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Think about it like this, at least as far as the gift certificate. If you buy him a saw that he really loves, you've struck gold. On the other hand if it's not what he really wants he might not feel like returning it and exchanging it or selling it and buying what he really wants because he might feel that he'll hurt your feelings by doing so. I know I would love a gift certificate to buy whatever I wanted, but then I'm kind of fussy about my tools. :)
 

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Camera 1: http://www.amazon.com/Makita-LS1016L-10-Inch-Slide-Compound/dp/B0028Y4Q2O

Camera 2: http://www.amazon.com/Makita-LS1013...ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1260294914&sr=1-1

Camera 3: http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-695...ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1260294958&sr=1-2

Behind camera 1 is the Makita 1016L. It's the newer version of the 1013, which is behind camera 2. The 1016 replaces the 1013, so for the same price, I don't think I would go with the 1013.

The Milwaukee, which is my favorite, is behind camera 3. The price is $100 more at Amazon than at Home Depot.
 

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Unfortunately being that I am in Ontario Canada, these saws are a few HUNDRED more expensive than in the states. And homedepot.com doesn`t ship to Canada. Homedepot.ca sucks in comparison. You have a much wider variety of tools there.

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Kapex is 1788 :(

Milwaukee 12" is about 650

Dewalt 12" is about 650

Bosch is around 750 IIRC

If my girl got me any SCMS worth 500 bucks I'd be happy.

I'm in Ontario as well so I feel your pain on the prices.
 

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Ah, You are in Canada. What part of Ontario? Home Depot stocks the LS1013 but I don't think they stock the LS1016 yet, (until they get rid of all the LS1013's I suppose). I own a 1013 and it's very nice saw. But the 1016 rocks the world.

Try these guys: www.mississaugahardware.com. Although smaller than the big chains, they are usually cheaper. The have the LS1013 for $550 and the LS1016 for $595. I have bought from them before. They might knock 5% but probably not as any store that has them is sold out. Atlas on Queen West had some a while back.

Edit: Just noticed they have free shipping till xmas. That has to be worth some dough right there. If you happen to live near the store, maybe you can get a discount for pickup.
 

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The Dewalt 12" Double Bevel (sadly despite all your opinions is the one I know he wants) has been marked down from $749 to $649, however is only $399 IN THE STATES!!!!!!!:sad:

....Sooooo I`m now making arrangments to drive there (Ogdensburg) and grab one. AND - dont pay for 12 months????? Sometimes, and not often - but sometimes is SUCKS being Canadian.
 

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Are you in Ottawa? There is a Lowes on Ford Street in Ogdensburg.

I get some stuff shipped there and pick it up but you have to consider the cost of traveling, the time, the gas, the hassle at the border, paying the duty.

They may give you the old "This is made in China and NAFTA does not apply" BS.

Oh and your probably looking at the SLIDING Compound Miter vs the Compound Miter. BIG BIG difference.

Compare model numbers, make sure they are infact the same, I doubt your hubby would be happy with a non-slider. (depending on what he wants to do with it)
 

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After All is said and done " get hime the milwaukee 12" dual bevel slider, it is everything and more that you could ask in a miter saw, plus with great dust extraction( the best besides festool ) and 2 lights mounted on the saw for better visibility of the cut line/ mark. It is well designed and engineered and has tons of power and micro fine adjustment lcd on the table. That would be my call..
 

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The Dewalt 12" Double Bevel (sadly despite all your opinions is the one I know he wants) has been marked down from $749 to $649, however is only $399 IN THE STATES!!!!!!!:sad:

....Sooooo I`m now making arrangments to drive there (Ogdensburg) and grab one. AND - dont pay for 12 months????? Sometimes, and not often - but sometimes is SUCKS being Canadian.
I hope you haven't left yet:whistling.

As previously mentioned, the $399 price is for a non sliding saw. The one you want will be closer to $650 us$.
 

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if he wants a DeWalt, then get the guy a DeWalt. I don't fault people for their brand preference. Owning a 12" slider, looking back and looking at the new sliders I would want a 10" slider with the tall fences and cut out blade guard....smaller, lighter, MUCH cheaper blades, less blade deflection = more accurate....

Get the guy a DW717.... I played with it in a store, seems pretty nice.
$529 on Amazon,

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW717-10-Inch-Double-Bevel-Compound/dp/B001AIX5OO

 

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if he wants a DeWalt, then get the guy a DeWalt. I don't fault people for their brand preference. Owning a 12" slider, looking back and looking at the new sliders I would want a 10" slider with the tall fences and cut out blade guard....smaller, lighter, MUCH cheaper blades, less blade deflection = more accurate....

Get the guy a DW717.... I played with it in a store, seems pretty nice.
$529 on Amazon,

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW717-10-Inch-Double-Bevel-Compound/dp/B001AIX5OO

Honestly, I've been eyeballing that for my next one. Smaller, lighter, blades cheaper, less deflection and it cuts what, like 6-5/8" on the fence? I've used the 12" and it takes some getting used to. The sawblade is forward....alot. I just don't see much use for the 12" anymore.

I've used the Bosch and I really liked everything on the front. Very handy. Just have this gut wrenching feeling about Bosch, just can't forgive them for the crap tools I have from them.
 

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Honestly, I've been eyeballing that for my next one. Smaller, lighter, blades cheaper, less deflection and it cuts what, like 6-5/8" on the fence? I've used the 12" and it takes some getting used to. The sawblade is forward....alot. I just don't see much use for the 12" anymore.

I've used the Bosch and I really liked everything on the front. Very handy. Just have this gut wrenching feeling about Bosch, just can't forgive them for the crap tools I have from them.

Don't forget about the Makita LS1016





Oh, man, if those three images arn't tool porn I don't know what it......I got too excited...I need to change my pants.... :whistling:eek::jester:

Between the DeWalt and Makita...I go Makita. But if your a DeWalt guy....


I KEEP LOOKING AT THE LS1016....THAT LITTLE VOICE KEEPS SAYING, "BUY IT BUY IT". But my other little voice says...wait for Bosch to bring out a competing model and buy that....
 

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Black & Decker has purchased Delta/Porter Cable/Dewalt. Should be enough said. Yes functionality is affected by size. Though there is a tool maker who makes a 10 1/4" saw that can come close to competing with the twelves. I'm sure Warner will be along any minute to tell you about it.
Black and Decker has owned them for a few years now. And now Stanley Tools just bought Black and Decker.

As for the miter saw...get the dual bevel.
Black and Decker just had that Parking Lot sale last weekend. Everything 30-70% off. I bought another DW716 two years ago for 35% off. The DW718 was selling for $457. It's normally $600.
 

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This is just great. I spend 8 hours stapling up cedar shakes and you guys are hanging at mission control rescuing damsels in distress.:furious: Annny whooo, my next mitersaw will probably be the Makita.
 

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No one mentioned the Kapex.... LOL
I vote for the LS1016, it has a LOT of great new features and I have worn out a couple of the 10" LS1013's (over the years) on a 12... whatever, an love the Makitias. 10" are lighter and more manageable than 12" and the LS1016 cuts almost if not the same size crown upright as my 12"
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This is just great. I spend 8 hours stapling up cedar shakes and you guys are hanging at mission control rescuing damsels in distress.:furious: Annny whooo, my next mitersaw will probably be the Makita.

LOL, I had a "shop" day....:thumbsup::w00t:

And Werner already dropped the old TS55 option in either this thread or the one in the General Discussion Forum
 
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