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Miter Saw Table Woes

by syenefarmer
posted 08-12-2012 08:02 PM


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DKV

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 08:11 PM

If you bought it new why didn’t you take it back?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 08:29 PM

I did and the replacement did the same thing as the original after a short period of time. Do you own a miter saw?

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DKV

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 01:14 AM

I own the DW708. Have used it for years and have never had a problem. I would keep taking back the saws until I got one that consistantly worked.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Viking

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 01:20 AM

What model Craftsman is it? 10”? 12”? Slider or non-slider?

I have a 3 year old 12” slider and it works great. The only thing I did was replace the crap blade with a 12” 80 tooth, thin kerf, Dewalt blade.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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syenefarmer

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 01:28 PM

It’s a #21253 10” non-slider and returning it is not an option as I’ve been putting up with this situation for a number of years now. A project this past weekend was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back! I’m just tired of fighting with this saw every time I want to use it. I was just trying to find out what makes of miter saws don’t have this problem or is it a common occurrence with most miter saws?

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 02:09 PM

I would buy something else since it seems to be a constant problem. It is definitely not worth the frustration.
I want all of my tools to work flawlessly so I can be the weakest link in the chain…not my tools.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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syenefarmer

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 02:20 PM

Greg, I totally agree and at some point I will be replacing this saw with something besides a Craftsman/Ridgid/Ryobi. For those wondering why I’m lumping the Ridgid and Ryobi in with the Craftsman it’s simply because they are all made by OWT/Ryobi. In my mind, if I’m having this problem with the Craftsman then I would expect I’d have the same problem with a Ridgid or Ryobi.

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OttawaP

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 02:27 PM

In the 8 years or so I’ve owned my Makita I’ve cleaned it twice. I don’t consider it a big deal…just maintenance. A bit of dry lube at the time and great again.

-- Paul

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PoppaDick

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#9 posted 08-13-2012 02:33 PM

I have an almost ancient, well used Dewalt DW705 I bought at a pawn shop about 14 years ago, I think. It works great unless sawdust build up makes it difficult – I’ve cut a lot of wet pressure-treated wood and find that this clogs the swivel joint and table quickly. I use compressed air to clean it, but find I have to dismantle and clean the swivel joint once I’m done with a large PT wood project. I’ve also found a good silicone lubricant keeps it working smoothly for longer.

-- "If you ain't happy, change yer mind!"

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 02:39 PM

Move up a notch and leave the nonsense behind you. What’s your time worth?

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jim C

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 03:12 PM

Where are you in Wisconsin.
I have a place on Browns Lake, outside of Burlington, was a machinist and Tool & Die Maker, so I’m sure I could fix whatever ails it.
Free, just because I fix everything I’m capable of for friends and neighbors.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Rob Drown

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 03:21 PM

Dewalt 12” slider. 8 yrs. no problem. It took some work to get it adjusted when new, but it has been rock solid since.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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syenefarmer

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#13 posted 08-13-2012 04:28 PM

jim c, thank you very much for the very generous offer, that is very kind of you. I live in Madison so unfortunately Burlington would be a little too far to travel.

Rob, PoppaDick and OttawaP , DeWalt and Makita are the two main brands that I have been looking at with Hitachi being another. Thanks for that feedback.

waho6o9, in my dreams!

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Bertha

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#14 posted 08-13-2012 04:50 PM

That Hitachi is too crazy looking for me, lol. I’ve heard good things about both it and the Bosch. Keep in mind that some of these things are Hyooooooge.
.
The Kapex is $1350.00
The stand is $800.00
The universal blade is $129.00
The hold down clamp is $71.00
You’ll probably want at least the medium-sized extractor (CT-36) for $750.00
.
So you’re at $3100.00
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Simply unjustifiable for me and I’ve got a pretty decent shop budget.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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AJswoodshop

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#15 posted 08-16-2012 07:56 PM

I own a porter cable 12’ miter saw. Its a great saw for a good price!
Here’s a link to my review of it.

AJ

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waho6o9

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#16 posted 08-16-2012 08:00 PM

http://madison.craigslist.org/tls/3209081228.html
Dewalt DW705 12” Compound Miter Saw – $100 (Waunakee)

Date: 2012-08-16, 8:17AM CDT
Reply to: mpvwm-3209081228@sale.craigslist.org

Dewalt DW705 12” Single-bevel Compound Miter Saw with Masterforce 80-tooth blade (used for approx. 40 cuts). Comes with extendable side support.

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dhazelton

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#17 posted 08-16-2012 08:08 PM

I have a Sears/Emerson from the mid 90s non slider and it’s backbreaking to move around, I think it’s close to 70 pounds. I was looking at a baby 7 1/2 inch Kobalt slider at Lowes that is extremely light weight, but that’s probably why it would suck – too light weight.

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syenefarmer

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#18 posted 08-16-2012 09:21 PM

Thanks all for the feedback. On Tuesday I decided enough was enough and pulled the trigger on a Makita LS1016L. I’d been lusting after one of those since my FIL bought a LS1013 a few years back. Local HD had it marked down to $449 so I even get a mini-gloat to boot.

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dbhost

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#19 posted 08-16-2012 09:24 PM

For what it’s worth, I have a cheapo Chicago Electric #98194 12” sliding compound miter saw. I have been using the living snot out of the poor thing since I put it into service, and the movement of this saw is smooth as sillk.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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AJswoodshop

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#20 posted 08-16-2012 10:24 PM

Great choice! That’s a great miter saw! Enjoy it, be safe!

AJ

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