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Forum topic by AngieO posted 08-25-2013 02:33 AM 1521 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2013 02:33 AM

So… My birthday is this coming Thursday. While working on the shoji frame today my miter saw decided to throw another fit today. So my dear sweet mother bought me a new miter saw today. I LOVE IT!!! I could have gotten something bigger but I’m completely happy with this. I got the Kobalt 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw.

I like that it can cut a 12” board. It bevels. It has some other nice features too. Like an extending fence that has a stop on it. It was nice for repeating the cuts on the boards I did today.
There is a laser on it but its WAY off. And about the only other thing I don’t like about it is that the dust bag on it is worthless and then it only bevels one direction. But… Those things are ok.

Loving it!

Now I need to build a miter station :)

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 02:33 AM

What’s up with the pics being upside down???

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 02:38 AM

I am thinking that dang android eyeball app (image rotation) has something to do with it. Just guessing…

OH yeah, nice MS too!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 02:39 AM

Happy Birthday Angie,

Nice birthday present, youll be able to do a lot of compound miter cuts with it, to make fancy picture frames and beveled boxes.

Keep up the great work.

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 02:39 AM

You must have been jumping up and down doing the happy dance on the first picture. Sliding compound is good.


-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 02:39 AM

Congrats. And Happy Birthday

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 02:55 AM

congrats and happy birthday.glad you like the saw,been eyeballing that one myself.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 03:02 AM

I love getting tools for special occasions. Congrats.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 03:27 AM

You can always count on your parents when you are in need. Nice saw I am sure you will enjoy it. Now you need to make your mother something nice.

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 03:51 AM

I know you had a miter saw before but if you havenʻt seen the following safety video, I would encourage you to take a moment and watch this.

Short tip.

You might want to buy the complete video. It has many good safety tips for many tools.

Be Safe.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 04:17 AM

Congrats on your birthday and your great gift. You will make many nice miters with that saw.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 04:36 AM

Happy B-Day AngieO!

Have fun with your new Miter saw, cool Mom ya got there!

Oh yeah.

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 04:54 AM

Happy Birth Day; and it’s always nice to get a new tool.

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 04:54 AM

Happy birthday, I have the 7 1/2 inch version of that saw, it looks exactly the same. I cut a lot of smaller stuff. Have been very happy with it.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 05:13 AM

Yay Mom!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 08:01 AM

Happy birthday! Nice saw!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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