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SweetTea

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03-26-2017 06:35 PM

I am looking to replace my 12” Dewalt DW715 non slider and would like to try a 10” non slider. This will be perminately attached to my miter station for shop use only, making only 90 degree cuts. Is the 10” Dewalt the most accurate? I build cabinet doors for a living and absolutely depend on my 90’s being perfect. Not looking for Festool and it seems that Bosch doesn’t even make a 10” non slider any more. The 10” Dewalt is available for $219 at Home Depot. Any other suggestions?


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#1 posted 03-26-2017 06:46 PM

I believe the exactness you might be looking for will only be found in the upper shelf units, such as the Milwaukee 2734-20, ($500 bucks), and the Festool.
Hitachi makes the C10FCE2 which plays to good reviews, and is only about $100, but there are a fair amount of reconditioned ones out there for sale, which tells me that some percentage go back.
I don’t think you would consider a Craftsman, especially now that Sears might fold, and brands like the Skil to me would be similar to buying a HF. (Although the 10” HF unit has been out there for years and they have sold thousands, although I would be the first to say that they take a half a day to set up properly.)

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 06:48 PM

I bought the 715 before Christmas for $179 and i have found it to be surprisingly accurate. A 10 inch miter has no place in my shop anymore. Combining the words accurate and miter saw on a woodworking forum will bring many opinions

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 06:51 PM

If you making doors for a living and want to dedicate a saw for them, you should be looking into a
Whirlwind or Nortech upcut saw in my opinion.

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Loren

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 06:57 PM

Take a look at OMGA.

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 07:00 PM

I would go with the dewalt. I have had great luck with dewalt miter saws. If you mount it to your bench, get it dialed in just right and never change it you’ll be as accurate as you need. Make sure you get a really good blade, something full kerf so it doesn’t deflect.

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#6 posted 03-26-2017 08:34 PM

I own the Dewalt 12” but for portability I bought a cheaper 10” (brand escapes me…Chinese made I’m sure). Maybe just me but there is something about blade travel and safety that makes me prefer the bigger saw. Blades are more expensive of course.

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#7 posted 03-26-2017 08:36 PM



Take a look at OMGA.

- Loren

That is the answer, and often times can be found for a bargain used. New they are quite pricey but a whole different league above the usual suspects.

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#8 posted 03-27-2017 10:29 AM

Which do you guys feel is more accurate, a miter saw, or a radial arm saw?

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#9 posted 03-27-2017 10:30 AM



I own the Dewalt 12” but for portability I bought a cheaper 10” (brand escapes me…Chinese made I m sure). Maybe just me but there is something about blade travel and safety that makes me prefer the bigger saw. Blades are more expensive of course.

- teejk02

I actually prefer a 10” over anything else. The blades are cheaper and more readily available and the blade spins faster on a 10” versus a 12” which I like better.

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#10 posted 03-27-2017 11:27 AM

Most of the 10” miter saws can be made to work well, but if accuracy is of the ultimate importance to you, a good TS has better potential for accuracy due to the more robust construction of the mechanisms.

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#11 posted 03-27-2017 11:31 AM

The blade speed is different due to the circumference of the blade, the tooth speed is typically very close to the same on a 10” vs. a 12” miter saw.

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#12 posted 03-27-2017 12:23 PM

Looks like a whirlwind cuts 90 degrees all day long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPrN24yXg3Y

Omga saws will get it done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t926VVJW2pk

and a Whirlwind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CzwBasDhTg

Good stuff

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#13 posted 03-27-2017 01:03 PM


I own the Dewalt 12” but for portability I bought a cheaper 10” (brand escapes me…Chinese made I m sure). Maybe just me but there is something about blade travel and safety that makes me prefer the bigger saw. Blades are more expensive of course.

- teejk02

I actually prefer a 10” over anything else. The blades are cheaper and more readily available and the blade spins faster on a 10” versus a 12” which I like better.

- SweetTea

My preference for the larger saw is that on many things the cut is completed long before the motor housing reaches bottom of travel. Maybe my hands are claustrophobic?

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jimintx

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#14 posted 03-30-2017 05:31 AM

SweetTea,
Why are you replacing the DW 12” saw that you have in use now?
What is it that you want to achieve by getting a new 10” saw?
.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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SweetTea

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#15 posted 03-30-2017 12:17 PM



SweetTea,
Why are you replacing the DW 12” saw that you have in use now?
What is it that you want to achieve by getting a new 10” saw?
.

- jimintx

My 12” Dewalt is getting pretty worn out, and for some reason I can’t get it to stay accurate. The fence has some play in it, and I have to adjust it for square every few weeks. The brake isn’t working as it should as the blade keeps spinning long after I let go of the trigger. Among other things, I just want something that is 100% accurate and reliable for straight 90* cuts.

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