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Forum topic by theeveningwood posted 06-16-2015 02:16 AM 858 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2015 02:16 AM

I currently have a 12” Dewalt DWS780 compound sliding miter saw. I’m thinking about selling it to get the Bosch axial glide 12”. Reason for this would be to save space and have a better setup for my small shop aka garage. Any reason not to do this?

What saw blade do yall use for your miter saw?

Anyone with experience with Diablo’s 100 tooth ultra finish blade?

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#1 posted 06-16-2015 03:05 PM

If you are trying to save space the Festool miter saw might be the best design if you can afford the $1200 price tag. I have an old 12” Makita and use a Forrest blade (don’t remember the name). It cuts super clean.

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 03:11 PM

I have a craftsman compact 10” slider which you can put up against the wall. So far, it’s done what i need it to do.

I like the Bosch but for the price, I don’t think I would get my money’s worth out of it.

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 04:18 PM

I’ve been thinking of doing the same but ultimately I think I will just save up for a Kapex. The DWS 780 has worked great for me, but does take up a lot of room behind it.

Depends on what the extra space is worth to you, how much you can offload the dewalt for, and do you plan on upgrading to a nicer miter saw in the future?

No experience with the Diablo 100t finish blade, I still need to try my Infinity 90t blade. I have been using the stock blade for cutting pine for the time being.

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#4 posted 06-17-2015 02:53 PM

I’ve got my eye on a Hitachi 90 tooth blade for my 12” Hitachi non slider. It gets good reviews and is ~$50 on Amazon. I’d like to grab an Irwin Marples, but they’re much more expensive.

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