|Forum topic by Zuki||posted 01-23-2010 07:39 PM||1389 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-23-2010 07:39 PM
I’m looking for some input into my next tool purchase. I want to upgrade my 7 year old $99 10” Delta mitre saw to a 10” dual bevel slider. I want a good one to last me for a long while. I’m not interested in a 12” saw because all the blades I have are 10” and they are just to big and heavy.
Oh . . . I will be mounting it to a mobile base to roll around the shop and it will not be bouncing around in the back of a pickup.
The contenders are
Dewalt DW717 – http://www.dewalt.com/us/mitersaws/products/dw717.html
Makita LS1016L – http://www.makita.ca/index2.php?event=tool&id=841&catid=31
A good portion of my tools are Dewalt so I sort of lean in that direction when looking for high end power tools, however I wonder if they are just using older technology and slapping on a 10” blade. The Bosch looks really cool and high tech, however I’m wary with all the adjustments I would have to make to cut a piece of wood.. The Makita is very clean and simple looking, however it looks a little to easy to use.
I’m looking for comments, real life experience, links to good reviews, etc. My birthday is coming up in mid February and was hoping to get it by then.