Summary: I had to return this miter saw and am currently waiting on a replacement. The base would not rotate at all. I finally realized that the base was cocked in the frame. The left fence was jammed against the base while the right fence had a huge gap.
Summary: Perfect! I'm somewhat of a tool snob. I grew up working with my dad on many different projects and you learn quickly that only the best tools hold up well. He has always used a Dewalt miter saw (although bigger than the one I bought) and we have always had excellent results from his Dewalt tools.
This is a really nice saw. I went with the 12 inch because ...
7 November 2014
Summary: This is a really nice saw. I went with the 12 inch because I was going to be cutting a lot of tall baseboard. After having it a few years, it still works great. I'm pretty loyal to the DeWalt brand. I do have a little buyers remorse and wish I paid extra for the 12" sliding miter saw.
Summary: It arrived in perfect adjustment and made the repeatable miter cuts I needed in order to finish a project. I see no reason why the compound miters won't turn out just as well. You will need a different saw blade if you're planning on doing finish work as it comes equipped with a fairly aggressive...
Summary: Used this saw extensively in the first 2 months I had it building a shed. Worked great - i love it. It was also about $70 cheaper than I could get it anywhere else at the time. Very helpful when setting up cuts for different angles when I was building the trusses.
Summary: I purchased this saw to replace the same model that I have been using for the last 20 years. My old one finally burned up this summer. I really like this miter saw. Dewalt has made some nice improvements over the years to this basic miter saw.