Excerpt: Woodworking is my hobby, retired and make furniture, teach a woodworking class. Can't find anything wrong with this saw. Maybe it is a little heavy. That may be a plus in my case, in a shop. Very impressed with direct drive. Put a laser on and fit fine. Original lights are good too.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful
Great saw, will give you quality and lengthy service.
Justin L. Decouto "Justin DeCouto", Amazon
30 January 2015
Summary: I've now owned this saw exactly six years to the day, and it is still going strong. Have had zero problems with it. I am not a professional contractor so my saw does not get used regularly, but I have used it for dozens and dozens of projects and am extremely happy with it. It is very heavy though.
Excerpt: Product arrived quickly and had no damage out of the box. The 2nd day using the saw, the rotating knob that tightens the deck at areas outside of detent, stripped. I take care of my tools, and use them kindly. I hope warranty covers the repair, that's all.
Pros: Accurate, DURABLE, Nice Looking, Powerful
Cons: Heavy, Not well made, Very Poor Construction
Summary: Big, very heavy, but very accurate. Does it all if you intend to keep the saw in one place. After much research into other brands and models, this won out for me. Tough to find in stores I think due to the size and weight. Great for home woodworkers! I have had this unit for three years, but recently had to have it repaired due to the digital readout failing. No cost to me since it was within the 5 year warranty. Hope this is the last repair.
Excerpt: I use the saw for trim, cabinetry, furniture, mostly in a shop environment. It is ironic that some commenters object to a few plastic parts AND object to the weight. If it were all metal, it would add another hundred dollars or so, more shipping cost and so many more pounds as not to be transportable at all.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe
Excerpt: I own a building material store and I build custom furniture as a hobby business. We have sold several miter saws over the years, and this is the only saw that customers come back in to tell us how much they love it! I have owned several dewalt models and they simply don't compare to the Milwaukee. Positives It came out of the box 100% accurate. Adjusting the bevel with the large paddle handle is easier on this saw than any other.