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Old 05-02-2019, 10:58 PM   #41
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Not sure what Makita youre thinking of but to be clear the bevel adjustments for the front rail Makitas, are NOT up front. Just so you know.


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I dont know. Looks like its mostly up front. I guess you have to reach back to go by the stops. But the lock is in the front sort of.

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I dont know. Looks like its mostly up front. I guess you have to reach back to go by the stops. But the lock is in the front sort of.

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/LS1219L


The handle on the bars is to tighten the head. The release for the head to swivel in behind the rails.


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. Also seen some stuff about the detent plate wearing out because its aluminum.
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. Also seen some stuff about the detent plate wearing out because its aluminum.

Yep, I and my guys have gotten in a habit of not slamming the saw into the indents. We also bump it in the middle of the indent as well. All they had to do was taper the indent barrel and v-groove the indent to find its own center.



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They all have their nuances.


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There is no perfect saw. You need to find the saw that works for you. All of them have quirks.

I bought one of the original Hitachi 8 1/4" sliders when they first came out. Great saw for it's size. So good I got it's big brother the 12" slider. Piece of crap. It's been relegated to rough cutting stock in the shop.

I got the 12" Axial Glide saw. Out of the box it sucked. I had to cut the detent plate because I couldn't get both 45s to be 45, it was one or the other. I cut the detent plate and since there were 4 screws holding it I could adjust both 45s independently of each other. I got the saw tuned in and now I love it.
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I ordered the Makita. Apparently some guy is making a stainless detent plate for it. Hes in Canada though.
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I ordered the Makita. Apparently some guy is making a stainless detent plate for it. Hes in Canada though.


Please keep us updated on that.


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I ordered the Makita. Apparently some guy is making a stainless detent plate for it. Hes in Canada though.


I bet you could have one milled on a CNC machine and stack them together to get the reading of the original and the accuracy of the stainless


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My 2 cents, Ive had several DWS 780s overall they are a nice durable saw, but the slide bearings have a rough feel to them you can feel through the cut. The Bosch is a nice saw, bit big and heavy for me! but my biggest problem with it is the vertical height limitation when swung to a right 45*. IMO the newest Makita rail forward design saws are the nicest on the market. Smooth operating, nice castings etc... I like mine so far. My latest Dewalt DW 716 XPS the castings are terrible! the fence is not 90* to the base and there is no adjustment to fix it unless I shim or file it (made in Mexico) POS

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People laugh at me for hanging onto my DW708 but I rebuilt it before parts were phased out and it's not an everyday tool I trim with a smaller so I'll most of the time.
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Well, got the Makita today and unboxed it tonight. Nothing damaged it seems, which is good. Right off the bat 2 things I dont like about it at all. One, the fences dont slide out of the way for beveled cuts. The 2nd is that the lock for the slide only locks it in 1 location. I use the slide lock a lot on my Bosch for non slide cuts. I might not be able to deal with that. Other than that it seems nice enough. Havent actually cut anything yet.
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Sorry about that morning, I should have told you about the fences. It's been mentioned a few times, I just assumed you were in the know. That's a huge blunder on Makitas part.


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Sorry about that morning, I should have told you about the fences. It's been mentioned a few times, I just assumed you were in the know. That's a huge blunder on Makitas part.


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Not your fault. Ive got to do a better job looking at stuff. Ill probably make my own fence out of ply like the old hitachi 8 1/2 sliders.
Now I have to figure out a stand setup I want. Im definitely going with something I can remove the saw from easiky
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People laugh at me for hanging onto my DW708 but I rebuilt it before parts were phased out and it's not an everyday tool I trim with a smaller so I'll most of the time.
Wasn't one of the best saws ever made. I see them being rebuilt in the DeWalt store all the time. Just can't let go of an old friend.

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Not your fault. Ive got to do a better job looking at stuff. Ill probably make my own fence out of ply like the old hitachi 8 1/2 sliders.
Now I have to figure out a stand setup I want. Im definitely going with something I can remove the saw from easiky
Total let down on the non sliding fence.

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I love my dewalt compound sliding miter...
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My 2 cents, Ive had several DWS 780s overall they are a nice durable saw, but the slide bearings have a rough feel to them you can feel through the cut. The Bosch is a nice saw, bit big and heavy for me! but my biggest problem with it is the vertical height limitation when swung to a right 45*. IMO the newest Makita rail forward design saws are the nicest on the market. Smooth operating, nice castings etc... I like mine so far. My latest Dewalt DW 716 XPS the castings are terrible! the fence is not 90* to the base and there is no adjustment to fix it unless I shim or file it (made in Mexico) POS
I was randomly wondering if a light oiling of those rails would help, then again, it would probably just get gunked up
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