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Johnra
Mar 5 , 2009
Miter Saw
I looked everywhere for a sliding miter saw, and found this one on sale. This saw is approx. 40% cheaper than other comparable items. I did have to set up the adjustments on saw for square and angles. After adjustments, the saw cuts extremely well. The slide is very smooth and the saw reacts well.
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SearsBuff
Sep 3 , 2009
Laser Trac should not even be included, USELESS.

The saw is great would highly recommend and the features are very good.  Compared to the higher end comps, this is a steal, especially if you can catch it on the many sales Sears has for around $199.99.  The LaserTrac is a joke and just there as an add on for show and just to say it has one, totally and completely 'USELESS', does not show up unless your in a very low light or dark room with no lights, then you adjust the wood then you turn lights back on for cut.  Just forget this sliding miter saw has a laser and you'll be more comfortable making the purchase or for that, owning one.  Sears should really recall this laser back and give us all a replacement to add on that reall works, what were they thinking?  Bottom line, don't buy this saw at regular price of $299.99, it's really not worth it, wait it out for a sale price.

 

glfrye3

Quitman, MS

Mar 23 , 2014
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great saw

great saw that gets the job done - accurate and durable- get the warrenty with it just incase since its not made int he usa- versitale for roofing, flooing, and other projects

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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greenvette73

Stafford, VA

Mar 9 , 2014
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Dangerous

A screw on the main housing failed causing the blade guard to catch on the spinning blade. this resulted in the blade guard exploding violently and exposing my arms and chest to the spinning blade that was about 12 inches away


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Neilson

Jennings, LA

Feb 14 , 2014
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Cheap but good

Got this saw on clearance ... Lazer is a little off but saw is of good quality for the cost you can't pass it up also purchased the stand for all under 300$

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Onehappywife

Edmeston, NY

Feb 12 , 2014
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Gift that keeps giving

Bought this for my husband with the points we had earned. I love getting his tools at sears because with the points I can afford to give him more. He loves the saw and I'm love seeing projects get done.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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AnotherName

Binghamton, NY

Jan 27 , 2014
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Craftsman 12" Sliding Miter Saw

WOW! What a terrific tool to buy for my husband. He used it to help our neighbor install a laminate floor, then he is going to do the crown molding in my kitchen! And.....it was on sale (bonus!). And...our children purchased the stand for it for Christmas (we have a 10" saw) which works just awesome. I am very pleased with this purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fremi2014

Littleton, CO

Jan 23 , 2014
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miter saw review

This is an excellent saw for the price. When compared to other saws of the like, the craftsman saw stands with them. You get a very good quality product at a fraction of the price of the competing brands. One can never go wrong when purchasing and using Craftsman products.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ElvisP132

Hudson, OH

Jan 13 , 2014
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Like it so far

I'm installing 750sqft 3/4 oak flooring and the saw has worked great so far. I did install a bosch 80 tooth blade since this came w a 24tooth blade. It cuts through the oak with ease. I am not sure why the laser guide has received some poor reviews as it is easy to see and has been a big time-saver since I only need to put one measure mark on the board. I also have done some mitre cuts on moldings which came out good. I would've preferred the dual-bevel but couldn't justify the price difference - with a single bevel you just have to think more about which way to turn the board. Finally with Sears points i was able to get a discount on the basic mitre saw stand which I'd highly recommend.


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Jan 2 , 2014
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This is a great saw.

This saw does everything that i need and with great cutting power. Easy to manuver and set up. Stays accurate an seldom have to re align the blade. Makes accurate cuts.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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r20926

Floral Park, NY

Dec 30 , 2013
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GARBAGE - DO NOT BUY - DANGEROUS

Bought this piece of garbage a year ago. It is on it's second trip back to Sears to be repaired. The blade guard just does not want to stay on the saw while cutting. The guard has failed twice now during cuts. Each time catching the saw and breaking apart in my face. Not fun... Paid good money for this saw, I expect a product that works. Sears has failed with regard to this saw and their only response is to take it back to Sears be repaired. And that is only because I purchased the 2 year Master Protection Plan. Spend a little more money and buy a DeWalt or another quality brand. I will never buy another tool from Sears.


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joy_toys

Metairie, LA

Dec 20 , 2013
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Great value - great product

A gift for my son and he loves it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RonKing

Sterling Heights, MI

Dec 15 , 2013
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RonKing

Excellent powerful and cuts with ease

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Wulfpuppy

South Whitley, IN

Nov 29 , 2013
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Awesome tool!

