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07-20-2011 03:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw

After reading the Anarchist’s Tool chest and taking stock of what tools I use and really don’t need, this is the first one on the chopping block (pun intended) as it just does not fit into the kind of work I do.

10” compound miter saw $80. Send me a pm if you are interested and I can answer any questions. I am willing to trade for eastern white pine.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 04:08 AM

Heh, good deal RG. Mine’s gathering dust under a shop bench. Truth be told, I have some interior baseboard and casement to put up, and even though I’ve got a really nice miter box and sharp saw to go with it, the powered miter saw will hang around because it speeds up the home improvement projects, so I can spend more time doing furniture instead of carpentry.

Good luck, and hope you sell it fast.



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#2 posted 07-20-2011 04:14 AM

What’s funny is I was doing carpentry the other day and I was using handsaws instead (I was in the north 40 so no access to power), didn’t slow me down a bit.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 04:29 AM

Been thinking about getting rid of my MS also (Ridgid 12” on a ridgid cart) just taking up space in my shop.

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 04:36 AM

Good for you! Hope it goes to a good home while you pick up some cabbage for tools you find more valuable…

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 04:41 AM

Me too. I just hate seeing a good tool go to waste, it’s just going to go to rust in my shop and that’s not fair, the stops are good, the power is right, and the blade is sharp.

Will trade for Lie Neilsen and Philip Marcou tools…if I have to.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 05:02 AM

Nice saw at a good price!! Someone will be happy :-)

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 05:02 AM

My practically brand new Bosch hinged slider may have the same fate. I bought it when I thought that I needed it. But, it is not the hand/power tool conflict that bothers me. Nor is the money I could use for something else. The two main reasons that I would get rid of mine are….

I find that the most consistent time that I am in the shop/garage is after the kids go to bed. The noise level is unacceptable.

I just can’t get past that they require a half acre of shop space to set up for convenience. That’s my biggest objection.

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 01:31 PM

If not for crown molding, I believe I could do without a miter saw. Sleds and jigs on the ts could take up most of the slack in the shop.

But the next time we had to heavily trim a new house, I’d just have to go buy one again. I’d hate doing stairs and balcony work with hand tools. It would take far too long. I can make a rosette out of RB3 in about one minute, but not by hand. Pediments over every window on a two story no big deal with a miter saw and no coping since all outside corners.

Nah. I’m staying plugged.

Y’all going back to hand drive framing and finishing nails, too ? Hmmm

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#9 posted 07-20-2011 02:24 PM

While job site carpenters need them, I have no desire to put a miter saw in my shop. They take up too much space, are noisy, and dust collection is a problem.

Yesterday, I needed to rough cut the length of some long boards. I used a hand saw, then, later I precision cut them to length on a sled on my table saw.

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#10 posted 07-20-2011 02:35 PM

I love my bosch 12” compound slider. It does require a lot of room but I have an older Delta/rockwell table saw that does not have all the attributes of the newer saws. It rips just fine but crosscutting is problematic. My miter saw is used a lot.

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#11 posted 07-20-2011 03:04 PM

David, I used a 16oz framing hammer, no problems toe-nailing a board here. I have some Bostich finish nailers that I am also thinking about cutting out, but when it comes to house moulding they are handy enough that I can’t quite do it yet.

When I build a staircase I’ll use a circsaw (or handsaw). My table saw is not yet on the block so the plugs are here, but to be frank if the TS turned into a BS overnight I would be happy.

Agreed on the too much space part, that’s the main reason it’s going, my shop is too darn awkward to make it work.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#12 posted 07-20-2011 03:09 PM

Mine was gone long ago. I never looked back. I think all those high rpm motors are as annoying as a vacuum cleaner.

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#13 posted 07-22-2011 10:24 PM

lysdexic, when you get ready to get rid of that new hinged bosch let me know. I couldn’t do without my sliding miter saw. I use it to cut pretty much all of my longer stuff down to size in the shop. It gets used almost everyday that i’m in the shop. Not as much as the table saw but it still gets a lot of use. I just wish I had a better one that my craftsman and the new bosch does take up a lot less space than one with the rails.

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#14 posted 07-22-2011 10:36 PM

I have a Bosch 12” compound slider and I love it. I use it all the time. It does take up a lot of room and it does sling a little dust but I wouldn’t want o be without it. I think it depends on what you do or want to do. I also have my OLD (about 35 years olds I guess) Rockwell 9” miter saw. I still use it and like it for the small stuff but it doesn’t compare to that Bosch with the 12 inch blade and the slides. If all my work was on another kind of saw then I would want one of those and would get rid of my Bosch. Just what makes the world go round.

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#15 posted 07-23-2011 03:49 AM

Whatever makes your world go round.

I cut most of my stuff down with handsaws, not a lot of set up time that way (easier to take to the lumberyard as well), If I had the slider I think I would be saying goodbye too it as well. Between my handskills and my TS, the miter saw just doesn’t compute for me.

It did help me knock out some projects when I was getting started though.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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