Conversation Between Duane Bledsoe and Bludog
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Hope you get this in regards to the Kobalt sliding miter saw....
Excellent saw in the 12" size! I've used it to cut pine casing and baseboard and it is flawlessly accurate when aligning the blade to the mark. The laser is ok, they are 1/4 inch off when new but I managed to line mine up with the blade. I don't use it though, I watch the marks instead.
I've cut pine, poplar, oak, and occasionally plywood and OSB. It's strong, accurate, and very smooth cutting. I don't regret my purchase one bit and have plans to also purchase the Kobalt table saw. It looks like a solid, well built saw. These tools are built very well.
Customer service is excellent too. I accidentally made a bevel cut and forgot to slide the fence for clearance and cut right into it. It didn't damage the blade one bit but kerfed the fence pretty good. I called to order a new part and even told them how it happened. They still sent me one for free.
Duane, I read your review of the Kobalt 12in Dual bevel miter saw the you wrote back in 2012. Great write up!
Do you mind if ask you how it's holding up, any issues, how's the laser, etc. I just bought the same saw last night, but I'm torn between it and the Dewalt DW715. Like you, I went with the Kobalt because it had so many features that I couldn't get on any other brand unless I spent $200-$300 more. I've never owned anything by Kobalt, so I'm bit nervous. After unpacking it last night I can tell that the damn thing looks well made. I'm very impressed with how solid it is and all the added features.
I heard that sliders that aren't well built, are only good for rough cuts but not precise cuts for crown or cabinetry, etc. What's your experience with this saw? I had an old Craftsman 10" 15 amp that was flawless, but it gave up the ghost, so I'm in the market. I do a lot of trim work as well as general woodworking. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance.