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Old 05-04-2011, 06:48 AM   #31
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You made the right choice, you will LOVE that saw.


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Old 05-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Ranger1227 View Post
I looked at both again this weekend and Makita just seem easier to use, slightly and I like the fence as well as the included clamp, so I have decided to stop obsessing and purchase the Makita when ready.

thanks to all who have indulged my questions.
Makita makes some good stuff!
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:34 AM   #33
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Hey there,
dunno if you go your saw yet
A while back(aprox 6months) I bought a 12" Chicago off a guy for a couple hundred- unused.
I think is was missing a bearing for the slider - as I had to really push to move it through the stroke.
I opened up the back where it slides and found only one bearing.
It originally came from Harbour Freight in the USA. I ordered a couple more bearings.......3months ago - they've yet to arrive
But, about your saw. I really like the 12" for large cuts of wood(i think it cuts nearly 13" wide.....
I'm going to upgrade fairly soon, as this loses it adjustment fairly easy - and I can't wait forever to get a bearing.....its almost unsafe
as I have to push so hard to get through a piece of 2x... (has a 60tooth delta on it)
I guess, I'd make sure you get what you need , dont over buy, but dont under buy on the quality side of things.
I need to do a deck and gazeebo soon, and want the ability to cut larger wood.
I'd for sure consider a 10" quality saw - makita,bosche,dewalt,rigid...
from my investigation, and talking with those that own the above listed saws, they just seem to hold up better, and stay more accurate.
And, realy, aint that what its all about..........

cheers - happy rips
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #34
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I bought the Makita and have made some test cuts with it, and it is great! I am getting ready to do my deck project within the week, so I am sure that it will work great!
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:07 PM   #35
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I'm also in the market and have my eye on the DeWalt DW713. It would be mainly for basic crown molding, but eventually for other household projects/repairs....


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