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Hi FinsLeftRight

I would suggest you go with the sliding miter saw,, think of it as a small portable radial arm saw, good 12" blades are not cheap...

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I am thinking of purchasing the Kobalt 10 inch sliding miter saw to put down laminate flooring that is 8 inches wide. I've helped (really just moral support) lay laminate before, but haven't ever used a miter saw (or any other power tools). How easy is this saw to use and understand directions given that a novice will be using it? Should I just buy
a 12" miter saw that has a max. capacity of 8 inches. Any advice would be helpful. Judy



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I have used that saw and I am I disbelief anyone could like it at all. To me it is unsafe. If you do get the Kobalt screw it down to a large piece of plywood like 2' x 2' to keep it stable.

To me a beginner needs an even better miter saw not a cheap one as a saw like that may scare the crap out of a beginner. You need something rock solid if you have never used a miter saw before.
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Well i am the newby, and just bought a Kobalt 10" coumpound miter, from Lowe's. Will let you know how it works for me.

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thank you for this review, i work with power tools everyday for the last 22 years. Ive been thinking about replacing my truck saw and was looking for something cheap and good, i should of known there is no such thing. For what it matters Makita has been beating everyone in almost every test in every tool for the last few years. i have no loyalty to any company but i would look around before you go Dewalt , Porter cable or Bosch which have all gone down in quality to get into the home owner market. thank you everyone
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i should amend that last reply. all those companys still make good stuff, but none of them i feel are a go to company for almost everything, that is where i feel as well as the top end construction and wood working mags, Makita is. Makita doesnt offer a inferior product that i have found in the last few years. I still bought Bosch when i needed a demo hammer but in the 1000 dollar range. porter cable still makes a nice router ive heard as well as Bosch. DeWalt i feel is very over rated, we bought 4 chop boxes and there table saw a few years ago and they worked fine, but not any nicer then the Ryobi for half the price. i bought the ryobi table saw for the truck (250 dollars) it gets it done just as good as the DeWalt (over 400 dollars) i think it is even better. I like the input from everyone, and i know people have their favorites, in this time with work being a little thinner in some areas its great we can discuss quality and price so we all can save money and still provide the highest quality work.
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Ok update. The saw works great. Took it out the box shot some screws thru the base into a piece a 5/8 ply so I could move it and clap it anywhere. I did upgrade to an 80 tooth mainly because all I am doing is trim. So far so good, I like it.
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I bought the Kobalt 10 inch sliding miter saw and i have to say that I'm happy with it. I paid $199.00 for it at Lowes and I have used it extensively with no problems. It's a really good deal for the price and would recommend it to anyone. They now a newer model that just came out about maybe a month ago, not sure if there are any added features to it. I just may give my saw to my brother and get the new one (same price).
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hey guys i bought this saw about a month ago and i think its a great saw it cuts very smoothly i like the bevel and dual miter they both work smoothly. the saw comes with a 60 tooth carbide blade great for detailed cuts and trim.the cut capacity is great and the saw is only 40lbs where as my rigid 10 inch compound weighs 55 lbs the laser on this saw is very accurate and it has a switch if you choose not to use it. the saw also has extendable arms for long pieces of wood. the other saw i was looking at was the craftsman 7 1/4 inch sliding miter saw which i got a chance to try and and the kobalt blew it out of the water, now this saw comes nowhere close to a bosch or milwaukee but they cost around $600 so for $200 this had everything i needed and i think this was one of my best investments. thanks for reading
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i bought one about a year ago. i've used it on several projects, with no complaint.i will second the comment on the dust collector.


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