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#1 posted 542 days ago

I have the older version of that HF 12” mitre saw, mine is only single bevel but basically the same thing. One upgrade I notice is HF finally put that yellow position stop like the higher end saws have, that might make it easier on cutting more common angles. Mine works okay, but I feel like i spend more time checking the angle with my square, a couple months ago I used my buddy’s Dewalt for some trim work and I couldnt believe how much nicer it was not having to check the angle manually before every single cut. Its hard to say because that newer version of the HF saw looks like they definitely made a couple essential upgrades from the one I have, one thing I notice they did not change though is thing in the back that tightens the saw for bevel cuts is made of plastic, mine is just like that one and it feels like its going to break every time I check to see if its tight. But I kind of agree with the others who say, check Craigslist and pawn shops for a higher end used saw, after I used that old Dewalt my friend had I have been wanting a new one ever since. Mine does cut pretty well with a good Dewalt blade, but I would trust a crosscut sled on my table saw before this HF mitre saw, you’ll spend a lot of time checking your angles for cuts.

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