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#1 posted 07-04-2010 08:29 PM

i currently have a cheap €99 sliding saw that i have been torturing for over a year, i may be lucky but it works well. but then i only do rough cuts with it, never use it for exact cuts. because the locking mechanism for the angles is far from reliable and my tablesaw has a chariot and it’s more easy and more accurate to do exact cuts on there.

so i would say it depends on what use you will have with it?
for rough cuts you don’t need an expensive topmodel, but if you plan on using it for making exact cuts then you better take one from a good brand.

one tip i can give you is when you are choosing a saw in the store, check if the locking mechanism at 90-45 degrees is reliable, try to push or hit the machine out of angle when locked. if it doesn’t move you have a good candidate.

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