Ryobi 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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I recently took on a project of laying down laminate wood flooring in the house. Sure, I got the flooring, the installation kit, and I even got the plastic to insure a moisture barrier between the concrete floor and the laminate flooring, but until I actually start placing the flooring down, I didn’t realize what I was going to need to make the job simple.

The boards are 8” wide and a simple miter saw just doesn’t cut it (yes that pun was intended); but it’s true. When I laid the first room, I was using a miter saw. I thought it would be a simple task, but boy was I wrong! In order to cut the boards, I had to cut one side, flip it over, and then cut the other side. It made the job twice as long, more aggravating, and took a major toll on my saw blade.

Everyone who works with power tools knows that having the right tool for the job isn’t just easier, it’s a necessity. You can do what I did on the first room; oh sure, I made it work, but a simple job became a time consuming labor.

So, armed with the knowledge of what was needed, I went to Ryobi. I found just what I needed, a 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw; Model # TSS101L.

And this saw has all the bells and whistles too!

Features:

  • Spindle lock for easy single wrench blade changes
  • Easy-to-read scales on miter table, miter fence, and bevel for added convenience
  • Cord wrap area provides quick storage
  • Right and left table extensions provide extra support when working with longer workpieces
  • 9 Positive miter stops with ball and detent action for precision cuts
  • Dust bag (included) helps keep work area clean
  • Ergonomic handle with overmold for added user comfort
  • Heavy-duty 13 Amp motor for the most demanding applications
  • Electric brake stops the blade in seconds
  • Carbide-tipped blade provides a smooth, clean cut
  • Exactline™ laser guide gives you a cut reference line

The Ryobi 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw can pivot (left or right) a full 45 degrees and the saw can also tip 45 degrees.

That’s a compound miter saw!

The sliding mechanism allows you to easily cut wider boards than the regular compound miter saws.

This is with it all the way in like most compound miter saws.

And this is with it extended out. This cuts a much wider board!

And one of the features on this model is the fact that you can lock it in one position for storage, or for cuts. You can lock the slide at any position you want. You don’t have to use the sliding mechanism, but when you need it, it’s there!

A few of the features that I liked is:

·         The handle. It is horizontal, not vertical; it feels more natural to me.

·         The Lazer Sight, so I know where I am going to make my cut before I cut it.

·        ·         That I can lock the saw in the down position when not in use.

It also has a travel set-screw to have a precision stop each time.

·         That it has bolt holes in its base so you can bolt it down to a bench or table.

Easy to read scales for all surfaces.

Extender arms on both sides to help support longer boards.

A lock-down mechanism to hold boards in place that can be used on either side.

And, that it has a place to wrap the cord. Sorry, I didn’t get a photo of that.

The saw is very easy to adjust when making angular cuts and I like the quality. I have never had an issue with any of my Ryobi tools, but if I did, I can always contact them by going to this page: https://www.ryobitools.com/contact_us/new.

Out of the box I had to make one small adjustment to true it up. The directions tell you how to square your saw so that you will always make perfectly square cuts. That’s important when making 45 degree cuts for baseboards and picture frames. And let’s face it; making square cuts just makes good sense.

If you’re looking for a good saw, I would recommend Ryobi. I do my own remodeling and repairs around the house and Ryobi has never let me down.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision on what saw is right for you.

Mark

Discaimer:

I received this item for review. I did not receive any monetary compensation that would sway my decision, and all of these words and thoughts are my own.