|Genesis GMSUDR15L Miter Saw
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|Our Rating: 8.1/10
Type: Sliding Compound Miter Saw
- Sliding saw head – makes longer cuts a piece of cake
- Quality laser guide
- Powerful motor
- Not too bad standard blade (normally standard ones are rubbish, but this one is usable)
- Well priced
- Some of the plastic parts look cheap – but I haven’t had any issues with it. They have done such a good job with the aluminum parts it seems a shame to put a few plastic parts on it.
- A bit heavy at 38lb, however a heavy saw never moves around as much so you can count on it being stable.
- The dust bag isn’t great.
After sitting on the fence about buying a miter saw for a few weeks, I decided to give the Genesis 10” (Amazon.com link) sliding compound saw a go. Genesis have a good name in the power tool market, so I figured I couldn’t go too far wrong. I had a lot of work to do around my mother’s house, and a miter saw made easy work of it.
I ordered one from Amazon (I searched around and they had the cheapest deal by far), and it showed up extremely fast. It was packaged well and when I opened it, it came with everything I needed to get straight to work.
What’s Included With The Genesis GMSUDR15L?
- 60T Carbide Blade
- Hold Down Clamp
- Dust Bag
- 2 Extension Wings
- 1 support bar
- Blade Wrench (for assembling and adjusting the saw)
- 2 AAA batteries for Laser
Overview and Specs of the Genesis Sliding Compound Miter Saw
I’ve operated a few different saws that friends have loaned me over the years, and I have a background in mechanics so I know what to look for in a power tool. The Genesis has a 10” blade driven by a 15 amp motor, which gives it a lot of torque. This saw has no problems slicing through thick chunks of wood in one pass (3” was what I tested it to).
The motor runs the blade at 5000 RPM which is an above average operating speed on a saw this size, and it feels like a great combination.
Make sure you adjust the bevel stops before use it, even if you are buying this unit pre assembled. You can get digital gauges to help you get it perfectly square. I also purchased the Genesis stand, and it is a rigid piece of gear. I highly recommend that you pair the stand up with the saw if you choose this model.
My Honest Thoughts on This Saw
The 12” cross cut capability really makes this saw shine as a great piece of equipment. There is nothing worse than being limited to the size you can cut when you are working on a deadline. I used to just hand saw bigger bits of wood, but now I can miter saw everything. It is a massive time and energy saver. If you haven’t used a miter saw before, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you do!
The laser system is really well set up on the Genesis and mine didn’t need much adjusting out of the box. I was quite impressed with the accuracy.
I also liked the longer power cord that it came with – especially if you want to mount it on a bench and don’t want to have to worry about running long extension cables past rapidly spinning blades.
The Genesis Warranty
Genesis are a company who put their money where their mouth is. They offer a 2 year warranty on the GMSUDR15L, which shows that they have a lot of confidence in their tools.
What Sort Of Application Would This Saw Suit?
If you are thinking of doing an extension at home, building a deck or some furniture, or even doing something a bit more heavy duty – this saw would suit you.
Even if you are a contractor, this saw would suit you well so long as you (or your workers) take care of it. She’s not a Makita or Hitachi, so it won’t stand up to a ton of abuse, but it will last the distance if it’s taken care of. Take a look at Amazon.com’s price on the Genesis GMSUDR15L Miter Saw if you’re interested.