|Forum topic by redSLED||posted 04-05-2015 11:26 PM||2362 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
04-05-2015 11:26 PM
Fellow Lumberjocks, for the edification of our readers (and for my curiousity), have any of you personally used or inspected closely the below MAXIMUM-branded (Canada only – Canadian Tire in-house brand) compound sliding miter saw (CSMS) recently made available 1-2 months ago? Any thoughts regarding this saw are also welcome.
The main reason I bring this up is that, as far as I know, this is the only CSMS that has copied Festool’s Kapex “rail-forward” design – which allows the rear of the saw to be placed right up to the wall – a significant and welcome feature for tight workshop spaces.
Up to now, only Festool’s Kapex and Bosch’s Axial-Glide saws were the only two CSMS that could boast this “right-up-to-the-wall” space-saving feature. Non-promotion regular price-wise, the MAXIMUM 10” CSMS is running about $150 less than the Bosch 10” (Lowe’s) and about $1250 less than Festool’s 10” Kapex (Atlas Tool & Machinery). Though it is priced now at $599.99, I predict Canadian Tire will sale price the MAXIMUM CSMS to about $100-$125 less several times throughout the year. Warranty-wise I was disappointed to read on Canadian Tire’s website for the MAXIMUM 10” and 12” CSMS: “This product carries a special warranty. Please see your local Canadian Tire store for details.” This statement falls short of the warranties currently given on other Canadian Tire MAXIMUM and Mastercraft brand power tools: “This product carries a 5 year exchange warranty redeemable at any Canadian Tire store.”
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