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Old 01-20-2019, 01:21 AM   #21
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:42 AM   #22
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One of the good things about cutting liters by hand is there is really no dust, just a little sawdust that doesn't fly around the room. Cleanup is nothing.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:13 AM   #23
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One of the good things about cutting liters by hand is there is really no dust, just a little sawdust that doesn't fly around the room. Cleanup is nothing.
and it's quiet. Which is often important where/when I'm working.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:33 AM   #24
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Good point. Except for some cussing and swearing on occasion, the only load noises was the framing hammer and circ saw when I started out.
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still use it.
Nice and quiet


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I had one, from sears, quite a piece of equipment. Later, got a Hitachi chop saw. What a beast.
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Delta 9"..... thought it was the best thing in the world!
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This is what my dad had when I was a kid. We still got it to, it might even work



I should dig it out and put it in the office, lots of memories with that saw. I thought my dad was the greatest builder ever, heís still pretty good
I think you're right you should put it in the office. If you haven't yet. Lol

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dad had the latest craftsman , with a back saw almost 3 feet long

and we actually had to nail the pieces with these things call hammer , and finish nails.
and use a nail-set!
what a pain in the closet!!
What I remember most was each nail driven into the miter corner - first you had to turn it tip up and blunt the point with a single hammer blow so it wouldn't split the wood.
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Come to think of it, mine was too. Used it for balsa wood control line model airplanes. I can still smell the nitromethane and castor oil.

Learning to make cuts to 1/64th accuracy as a kid probably both helped and hindered my building career.
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I was always envious of these. By the time I was able to get one, this nice, a power one was within reach.

I still use one occasionally. Just yesterday, I had to cut 3 pieces of trim. When I got out the old Makita miter saw, my son laughed a little. He said he was sure I would have cut them by hand. Usually this is when it comes out.

I would like to have a Lion miter though.
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What I remember most was each nail driven into the miter corner - first you had to turn it tip up and blunt the point with a single hammer blow so it wouldn't split the wood.
Remember that. I was only a couple years ago, I realized I didn't even have hand drive nails in the truck.
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Remember that. I was only a couple years ago, I realized I didn't even have hand drive nails in the truck.
That happens to me too. I end up digging through the junk in the bottom of the tool box trying to find a few small finishing nails.
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That happens to me too. I end up digging through the junk in the bottom of the tool box trying to find a few small finishing nails.


Iíve cut them off the strip several times. But having hand drives is long gone. Iíve been thinking about it. I donít really know when I stopped carrying them


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When I am working on a project, I know ahead of time if I'll need hand drives, and I'll just buy a box. I don't even look for partial boxes, I won't find them, and if I do they'll be rusty if they aren't galvanized.
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Buy a box, and you'll need half of it, or a box and a half. Never fails.

I've become pretty adept at stripping out gun nails.
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My first miter saw was a Mag 77 Worm Drive.
Seriously.
I worked for a framing contractor that also had the contract for warranty repair work for a couple of big tract builders.

One of the most common repairs was to pull and reinstall the entry doors, and install new casing.

I was required to supply my own hand tools. They provided me with a Worm drive. Nothing else. Cut the casing with a worm drive and nail it up by hand.
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Buy a box, and you'll need half of it, or a box and a half. Never fails.

I've become pretty adept at stripping out gun nails.
IMO, hand driving gun nails is inferior to the Maze hand drives. Framing and siding, I'll strip gun nails, but there are a bunch of oddballs I use fairly routinely. Larger sizes of finish nails would be one.
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Agreed; there's a very real difference between the two types. But real world exigencies sometimes demand that you make do with what you have just to git 'er done.

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