Top positive review
70 people found this helpful
on April 16, 2000
I've been a trim carpenter for quite a few years now, and I've used alot of different miter saws. I can say that this saw is without question the best I've used yet.
The soft-start feature is great, as is the electronic speed control. I was concerned when I first bought this saw that it might cut too slowly due to the relatively low blade speed, but it seems that under load the saw cuts as fast as any other saw I've used.
Table operation is very smooth and the stops are positive and reliable. The bevel control handle is easily accessible. And the dust collection is pretty effective, at least it's as effective as on any other saw I've used.
The only complaint I have with this saw is that the included blade is not suitable for fine trim work, but it's fine for rough work. I replaced the included blade with a Forrest Chopmaster and this combination works superbly.
I would highly recommend this saw to anyone in the market for a 12" compound miter saw. In my opinion it's far superior to it's main competition(and my previous saw), the DeWalt DW705.