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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 09-05-2010 10:56 PM 822 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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09-05-2010 10:56 PM

When we got home from the cabin, the 10” Triton SCMS ordered from Highland was waiting on the deck.
Just finished unpacking it and reading the manual.
In a few weeks, I’ll have time to adjust everything and put it through it’s paces. Then I’ll submit a review.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 09-16-2010 07:39 PM

I finally got time to un-pack and set up the Triton SCMS.

Fit and finish is excellent and, it appears to be well engineered. The 110 powered laser on off button is in the handle next to the power trigger. The lock for the blade is located on the motor housing and is a thumb friendly button instead of a steel rod. The lock that holds the blade down is spring loaded and operates easily. The slide lock is a screw to lock with a comfortable knob. The hold down clamp seems a little cheesy, but it does the job.
The slide operates very smoothly as does the saw pivot. The motor isn’t any louder than my Craftsman miter saw.
Right out of the box, each miter and bevel setting was right on at every detent.
Nothing needed adjusting.
The blade that came with the saw was a little rough for my work so I changed it. It would be very adequate for framing.
Every cut I’ve made was glass smooth with no tear out. Even with well seasoned Mesquite.
I would recommend this saw for a serious hobbyist. Not for any commercial application, however.
I’m going to enjoy working with this saw. Now, to build Norms miter saw station.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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