 weeks for a replacement.
I was uncertain whether or not to indulge in a compound miter saw when I already had a chop saw. I decided to mitigate some of the cost by going with a 10" saw, and I could not be more pleased. This saw has a very smooth action. The guard retracts with no pull. With very little effort you can make very reasonable cuts using the laser. The degree measurements on the saw are accurate enough that I don't feel the need to verify each adjustment using a compass or square for work like trim. Most importantly it is a great toy to add to the shelf! It is a pleasure to use. Thank you craftsman.