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Old 01-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #16
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You can't count on the HF saws for a decent cut - I'd rather use a hand saw. I don't know anyone who cut off their fingers with a hand saw.

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Old 01-05-2014, 01:25 AM   #17
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I just got the Kobalt 10in sliding compund miter saw from Lowes. I gave 200 for it. It easily cuts a 2x12. I have been very happy with it so far. Only complaint is that the dust collection sucks.
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Have you tried Craigslist?

You can probably find a nice used saw for cheap there.
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I would like to ask a bit silly question on this topic Please, don't take it against me if I say something stupid here. It's not like I'm aspiring to be a carpenter or anything. I would just like to buy a present for my brother, who is in the carpentry business.
You were talking about various types and brands of miter saws here, (half of the conversation I didn't really get :P) But, what could you tell me about this one in particular? Apparently, it's something laser-equipped. Is that good, miter saw-wise? and why? (in plain english, pleeease :D)
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I can get this saw at harbor freight for $139 plus 25% off or should I get one of these name brands for Home Depot for about the same price?
You should ahve just answered youd own question with the same price name brand saw.... HD for sure.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:25 AM   #21
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I have had great luck out of the 10in sliding compound miter saw from kobalt. It runs 200 but worth it.
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I saw a Ryobi for $89 but it's 7 1/2".... Will that size work?
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For crown yes you need the double bevel. That means it tilts both left and right as well as angling both left and right. And if I had to use a miter box and hand saw I would never put up another piece of crown.
Too the other poster yes that would be a nice saw as it sounds like he would use it a lot. The 12" blade will allow him to cut wider material. That's a feature he will appreciate.
Too anyone who doesn't have much experience with crown it's hard. It's one of those things that if you don't do it regularly it's pretty difficult. Kreg makes a jig for doing crown that makes it a lot easier, (not easy but easier.) And I think it only runs like $30.
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I would not be using the saw a lot. But I'm asking if the 7 1/2" would be good.
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I would not be using the saw a lot. But I'm asking if the 7 1/2" would be good.
Depends on what your cutting. Only have a depth of cut of 2" so it better be less than that.
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Spend a few bucks more and get the 10" ryobi as it will add more versatility with the added cutting depth.
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I've recently bought this one:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V5Z6RG/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_2
along with this laser guide attachment:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CRE7Q4/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

After applying for amazon cr.card I was able to get the whole thing for $108, which is pretty imprecive considering the quality of this saw.
Item Subtotal: $128.04 Shipping & Handling: $29.92 Free shipping: -$29.92 Promotion Applied: -$0.00 Total Before Tax: $128.04 Sales Tax Collected: $10.18 Shipment Total: $138.22 Paid by Visa: $108.22 Paid by Gift Certificate: $30.00
I must say, that so far it has been nothing less of positive experience with this tool. Very light and portable. Precise out of the box. Stock saw blade was actually pretty sharp and produced a descent quality cut. But I decided to go to HD and get my self a nice 80 teeth Diablo brand blade, which cuts anything like a hot knife through butter.
I was contemplating on getting RIDGIT brand saw first, but after hours of research convinced my self into Hitachi. Glad I have made the right choice. Highly recommend this tool to any DIY'er. I have made a dedicated bed for it that goes on top of my existing Skill table saw. In the event of needing the table saw, I would have to remove Hitachi by loosing up 4 wing nuts and should be good to go. I can post pictures if someone is interested.
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I've recently bought this one:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V5Z6RG/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_2
along with this laser guide attachment:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CRE7Q4/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

After applying for amazon cr.card I was able to get the whole thing for $108, which is pretty imprecive considering the quality of this saw.
Item Subtotal: $128.04 Shipping & Handling: $29.92 Free shipping: -$29.92 Promotion Applied: -$0.00 Total Before Tax: $128.04 Sales Tax Collected: $10.18 Shipment Total: $138.22 Paid by Visa: $108.22 Paid by Gift Certificate: $30.00
I must say, that so far it has been nothing less of positive experience with this tool. Very light and portable. Precise out of the box. Stock saw blade was actually pretty sharp and produced a descent quality cut. But I decided to go to HD and get my self a nice 80 teeth Diablo brand blade, which cuts anything like a hot knife through butter.
I was contemplating on getting RIDGIT brand saw first, but after hours of research convinced my self into Hitachi. Glad I have made the right choice. Highly recommend this tool to any DIY'er. I have made a dedicated bed for it that goes on top of my existing Skill table saw. In the event of needing the table saw, I would have to remove Hitachi by loosing up 4 wing nuts and should be good to go. I can post pictures if someone is interested.
I have that same saw as a secondary saw, I really do like the saw, you got a good deal on it also. I use mine mostly when I have to go somewhere that I need one or someone wants to borrow one. Do post some pictures, we would like to see.
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I would like to ask a bit silly question on this topic Please, don't take it against me if I say something stupid here. It's not like I'm aspiring to be a carpenter or anything. I would just like to buy a present for my brother, who is in the carpentry business.
You were talking about various types and brands of miter saws here, (half of the conversation I didn't really get :P) But, what could you tell me about this one in particular? Apparently, it's something laser-equipped. Is that good, miter saw-wise? and why? (in plain english, pleeease :D)
Thanks so much, from a Not very CraftyGal
this would not be a first choice for any pro,that is more of a homeowner type saw
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this would not be a first choice for any pro,that is more of a homeowner type saw
I agree, it would not hold up to everyday use, like when I was in business, but now days it isn't put through the paces like the other tools I have. I actually bought this one for cutting small pieces, the bigger saw seems too sling the very small pieces.

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