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Posted on Newbie 12" Miter Decision (Bosch/Hit/Dew)

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 05:16 PM

I have the Bosch 12” slider and a Ridgid 12” slider. When I start doing miters for Stave turnings or Crown I always use the Bosch. Your blade you use is important so get a quality blade, We have a tendency to make our cuts standing to one side or the other so when you make your cut it is natural to put more pressure on one side vs the other. Some may think I am full of it but hey it is my story and I am sticking to it…..

The Ridgid has been a good saw, I have had it for 10 years now and it has made thousands of cuts and is still going strong. First thing that is always said is make yourself a Sled for the Table saw, well I have a problem holding 4-16’ boards to do a cross cut on the table saw. If your making boxes mainly a Sled is the way to go. I can see cutting the bed rails on a table saw quite challenging. Me I would buy a Bosch again in a heart beat. You will not be dissapointed.

Decent Table saw has opened up a lot of options but first do you want 110 or 220, What is your budget…... I always try to get the best possible tools money can buy, If your serious about a Table and Miter Saw, Spend more on the table saw as you can possibly afford and add another 300 to that figure for a few decent blades and dado stack…. You will find your tablesaw is the 2nd most used tool in your shop and your brain being the 1st….

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