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01-04-2015 05:50 PM

Morning all. I’m kinda looking for a proper miter saw without breaking the bank. If I had my druthers I’d druther get the Makita LS 1016. How ever these two are in the running. I don’t think the $200+ products are really worth the effort??? What’s your opinion between the two?
Thanks

-- Mark


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#1 posted 01-05-2015 02:23 AM

Mark, since nobody knowledgeable has replied yet, I will offer my limited experience. I have an earlier model of this saw in the 10” version. I have been very happy with it and used it to cut the miters you can see in pic #6 of this project. I have the laser but don’t use it all that often. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 01:17 PM

Sorry I can’t help. I feel like Shultz, “I know nawwww-thing”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 01:59 PM

I have a Bosch 4405,it’s a good,solid,accurate saw,every once in a while I adjust the sliding rods to keep the “wobble” at a minimum .
That’s the problem with a few SCMSs I have tried,they loose their accuracy crosscutting a 90° ,with the 4405 it is 90° ,there’s no gap with a square,the miter cuts are good/acceptable but not always 100%,the most important part is the fence,mine got destroyed by a friend,bought a new fence for it and it is flat and straight.

What else can I tell you,it is good saw,I’m very happy with it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 01-05-2015 02:26 PM

Around $490.00 USD

Around $430.00 USD

Prices may vary around your neck of the woods.

I haven’t used either saw but I’d take Ken’s word on the Bosch, but I’d purchase
the Makita or if you have a Lowes in B.C. the Kobalt could be had for around $200.00 USD.

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#5 posted 01-05-2015 04:23 PM

Thanks for the input gents. I saw the Kobalt ,but I’m wondering if it’s worth the effort? The old “you get what you pay for thing”.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 01-05-2015 04:39 PM

Great question Mark.

I’ve used Ryobi’s miter saw and when set it works just as good as
the fancy ones.

Good luck on your choice and it’ll be interesting to see which one
you get.

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#7 posted 01-05-2015 04:44 PM

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 01:12 AM

Thanks for the links waho. I’m kinda lookin’ for a slider. A little more capacity.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 01:26 AM

You’re welcome Mark

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