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Forum topic by Loren posted 09-11-2014 07:08 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Loren

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09-11-2014 07:08 PM

I’m not gonna buy one, but the low weight
intrigues me. I won’t speculate on the quality.

http://tools.woot.com/offers/wen-sliding-compound-miter-saws?ref=cnt_dly_cr#read-more


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#1 posted 09-11-2014 08:04 PM

I got a chuckle because the pop-up ad that came with the link on my computer was for a personal drone.

Started thinking that this could get light enough for an Amazon Drone delivery !! Woo Hoo!!

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 03:50 AM

I wonder how the quality is on this. Decades ago, Wen made a pretty decent 1/2” drill with a 2 speed drive, and a big sabre saw called the All Saw. It had about a 1” stroke, a powerful motor, and took big blades with shank about 1/2” wide—a bit narrower than a reciprocating saw blade, which could easily be ground down to fit. It would easily make long rips in a 2 X piece of fir, which I did on more than one occasion. I bought mine used, abused the heck out of it, and the armature went bad. Took it into a service shop in Seattle, and bought a new armature for it for less than $10.

Then the bean counters took over, or they were “acquired” by some other company, and the quality went all to hell. The motor housing went from aluminum to plastic—and cheesy plastic at that.

Which makes me wonder who owns Wen now, and what kind of quality they are shooting for. Won’t somebody buy one and let us know?

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