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Old 09-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Need A Saw To Cut 7.25 Base Standing Up


I have a 12" slider but I do not want to lay it over to cut tall base. Has anyone used the newer 12" Dewalt or Ridgid or any other saw that can cut 7 1/4" base standing up against the fence. I sure the Hitachi 15" would do the job, but I would like to keep the cost down around the 300 mark. I have looked at both of these saws at the Depot and it appears as though they would. I just would like some feedback on this before I buy. Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: Need A Saw To Cut 7.25 Base Standing Up


I know the Dewalt will cut a 6 1/2" base standing.

You might be able to cut a 7 1/4" for an outside 45* if you cut right at the end of the piece.

When I have to cut 7 1/4' I always lay it down.

I have found that for long pieces it is just as easy to cut flat as standing.
Standing the base is almost always easier and faster with small pieces.( with in reason)

If you are going to do alot of 7 1/4" base than the bigger saw will pay for itself in no time, just will suck in the morning and at night carrying it in and out.

Good luck Chad

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Just lay it down, you should be charging 3x the cost per foot for 7 1/4 as normal 3 1/4 stuff .
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why stand it up? why not lay it down?
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Delta made a saw that would do that, I bought one for $250 on clearance when they discontinued it a few years ago. The saw has a vertical worm drive motor and a notched housing for cutting tall stuff. Try ebay or CL, though I looked and none appear to be on the market now.

I do like to cut base standing, but it is not a big deal to cut it flat.
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I just measured my new http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/hitachi-lowes-sale-84672/

It measured at 7 5/16ths
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i always lay it down
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Delta made a saw that would do that, I bought one for $250 on clearance when they discontinued it a few years ago. The saw has a vertical worm drive motor and a notched housing for cutting tall stuff. Try ebay or CL, though I looked and none appear to be on the market now.

I do like to cut base standing, but it is not a big deal to cut it flat.
i have the single bevel version of that saw and it will not cut right miters with as tall due to the motor in the way. so i have to either cut it square first then try to miter or i flip the molding upside down to allow me to cut the same depth.



i wanted that version so bad but could only find the single bevel model. i paid 220 for it through CPO Delta 3 years ago. the better thing to me is the front bevel lock i will never buy another saw with out that - definately a creature comfort but one that is available on some saws so help me narrow the pack down when it comes to it.

the other thing is that 15" hitachi actually doesn't have as much capacity due to the motor issue similar to my saw. plus it doesn't have the cutouts in the blade guard.
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You probably want this saw now. But in November, Delta's new line of 12" saws comes out, not sure on actual height capability though. Says it can cut 9 1/4" base, 7 1/4" crown. But, would of thought they'd say standing up and nested.?.

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Bolt your miter saw to the wall.
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You probably want this saw now. But in November, Delta's new line of 12" saws comes out, not sure on actual height capability though. Says it can cut 9 1/4" base, 7 1/4" crown. But, would of thought they'd say standing up and nested.?.

http://www.insidewoodworking.com/delta_miter_saws/html
jay, that article is way old. those are the saws that basswood and i have - which have been discontinued for a couple years now. delta left the mitersaw market b/c it was hurting dewalt's sales.

i like that hitachi that everyone is getting a good deal on and would probably wind up getting it if i needed a new one. thats awesome for you guys getting a good deal on it.
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That ought to do it!
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Basswood, thanks, I will look for one of those Deltas. Another need I have is when I am casing doors with a 5/4 x 5-6" header, with my Dewalt 708 I can't cut 45 returns on the header without the front top edge getting nicked just a bit by the arbor plate and the cut just isn't as clean when the head is laid over on a bevel. I don't to a lot of 7" base but when I do I like to cut the base verically. It is just faster for me.
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Re: Need A Saw To Cut 7.25 Base Standing Up


i use to cut shorter base standing up, but you dont get as good a cut if the saw suffers from blade wobble. laying it down is just easier anyway and more stable when cutting longer pieces
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i heard the miter/angle gauges on circular saws are getting accurate

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