Milwaukee 6955-20 12IN DU BVL MITER SAW
Mfr / Brand Milwaukee
Mfr Part # 6955-20
Rexel Part # 6039
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Milwaukee 6955-20 12IN DU BVL MITER SAW is rated out of 5 by 17.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from nice first try Nice first try for a miter saw from Milwaukee. It has a few flaws, though: mounted on a stand, the cord does't reach the floor- unacceptable if you want to use a cordreel compound cuts are only possible 45/45 left and even less right the right fence doesn't slide over- it has to be removed as soon as you need the right bevel can't cut 3 pieces 2x stacked- my other saw can The trully good: this saw is HD. I bet, it can fall off your pick up without any damage. It was dead on both square and bevel out the box. Great framing saw- for finishing there are better ones
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Better than its competitors. This saw surpassed all expectations. I've used it for a little over 1 year on job-sites and it has performed flawlessly. It's accurate. It gets thrown in the back of the truck everyday and still performs as if it were new. I've used it to frame porches, garages, and install thousands of feet of exterior trim. I've owned the DeWalt, Ridgid, and Makita versions of this saw. The Milwaukee is by far the superior saw. Don't waste your money buying anything else.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from 2 years of ownership I love this saw and it is my go to saw for the majority of my work. The only flaw is the lights, which are way too weak for field work. I installed a custom made axle and 10" wheels and it can now be rolled around in field,yard and construction sight without flipping over. Some small scews have rusted or corroded due to wet sawdust, and the mitre saw roller supports need a redesign as they are off center and not alligned. I would, however, recommended this saw to anyone without reservation, as a trusted heavy duty tool.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Excellent Saw I am a General Contractor and I just purchased this saw. I have used Hitachi, Makita and DeWalt comparables and this one is my favourite. The digital gauge is a little overkill but positve stops make this saw super accurate (similar to the DeWalt). The makita saws DO NOT hold their accuracy over a long period of use. The stand is not a great design but is very similar to most on the market.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from What sawdust? Outstanding dust collection! I use it in my shop at home and it's the best I've ever seen, I use a dewalt 12" slider at work and the dust collection is terrible. Milwaukees bevel handle and slide action are far batter than dewalts. The work lights they incorporated really come in handy when I take it onsite and often times operating it in a area not very well lit. Very happy with it! Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Best SCMS on the market This saw is the workhorse of the 12 in SCMS's. We switch off between this saw and the DWS780, and I prefer this one. The direct drive provides a smoother start and more consistent cut, and the power is noticeably better in large framing lumber and hardwoods. The digital miter gauge is very handy, as well are the lights, but the bevel adjust is the best in class. The detant override and fine adjust also work very well in correlation with the digital readout.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good saw, a few flaws Have used or owned a few other 12" saws including Ridgid and Dewalt. This saw beats them hands down, especially the Dewalt that I think is highly overrated. I had to adjust miter out of the box though, it was out over half a degree. Not a tough job but it was surprising. The stand? Don't even bother. What a piece of junk. Used it on one job and went and bought a Ridgid stand to mount it on and gave the Milwaukee stand away. If you need to transport the saw anywhere it is useless. The wheels are so small you can't roll over gravel or anything other than smooth, solid surfaces. Forget taking up a flight of stairs. The base is so narrow when folded up it tips over in the back of your truck and has to be supported. The right side fence not sliding is pretty annoying as others have stated but not a dealbreaker for me. A couple of people have complained about the lights being dim. I'm not sure if that's a problem on older models or not, but I have no problem with the brightness and the clarity of them, being led is very good. Much better than a laser. One minor nitpick that I'm surprised no one else has mentioned is that there is no place to wrap up the cord. For a saw of this caliber there's really no excuse for such a simple miss. Dust collection is good but I want to hook up to my shop vac on site and with the weird rectangular dust opening the only way to do so is to buy Milwaukee's vac attachment. Good luck finding one. I did finally but I think $23 for a hunk of plastic is a bit much.... C'mon Milwaukee - include it with the saw! The cuts (once the saw is dialled in) are wonderful. Like I said, it is the nicest saw I've used to date. Oh yeah, make a crown stop for your saw, that would be a nice accessory to have. One last nitpick before I forget - the placement of the slider lock is terrible, can be very difficult to get your fingers in to loosen or tighten it. If Milwaukee just listens to the feedback and makes a few minor changes to this saw (and a total rebuild of their stand), this saw will be just about perfect.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Best Miter Saw On the Market Today I own a building material store and I build custom furniture as a hobby business. We have sold several miter saws over the years, and this is the only saw that customers come back in to tell us how much they love it! I have owned several dewalt models and they simply don't compare to the Milwaukee. Positives It came out of the box 100% accurate. Adjusting the bevel with the large paddle handle is easier on this saw than any other. It slides smoother than any other saw on the market. The soft start motor makes it easier to handle and reduces fatigue. It also lets you concentrate on holding the workpiece instead of ensuring the saw doesn't jump up out of your hand. The dust collector seems to pick up a larger percentage of the dust than other saws. Bad things: 1 - The right side fence does not slide. Not the end of the world, but seriously...what were you thinking? 2 - The blade guard is clear, but you really can't see through it to make accurate cuts. It's good enough when cutting framing, but skews your vision too much to cut trim. I have to pull the guard up, set my piece, drop the guard, then cut. It takes some getting used to but the positives far outweight the negatives. 3 - If you turn the miter table too quickly, the digital read out gives you a number that is way out of whack. Returning it to 0 degrees or a preset stop seems to reset it.
Date published: 2014-09-10