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mikeylikesit580 07-13-2011 05:25 AM

Looking for a Miter Saw, What would you buy?
Alright, so My Name is Mike, and yes, I am a tool junkie. I have a problem and I'll admit it. :laughing:

I am looking at Miter Saws.

I was thinking about getting a 10 Inch Sliding. What is the difference between the dual slide, and the single bevel?

99% of my work right now is just going to be remodel. Choping up 2x4's and what not.

Should I just get a cheap 200 chop saw or save myself some money down the road and get a sliding one?

I would like to get a decent brand. Dewalt, Milwaukee, Ridgid, Makita. (what else is good these days)


mikeylikesit580 07-13-2011 05:33 AM

After I posted I saw this thread

Still looking tho, Makita or Dewalt or Ridgid? also are the stands worth it?

sixeightten 07-13-2011 05:51 AM

The type of saw depends on what you want to spend. I have used everything from a Harbor Freight brand, up the the Festool. Prices ran from $100 to $1300. The stand is nice if you have the saw on multiple sites, It gives you a quick easy way to set up and transport. If it is just sitting at one job for weeks at a time, you can probably do without it. We currently have Milwaukee 12 in sliding, Dewalt 12 in sliding, and Bosch 10 in sliding. I have had the Bosch for about 12 years and it seems indestructible. The other two are newer so I can't vouch for their durability yet. I also have 2 of the Ridgid stands and they work very well. I have heard that for $99, the Ryobi stand is decent too.

Jackofall1 07-13-2011 06:27 AM

You have to evaluate, or rather look into the crystal ball and see what you will be doing down the road. My first saw was a 10" Skill miter / chop saw. And I wish I would have bought my current saw years ago. I ended up buying a Milwaukee 12" slider and a Porter Cable collaspable stand.

The stand I would say is a must, it allows easier storage when not in use, and the 12" allows for larger cross sectional cuts, a must when doing crown moulding.


WirelessG 07-13-2011 09:34 AM

If you buy a 10", one day you'll want to cross cut something that's just a little too wide. I would go with the 12". If you buy a slider, get a decent one. I like dewalt's 12" slider.

vsheetz 07-13-2011 02:38 PM

Is moving it around a consideration? Size and weight are then perhaps paramount factors.

mikeylikesit580 07-14-2011 05:20 AM

Hey Guys,

Well my dad said I can use his old crapsman chop saw until I figure what I need. I tried out a makita 12 inch slider. It was very nice.

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