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Slight Upgrade

by John's Woodshop
posted 1668 days ago


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interpim

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#1 posted 1668 days ago

it looks like that big boy is bowing your bench a bit

-- San Diego, CA

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 1668 days ago

Nice looking Miter saw. Hope it lasts you 29 years.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 1668 days ago

Nice saw-pretty red!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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gjd

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#4 posted 1666 days ago

nice upgrade. It’s amazing how versatile these saws have become. You should have plenty of capacity now.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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John's Woodshop

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#5 posted 1666 days ago

Thanks guys,

You should have plenty of capacity now. I totally agree!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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BlankMan

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#6 posted 1665 days ago

Very nice upgrade, looks like Christmas came a little early for you. :)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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John's Woodshop

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#7 posted 1664 days ago

Yes it did Curt! Merry Christmas to me :)

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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meandmtf

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#8 posted 1664 days ago

I bought the saw earlier this year, did not include the stand ( which would come in handy for me right now), but was at a very good price. I LOVE this saw! It is very consistant and works beautifuly. Congrats to you on a terrific choice

-- Men do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future

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MarkwithaK

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#9 posted 1664 days ago

I have, in the last couple of years, become a Milwaukee convert. Every tool I have from them has performed beautifully. I think you made an excellent choice.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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Julian

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#10 posted 1663 days ago

I will be buying one of those milwaukee sliders soon! I have been using a dewalt 12” slider for years and from what I have heard, the dewalt doesn’t even compare to the quality of the new milwaukee saw.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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WhittleMeThis

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#11 posted 1663 days ago

Congrats, Milwaukee builds tool that are true work horses, enjoy.

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MJMeers

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#12 posted 1652 days ago

John,
The Milwaukee looks like a great saw… what is its footprint?

-- Matt, RI

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John's Woodshop

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#13 posted 1652 days ago

Matt,

I will check when I get home and get back to you on that.

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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russ777

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#14 posted 1652 days ago

What do you do with old power tools? Donate, sell, attic, or ????

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John's Woodshop

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#15 posted 1652 days ago

In most cases I will sell or donate them. In this case I will be keeping the smaller saw for a job saw. I do some remodeling on the side, and the smaller saw is great for taking to a lob site.

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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John's Woodshop

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#16 posted 1652 days ago

Matt,

The footprint total is:

base 25” wide and it requires 31” for the swing over to 60 degrees. It requires 41” from the front of the saw to the rear of the saw.

hth,
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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dmorrison

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#17 posted 1652 days ago

Hmm. 2 miter saws, and 2 Ridgid vacuums. So do you always buy in pairs?

Very nice saw.

Dave

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John's Woodshop

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#18 posted 1652 days ago

I actually have 4 Ridgid Vacuums. They ran a killer deal on them a few years back and I stocked up to use them for different stations in the shop. Miter saw, router table, Band saw. etc…. One of those is the dust collection for the Miter Saw. And the other is for general shop cleanup.

Thanks!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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MJMeers

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#19 posted 1652 days ago

Thanks John!! I’m actually looking into getting a new Miter Saw and I think this is the one I’m going to pick up.

-- Matt, RI

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John's Woodshop

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#20 posted 1652 days ago

Matt,

You are welcome! And I think you are making an excellent choice! I am blown away by the quality of this saw.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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MJMeers

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#21 posted 1652 days ago

Like most things in life, timing is everything… after my last response I called the local home depot to see if they had any of the 6955-20’s in stock and at what price. They gave the price as $549. Considering that Amazon was selling it for $649, I asked if there was some kind of promotion going on and come to find out, there was. The saw was going for $549 AND with the purchase of the saw they were giving away the Ridgid MS UV miter stand ($200 value on Amazon). The promotion ends on 12/31/09 so I left right away and went and picked it up.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have any more of the stands and had to call another store to have them deliver it. I’m hoping to get that by Monday.

All in all it was a great deal.

John, thanks a million. You certainly inspired my decision.

-- Matt, RI

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Innovator

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#22 posted 1651 days ago

Nice saw, it is on my upgrade list.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Jeff Heath

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#23 posted 1651 days ago

I made the same upgrade from a 12” Makita cms (non-slider) about 30 days ago. I got the same deal including the roller stand from HD. In a word, it is a well thought out tool by Milwaukee. It’s the best one I’ve ever used, and in my opinion, blows away the Bosch. With the slide mechanism under the table instead of at the top, it is much more rigid and doesn’t flex like the Bosch does, eliminating off-square cuts.

Enjoy!

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes

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John's Woodshop

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#24 posted 1651 days ago

Matt,

Glad to be of help. You are going to love that saw!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#25 posted 1650 days ago

What does ‘arbor 5/8’” or 1” ’ in case of Milwaukee slider mean? Is there some sort of bushing?
Thanks in advance!

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Ben Robinson

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#26 posted 1589 days ago

After a lot of research, I just ordered the Milwaukee 6955-20 SCMS. Since Home Depot is sold out after running the closeout deal for $300, the best deal I could find was a factory reconditioned saw for $500 at CPO Milwaukee. Shipping was free as well.

Aside from this review and the one’s at Amazon, I found this review and video at FineHomebuilding very helpful during the decision-making process. I’ll probably post a follow-up here after I receive it and take ‘er for a few spins.

-- Ben, Atlanta, http://www.plankandboard.com

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John's Woodshop

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#27 posted 1588 days ago

I finally got the fence set up.

Miter Saw Fence

I am still tickled with this saw. It is so much better than what I use to have.

Anybody know where I could get the DC fitting for this saw that will enable me to hook it up to a shop vac?

Thanks!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Ben Robinson

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#28 posted 1588 days ago

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John's Woodshop

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#29 posted 1588 days ago

Ben,

Thanks for the info!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Bill White

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#30 posted 1588 days ago

What does ‘arbor 5/8’” or 1” ’ in case of Milwaukee slider mean? Is there some sort of bushing?

That’s the size of the arbor shaft on the saw, or the size of the opening in the saw blade.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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