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Save yourself the headache
on January 18, 2017
This is a feature rich wobbly line cutter. The built in light and dust blower work well for showing you just how badly the blade is moving around. I don't know if it's the blade support or what, but even strait cuts are beveled by 10 degrees one way or the other, or both. God help you if you try to cut a pattern! To be fair if you turn off the oscillation and go painfully slow it is possible to get cuts that are close (within 5 degrees) to perpendicular to the face, but if you move faster than a snail you will be sorely dissapointed in the quality of the cut this saw gives you. I tried Bosch, Dewalt, and Skill blades. It didn't matter, the cuts were still horrible. The power cord is so stiff that it will unplug itself long before it straitens out. In my 40 years I've never seen a power cord remotely this stiff. It reminds me of direct bury cable. The cloth bag that comes with the tool is just large enough to fit the tool, cord, and fence. You have to remove the blade from the saw before storage. I didn't try the fence, but it is very narrow so I'm not sure how well it would perform.
I bought this from the orange home store to replace my 20 year old Black and Decker that worked fine but only took U shank blades, had no oscillation, and a very shallow stroke. At least it can cut a strait line and doesn't bend the blade when you cut a curve. I ended up returning this Ryobi and getting the Dewalt DW331K which has performed extremely well. I can't give this saw more than 1 star because it does such a horrible job that you waste a lot of time cleaning up its mess.