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Morning Wood 04-24-2019 04:24 PM

Best 12Ē sliding compound miter saw
 
Iím thinking of a new saw. Not quite ready to swallow the kapex cost. I have an old 10Ē Bosch that I use for job site work. But Iíd like to get a 12Ē for trim and finish. Iím looking at Makita, Dewalt, and Bosch. Thoughts?

Seven-Delta-FortyOne 04-24-2019 04:56 PM

I have a Bosch 5412. Don't think it's made anymore.

I've had it for about 10 years. Probably have it for another 20 or 30. :thumbsup:

I like Bosch for more precision type tools. Router, Table saw, Miter Saw, Sanders, etc.

Morning Wood 04-24-2019 06:40 PM

Thatís funny. Iíve seen the quality in Bosch go down hill in the past 5 years. I know the 10 axial glide has a problem but I hear the 12Ē doesnít have it.

META 04-24-2019 07:10 PM

I don't mind my axel 12" Bosch. A buddy had his "axel" glide Jet miter saw on site, didn't care for it.

Seven-Delta-FortyOne 04-24-2019 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Morning Wood (Post 7530713)
Thatís funny. Iíve seen the quality in Bosch go down hill in the past 5 years. I know the 10 axial glide has a problem but I hear the 12Ē doesnít have it.

I've heard that a couple times too.

Don't really know, I haven't bought a new Bosch in a while.

Morning Wood 04-24-2019 09:50 PM

Milwaukee any good?
Iíve been reading this evening and I really think I might just cough up for the kapex. All the other ones have reviews that say there is some issue with the saw etc. I know none are perfect, but damn $1500 is tough to choke down.

Bull Trout 04-24-2019 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Morning Wood (Post 7530823)
Milwaukee any good?
Iíve been reading this evening and I really think I might just cough up for the kapex. All the other ones have reviews that say there is some issue with the saw etc. I know none are perfect, but damn $1500 is tough to choke down.



Especially for a gutless saw

Morning Wood 04-25-2019 05:11 AM

So itís got no balls at all?

Leo G 04-25-2019 07:44 AM

I have the 12" Axial Glide. Great saw after I got it tuned in. Has limitations on how tall it will cut on the right side of the fence. I think 4 3/4" is max. Left side has over 6" I think. Very smooth, all the time, doesn't fade with time. Some deflection, but all sliders have that issue. Lots of torque on start up, could use a slow start feature. It's one of the few things that tasks my inverter. It'll always start the saw, but it's startup current is right on the edge of too much.

fred54 04-25-2019 08:32 AM

I have everything Makita. But what drove me was there was a Makita factory service center 10 miles from my old house.

I would look into what manufacturer has service nearby to help tip the scales.

Seven-Delta-FortyOne 04-25-2019 01:35 PM

SkilSaw just came out with a 12" worm drive miter saw.

You should get it and let us know how you like it. :whistling :laughing:

fjn 04-25-2019 06:32 PM

When you boys get your new saws,you'll need one of these to help get it started.;)


JFM constr 04-25-2019 07:22 PM

well that is interesting .i wonder if the soft starter could quiet down the 12" milwaukee .
Anyhow as for this thred .Have you considered cordless ? When I replaced my last 12" I got the dewalt cordless . I can hook up to a cord if need be . I believe it is one the lighter weight 12" saws . I bought mine for the shop but it ended up in the truck .The cordless feature keeps turning up to be valuable on the jobs . the light on the blade is excellent .

There was a review on line for the Skill ,based on it I would not purchase one .

mrcat 04-25-2019 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fjn (Post 7531105)
When you boys get your new saws,you'll need one of these to help get it started.;)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSrz3GaaDO8

I'd let her soft my starter.... er start my softer....er, uh.......

What was the demo video about again?


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Leo G 04-25-2019 07:54 PM

I don't think she'll be interested in your soft starter :w00t:


Went to the website and all of their products are sold out.

https://www.raymondinnovations.com/c.../soft-starters

Chris Doom 04-26-2019 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fjn (Post 7531105)
When you boys get your new saws,you'll need one of these to help get it started.;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSrz3GaaDO8

Umm, think I might start a little too hard for her liking....


IDK OP, we've been beating on a 713 Dewalt for years and I just scored a 780 still in the box for 300 bucks cuz the store where the dude bought it closed and he couldn't return it. I know dewalts. I've repaired our tile saw, I've repaired the 713, I rehabbed the gearing on the dewalt table saw the other day and I hadn't touched it in like two years. Every single freaking part of these saws is available online, right down to the last nut and bolt, with exploded schematics. I'm scared enough with the 10 inch, the 780, the table and the full set of Stablias in the truck if i have to stop at a Home Depot as it is. I think anything higher dollar should just stay at home in a woodshop.

Morning Wood 04-26-2019 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seven-Delta-FortyOne (Post 7531023)
SkilSaw just came out with a 12" worm drive miter saw.



You should get it and let us know how you like it. :whistling :laughing:



I didnít like the looks of it. Definitely considering their tablesaw though.

Tom M 04-26-2019 07:01 AM

I still run a DeWalt 720. Rebuilt it before they discontinued the parts.

My next saw I will have to consider if I would miss the slide action if I ditch it.

Anyone switch away from it and feel it was a mistake.

JFM constr 04-26-2019 10:33 AM

Anyone switch away from it and feel it was a mistake.[/QUOTE]

I still have both slide and nonslide . The nonslide is at the jobsight ,no issues .I do like the slider in the shop when building cabinets ,comes in useful .Though in the field doing trim or remodel it really isn't worth the extra weight and size .I have plenty of other methods to cut wide boards .Generally beams and such are better cut in place ,in the stack anyhow .

madrina 04-26-2019 03:14 PM

Did somebody say hard?!

The what was the question again?

I'd go with the Hitachi myself if I had to do it all over again. The one that sllllllides in and out. What is it about this thread that turned me into a perv all the sudden.


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