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Old 02-13-2014, 09:52 PM   #31
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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
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:09 AM   #33
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I have that very set-up and love it. I have a small one I carry in the truck just for small jobs. But when I have more to do I drag out the big boy.
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ive used that saw, its good when its brand new but they become a pain in a year or two. several guys i know whove bought them sold them fairly quick, the mitre table locking mechinism is a nuisance and a finger trap..
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T Rigid one is not a good choice for a trim carpenter--there are no crown stops available for that saw and no way to attach them if there were any.

What are 'crown stops'? They are adjustable metal gizmos that keep crown molding in place so precise cuts can be made ---

Lasers on a saw? I don't like them---they obscure the pencil mark on the wood to be cut-----making them a useless feature in my experience---
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after market crown stops arent required, they can be shop made very easily.. you simply drill through the fence of the saw and screw blocks to the fence. or use hot melt glue and glue them on.. other wise cut the crown on the flat, almost all saws now have the detents on them specifically for cutting crown on the flat
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I'am looking for new miter saw and saw this offer at amazon http://goo.gl/ydBxrz Great discount, but I found much various reviews about it. What do you think?
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A list price of almost $1200 is nuts. My neighbor has one likes the saw hates the stand. You have to take the saw off the stand every time you you move it.
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If you are going to be using the saw everyday or a lot I would put a little more with that and get a Makita 12 compound slide. Now if you can find a WD 708 used, you would really like that saw, the newer Dewalt saws are just not built as good as the older 708, they have too much side to side play to be real real accurate.
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I used the Hitachi today and it felt great. A few questions.

1. Does saw dust go in the dust bag? Lol. Dust seemed to scatter and get on the machine(see pics). Is this normal?
2. Do I need to install the sub fence?

Oh and I thought I would attach a pic of one of my cuts...lol... Not the best but it'll work.

Thanks guys for all the help....truly appreciate it.
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the dust is normal. only a very very select few saws have decent dust collection and they require having dust extractors connected to them to keep dust to a absolute minimum
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Edit: Missed the post where you already got one. Sorry.
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Why are you nailing the trim in the middle of the board?
Nail one at the top at an angle and one at the bottom straight in to catch the bottom plate.
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Why are you nailing the trim in the middle of the board? Nail one at the top at an angle and one at the bottom straight in to catch the bottom plate.

Cause I don't know better....but now I do. Thx
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thats correct, one nail wont hold the base properly

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