I have to give this Ryobi Compound Miter Saw a 10. I'm a 68 yr old woman with no construction background. I'm just a DIYer that loves to tear apart and remodel things in my old mobile home. This saw has served me so well and saved me so much work, I honestly don't know what I would do without it! I've added an enclosed carport, cut laminate flooring for my kitchen, hallway and bedroom, done new window trim, mitered crown molding, cut fencing to size for a dog run and I've even used it to cut kindling from dead branches off my citrus trees for my daughter's fire pit. I use it for everything. The only other saw I own is a jigsaw so my Miter saw is used for everything. This particular miter saw isn't big enough to cut 2x6's in one cut but I still cut them turning them around and cutting them on each side. It also cuts through 4x4s without a grunt. It's always been very accurate and the laser lets me know exactly where I'm cutting for precise cuts. The blade is very easy to change, once I figured out which screw it was I had to loosen to move the blade guard. (I marked that thing with a marker cause it's kinda hidden) It took me awhile to find it when I was changing the blade for the first time! Directions weren't real clear. It just says loosen the screw, doesn't say where the screw is nor is it marked that, that is the screw for the blade guard. It doesn't even show that little screw on the page that lists the names of all the parts to the saw. All in all, it's one of the best tools I've ever bought!