I've found that the floor models in the box stores are never set up correctly and get beat around by people that don't know how to release the saws for movement. So try not to judge the saw by the one on the shelf.yank said:I looked at the Kobalt 10" today at Lowe's, I like that, and the DeWalt next to it did not impress me, had to use two hands to move saw L & R, push down on one lever and move it. The Kobalt did have one flaw that puzzled me, the hold down device did not anchor to the base, could not see how that would hold anything down.
I read a lot of reviews about that saw but no one mentioned that, altho many of them did say the laser was off by at least 1/4", and a few have adjusted it and said it is better.
Just looked online at the Chicago Electric 10", some good reviews, but I need to physically look at it and check it out.
Good suggestions, thanks to all.
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