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Miter Saw Recommendations

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by VTsullyman, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    bcliff

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    I'd be surprised if they were the same saw. Craftsman doesn't typically do private label stuff. My saw is pretty substantial, solid and heavy.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    you can always by a used one. i bought a 10" bosch sliding miter saw that came with a table that folds down and rolls. it has swing out bars on each end to hold long boards. i got the whole setup for $175. it was a steal. craigslist is the bomb.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    I have a dual-rail Makita LS1212. Love it. I built it into a bench so there are 6' extended benches on each side of the saw, with a vacuum pickup behind it.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    i also have a 12" ridgid. it cuts like a razor. i love it. would recommend it to anyone. its too bad the stand costs $170. but still worth every penny.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    I think that might also be the same as the Ryobi. I know that a few years ago Ryobi made most of craftsmans power tools.

    Bottom line is it all depends on how often you will be using it. If you are gonna use it for one project a year than go with the cheaper.

    I have quite a few Ryobi power tools and they are fine for what I use them for. If I were a contractor using them everyday I would buy more expensive stuff.

    My ryobi stuff includes
    13" power planer
    12" Drill press
    biscuit joiner
    4" finish sander
    18V drill w/ recip saw and stupid worthless circ saw
    14A 7.24" circ saw
    jigsaw corded (has good solid weight and feel to it)
    power hand planer
    table saw

    The only thing I have had issues with is the blade is crooked on the table saw (I got it for free so I cant complain) and I have to occasionally tighten the bevel part of my jigsaw to keep it at 90 degrees. It occassionally comes loose. I use them for furniture building and DIY projects around my house.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Dewalt...Enough said.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    My company furnishes chop saws, so I don't own one but the one I use is the Dewalt in my company van. For me, Dewalt and Makita are the best. It also depends on the blade you use, your gonna know if you got a cheap blade.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    I have a 10" Rigid that I use around the house. It's okay, seems well built, but not entirely accurate. At work I use a small (8 1/2, I think) Hitachi slider. Don't really need a giant blade with a slider. The Hitachi is highly recommended by me. Also have a DeWalt 12" nonslider for anything the Hitachi can't handle. Rarely use it. I'd get the best slider I could afford. You can slide the blade out and put it right on your mark before cutting half way through your board to find out you missed your mark when using a nonslider. As far as cutting a 4x4, you're looking for a trim saw, not a chain saw. You buy a nice trim blade($$$) and you aren't going to be cutting 4x4's with it. Hope this helps you.
     
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