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Forum topic by Coffinmaker posted 12-29-2007 03:53 AM 1303 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Coffinmaker

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12-29-2007 03:53 AM

Well I am glad I joined up AND I hope all of my newbie qusetions dont become too much of a pain..LOL…First off let me say THANKS to everyone who has sent welcomes.OK..now to the nitty gritty about this post…I have been searching for a Compound Miter Saw for a few months now..( may my 10 inch Delta rest in pieces..lol..) and have about reviewed myself to death.!A gentleman I met at my first visit to a Woddcraft store told me watch out about reading so many reviews about tools…YOU could go blind,and insane all at the same time.While wondering around a Lowes one nite I noticed they had a Hitachi 12 compund miter saw on sale…the salesman said.”its noramlly 279.00 but tonite its on sale for 249.00…BUT wait he said let me check something and came back quickly..He showed a flyer that stated THAT saw as on sale for even more off…I can let you have it for 199.00.I guess I kinda panicked and bought it..( hoping I got a good deal..) while using a 10% off coupon I got through the mail.Now I keep trying to find a review about this saw but came up with sliding compound model only.My brother said I got ripped off and should have bought a Ryobi or even a Craftsman but when I looked at both reviwes for those saws they werent very good.PLEASE tell me this was a good deal..I did keep my reciept and was told I could return it if i wasnt happy with it…ok..lets hear it ..LOL.


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GaryK

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#1 posted 12-29-2007 04:01 AM

What is the exact model number?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Coffinmaker

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#2 posted 12-29-2007 04:16 AM

C 12 FCH

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GaryK

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#3 posted 12-29-2007 04:24 AM

From looking at prices on the web it looks like you got a good deal.

I wouldn’t worry about it. If your brother says you should have gotten a Craftsman, I wouldn’t pay too
much attention to his recommendations.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Peter Oxley

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#4 posted 12-29-2007 06:16 AM

Most of the tool manufacturers go through cycles of better and lesser quality. Hitachi is making some pretty good miter saws right now. Craftsman and Ryobi … not so much. I’d say you got a good deal. But if you’re not convinced, I’ll buy a Ryobi saw and trade you straight across.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com/woodworking -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 12-29-2007 06:35 AM

My son-in-law and I use a 10 inch Hitachi for finish work. Works great, perfect miters every time.. I think you got a great deal. forget Ryobi and Craftsman. If you want an up grade, get a DeWalt 12 inch.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mot

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#6 posted 12-29-2007 06:43 AM

I agree with Peter. I’ll buy you a new Ryobi and trade you straight across. That’s our way of telling you, “You did good, son!” Gary’s right about your brother, he may know a heck of a lot about some things, but not about miter saws.

Cheers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Napaman

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#7 posted 12-29-2007 07:02 AM

i cant comment on the Hitachi…I can say—-welcome to Lj’s…now lets see some CUTs!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 12-29-2007 07:07 AM

My Hitachi was great for cutting, but the plastic guard was kinda thin and didn’t take well to being moved around every day…in and out of a truck…I’m kinda hard on tools. Dewalt will stand up better on a job site, but in a shop I think I prefer the Hitachi.

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brunob

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#9 posted 12-30-2007 08:10 PM

Keep the Hitachi and let your brother by a Craftsman.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Karson

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#10 posted 12-30-2007 08:14 PM

You have a keeper. Enjoy your bargin.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 12-30-2007 10:39 PM

it was a good deal

Now.. you can take it back if you aren’t happy with it… get busy using it and if you aren’t happy with it, you know what to do!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#12 posted 12-30-2007 11:32 PM

Craftsman used to be good stuff. K-mart bought out Sears. You do the math…

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Cephas

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#13 posted 12-31-2007 02:40 AM

I just purchased a ryobi 10” compound miter saw from HD with 10 blades for $87. Turned around and purchased Ryobi 10” tablesaw for $250 and Ryobi planer for $70. I, too, keep reading reviews and am going blind/crazy! i keep saving & savoring, but the truth is I am condemned to the “poor man’s” grade of tools unless I change my priorities. I started out saving for a Corvette and wound up with an El Camino. The thing of it is I like the smell of sawdust and stain and am truly inspired by the members of Lumberjocks and their projects, opinions, sharing. I bet you cut a lot of wood & achieve immense pleasure out of your saw.

-- "Do what you can, where you're at, with what you've got." Theodore Roosevelt

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