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10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Chicago Electric Power Tools 98199 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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Chicago Electric Power Tools - item#98199
Powerful sliding miter saw makes precision cross, bevel and miter cuts

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Product Overview
Description
Make perfect miter cuts up to 12 in. wide with this powerful sliding miter saw featuring dual linear ball bearing rails for smooth slide action. With a 45 degree tilting blade, and easy access brushes this sliding miter saw is versatile, user friendly and powerful enough to handle a variety of tasks! This amazing miter saw has an generous cutting capacity for its size.
  • Powerful 15 amp motor
  • Makes precision cross, bevel and miter cuts
  • Dual linear slide rails for stability and smooth, precise cuts
  • 45° left bevel design
  • Easy access brushes

Blade sold separately.

Specifications
Name 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw
SKU 98199
Brand Chicago Electric Power Tools
Amperage (amps) 15
Bevel capacity (degree) 1-9/16 in. x 12 in.
Maximum speed (rpm) 5000 RPM
Arbor size 5/8 in.
Blade size 10 in.
Depth of cut (in.) 2-3/4 in. x 12-3/16 in.
Product Height 22 in.
Product Length 35-1/2 in.
Product Weight 29.6 lbs.
Product Width 17-3/16 in.
Shipping Weight 35.95 lb.
Accessories Included dust bag, extension bars and table clamp
Warranty 90 Day
Customer Reviews

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Chicago Electric Power Tools10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw
 
3.8

(based on 221 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (122)
  • Good power output (58)
  • Good design (49)
  • Safe (47)
  • Easy to assemble (38)

Cons

  • Poor design (28)
  • Blade wears out fast (5)
  • Inadequate safety features (5)
  • Lifeless (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Home improvement (70)
  • In the workshop (54)
  • Home (53)
  • In the field (22)
  • Outside (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (70), Casual do-it-yourselfer (26), Professional (21), Thrifty (16), Parent (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't complain at all

There were some quite critical reviews on this saw that I read before I decided to buy. Yes, the manufacturers machining isn't supurb. I spent about ah hour elongating the elongated holes for...Read complete review

There were some quite critical reviews on this saw that I read before I decided to buy. Yes, the manufacturers machining isn't supurb. I spent about ah hour elongating the elongated holes for squaring up the fence so I could get spot on 90 degrees using an Engineer's square to the blade. I simply used the appropriate sized drill bit and used the flutes to cut them a bit longer and a bit to one side. Hey, it's aluminum. And some of that was to get the 90 degree "pin" to locate properly when going from an angled cut back to 90. The pin is too small a diameter, or the slot it goes into is too large. Either way I worked ti so slipping the pin into the slot and easing it to the right hand edge is perfect every time. The big Delta cast iron chop saw that this one is replacing had the same problem. This one was easier to solve.





Today I used the sliding feature again for three lap joints in Cypress, part of a kitchen counter project. The depth adjuster worked just fine. Neat feature. 35 swipes back and forth gave me uniform depth and smooth cuts over a 2" lap. Felt like the guy in the deli slicing roast beef!!! Easier and faster than setting up the dado blade on the table saw.





No, the sawdust bag doesn't seem to collect the sawdust worth a d***. And I've only made a couple three hundred cuts, so I don't know how long the blade will go. But it's working just fine. Like someone else said, when it goes, I'll replace it with an 80 tooth fine.





And this puppy didn't cost an arm and a leg.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

good value but not a good tool....

I agree with other reviewers about the quality of the build...and assembly. Having owned 10 inch Delta, Porter-Cable and Rigid chop/miter saws, this one seems way too poorly designed and...Read complete review

I agree with other reviewers about the quality of the build...and assembly. Having owned 10 inch Delta, Porter-Cable and Rigid chop/miter saws, this one seems way too poorly designed and assembled.

The 60 tooth, C2 carbide blade is not great deal, but it cuts OK. this is not the fault of the saw. However, the absence of a brake on the motor is scary, making you wait a long time for the spinning to stop before you lift the blade from the cut. Bummer. And it gets worse:

Right out of the box it made a nice true 90 cut. This was a relief... BUT...and this really annoyed me, it did not cut all the way through stock footed to the fence! It left about 1/4 inch uncut! the incomplete manual said the depth adjustment screw was set correctly at the factory and so there would be no need to adjust it. Boy was that a joke. It was not set correctly and I bet there are a lot of workers in the factory laughing at the joke. The diagram does not even identify which screw was at issue and then it names it only as "screw" like about a dozen others in the parts diagram. In fact it is part number 37 in the list and it can only be adjusted with a 3 mm (1/8 inch) allen wrench--which is NOT included. But first you have to release the 10 mm locking washer (no wrench for that either. THEN you can set it, making sure the assembly is all the way tight to the slide (otherwise you risk cutting the lock nut beneath the fence)! This took me about 30 minutes and a lot of cursing at the manual.

