Summary: I bought this Milwaukee miter saw, along with a Delta universal miter saw/planer stand about 3 years ago. I have been very happy with both. The saw is precise and holds its settings. It does a better job of directing sawdust away than my previous miter saw.
Summary: I have a one man furniture shop, and have been in business for forty years. Milwaukee has always meant quality... until now. This may well be the the worst purchase I have ever made. Out of the box, it was not square, but was easily adjusted. However it never remained square for more than two cuts.
Summary: We have a custom cabinet shop and bought this saw as an all around chop saw. It was intended to cut down large boards before milling and we hoped to use it for cutting moldings and miters too. It worked great for about a year doing both jobs.
Right fence doesnt slide and has to be removed to make right bevels.
18 April 2012
Summary: So what's the point of getting a a dual bevel saw if you have to remove the stupid fence every time you want to bevel to the right? And then you have no tall fence there to brace your work on? A real shame on a saw that seems to be well thought out.
Summary: I've owned this saw for a couple of years and love it. I love the digital readout for miter cuts. The 12" blade and the slide allow me to make huge crosscuts. A few small negatives. First, this saw is very deep so you need to set it out from the wall quite a ways.
Excerpt: After 10 years of reliable service, I decided to update my Miter Saw station (i.e. bench with a single bevel DeWalt miter saw sitting on top). My decision was based my son now having a workshop where I could “will” him tools which could stimulate his interest in woodworking.
Summary: Heard from a few people that these were supposed to be commercial/construction grade, top-of-the-line. A little over a year after purchase (JUST after the manufacturer's warranty expired) it sounds like the motor brushes are going.
Summary: After using the saw for 5 days, the saw started making a loud noise and vibrating when the saw was stopped and braking started. Contacted Milwaukee and they could only offer taking the saw to a service center 35 miles away. They would not send a box for return shipping.
Summary: I bought this miter saw because I am refinishing an old Victorian and there is quite of bit of molding and casing work that I have to do. I've don one room and the saw cut cleanly and was easy to use.