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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 02-05-2013 06:45 PM 1371 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2013 06:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question miter saw

I was looking at this saw at the local big box store and watched a video or two on You Tube. I like the features so I got to wondering if any of you have one. If so, How does it work for you? Does it make accurate cross cuts and miters?

My criteria is as follows:
1) Replace my 10 inch Delta Shopmaster chop saw to provide larger cutting capacity
2) Cross cut 1×12 boards and 4×4 posts
3) Accurate stops for miter cuts

I make numerous projects using 1×12 boards purchased locally (white pine). I usually set up a pair of saw horses and cut the boards to rough working lengths using a circular saw. My Delta won’t come near to making the cross cut without flipping the board. When I make a toy box, it really helps if I can cut the boards accurately because I use all of the wood with very little left over. A good smooth cut the first time will help achieve that goal. Example: I cut 31 1/2 inch lengths out of a 96 inch board. Not much left except for sawdust.

Your thoughts appreciated.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 10:52 PM

The DeWalt is nice. I had one. I have also had the Ridgid and the Makita. By far my favorite is the Hitachi from Lowes. It was cheaper and had better features. You should check them out.

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 01:26 AM

I own a Dewalt 780, dewalt 716, older Ridgid 12”, and Milwaukee 5955. By far the most accurate and best built is the Milwaukee, but its heavy! The dewalts are very nice and are much more portable. I just got rid of my Ridgid!

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 01:38 AM

I love my Makita 1013LS – tho there is nothing wrong with the DeWalt!

After I got my sliding chop saw I wondered how I ever got anything done without it. I use it on every single job I do.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 02:39 AM

Thanks for the replies. Currently I have been using the 12 inch SCMS sold by Harbor Freight. It works OK but I want better accuracy and and more features.I don’t have to worry about weight because the saw will be mounted on a tool cart.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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