|Forum topic by BrentKistner||posted 09-27-2014 10:47 PM||960 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-27-2014 10:47 PM
I am upgrading to a 12” slider and am wondering what you all use. I recently bought a Ridgid 12” slider from Home Depot and found out that it just didn’t work out for me. The cut quality was okay at 90 and 45 when set at 0, but when it is titled, the blade(s – I tried 3 different blades to verify that it was the saw itself) tracks badly… 1/8th+ inch in 10 inch wide 3/4 inch thick plywood. Far too sloppy for my taste. That being the main point of dissatisfaction, coupled with the incredibly poor dust collection and absolutely enormous footprint, it just simply isn’t something that I am looking for. So, back it goes.
Anyways, I had a 12” Makita slider years back and it served me wonderfully, till the day I downsized in fact. Is Makita still making an accurate slider? I use a Dewalt 12” at work nearly daily and they seem pretty decent, but still seem to lack a bit on the accuracy side (perhaps this one is worn out?) Hitachi seems to have really great reviews, but I haven’t used one personally. Any others that I should look at around that same price range?
Thank you ahead of time,
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