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Forum topic by BruceCM posted 06-07-2012 10:34 PM 1324 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2012 10:34 PM

Well, my trusty, 14 year old 10” Delta compound miter box just ended its many years of dependable service…

So I’m looking to replace it, and would appreciate any feedback you all might have on what I’ve found so far.

I want to replace it with a 12” single or double compound saw. I don’t need (or have the room) for a slider. I want it to be accurate, adjustable, well constructed and reasonably priced. An adjustable laser would be nice but is not required. Here is the list I’ve come up with so far…

Dewalt 715/716 $269 at Amazon or HD/400 at ebay

Hitachi C12FDH $292 at Amazon

Rigid R4120 (w/laser) $300 at HD

Bosch 3912, $327 at Amazon and ebay.
Bosch 4212 (double): $400 at ebay

Makita LS 1221, $329 at Amazon and HD

Crapsman 21235 $300 at Amazon

Porter Cable pcb 120ms: $250 at ebay

From what I’ve looked at in the past, I’ve been impressed by the Bosch, but I wonder if its worth the extra $$

The PC seems like a good deal…but I’ve never played around with the saw in store.

Anyway, any feedback anyone has had with any of the above will be much appreciated.


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#1 posted 06-07-2012 10:38 PM

Looks like Lowes is selling the dewalt with a free stand for $299, if the stand is of any value to you, may be worth a look.

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 01:40 AM

I would vote for the Hitachi. I have the Hitachi Slider and it doesn’t require any more space than a regular miter saw because it slides to the front. But if you are set on a non slider I would still recommend the Hitachi. They are very accurate and powerful.

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