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#1 posted 07-02-2012 07:01 AM

They serve different but overlapping purposes. For a long time, I didn’t have a SCMS. The TS with a good miter gauge and/or sled can handle most common woodworking crosscutting tasks. But it can be a pain to get the sled out when you need to make a quick crosscut to length on a 6’ or longer workpiece.

As others have pointed out, when it came time to do some trim work in my home and build a deck, there was no substitute for a chop saw.

As with all things in woodworking, there is usually more than one way to skin a cat. But some ways are more efficient, yield higher quality results, or are safer, for a given task.

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