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Old 12-27-2014, 11:59 PM   #21
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Re: New Miter Saws Makita Vs. Milwaukee


I have the Milwaukee 12" and I love the saw but I find the stand a bit weird. I've started to build my own stands when I get to a site and put it on a couple saw horses and
It does the trick


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Old 12-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #22
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Ive had a makita 10" slider for a good 5+ years now and can't come up with a single complaint. I've always like the makita saws circular hypoid and miter
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its kind of up in the air for me if those are two you have to choose from.

Theres a lot of play in the slides on the makita in my opinion

the milwaukee is a pretty solid saw except the motors seem to burn out after a year. Look up peoples complaints about this here on contractor talk. That milwaukee was making lots of noise on here when it first came out until the burnt up motor reports started coming in.

Honestly I hate to say this but right now if i had to buy a new non- kapex miter saw right now i would be looking at the Dewalts. They seem to have gotten the slides more solid than everyone besides milwaukee and their motors last a few years. I would prefer the makita or the bosch axial but when you extend the motor head out all the way and push from side to side there is a lot of movement on both of them. I attribute it to tiny rails, loose tolerances, and cheap bearings.

If i couldnt buy a Kapex i would try and find a lightly used one of these:
http://www.hitachipowertools.com/ind...?d=11,53&p=193

They were made in japan and were a rock solid saw. I have one still that i use around the house because i will never sell it. They unfortuantly got moved to China now so the new ones in the newer hitachi colors suck.
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Personally I like 10" saws over 12" for various reasons.

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I have 3 12" saws (different brands), non sliders, and bought a Kobalt 10" slider a year ago for a specific job.

This is my fave miter saw. It's light and does 98% of what's needed.
10" was way less blade deflection than 12", and the blades are less expensive.
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If i couldnt buy a Kapex i would try and find a lightly used one of these:
http://www.hitachipowertools.com/ind...?d=11,53&p=193

They were made in japan and were a rock solid saw. I have one still that i use around the house because i will never sell it. They unfortuantly got moved to China now so the new ones in the newer hitachi colors suck.
That's my second favorite saw next to the Kapex. It's lightweight and great quality. Doesn't have the bells and whistles of a lot of other saws in it's price range, though.
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The 1013 is my second favorite saw after the kapex. It's a accurate good quality saw. I had the 1013fl and wish I never sold it.
the fl is my 2nd saw. Really sweet. Like to find a 12"er. jobs that actually Neck - Neck w/kapex on size. compact, and accuracy. A hight back would be be nice and the dc is respectable with vac.
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I would say neither. The makita looks like it was designed in the 80s and doesn't feel all that smooth with the handle locked in one setting. As far as im concered the only mitre saw is made by BOSCH. Their mitre saws are a great design with all settings right up front. They are also very accurate. I'm sure festool has a nice one too but I have never tried it.


Dewalt, Milwaukee, Rigid, etc dont make chop saws.

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Dewalt, Milwaukee, Rigid, etc dont make chop saws.

I beg to differ

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I beg to differ

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Oh sorry they dont make " compound mitre saws"
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Oh sorry they dont make " compound mitre saws"
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I was being sarcastic. Only Bosch makes mitre saws, only because I don't like the other brands.
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lol

i have the milwaukee as well, its definitely heavy but the main selling feature of it for me was the blade speed compared to others. it doesnt bog down when cutting 2x pine when on a bevel. w

e have 2 dewalt 12" saws and they struggle to turn hte blade let lone cut 2x materail,, there have been countless times where our dewalts have kicked back on us or even stalled cutting softwoods. the only thing good about the dewalts is that their light weight for a 12" saw. not only that i find them innacurate and a total p.i.t.a to realign. my previous mitre saw was a bosch 4212L which is now discontinued however it was super accurate and powerful but if it did go out of alignment it took a minute or two to recalibrate


i cant really say much about rigids. ive only used one years ago and the bearings were shot
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I was being sarcastic. Only Bosch makes mitre saws, only because I don't like the other brands.

I was wondering what you were getting at
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Home Depot is closing out on the 12" Dewalt DWS782 compound slider for $200. Check your stores if you're in the market for one.

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