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.
I've had this saw for just over 2 years when it broke. Straight out of the box, the angles where close, but not accurate at all. If you want perfectly square cuts or trying to make a picture frame with 45* miters, plan on having some serious gaps. The red angle lock on the bottom of the saw is made of plastic with WAY too much flex. I've seen as much as 2 degrees of deflection. Also, as you screw down to lock the angle in place, it moves away from the angle you originally set. I have spent multiple hours tuning the saw to get an accurate cut, but all the cheap plastic means it doesn't hold true for more than a couple cuts. Additionally, I recently had the screw lock break on me. The screw goes through a nut that is held in place by plastic. While locking an angle in place, the plastic broke so the nut is able to freely move now. I can only cut angles at the notched locations which, again, are very loose in fit. If you are only going to be using this for rough work, all these issues may not be a problem (but I'd just recommend using a circular saw in that case). I've ended up just using this to cut longer boards down to manageable sizes, then cut to their final size/angle on other tools. If you plan on using this to cut accurate angles, like I was, look elsewhere.
The fence is not square to the blade. Out of the box it was about 1/2 degree off of zero. This will be returned immediately.
Everything has worked great. Only problem is the bag doesnt catch any of the sawdust.
Husband liked it
This is a pretty great saw for the money. Lots of power. Blows right through hard woods. Really only problem with it accuracy. The laser is pretty much useless but I'm not too concerned with that as I am with the miter adjustments. The stops at your common angles like 90 and 45 have way too much play in them. You make a quick adjustment to 90 degrees and start cutting and you can see that it's clearly off. You can get it to cut more accurately but it takes time to dial it in which can be incinvient. Over all pretty pleased with this saw.
The amount of plastic on this saw is overwhelming. Anything that is metal is very thin with some burrs here and there. The mounting holes aren't circular and it doesn't look like it was designed that way. The sawdust collection is a joke. The miter gauge is applied with a decal. There is a lot of play in the saw even when fully tightened. It does cut nicely but I don't see this saw lasting a very long time.
Blade is not straight so you will never get a straight cut.
Not a trusted name brand product anymore.