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The SKIL 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw with Quick Mount System and Laser Cutline is easy to assemble and set up. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to use for the beginner.
Designed to be easy to assemble and use straight out of the box, this is a lightweight miter saw intended for beginners. The customized mount system should only take a few minutes to set up on a stand or bench. The lightweight design of 25 pounds should make it easier to move this saw around.
Laser guides are helpful for beginners, and this miter saw has one. This will project a straight line onto the workpiece to help your cuts remain accurate and straight. The laser cut line can also help mount the saw accurately as well.
It has an electric break to help make stops safely and accurately. This can also help beginners make more accurate angled cuts. The included dust bag should help keep the work area free of excess debris. The saw includes a table extension with rails on both the left and right sides to incorporate larger cuts of lumber. The fence includes markings to help make your first cuts accurate and steady. The overhead horizontal clamp secures the wood to the fence for extra security and stability. The lock switch has a left or right position for either left- or right-handed woodworkers.
Nine preset miter locks provide accurate settings for the most common cuts in woodworking. The saw has a 15-amp motor and a standard 5/8-inch arbor. It has a bevel angel range of 0 to 47 degrees with bevel stops. The 10-inch blade is carbine tipped for durability. It has a cutting capacity of either 4 x 4 inches at 90 degrees or 2 x 6 inches at 45. The miter saw has a miter angle range of 0 to 47 degrees both right and left.
The no-load motor runs at 5,000 RPM, which should provide both power and steadiness for smooth, straight cuts. The saw is covered by a one-year limited warranty. It is priced to be competitive with more expensive and elaborate miter saws and miter saw kits, targeted to beginners or homeowners with only occasional needs for small repairs.
Professionals or experienced hobbyists may want to consider a saw intended for heavier workloads. This saw is not necessarily designed for constant wear and tear, and mounting hardware needs to be purchased separately. Because the saw has a limited cutting capacity, you may get jagged finishes on larger pieces of wood.
The SKIL 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw comes with a 15-amp motor, weighs 25 pounds and delivers smooth, straight cuts. Experienced woodworkers and finishing carpenters might need a saw that includes a longer warranty and promises more durability and longevity. However, this saw is a good option for the newbie or do-it-yourselfer.