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Kobalt 7-1/4-in Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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  • Maximum crosscut up to 2-in x 8-in; ideal capacity for moulding and framing cuts
  • Light weight due to compact die-cast aluminum construction-easy to move from storage to jobsite
  • Vertically mounted laser guide projects accurate pre-cutting line for precise alignment
  • Positive miter and bevel stops for accurate placement of most used angles
  • Dual slide rail system with linear bearings allows for smooth and accurate operation
Aluminum stand is sold separately. Power Saw Hold-down clamp provides workpiece stability during miter, bevel and compound cuts. Tall, die-cast aluminum fence gives support during setup and cutting. 1-1/4-in vacuum port for dust collection with standard wet/dry vacuum. Blade Diameter (Inches): 7.25 Laser Guide: Yes UL Safety Listing: No CSA Safety Listing: Yes ETL Safety Listing: No Bevel: N/A Slide: Yes Compound: Yes
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Great saw for light work.
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Not heavy duty.
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Excellent on my smaller projects, trim and moulding.
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Got a great Black Friday price to sweeten the deal.
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Laser guide needs to be adjusted.
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Category: Power Miter Saws

The usual price range for a power miter saw is between $119.99 to $919.00.

If you want to know about power miter saws in general, please go to our Power Miter Saws: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I highly recommend this power miter saw based on its brand popularity and manufacturer ratings. Let's go over the reasons why buying this power miter saw now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Kobalt is a known power miter saw brand

Kobalt doesn't attract too many people on Amazon among other power miter saw brands. But I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos above and links in the additional research section down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

2. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Kobalt has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

3. This power miter saw has okay reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This power miter saw has moderatereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this power miter saw more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

4. Take a look at its price history

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $189.90 $119.98

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed from May 18, 2020 to May 20, 2020, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this power miter saw was $189.90, and the lowest price point was $119.98. The current price isn't close to either the highest or the lowest price point, so it's a fairly reasonable time to make this purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 2.16% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $178.99 a week from now. It might be best to wait for a future price drop, but if this product checks all the boxes for you, don't wait to optimize for small gain.

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5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml Kobalt Other similar brands: DEWALT Metabo HPT WEN CHICAGO ELECTRIC

I found 4 brands that have similar products like this one: DEWALT, Metabo HPT, WEN, and CHICAGO ELECTRIC. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from DEWALT. If you're looking for a power miter saw with best reviews, a product from DEWALT gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from DEWALT I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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