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Old 08-30-2010, 08:07 PM   #16
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I bought an used Chicago electric 10 inch sliding miter for $40 recently. Originally bought at Harbor Freight I imagine. It seems to perform well so far. I figured for the price I'd take a chance on it. Found the manual on the Harbor Freight site.

I'd say an occasional user should look for precision over durability if you have to make a choice. It's not like you are going to be using it daily on the job.

As far a Rigid, I am impressed with some of their products I have seen. Their angle grinder has a nice look and feel to it for example.

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I am not trying to sound like a smart alack or anything but I will put my DW708 up against any miter saw for accuracy. I have used it to cut very small pieces all the pieces in the picture below were cut on the DW708.

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I have read several posts from those who make a living using tools who don't like Rigid. I am not one of those. I have only a small collection of Rigid tools, but they are all wholly adequate for my needs. I do a bit of woodworking in the winter, house projects all year, and the occasional project for freinds. Never had a problem, other than failed batteries, which they replaced for free, no questions asked.
I am like yourself I also have a few rigid tools and they suit my needs very well but I kind of was hesitant on purchasing a rigid miter saw until I got some feed back on people that actually used them on the job.
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I’ve used and abused my 708 for years unload and load daily the saw looks beat up all to hell and never have I had to adjust anything.

If there is such a thing as a bullet proof chop saw the DW708 would be it.

Although sometimes at the end of the day my back wishes I’d use something else.

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