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Old 05-11-2019, 12:11 PM   #61
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Use wax on the rails and then buff it off
Hmmm, thanks for the idea
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:23 PM   #62
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get silicone spray ,gets super slick .makes stuff fly across jointer and tablesaw .i just never had that much luck with wax . used silicone spray on a mortise jig i made up of plywood on sight this last week .totally stopped the router from grabbing and lurching .
it does need to be reapplied often but so does wax.
do not use silicone in place of oil ,it will fail.
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Silicone AAARRGGGGGG...... Silicone is the evil villain of finishing. I avoid it like the plague.
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give me a little more detail of what that means .how is silicone evil to finish .i am not familiar with this .
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Seals the pores and it's hard to know until your start to apply any kind of coating.


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give me a little more detail of what that means .how is silicone evil to finish .i am not familiar with this .
Silicone causes fisheyes which are little spots in the topcoat. Extremely hard to get rid of.
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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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My brand new 780 is still sitting in my living room (much to my GF's dismay), haven't made a single cut in anger yet. I put my Iriwn laser on it and the miter stand mounts on it and a brand new Freud 100t fine finish on it. My co worker has his trusty old 718 out on the job sites right now so no need to load this bad boy up yet. It was a CL deal at 300 bucks still in the box and not stolen.
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10" is usually a better choice. More accurate, interchangeable with table saws, cheaper blades. I recently had to replace my Makita LS1013 i've had for years. Wanted the new LS1019 but they were out of stock. Got the new Rigid R4210 , did a whole addition with it so far. Must say it's really good. Only thing is the hold down clamp is crap. Possible aftermarket clamp could work ??
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Wow, hold down clamp. I basically throw those out. Not really, but it's still in the box.
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Wow, hold down clamp. I basically throw those out. Not really, but it's still in the box.
Best hold down clamp ever is kapex

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Wow, hold down clamp. I basically throw those out. Not really, but it's still in the box.
Yeah you could basically throw it out ...but a couple times a year you've got to cut a very small piece of trim , a frieze return, odd angle, wrong side of blade, etc ...it's nice to have a good clamp. My LS1013 had a good one. The Rigid one is chinsey but at $384 , the Rigid is a nice saw.
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Wow, hold down clamp. I basically throw those out. Not really, but it's still in the box.
I was looking at mine thinking why would I take that much time to set that thing? Think I'd clamp the piece to something else and use my multi tool instead.
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Yeah you could basically throw it out ...but a couple times a year you've got to cut a very small piece of trim , a frieze return, odd angle, wrong side of blade, etc ...it's nice to have a good clamp. My LS1013 had a good one. The Rigid one is chinsey but at $384 , the Rigid is a nice saw.
Generally that clamp can't hold something when you need it cut. If I'm cutting tiny moldings I put plywood across the fence and cut the angle slot in it. Then you have full backup of the pc. Usually do that when I'm cutting 1/4"x1/4" roundover molding that goes into a cabinet door to hold the glass in.
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Main point was, got the Rigid in a pinch...at $384 it ain't a bad saw.
Very happy with it. But hey if we wana go down a rabbit hole...lol
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Generally that clamp can't hold something when you need it cut. If I'm cutting tiny moldings I put plywood across the fence and cut the angle slot in it. Then you have full backup of the pc. Usually do that when I'm cutting 1/4"x1/4" roundover molding that goes into a cabinet door to hold the glass in.


That’s one of the reasons I like the ability to lock the slide at any point on the rails. Stupid Makita doesn’t do that. I may have to come up with a home made stop to be able to lock it anywhere.
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Have to say the thread has me interested in updating a new compound slider but has not pushed me in any direction. I was leaning Makita but my little one has fence/squaring issues and apparently so do others. Thats a big deal.

I think I stay Dewalt

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