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Forum topic by ashahidan posted 08-20-2013 12:06 AM 1544 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2013 12:06 AM

After looking at many miter saws that fitted my budget I decided to get a miter saw made in China. Initially I was thinking of getting a well known brand like Bosch or Hitachi before i saw this saw.
Miter saws are usually fitted with universal motors that are very noisy. The Hyco is fitted with an induction motor rated at 240 volt, 1350watt. So it consumes about 6amps current.
This machine made very little noise. Thus it is not necessary to wear ear protectors.

There is one bad thing about it. There is no instruction book to guide a user on how to set it up. But it is not much of a problem to me .

Yesterday I used it to make a tile top coffee table. The machine cut accurate miters without any prior adjustment made.

ashahidan

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 12:08 AM

Good to know – thanks. I haven’t touched a miter saw in a couple of years because I don’t like the noise of the universal motor. But if they’re making them cheap and quiet I might find one to keep in the garage.

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 12:40 AM

I didn’t know they made miter saws with induction motors,had never seen one until Today.
Is the tile on top of the coffee table one piece? it’s huge for one piece.table looks well made.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 04:18 AM

To Ken

Miter saw with induction motor has been around for a long time. But at one time induction motors were fitted to industrial type of miter saws.
i have seen many in the market but couldn’t afford one before. I know Metabo has several models of miter saws with induction motors. Induction motor never produce ear splitting scream like universal motors. . Also induction motors produce no spark as they do not use carbon brushes.Some people say universal motors are more powerful than induction motors. I don’t know. The noise made by my Skil circular saw frightens me.

ashahidan

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 04:53 AM

To ken.

Yes the tile is one piece 24inches x 24 inches. It costs me US$4.00 (special offer for plain type only. One with some design costs slightly more. The size is very good for a coffee table. I used 2 by 2 for the legs and recycled pallet wood for the sides. It took me two hours to complete (unvarnished) i wanted to paint it white. What do you think? My projects are always quick and dirty but with reliability. Fine woodworking is beyond me, Never able to make nice looking dovetail or box joints.

ashahidan

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 10:58 AM

I meant miter saw with induction motor for home use or construction,never knew there was such a thing.
I always hesitate to paint wood no matter what the condition or type,with all the stains and varnishes available,why not enhance the beauty of the wood rather than covering it up with paint.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 11:16 AM

Box joints I could do to look average or acceptable but dovetail joinery?,I gave up on it long time ago.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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