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Forum topic by Zuki posted 01-23-2010 07:39 PM 1673 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2010 07:39 PM

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Hey All

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

Makita LS1016L

Bosch 4410

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.

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 07:54 PM

i have the makita previous version to this and it has never let me down , from teak, to birds eye , to pine .
i have used on the back of my truck tail gate and in the shop too .
loyal tried tested and always true .
i have had it for more than 15 years now and used well over 20 blades on it .
its all in the blade . and i find the i have no reason for the 12” blades ether . the exstra crown fence is a good option , and i upgraded to the laser but i don’t use it much .
i only trust my marks and my eyes . if its to dark to see its time to go home .
but the laser is ok for rough work .
l do both fine and finish and rough contracting . 1/64” in the fine and 1/16” in the rough.

-- Kier Mizuik,Miramichi ,New Brunswick,Canada ://

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