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#1 posted 11-19-2012 05:09 PM

Mike and Gerry just echoed my thoughts on this matter. I have a 12” hitachi non-slider. It’s fine. I just can’t get the accuracy from it like I can my table saw and miter gauge/sled. I still use my Hitachi for chopping wood to size and for quick trim work where accuracy is less important. I’ve tried setting mine up to get better accuracy, but I basically gave up on it…and the laser is too thick to give accurate placement of the blade, so I don’t even use the laser anymore.

I just don’t get the purchase of a $500+ SCMS when a nice table saw can be purchased for the same price. My Hitachi has value to me, but not for the reason I thought when I bought it.

To me, a CMS has little value in a fully equipped shop. Its value comes in on-site carpentry/framing jobs. For that, there is no peer.

-- jay,

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