|Forum topic by darthford||posted 12-13-2013 01:11 AM||1773 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-13-2013 01:11 AM
Circa 1950’s when men were men and miter saws weighed 280 lbs lol this baby has some cast iron. I regained a measure of sanity and backed off buying the giant 18” RAS which I didn’t have room for anyway. This Delta Milwaukee Multiplex 40-B was just about the right size and space. Some guy purchased a storage locker and this was inside. For a saw that’s older than me (I’m 51) it looks pretty good.
2HP 110 or 220 switchable
Why? I shopped modern sliding miter saws a couple of times, I saw a lot of the same complaints regarding accuracy and repeatability…I WILL drop kick a tool like that out of my shop into the yard so buying one just a very bad idea for me.
This Multiplex 40-B had a few things going for it. 14” blade that will get the job done on thick stock if that day comes, until then 12” blades are fine. It has lots of cast iron, I worked in a machine shop when I was younger I likes me some cast iron. Even the base is cast iron (Tim the tool man Roh Roh Roh). It has a nice compact stand I can put on a mobile base. 2HP should be enough power to get the job done. Did I mention it has lots of cast iron? I wanted a saw rigid enough to cut accurately on the first try and 100th try not something I’d have to use body English on to get a square cut. If this saw can’t do it what saw can.
I was surprised the cabinet wasn’t a rusty bucket this will clean up nicely during the restoration.
What’s with the red paint, maybe part of a process to make sure operators checked everything for tightness before using. The red paint will have to go.
That blade guard is about 1/4” thick aluminum.