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Old 12-09-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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I was thinking of getting a basic type compound mitre saw. I'm not a heavy duty diy'er so it would just be for smaller projects here and there. Sears has a couple of Craftsman models on sale for $89 and $99.
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I was just wondering whats the reason fro the size difference, 7 1/4" vs. 10" ? Why I would need one over the other.

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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The 10" allows for more cutting capacity. I have the 7 1/4" and I really like it. I also have a 12" sliding which is a beast to move around. If you are only going to have one saw, I think I would get the 10" for the increased flexibility. It's still small enough to handle easily and it will allow you miter cut 2X4's.

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Thanks. So I take it the 7 1/4" can't cut 2x4's?
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Thanks. So I take it the 7 1/4" can't cut 2x4's?
It can, but I think only at 90 degrees.

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I'd definitely go with a 10" saw.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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I use a 12" slider for cutting wood trim for work, but the company needed something smaller and cheaper for some aluminum trim that we needed to cut and install on some wood panels

We picked up a Skil 10" miter saw. It is really a great little saw; similar to the Bosch miter saws, because they are owned buy the same company. You might want to check them out at Lowes. I don't HD has them

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