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Old 02-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #46
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i was thinking the ryobi, sometime they have deal on those. got laser line and electric brake. anyone got ryobi, if so, how is it?

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well could somebody answer my question.

for circular saw that has left side blade, most cordless do. does it matter which side i stand, wheather use left or right hand for the handle?
A right handed person should use a saw with the blade on the left (drivers side)---Allows you to see your cut and your left hand at the same time--


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Old 02-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #48
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I say no to ryobi. I don't care if you're a pro (who should know better) or a novice. Noooooooooo Ryobi unless it's their cheapo drill bits. They are infamous for putting out cheap and inferior products and just won't last. Nononononononono.

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I say no to ryobi. I don't care if you're a pro (who should know better) or a novice. Noooooooooo Ryobi unless it's their cheapo drill bits. They are infamous for putting out cheap and inferior products and just won't last. Nononononononono.

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really i read review from amazon and homedepot and youtube it seem they have a decent product for its price. at least better than harbor freight one. do you have experience with their miter saw?

http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/...p/14/index.cfm

http://www.power-tool-pro.com/ryobi-miter-saw.html

i'm not looking to spend 3-400 on a miter saw, since this is just for occasional use.
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IMO ryobi is perfectly fine for what you will be doing with it. Although i've never used one of their mitre saws, a good finishing blade and accurate measurements are probably more important for a weekend warrior than a higher end saw.

While most of my tools are makita and the like, I do own a ryobi grinder and a small portable table saw for ripping flooring or the odd fence slat or whatever. Both work really great for what I use them for and have paid for themselves time and time again, and keep on working. Can't complain.
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Weeeeeeell. If sub 300 is the field you're looking into purchasing, I would first consider looking at swap meets or for some used or refurbished saws from Makita or Dewalt or Delta. I have no experience with their miter saws, I just know a LOT of ryobis that my family and coworkers and I have used in he pass fail under heavy pressure. For the typical novice just learning, they could be fine. I think they won't survive as much of a beating but use a sharp blade and take it easy and you may be fine. I forgot that I was advocating a $500 miter saw which is a chunk of change to many people, myself included- I just felt justified as our old 10" delta miter saw gave out after 10-15 years of use. You get what you pay for, most times.
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Weeeeeeell. If sub 300 is the field you're looking into purchasing, I would first consider looking at swap meets or for some used or refurbished saws from Makita or Dewalt or Delta. I have no experience with their miter saws, I just know a LOT of ryobis that my family and coworkers and I have used in he pass fail under heavy pressure. For the typical novice just learning, they could be fine. I think they won't survive as much of a beating but use a sharp blade and take it easy and you may be fine. I forgot that I was advocating a $500 miter saw which is a chunk of change to many people, myself included- I just felt justified as our old 10" delta miter saw gave out after 10-15 years of use. You get what you pay for, most times.
yea for me its probably just 1 project, working on basement. after that ill be lucky to use once/half year. if i use even once a week, ill probably purchase a 4-$500 miter saw. but just can't seem to justify for that much if i only use very rarely. so basically im looking at beginner miter saw for maybe use few time a year
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Okay, then yea. I use my stuff a lot so I needed the extra punishment that the tools can take. Ryobi could be decent for now and then use. It's like my screwdrivers- I use them enough that I can handle paying more for quality drivers for my electrical work than the cheaper ones. Had a 25-30 dollar set of basic Craftsman's, was an 18 piece set of phillips and slotted... finally had to give up the ghost and get a quality set of kleins which for 10 less screw drivers, cost me an extra 20-30 dollars :P Never once regretting this decision. Totally geeking out over the new tools right now hahaha. Just don't buy cheap blades for it. If you're doing framing, go ahead with rip-quality blades, under 60 tooth. The blades normally say what kind of finish they are good for, fine- ultra finish, etc... For finish work- nothing below 60 teeth. I vote the Freud Diablo blades as being pretty high quality.
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yea for rough framing, it come with a carbide tip 40t blade(should be good, if not ill get new one), for triming and maybe other stuff ill purchase a good diablo 60t blade.
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i was thinking the ryobi, sometime they have deal on those. got laser line and electric brake. anyone got ryobi, if so, how is it?
I have a Ryobi 10 in miter saw, bought when i was short on money and haven't been able to kill it so far. By the way, I use my tools everyday and the cheaper saws work fine for the most part.

i have used some of the HF tools and they are not the cheap crap they used to sell. Bought a few tools from them for one time use and am having a hard time killing them.

For example the 12" slider is a decent tool for 120. it was accurate right out of the box. is it as good as a Kapex? Nope, but then again it wasn't 1500.

If you are an occasional user then Ryobi or HF would work fine.
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I have a Ryobi 10 in miter saw, bought when i was short on money and haven't been able to kill it so far. By the way, I use my tools everyday and the cheaper saws work fine for the most part.

i have used some of the HF tools and they are not the cheap crap they used to sell. Bought a few tools from them for one time use and am having a hard time killing them.

For example the 12" slider is a decent tool for 120. it was accurate right out of the box. is it as good as a Kapex? Nope, but then again it wasn't 1500.

If you are an occasional user then Ryobi or HF would work fine.

WOW $1500.. where is that.. here its $1800 before tax
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WOW $1500.. where is that.. here its $1800 before tax
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WOW $1500.. where is that.. here its $1800 before tax
$1300 several places online--such a deal!

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