12 inch miter saw choices

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Forum topic by john1102 posted 10-29-2011 03:47 PM 2709 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2011 03:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw dewalt bosch glide

I am trying to find a non-sliding miter saw that has 2×10 lumber cut capacity. Ones in the past that could do this were Ridgid 4121 and a delta miter saw which are all discontinued. Currently I have found that dewalt dw716 can accomplish this by removing the fence and adding/raising the table with a sacrificial board. If anyone has any comments on the dewalt dw716 please share, (precision, durability, etc).

I am leaning towards a fixed saw for precision and space savings, the only slider that I think would accomodate all my needs is the newer bosch glide which is way to much money for me right now.

If anyone has any experience with the above listed fixed miter saws or know of any other suggestions I would love to hear some (good and the bad). Thank you.

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 04:19 PM

I have this saw it’s 6 or 7 years old and it works great on trim work and i’ve used it to build a few decks. Made the original adjustments out of the box and haven’t had to touch them since. I would recommend this saw

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 05:15 PM

Shoot, I’m still using my 12in Ridgid MS1250 from 2001 and still quite pleased. On the LEFT in this image I do have to admit that I have never tried cutting 2×10 in one swipe though. I would think IMO only, that 2×10 miter cuts are a job for the TS.

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 05:40 PM

Nice shop picture (horizontalmike). Thanks.

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 09:21 PM

I had a DeWalt 718 for many year & it work very well
Now I have a Festool that I would not change
But if I have to buy a 12”
I would go for a 12” Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw

-- "Ceci est un hobby, c'est pas supposé "faire de sens".

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