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Old 08-16-2007, 07:03 AM   #1
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Hey folks.

Quick question: Will my brand new 10" sliding compound mitre saw safely cross-cut a 4x4 post (3.5x3.5) on a single pass? Also will it do the same for a 2x6 and a 2x8?

Got it at a smokin' price so if I have to make 2 cuts per post, no big deal, but if it will do it on one pass I'll be even happier.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:46 AM   #2
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You didn't mention the make or model. Each has its own unique characteristics. If it were mine I would dial up the specs off the manufacturer's web site to see specifically what it is capable of doing. Just off the cuff a 10" might be able to make a 3 1/2" 0 degree vertical cut... meaning it will chop a 4x4 at a right angle., but once again it depends on the model. I know the Hitachi C10FSB can only do 3-11/32". So more info pleeeese!
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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Yup
All models are different
The specs should be listed on the box or website
Somewhere you can check them w/o buying

If they are not, then do not buy it, regardless of price
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:14 AM   #4
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Its a Mastercrat Maximum saw. Avail. at Canadian Tire in Canada. I'm sure its made by another much larger conglomerate but who knows.

Mastercraft Maximum are considered "high-end DIY tools" and have a great reputation here in Canada. I'll check the box / manual when I get home I guess!
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Just FYI, here's the saw: http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1187273767992

Doesn't give details on the website but I recall the box probably does -- it had a big chart that I didn't read last night. LOL! Either way, nice saw that I can't wait to use!
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I see now... this is just a gloat. Hey, no problem with gloating about your new tool, but don't send everybody out on a wild goose chase if you haven't even taken the time to open the box and discover this information for yourself.

PS: You can't even get into that web site without a canadian postal code.

See: http://www.canadianwoodworking.com/f...ad.php?t=17456

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I see now... this is just a gloat. Hey, no problem with gloating about your new tool, but don't send everybody out on a wild goose chase if you haven't even taken the time to open the box and discover this information for yourself.

PS: You can't even get into that web site without a canadian postal code.

See: http://www.canadianwoodworking.com/f...ad.php?t=17456
Kind of a gloat, yes.

didn't know about the postal code thing -- never came across that problem since I guess its all stored in my computers' cache anyhow. Sorry 'bout that!

THANKS for the link -- slightly different model # but likely the same saw repackaged with the 2nd blade. I'll keep an eye on its trueness and obviously for the smoke show... LOL!

Cheers.
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If it has trouble cutting a large diameter piece of stock: Do a sliding cut from front to rear cutting a portion of the stock (30% -50%), then do a repeat cut - front to rear to cut thru the rest of it....or do a 3rd pass to complete the cut....
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