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Old 04-24-2015, 10:47 AM   #41
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:49 PM   #42
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i have not had problems with the chop master . i was really impressed with the lack of fuzz on the cut edge . not coming up [remembering] with the other brands names i have owned in the price range . I certainly have not tried every blade out there though .
still for most work that perfect cutting edge is not a so important .
i bet there are many high end blades to choose from .
The cut will be clean with an H-ATB blade but the high cutting angle will dull quickly when compared to a blade with more conservative geometry. The blade with more conservative geometry will also cut cleanly without splintering but the miter will not have the burnished/glazed look left by the Chopmaster and over its life represents a better value because it will hold its edge longer and need to be sharpened less frequently. H-ATB is best when cutting prefinished veneer ply, double sided melamine, or other tear out prone materials. Like Spencer said the plate quality and tension on the Chopmaster is good but the 300% longer blade life claims they make aren't accurate.

There are a number of other companies that go for the same out of the box first impression left by the Forrest blades. CMT and Amana/A.G.E. use a very similar grind on their miter saw blades. Tenyru uses an ATAFR grind which is all sheer angles. It's designed to cut even more brittle materials than H-ATB. The only advantage that it has in wood is that the very sharp cutting edges cut through easily when sharp putting less wear on an under powered saw.
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A little late to the party, but I just picked up the Makita 8 1/2 inch as a lightweight companion to my older 10" Makita, and it's outstanding. I've looked at the Kapex a bunch of times, and I have my growing pile of Festool, but when my big Makita finally dies I'll buy another Makita or maybe the Metabo, and spend the extra $800-$1000 on something that matters more to me.
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A little late to the party, but I just picked up the Makita 8 1/2 inch as a lightweight companion to my older 10" Makita, and it's outstanding. I've looked at the Kapex a bunch of times, and I have my growing pile of Festool, but when my big Makita finally dies I'll buy another Makita or maybe the Metabo, and spend the extra $800-$1000 on something that matters more to me.
i have the kapex and yes it is a great saw . i am fine with the money i spent on it . but i see your point and that 8 1/2" saw looks good .doing a stair last week and wishing i had that little 7 1/2" makita when loading and unloading . there some real nice saws on the market .
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A little late to the party, but I just picked up the Makita 8 1/2 inch as a lightweight companion to my older 10" Makita, and it's outstanding. I've looked at the Kapex a bunch of times, and I have my growing pile of Festool, but when my big Makita finally dies I'll buy another Makita or maybe the Metabo, and spend the extra $800-$1000 on something that matters more to me.
I have that makita saw, its very smooth and light. Great for punch out stuff. Im a little disappointed I can barely cut a 3 1/2" base molding on edge though and the light feature would be a bigger benefit on the left side.

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I know everyone thinks that Kapex tends to take over the discussion. I bought mine during the sale and was not sure what to expect for the price. Yes, it is expensive but I have had numerous compound miter saws and have truely loved my Dewalt slider. With that being said, I do not think it holds a candle to the Kapex, granted, 2 truely different saws but what a difference in finish work.

I am not to the point of using my Kapex for framing, the Dewalt does a very good job for framing IMO. I carry both saws in the trailer. I will never use the Dewalt slider for trim work again, way to nice and clean with the Kapex. So my answer depends on the jobs you do.

Fine finish work, Kapex hands down. Normal framing, building decks and jobs such as that, love my Dewalt and any quality saw will do just fine.

But my finish work has really been better with the Kapex.
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I know everyone thinks that Kapex tends to take over the discussion. I bought mine during the sale and was not sure what to expect for the price. Yes, it is expensive but I have had numerous compound miter saws and have truely loved my Dewalt slider. With that being said, I do not think it holds a candle to the Kapex, granted, 2 truely different saws but what a difference in finish work.

I am not to the point of using my Kapex for framing, the Dewalt does a very good job for framing IMO. I carry both saws in the trailer. I will never use the Dewalt slider for trim work again, way to nice and clean with the Kapex. So my answer depends on the jobs you do.

