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CJIII 01-09-2013 02:18 PM

10'' Miter Saw?
I am wondering would a 10'' miter saw handle all your trim carpentry needs?

PaliBob 01-09-2013 03:22 PM

For home use a 10 inch double bevel sliding Miter Saw would
work for most folks. Here is one picked Best on Amazon

For a lot less money if you can work around a single bevel,
here is one I would not be afraid to buy from HFT

CJIII 01-09-2013 03:28 PM

I have a hitachi 10'' compound miter saw.

woodworkbykirk 01-09-2013 04:00 PM

if its a slider yes.. if not youll be very limited to what you can cut

CJIII 01-09-2013 04:37 PM

Its not a sider. I am looking at upgrading to a DeWalt 12'' 705 Miter Saw off E-bay.

oh'mike 01-09-2013 04:42 PM

That will do the majority of the average trim----so start saving up for a 12"---the 12" is best for nested crown molding (upside down and held by crown stops,against the fence--

or taller base moldings cut against the fence----It is much faster to cut any molding against the fence rather than laying on the bed---tilting the entire head--trying to read the angle s--and flipping the moldings back and fourth really slows down the job.

When you are looking for a 12" saw---look and see what height moldings it will cut against the fence---

CJIII 01-09-2013 04:43 PM

I thought a 12'' would be better.

joecaption 01-09-2013 04:48 PM

A reguler non sliding saw will not cut things like laminite flooring, a 2 X 8, a stair tread.
I bought one and took it back the same day and bought a 12". That's was 10 years ago at least and it still works fine.

oh'mike 01-09-2013 05:24 PM

CJ It's nice to have a big one and your small one----the big ones are expensive and easy to knock out of alignment---so bringing one to a rough job is to be avoided--beat up the 10" saw--save the 12" one for jobs that require it.

I have two 12" saws----a Delta that is my precision cutter---a real good saw---and a Delta 714 slider--
a good all around saw and not so expensive that I worry about beating it up---

CJIII 01-09-2013 05:27 PM

What do you think about the DeWalt 12'' 705? I saw a Made in USA model on E-Bay.

oh'mike 01-09-2013 05:44 PM

The 716 dewalt is a better choice--it has the motor on top so it will cut much taller base molding against the fence-----

Dewalt saws are fine every day saws, with an affordable price tag---they do have a short life compared to some others, due to light weight motor bearings.

A good tool for the price----but if a big budget exists there are better---

I've owned Bosch---Delta --and two DeWalts---

CJIII 01-09-2013 06:03 PM

Ok thanks!

BigJim 01-09-2013 06:11 PM

I have a DW708 Dewalt slider and a Hitachi 10 inch. I love the DW708 it is just a fantastic accurate saw. Some of the Dewalt saws are made in China and have too much slop in them to suit me. I don't think they make the DW708 anymore and that is a shame. Stay away from Harbor Freight and Ryobi, unless they are making them better now days they aren't very good saws. I had a Ryobi mitersaw used it one month, it still ran well but it didn't cut anything accurately, I gave it away.

CJIII 01-09-2013 06:12 PM

Thats why I am looking at getting a DeWalt 12'' 705 Made in USA model.

BigJim 01-09-2013 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by CJIII (Post 1089932)
Thats why I am looking at getting a DeWalt 12'' 705 Made in USA model.

CJ, you do know the 705 isn't a slider don't you?

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