After convincing myself that I just had to have a new miter saw to replace my old plain jane Delta, I fell victim to the the Laser hype. I just added the Ridgid 10" Laser Miter Saw to my collection of Ridgid tools. I had visions of no longer having to bring the blade down 2 or 3 times on every cut to make certain that the cut would be riht on. I knew enough going in that the laser would not line up exactly with the cut line but I did have visions of a easy to see bright red line down my work piece.
The reality after using the saw is that the laser is almost impossible to see in sunlight and even in shade is very faint. The saw itself is light weight and powerful and was right on out of the box. The packaging was first rate as is usual for Ridgid. The only other negative I encountered is that the dust collection system seems to be lacking. It seems to make a much bigger cloud of sawdust than my old Delta ever did. The bottom line is that if you are thinking of buying this saw, buy it for the saw and not the laser.
The jury is still out - - - I haven't thrown the box away yet just in case.