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.
The saw works great and is very reasonably priced. The only complaint is the saw dust collector. More saw dust is thrown into the air than is captured.
Great saw for the money one negative dust collection feature does not work well.
Bought as a gift for my mother- she is very happy with it!
Between the sale price and internet discount, this saw was a steal. It came out of the box practically perfect. The fence was off by a degree. Would recommend to anyone.
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.