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I have a makita 2708 at the moment and im limited to 2 inches thickness.
I had 10 inch dewalt but the motor cooked within a year or two:mad:
Any luck with makita's latest offering?
 

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I have the 2705, its been a great saw. No problems at all with it. I'm not sure about now, but the one I have was even assembled in the USA!


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I have the 2705, its been a great saw. No problems at all with it. I'm not sure about now, but the one I have was even assembled in the USA!


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The made in the usa is what has my 2708 still going.
Has the price gone down at all on the 2705? last time i checked it a while it was 700 with the stand at the local yard:hang:
 

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The made in the usa is what has my 2708 still going.
Has the price gone down at all on the 2705? last time i checked it a while it was 700 with the stand at the local yard:hang:

$700 with the stand seems like a good price, online its going for $540 and around $310 for the stand so around $850 total.

When I bought mine I bought the dewalt rolling stand with it, it was only $150. But I did have the add some steel angle to the dewalt brackets so they were wide enough the fit the Makita.

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Yea.I put flat stock my dewalt miter saw stand so i could fit my makita ls1016 on the brackets. Do you rip cedar with your makita?
 

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I think the cedar dust killed my 10 inch dewalt.
The makita seems like the logical choice all around if it can handle cedar dust.
I vaccumed out the dewalt every week or so...
 

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I think the cedar dust killed my 10 inch dewalt.
The makita seems like the logical choice all around if it can handle cedar dust.
I vaccumed out the dewalt every week or so...
I haven't cleaned out my Makita since I bought it in 2010 and it still works as good as the day I bought it.

I also have the baby bosch table saw, now that thing needs cleaned every couple months. The gears that wind the blade up and down get very still when dirty.

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I thought you couldnt run stacked dados in the mini dewalt?
That festool looks nice but i cant find how much it costs...
 

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I see the other day Dewalt were advertising that job site saw as the most advanced job site saw made in the world. Made me laugh as the CMS TS75 blows it away.

How?
Is is it faster to set up and break down?
Does it have greater depth of cut capacity?
Does it have a greater width of cut capacity?
Is the fence more precise, that is quick repeatable accuracy?

Just curious how the CMS blows the DW away in saw format?
 

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I thought you couldnt run stacked dados in the mini dewalt?
That festool looks nice but i cant find how much it costs...
Aint cheap and its not available in the NA market but cant be purchased and shipped here. I think i have

How?
Is is it faster to set up and break down?
Does it have greater depth of cut capacity?
Does it have a greater width of cut capacity?
Is the fence more precise, that is quick repeatable accuracy?

Just curious how the CMS blows the DW away in saw format?
It takes up less room than the dewalt when stored, its lighter, it has a stand built in, The fence is very precise. has a dial you turn to get fractions of an inch adjustment, has much larger table area. has outfeed table, Has a sliding table, TS can be released to be used as a track saw, has better dust collection, Has speed control, fast for repeatable cuts, has almost double the width of cut capacity.

I think the only thing it falls short on is depth of cut. compared to my 10" table saw it has about 1/4" less capacity. I aint ever cut more than 2" on it though so that extra 1/4" wouldn't help me out much. i think the TS75 goes upto 2-3/4"

I would say that they are pretty much the same for setup and break down. the festool would be much faster if you had to go up any stairs though as the stand is built in.

I think its pretty funny of dewalt to say worlds most advanced jobsite saw. Im not seeing whats so advanced about it.
 

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Aint cheap and its not available in the NA market but cant be purchased and shipped here. I think i have

It takes up less room than the dewalt when stored, its lighter, it has a stand built in, The fence is very precise. has a dial you turn to get fractions of an inch adjustment, has much larger table area. has outfeed table, Has a sliding table, TS can be released to be used as a track saw, has better dust collection, Has speed control, fast for repeatable cuts, has almost double the width of cut capacity.

I think the only thing it falls short on is depth of cut. compared to my 10" table saw it has about 1/4" less capacity. I aint ever cut more than 2" on it though so that extra 1/4" wouldn't help me out much. i think the TS75 goes upto 2-3/4"

I would say that they are pretty much the same for setup and break down. the festool would be much faster if you had to go up any stairs though as the stand is built in.

I think its pretty funny of dewalt to say worlds most advanced jobsite saw. Im not seeing whats so advanced about it.
BC.. how does the TS 75 compare power wise?
 

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BC.. how does the TS 75 compare power wise?
Good question. Hard to give a comparison on that. Comparing the 13amp ts75 to the 15amp Makita and Bosch I had I would say the TS75 cuts much better but the TS75 uses a smaller thinner kerf blade than the 10" saws do so its not really a fair comparison. It's never bogged down once yet.
 

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Good question. Hard to give a comparison on that. Comparing the 13amp ts75 to the 15amp Makita and Bosch I had I would say the TS75 cuts much better but the TS75 uses a smaller thinner kerf blade than the 10" saws do so its not really a fair comparison. It's never bogged down once yet.
That's good to know... the reason I asked was because of the lower amps. I haven't got a tracksaw yet, now I'm wondering if it would be worth getting the 75 over the 55 so when the table kit becomes available here...I think you get what I'm thinking.
 

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That's good to know... the reason I asked was because of the lower amps. I haven't got a tracksaw yet, now I'm wondering if it would be worth getting the 75 over the 55 so when the table kit becomes available here...I think you get what I'm thinking.
The 55 does most stuff well. I didn't want to have to charge out the track saw unless I was doing bigger material so bought the 75 to leave in it.

Don't ever count on it being sold in the US. My rep told me it won't ever be coming here.
 
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