This has been a great tool. I've only used it a limited amount so far but definitely worth the price! The laser sighting is nice feature and allows for straight cuts.


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holyrust

Atlanta, GA

Oct 31 , 2013
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So many flaws.

Within two months of purchase the handle broke and I had to send it in for repairs. But the most aggravating thing is the inaccuracy. The back fence is not even straight! The fences on each side of the blade are on a slightly different angle making it impossible to get a really good angled cut. Your 45's will never meet up correctly even when you adjust the blade with a protractor. Also the laser is insultingly useless. The beam is not even parallel to the saw blade.


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Aaron.B

Bellevue, WA

Sep 21 , 2013
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Excellent saw at a great price

This saw feels very sturdy (unlike the 10" saw). It operates very smoothly. It makes quick, straight and clean cuts. Included directions are excellent. I looked for months to see what I could find of similar quality for less than I paid for this saw ($200) and couldn't come close to finding anything. I am very happy with this purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ricardo6869

Carson, CA

Sep 20 , 2013
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Happy that I purchased this

Has made my home remodeling so much easier so happy that I purchased this

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ironcobra

Corpus Christi, TX

Aug 24 , 2013
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Great Mitor Saw!

I got this saw from my wife for our aniv. as a replacement for my Ryobi 10" CMS. The slide is a great feature for cutting wide boards. The Laser on this saw is EXTREMELY accurate and allows me to actually use it with no problems. I am trilled with the overall performance. I mounted it to my Ryobi Mitor stand and it works perfect. The slide outs on this saw are great because they fill the space in between the Ryobi stand and the Mitor Saw. I'm going to purchase a few different blades because the universal blade that is included isn't great at cutting extremely clean molding cuts. No complaints.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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viperxxt

Haverhill, MA

Jul 31 , 2013
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craftsman compound miter saw

Saw was unable to make the proper cuts versus the Dewalt

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cklap

Mosinee, WI

Jul 18 , 2013
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Very impress! A+

Very easy and solid to use. Has everything you need to do your projects around the house. Cuts on angles, sliding, laser, etc.... Very impress! My neighbors are jealous when I first brought this out to display in my backyard to cut some trim for my home. Both neighbors from each side of my house came over and gave me good compliments on this. I use this with the Craftsman Quick Lift? Gravity Stand, the two fit together like solid puzzles. Very happy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Folcol

Seattle, WA

Jun 28 , 2013
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It does what it was made to do very well!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Capt.Bill

Hudson, FL

Jun 20 , 2013
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great product for the money

I like it because you can saw wide and thick, cuts through 4x6 like it was butter.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jim1028

Summitville, IN

May 8 , 2013
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A real move up

Just purchased the compound miter saw and hav not had a lot of time to use it. It is a great improvement over my old miter saw

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MP-in-Noblesville

Noblesville, IN

Apr 14 , 2013
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not up to professional standards

I was somewhat concerned about the miter angle assembly when looking at the floor model. It wasn't a smooth locking action, and when the set screw was tightened, the angle changed slightly. Salesman said they didn't have returns on it, and this floor model may have had a problem. I gambled and took one home. After setup I had 2nd thoughts, looked again at other name brands which were all constructed better, and decided to return it. It is the lowest price saw of this size, and if you are not doing fine work it may be satisfactory.


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lansdalewill

Lansdale, PA

Mar 30 , 2013
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well built-does it all

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 3 , 2013
via craftsman.com
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Poor workmanship

I bought this saw to cut crown. 2 weeks into the weekend project, the motor quit. Sears returned it easily and replaced with another unit. Started cutting baseboards, could not understand why things weren't lining up. After all kinds of tests, I figured out that the left side of the fence was bent, but the whole fence was square, so it was only affecting some of my cuts. Returned second unit to sears and will find another saw for future work. 2 tries was enough to convince me it was not just bad luck, but was mfg issue.


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antone365

Leitchfield, KY

Feb 27 , 2013
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Overall good

This is overall a well made saw. It makes smooth cuts, is easy to operate, and for the price is a great buy. My biggest complaint is the locking handle for the rotation base. The piece is all plastic, and easily broken. My piece actually broke on the first time using it. Fortunately, I purchased a protection agreement and am able to replace it, but you have to return the entire saw and get a completely new saw. Now I know not to tighten the handle very much at all!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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