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Most Helpful Reviews
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.
For a 12 inch sliding compound miter, it was very well priced. The laser can be turned on and off with a switch which is nice so you don't have to "activate" the saw to see the laser line.
I had problems with my 10 in.saw that could not be fixed. It had been a good saw up until now. I decided to replace it with a 12 inch.bladed saw. It came with a 40 tooth blade which is fine for some projects but needed an 80 tooth blade for finer cuts. I have used it once so far and was very pleased.
This is a great saw, especially for what it costs. Glad I didn't spend the extra $50 or $60 on a Dewalt. Very accurate. The only thing is that it might be too much for a rookie woodworker. Even with some experience I had to practice a lot because of the power this thing has.
A very nice miter saw with a couple of exceptions. One, the installed blade does leave a rather rough cut and splintered edges. Two, the sawdust collection bag collects NO sawdust. After about 100 feet of cuts this bag has about one teaspoon of sawdust in it, while the shop vac is almost full from cleaning ALL of the tools and surfaces in the shop that this saw has sprayed!
I've been in the construction field a long time. This is a great saw. Some folks believe the laser is a poor design blah blah blah. I find that it is a great design and it's meant to be used on one side of the saw and not the other. I think that's where most people are getting confused. Overall great piece of machinery.
Saint Joseph, MO
No issues with this saw! I never count on the dust collection so I don't get too caught up in how that works. Would love to have this in a double bevel but for the price I'll deal with it!
I have this one and the dual bevel and these work great. It has a very smooth start up and sliding. Clamp works good and laser is helpful. Pair this with the shop vac and very little to clean up.
I have this one and the dual bevel and these work great. Smooth start up and the laser is really nice to give you an idea of where you are cutting. Clamp works good and the sliding is smooth.
I have just starting making a few things and wanted a saw that was big enough to cut through a thicker or wider piece of wood than the 10" chop saw I had. This saw is great. Since it is a sliding saw, I can cut through wider boards without having to cut it partially and then turn it to cut the other side. The laser makes it clear to see where you are cutting. This is so easy to use, my wife has even cut a few boards.
Good price good item y really recommended
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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
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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
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$
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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.
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.
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'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.
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.
Floral Park, NY
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.