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Blog entry by David Murray posted 1087 days ago 781 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am upgrading my 13 year old 10” delta miter saw, I’ve narrowed it down to 2 choices.
Choice 1 Milwaukee 6950-20

I like this saw because it has a digital miter read out, and has a light on each side of blade. Only problem is I can’t find a store or distributor that has saw in stock. I’d like to look at it and put my hands on it before spending close to $500 bucks.

Choice 2 DeWalt 716

This is also a nice saw and I’ve looked at it in person, I have a few DeWalt tools and am happy with them.

Both saw’s compare well against each other. Both are 12”, dual bevel and so on. Any thoughts.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"



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SWM

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#1 posted 1087 days ago

I have the Milwaukee. Bought it about 18 months ago for $275 new in the box, but that was a Craigslist find. The saw has not disappointed me yet. Both saws would be a fine addition to any shop. I’d just look for the best deal I could find.

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woodklutz

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#2 posted 1087 days ago

Amazon no tax free shipping a no brainer.

Milwaukee 6950-20 12-inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Digital Miter Angle Fine Adjust
by Milwaukee
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | Like (2)
List Price: $900.00
Price: $499.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
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In Stock.
Ships from and sol

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David Murray

182 posts in 1712 days


#3 posted 1087 days ago

Amazon does charge sales tax, I think if they have a warehouse in the state you live in (ie Kentucky) you have to pay sales tax. But free shipping is always an incentive. I really wanted to look at the Milwaukee in person.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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ChesapeakeBob

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#4 posted 1087 days ago

I have used the DeWalt with an upgraded blade. It is fine performer and I would buy another one if I had the money and the need.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1087 days ago

Have you considered a sliding compound miter saw? Milwaukee and Dewalt both make them and the extra crosscut capabilities are a great feature.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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David Murray

182 posts in 1712 days


#6 posted 1087 days ago

I don’t think that I have the need, I have a radial arm saw and my miter saw station is set close enough to the wall as not to provide clearance.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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rance

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#7 posted 1086 days ago

Here’s some other CMS discussions going on that might be helpful:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/28872

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