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Posted on Dewalt DWS780 vs. Hitachi C12RSH?

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 12:38 AM

I have an older 10” Hitachi dual bevel slider, and like it quite a bit. But I’d also prefer to be able to put it close to a wall, as my shop is space challenged. When I looked at the Hitachi at Lowe’s, I was sorely tempted, but one thing bothered me: side to side wiggle of the extended motor/blade. It was quite a bit, compared to the Bosch “Glide” sitting next to it. I think that wonky rigidity is due to the slides being in an over-under arrangement, which can’t give as much lateral rigidity as side by side slides. So far I’m keeping my wallet in my pants. My “philosophy” is that any wiggle, or wow or crookedness or whatever that CAN happen, WILL happen. I hate relying on luck when trying to make precision cuts.

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