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Old 03-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Which Compound Sliding Miter Saw?


which one guys for around 300-400..im on a budget
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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which one guys for around 300-400..im on a budget
I have the 10" dewalt slider. 449 right now at lowes. I'm impressed by the saw. Also look at the 10" Makita dual rail slider, a lot of guys on here like it not sure of the price.

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Re: Which Compound Sliding Miter Saw?


this makita http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2027572...2#.UVZgbnDEW-M
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That's the one. Heard only good things about that saw. Those would be my choices based on your price point.
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Reconditioned .....for that budget is the only way to go. IMO

DeWalt

Bosch

Makita with out laser or with laser

Milwuakee 12"

Hitachi 12"

All have plus and negatives. Heard bad about all and have heard good about all. Buy recon and you get a good price with warranty. Can't go wrong....once again IMO.
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What are you wanting it for?

Some of the small ones such as the ls0714 are very capable. Sometimes I wish I would have gotten that over the ls1016 just for the weight savings. If your going to set up for a week than not an issue but for a dozen cuts it would be nice to have a small one.
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I also suggest the DeWalt DW717 and Makita LS1016
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DW712 might be the price range you're looking for but may be hard to find, Remanned or used.
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If you can find one, dewalt dw708. I got mine for about 250ish. It is one sweet saw.
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RIDGID has a 10" model for $399.99 which should be available in your area since its listed in the HD webpage.
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Make sure you take Harbor Freight coupon with you when you buy at a big chain store. I just bought a 500.00 saw for 400.00 no questions asked. Can't go wrong.
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Make sure you take Harbor Freight coupon with you when you buy at a big chain store. I just bought a 500.00 saw for 400.00 no questions asked. Can't go wrong.
Wow really?
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Yes, I know you all know about it. This is why I said "remember"
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I think the lso714 is a greatest. But that's over 400 so I would get the Hitachi 8.5 inch slider
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Re: Which Compound Sliding Miter Saw?


im using the saws for all types of wood working..framing,base,window,door,crown molding
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im using the saws for all types of wood working..framing,base,window,door,crown molding
I recently bought a new miter saw because I too use a 12" DeWalt for framing. It has taken a bit of a toll on it so I wanted something set aside for trim work.

My suggestion would be to use it as little as possible on framing until you are able to dedicate a different saw for either purpose.
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I think the lso714 is a greatest. But that's over 400 so I would get the Hitachi 8.5 inch slider
714 is great it's what i usebut the Hitachi has horrible reviews they didn't make it like the old ones.
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Re: Which Compound Sliding Miter Saw?


The new Rigid 10" is right at $400. Doesn't seem like a bad design overall. Granted I've only messed around with the display at HD.
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Re: Which Compound Sliding Miter Saw?


My choice for that price point would also have been the Makita 10" slider (hunt for a sale and you should be able to get pretty darn close).

Are the Rigid 10"s as heavy (proportionally) as the 12"s because those are freakin' beasts.
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My choice for that price point would also have been the Makita 10" slider (hunt for a sale and you should be able to get pretty darn close).

Are the Rigid 10"s as heavy (proportionally) as the 12"s because those are freakin' beasts.
IIRC, the ridgid is listed at 46lb

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