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Forum topic by Geedubs posted 04-14-2010 01:55 AM 5663 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Geedubs

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04-14-2010 01:55 AM

I am seriously thinking about unloading my old Craftsman radial arm saw and 10” compound miter saw and replacing both with a 10” sliding dual compound miter saw. In particular, I am looking at the Hitachi C10FSB or the DeWalt DW717. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 01:06 PM

I recently went from using my Craftsman RAS to a sliding miter saw. I looked at quite a few and ended up with the 10 inch Makita LS1016L.

I probably read more good things about the Hitachi than I did the DeWalt from contractors. The Lowes close to me had Hitachi miters but for some reason did not have their sliding miter saw. I looked awful hard at the DeWalt 717 but I really liked the feel and operation of the Makita so I got that and love it.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 02:03 PM

Thanks Cato. I have looked at the Makita and like it…but have not been able to find it a price that competes with the Hitachi or DeWalt. I can currently get either (the DeWalt is reconditioned) for just under $400 which is pretty appealing when comparing with others. I have found that Craigslist does not have many sliders…and when they do, the price is not that much better and there, of course, is no warranty.

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 05:34 PM

Good company here, respectable customer service. Have a couple of machines from them. Definetly like the prices. They also have some reconditioned stuff with warranties.

http://www.tylertool.com/hitachi66.html

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 06:09 PM

Thanks UnionLabel.

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 06:33 PM

I have a DW717 and it works for me. Only complaint about it are longer cuts at deep bevel angles the guard catches and doesn’t retract properly.

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 12:52 PM

Geedubs- I found the best internet deal I could on the Makita and printed it out and took it into my Home Depot and asked them to match the price and they did. Saved me $70 over their retail price and I got the 90 day return policy.

I have been very happy with this saw, and it is way more accurate than my old RAS, which was a good unit it just took too much to keep it in adjustment for finer work.

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 04:28 PM

Thanks Cato. That goes to show that a little creativity and testing the limits does sometimes pay off. I will think about that strategy, although I am not sure that I can find the Makita anywhere (including online) that is priced competitively to the Hitachi or DeWalt (refurbished). I have purchased refurbished tools in the past and have never been disappointed.

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 04:58 PM

if you bump it up to the 12” blade…....let you cut 4 1/4” crown in a single pass. Same for 5 1/2” baseboard

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 05:36 PM

Thanks Moron. Actually, the DeWalt claims to be able to cut crown molding (vertically nested) up to 6 1/4” It appears to be due to do with the design of the motor housing/frame that allows greater clearance. If I am not understanding something about this capacity, let me know.

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