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Forum topic by John's Woodshop posted 12-15-2009 02:09 AM 3488 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John's Woodshop

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12-15-2009 02:09 AM

After doing a little research and after reading a recent WW’ing magazine’s review of 12” miter saws, I decided to upgrade my Makita LS1030 10” to a Milwaukee 6955-20 12” Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw. Home Depot was running a special on the saw which included a free Ridgid Miter Saw Stand. I won’t need the stand but I sure did need the saw!

The old and the new together:

Old and New

Old and New

I am totally impressed with this saw. It comes with a 60 tooth ATB blade that does a great job!

I used the Makita for 15 years. I hope to get 20 out of this one :)

John

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


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interpim

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 02:13 AM

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 12-15-2009 02:26 AM

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 12-15-2009 08:32 AM

Nice saw-pretty red!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Bureaucrat

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 03:12 AM

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

-- Gary

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John's Woodshop

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 08:09 AM

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 12-18-2009 08:05 AM

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 12-19-2009 12:18 AM

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 12-19-2009 12:38 AM

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 12-19-2009 08:21 AM

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 12-19-2009 04:08 PM

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 12-19-2009 04:20 PM

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

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MJMeers

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#12 posted 12-30-2009 05:53 PM

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 12-30-2009 06:32 PM

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 12-30-2009 07:09 PM

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 12-30-2009 07:58 PM

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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