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Forum topic by RT31 posted 01-20-2014 06:10 AM 824 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2014 06:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

To make a short story long:

I needed a miter saw so went to craigslist and saw one i was interested in. We went back and forth with the seller for a few days. Yesterday he didn’t get back to me in time and i couldn’t wait any longer. Went to HD with $125 in gift cards from christmas and saw the Dewalt DW715 on sale for $150. Great deal since HD has them for 249 on their website right now. WIth tax it cost me $36 out of pocket.

So the question is: Should i return the 12” single bevel miter saw, get my money back and use that on the used 10” Sliding miter saw (delta)? I could get the used say for around $100 and it includes a new blade. The Dewalt is going to need a new blade so that will cost me more.

What would you do? Help!

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 01:25 PM

I would keep the new saw. Why does the new saw need a new blade, did it not come with one? A used compound slider may not have been treated well and could be problematic.


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#2 posted 01-20-2014 02:14 PM

I would return the new saw and get a new 10” compound Hitatchi.

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 02:23 PM

If you have a table saw and can cut wider boards there if need be, I would keep the 12”. It’s what I use. I have no desire for a slider. Takes up too much valuable room. Clunky to move around. I believe the non slider to be more accurate, comparing my 12” de Walt to my dads 10” de Walt slider. I would get a new blade though for fine cuts, something with a full kerf. Thin kerf will deflect when cutting something less than a full blade width.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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