Fine finish work, Kapex hands down. Normal framing, building decks and jobs such as that, love my Dewalt and any quality saw will do just fine.

But my finish work has really been better with the Kapex.
I have come to love the kapex also. Was initally disappointed but I really like it now. Liked it a lot more after I disabled the safety features on the trigger and thumb button.

The biggest pain that I have been having with it is dealing with the limited capacity. On this trim job that I am currently working on I had to bring my dewalt 12" slider back in order to cut the large crown. Now I have to bring the dewalt back this week because I need to make some 67.5 degree cuts that will require I jig and cutting 1x6 vertically. If festool came out with a 12" saw I'd be all over it, though I'm sure some accuracy is lost in moving up to a larger blade.
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Does Mafell make a Miter saw? Did they not used to make Festool. This get's out of hand........Mafell cost More than festool! Where does it stop?
This is what I did:
I bought,
Bosch 10" DB miter saw CM10GD
Bosch miter saw gravity stand TB4
Bosch Digital DAF220K angle finder
Bosch laser washer
Bosch crown stop kit
All Brand New!

All for $900 bucks!!!!
Lay my cuts down next to yours....you'll never be able to tell me what saw cut what!
EVER!
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Does Mafell make a Miter saw? Did they not used to make Festool. This get's out of hand........Mafell cost More than festool! Where does it stop?
This is what I did:
I bought,
Bosch 10" DB miter saw CM10GD
Bosch miter saw gravity stand TB4
Bosch Digital DAF220K angle finder
Bosch laser washer
Bosch crown stop kit
All Brand New!

All for $900 bucks!!!!
Lay my cuts down next to yours....you'll never be able to tell me what saw cut what!


EVER!

I'll take that bet, anything over 5.5" wide for board and the Bosch deflects more than the Festool. That's why I went Festool, we can argue all day. I've done it and proven it on the long cut side, will be a degree or more off on Bosch. I've worked with Dewalt, Bosch and Festool.

Dewalt and Bosch deflect more, the Jet deflected the least in my tests, Festool was 2nd. I just didn't not like the Jet.
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^^^^^^ Did you use the stock blade?^^^^^^
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^^^^^^ Did you use the stock blade?^^^^^^
Really? I never use the stock blade except for the Festool. Do a search, this was discussed at great length. I spent a few days going through each saw and the deflection is a big deal to me. I want my miters perfect, no putty, caulk or filler.
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I've never had any saw make my work better. I've had them make my work easier, but not better.
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I can only speak from personal experience. All I ran was dewalt miter saws before my kapex. My work got much better with the kapex. Particularly on the tilt bevels. Way more accurate. Dewalt slider was all over the place... Lots of deflection.
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I really don't wanna search your posts. I asked what blade you used....tell me
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I really don't wanna search your posts. I asked what blade you used....tell me
You search posts on miter saws, thats its purpose, so we don't have a ton of threads for the samething.

Matsush!ta, Freud and Forrest blades along with Dewalt and Irwin. First 3 are the best IMO and not necessarily in the order I wrote them. Depends on the job for me.
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I have a Dewalt DWS780 and love it I got it as part of a black Friday or Easter sale for $399.... I also have an older makita sliding 10" saw that is ok.... I plan to buy a small 10" non slider just for quick trim jobs.
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You search posts on miter saws, thats its purpose, so we don't have a ton of threads for the samething.

Matsush!ta, Freud and Forrest blades along with Dewalt and Irwin. First 3 are the best IMO and not necessarily in the order I wrote them. Depends on the job for me.
Not at all true. Searching old threads gives a good foundation, but things change daily in the world.

Also, old threads may not cover the information one is searching for. But us not to prevent duplicate threads. It may help curb it, but how many jump all over someone when they post on a thread that is months or years old?

If you are tired of the same old discussions or feel that you are repeating yourself it's time for a CT break.
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What about the Milwaukee miter saw?

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