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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

Overweight Item subject to $14.95 additional Freight Charge.

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
 
3.7

(based on 215 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (30)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (122)
  • Good power output (56)
  • Good design (48)
  • Safe (48)
  • Easy to assemble (38)

Cons

  • Poor design (31)
  • Lifeless (6)
  • Blade wears out fast (5)
  • Inadequate safety features (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Home improvement (69)
  • Home (54)
  • In the workshop (53)
  • In the field (21)
  • Outside (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (66), Casual do-it-yourselfer (22), Professional (19), Thrifty (16), Parent (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), 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

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

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(2 of 2 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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 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.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 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.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 6 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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      (2 of 3 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

        (1 of 2 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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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Saw

        By DIYGUY

        from Belle, MO

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outside

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

          Works great, I cant complain! Definitely worth the money. Everything is easy about it! Can't beat the price!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Totally Reliable

          By Ron

          from Lenoir City, TN

          About Me retired, Woodworking Hobbist

          Pros

          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Household Repair
            • Wood Working

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

            I have had this saw about 3 years and it has never failed to provide clean precision cuts. I replaced the blade that it came with to a high quality blade. Angle cuts are precise and easy to set up. I see the same saw under several brand names, but HF is significantly less expensive. I have no complaints about this saw.

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            5.0

            Straight cuts for less money!

            By JS Aerotech

            from North New Jersey

            About Me DIY, Engineer

            Pros

            • Accurate Cuts
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Framing
            • Home
            • Outside
            • Travel
            • Window And Door Trim

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

            This saw is a true star for the cost. I have used it to install door and window trim, cut 2 x 4's for framing and cut lots of 2 and 4 inch PVC for French drains. It cuts like butter and is a beast. For the cost and the clean miter cuts it makes, you can't go wrong. I love it, you'll love it too! Buy it!

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            • No

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            Manufacturer Warranty Detail We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply
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