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Old 05-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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im in the market for a new miter saw. i found the new ridgid 10" dual bevel sliding miter saw. it look like it JUST came out and it looks great! i'd get a 12" but im going job to job(sometimes multiple jobs in a day) and they are 2 big and annoying and really 10" is all i need, if i need to cut some big crown or something the shop i work at has one sitting there. what do you guys think of it? looks to be ideal for myself but i cant find it anywhere online! does anyone know of where its for sale? my only local ridgid dealer is home depot and well i might as well talk to the wall asking any employee there.

http://toolselect.com/product/detail...ww4TIKcw%2C%2C

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well home depot is the only dealer of ridgid power tools, they get it exclusively in north america. in europe they go by another name

anyhow that model saw is a brand new design for them, hard to say if it will be any good until its in mass distrobution. ive used a few ridgid mitre saws, i wasnt too fond of them. 1 was accurate but the lock on the mitre table was a finger trap for getting your hands caught in. the other 3 all had issues with the motor in some way.

if your going to get a 10" slider the makita is your best bet

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I have the 10" DeWalt compound sliding miter saw which I use in my HandyMan business. It's light enough to remove from my work trailer when I'm on a job and easy enough to put back into place. I had the 12" version of this saw and it became way too heavy for me to use periodically. I sold the 12" to a friend of mine who does custom trim work and he is very happy with it. At times I would say it doesn't matter which brand you buy, just buy wisely so you will have a tool that you enjoy using, has not broken your savings account, and can be handled by yourself without straining.
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After a lot of research I bought a Dewalt DW716. I didn't want a sliding saw because I didn't want to have the extra space on the back needed.

I didn't want to spend the money on a festool, where the real nice stuff is.

I ended up getting it from http://www.toolking.com/dewalt-dw716...ound-miter-saw for $330 shipped, and bought the light for $30 extra. Don't get the laser, the light is much better.

I read through tons of reviews before deciding, try amazon reviews on any saw, I find they are pretty accurate
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