Summary: I been using this saw to to cut both small moldings and pressure treated 4x4s. Performance is top notch. The box arrived a little beat up which concerned me initially, but the saw was fine and all the parts accounted for. My only gripe is the lack of a laser. I added the 22 dollar Irwin, installed it in minutes and it was dead nuts on from the get go. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Excerpt: I picked up this saw because I needed to upgrade to 12" and it was such a good price. Great saw, great blade, Very quiet! Cant even tell it's a re-furb...<br /><br />The only thing I had to get used to was when you hit the power button the saw tends to jump upward slightly. <br />My old saw had just one button and did not have a safty button.<br /><br />Great saw! Now if I could only find such a deal on a table saw....
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: A friend has the same model saw. He is rough on equipment so I knew the saw was dependable. So far, I am very satisfied with my purchase and it was a great price and even better with the rebate I received.
Summary: This 12 inch saw stacks up and surpasses probably all other 10" and 12" non-sliding miter saws. The solid swing arm design makes for precise cuts. It has the best turn-table release mechanism in the industry. Very easy to read angle numbers. It has a removable elevated fence plate for tall/wide mouldigs.
Pros: Fence (for both sides) is molded as one. If not perfectly molded or bends... accuracy probems.
Cons: Fence (for both sides) is molded as one. If not perfectly molded or bends... accuracy probems.