wow, i so do not like this saw. depth stop has play, be careful doing dadoes. the lights are horrible, i mean they work but not great. my angle finder doesn't. sometimes it is 3-4 degrees out from what the manual indicator reads, move it around and back again then it is 2 or 1 and then sometimes perfect. don't know how it works, maybe not so great in the cold. anyway, for finishing i don't trust the auto lcd angle. at all.
the lock for the slide mechanism is so close to the mount that good luck if you got gloves or big hands.
the blade guard is clear plastic that you can't see through well because of refraction/warping/distortion, and because there are no slits you have to lift the blade cover to sight down the line.
you have to do this EVERYTIME you want an accurate cut if your pencil mark is on the back edge of stock because they have limited the slide travel so the saw doesn't take up as much room as other sliders, but as the stock gets thicker this means the blade gets further from that back edge. i would take a saw that uses more room any day for the ability to cut with more accuracy and efficiency. doing this is a huge waste of your time.
i want a hold down too.
the right side fence doesn't slide. i have found out this is because of a patent issue.
you can't turn off the lcd display. it is ALWAYS on if it is plugged in. so don't leave plugged in over night, or your lcd will probably have early burnout.
no vacuum attachment.
do i need to go on.
i also have the `12 inch ridgid and a 10 in makita. sure they arent perfect either, but for the money are way better value. yeah the ridgid takes up room and is heavy, but i get way better accuracy. makes so much difference to have that blades travel all the way back to thicker stocks for the pre cut alignment.
i do a lot of finishing, but maybe this saw would be great for framing, but i certainly wouldn't get it again. i just don't see what all the great reviews are all about. they really must have been using crap saws before trying this one. it has potential, but ain't there yet. does collect dust better, but who cares i mean if you really want to collect dust use a vacuum with your saws. oh wait a minute, this saw doesn't have one. so i guess over all, it's dust collection sucks. yes, i'm bitter.