I don't own a slider yet, but have used the DeWalts regularly. The newer version with horizontal rails has some nice features and the one I've been using, which belongs to the GC, is about 3 years old and gets used heavily for Azek.:thumbsup:Man. I was looking at those this weekend. I want one, but Dewalt, the brand, has me paranoid of failure. I see rebuilt Dewalt all over the place.. just not sure about them, but I like the double tilt sliding 12", large fence and all.. pretty slick, like the quick select button and lock feature on it. My next saw I am already planning on spending some GOOD money on
The new Mac 10" is kind of nice.
I like my Bosch 12" a lot, mounted on an old msuv.
There is this pretty girl that has been catching my eye and flirting with me here lately:
I think she is just after my wallet, just like all the other lady's.
so the brake actually works because of the switch? Mine now has "brake" issues, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.My first miter saw was the Hitachi 8 1/2" slider. 18 years old and still works. Needs a new swithch because the brake doesn't work. Beat to hell, the gliding action is rough and it looks old. Still does the job. Best tool I have bought.
:laughing:You guys need to quit droolin' over my gal :whistling
The festoolmania will grab you like the girl above....you will spend every last penny you have and anything anyone will loan you....don't do it. :laughing:It's like going out with a super-hot blonde...who's an astro-physicist ... who likes to rub your feet ... and .... just don't do it.
It is a dynamic brake. How it works is by shorting the motor out and it causes an intense reverse magnetic field in the saw and magnetically brakes it to a stop. When the switch shorts it has a high current across it which usually leads to a large spark (inside the switch unit) after a few years of this it wears the contact out and stops working. I use to be able to get my brake to work by snapping the switch instead of gently releasing it. That action was enough for the contacts to connect and brake the saw. You can try new brushes, they are a lot easier to replace than the switch is.so the brake actually works because of the switch? Mine now has "brake" issues, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.