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5.0

good saw for the money

By papas5

from massachusetts

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

        Bought this to replace a thirty year old radial arm saw that no longer cut that accurately and because it had a much smaller footprint. I can't compare this to any other brand of miter saw as this is my first one. But having owned it for about two weeks now I can say this saw is as good as my RAS ever was. Only two complaints - I had to clean out the mounting slot on one end of the fence to get it square as it wasn't properly machined to start with and the dust bag collects about 1% of the dust created. I plan to build a dedicated dust collector for this saw. There are plenty of free plans on the Internet . The slide works smoothly and true. Highly recommend this saw.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love at first bite.

        By Mutiny Court

        from Schertz, TX

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value For The Price

        Cons

        • Dust Catcher Does Not

        Best Uses

        • Hobby Diy

        Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

        I have not used one of the expensive brands so I have nothing to compare it with. Out of the box all it required was a slight fence adjustment. Performed well for mu first project. With coupons and discounts it was very inexpensive.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For the money you can't beat it

        By rjger

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

              Having owned this saw for about 4 months now it has operated flawlessly. It beats all the low end competition. You would have to pay a lot more to get a better 10" slider

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              10 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

              By Mark

              from Eustis, Florida

              About Me Furniture Building

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

              • Needs A Blade Brake

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Outside
              • Travel

              Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

              Bought this saw 2 weeks ago and am pleased. I had another brand 10 inch with no slide before but needed to cut wider material. Was easy to assemble but had to align the blade and reset the indicator. Used it several times and am well pleased. The price was good and so is the quality. A 12 speed drill press is my next buy, next month. Harbor freight tools are ok with me as My father and I have been buying them for 25 years or longer.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE THIS SAW

              By Jim

              from New Caney, TX

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Outside

                Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                Really loving this saw....building octagon shaped raised gardens with landscaping timbers and after
                200 being cut without even a hicup, still going strong!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice

                By tadmaz

                from Hartford, WI

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                  The miter saw 98199 is fantastic. I was prepared to make adjustments to get everything dead-on, but it was dead-on out of the box, 0 degrees and both 45's are spot on with a square. Couldn't believe it! Maybe I'm just lucky. Dust bag barely helps, but for $90 on sale this is a steal.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great saw

                  By GQG

                  from Haughton, la

                  About Me Weekend Projects

                  Pros

                  • Cuts Good
                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Outside

                  Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                  Had to assemble a few things on it but other than that it looks good and cuts great for the price of it. everything works good and the slide is great on it too. should get one for the price you want go wrong.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great saw for the price.

                  By senrac

                  from texas

                  About Me Furniture Builder

                  Pros

                  • It Last
                  • Price
                  • True Cuts

                  Cons

                  • Inital Adjstments
                  • Laser

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Home

                  Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                  Its true what some say, not as nice as the big name brands. But I have had mine for over 10 years with only 2 sets of brushes. It was purchased as a back up, but has out lasted a D walt and a skill. Has built 3 bars, two homes, 6 barns, and more furniture than I care to think about out of red oak.
                  Mine is the single bar slide model, and is over 10 years old at least. If you take care of it, and keep the moter blown out, It will last a long time. And I have only had to true it up a couple times over the years. Mine is currently finishing up another bar and grill.
                  Mabe mine is an exception, But im going to buy another soon. For the price it cant be beat. I also own a 12", and not as impressed with it.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Larry the hobby craft

                  from Greenville,S.C.

                  About Me Parent

                  Pros

                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                    Great saw I love it !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Buy, Great Saw

                    By Charlie237

                    from Fuquay Varina, NC

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Assemble
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                    • Poor

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Outside

                    Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw:

                    I read through the reviews and purchased this saw and I am very happy with the performance. accuracy, price. I had to do a few adjustments to zero it in it simple, I bought a small speed square and set the fence to 90° and the cuts to 45° set the cut depth so it would cut all the way through the material. It explains all this in the instructions. I used it to install chair rail molding in out dining room with a bay window and put returns on the ends of the chair rail, worked perfect, I LOVE THIS SAW

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                    • No

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