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Old 01-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #16
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Ok.....reality....While it might be easier to carry
around....
Might be easier to carry? No, it is way easier to carry. Reality. And I have been using it. It comes with clamps if anything starts walking.

I own it, I use it, I like it, so I came here to share my experience. While you are just guessing. Not sure exactly what the problem is, but if you need a parade to pee on, maybe you can find one elsewhere. You're not going to convince me it's not good for what it's designed for.

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It's not like your going to be moving it several times a day.
Actually it's exactly like that.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #17
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Might be easier to carry? No, it is way easier to carry. Reality. And I have been using it. It comes with clamps if anything starts walking.

I own it, I use it, I like it, so I came here to share my experience. While you are just guessing. Not sure exactly what the problem is, but if you need a parade to pee on, maybe you can find one elsewhere. You're not going to convince me it's not good for what it's designed for.



Actually it's exactly like that.
You might want to go back and edit your original post.....it's not real 'obvious' that you already have the saw.....and it would appear that I'm not the only one who thought you were 'thinking' about the purchase vs already bought it....

So you have it and your happy....Ok.....

I'm not trying to 'pee on anyone's parade'.....I just know from using a 7 1/4' saw that I wish it was larger....and dragging my 45+ lb Ryobi around is not an issue either....I never considered the weight to be a problem....but not being able to cut a 4x4 in one pass would be a problem.....
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #18
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I just know from using a 7 1/4' saw that I wish it was larger....
Sorry, you're just not making sense to me.

Let me see if I can explain this one more time.

I have a sledge hammer, and I have a 7 oz, not to mention several others. I do not want to put a sledge hammer in my portable little handyman toolbox. Neither do I want to swing a sledgehammer to knock in some little nails or tap something into place.

No, I do not wish my 7 oz hammer was heavier, nor do I wish my 7 1/4" sliding miter saw was larger, nor do I wish my #1 Phillips head screwdriver was bigger, nor do I wish my 150 grit sander was 40 grit, nor do I wish my 1/4" drill bits were fatter, nor do I wish my 1 1/4" drywall screws were longer.

If they made 1 1/4" drywall screws that could be extended to 2" if I needed in a pinch, that would be a nice feature though.

Is this making sense?

If there was another saw like this in the world I was aware of, I wouldn't have bothered posting this. If you don't appreciate the unique combination of attributes this saw provides, then don't buy it. It's not the saw for you. But if someone wants to buy a moped, don't bother trying to tell them it can't go as fast as a car, and they might get wet when it rains. They want a moped - not a car - for a reason. They know a car has 4 wheels and their moped doesn't - they get it, I promise you.

I have a bigger miter saw, and I don't like carrying it around with me. It's heavier, it has a bigger blade, it's more expensive, but it can't even cut as wide as this Kobalt because it's not sliding - widest is 2x6.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:46 PM   #19
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Freud makes a 8 1/4 inch slide that weighs 32lbs. Model TR 215. Saw it on amazon.
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jeffnc, I think it's a good purchase and a good deal. I've been looking for another saw myself and I've used some Kobalt tools and they aren't bad.
I've had my Craftsman 10" saw for 20+ years now and it's a great tool.....unless you want to move it around more than once a day. If it was any heavier I'd put it on wheels. I'm sure the tool will serve you well and don't forget to check back after you have it a while. Best of luck
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #21
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To be honest I have never bought or used any Kobalt power tools, I have used some of their hand tools and they seemed OK. The reason I never bought their power tools is they seemed kinda flimsy to me. And this saw sounds the same but that's just me. If you think this is a good saw and it will do what you want it and expect it to do, and your the only one who can answer that, then go for it by all means.
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I have little experience with Kobalt in general, since as I said I shop mostly at Home Depot. I haven't heard much about them in general, but I have noticed some innovative tools lately, such as the parallel grip pliers
http://tinyurl.com/b7sz6mn

or the double drive screwdriver, which turns the bit clockwise on both the clockwise stroke and the counterclockwise stroke
http://tinyurl.com/ammvot9

I'd be interested in both of those, although the pliers seem more practical, and the screwdriver kind of gimmicky.
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your not the only one who thinks ddawg doesnt make any sense... this user argues about posts by the pros on here all the time saying theres a better way becasue of the garage they built themself..


as for the 7 1/4 saw , they work and they work well. if you dont set up the tool properly and support the material properly your going to have issues.. its known as "common sense".. those of us that are in the construction industry who make a living building and renovating things are required to have common sense first and foremost.. no one cares if you own a hammer or a tape measure or a nail gun.. if you dont know how to use your head to use a tool properly so you dont damage the tool or hurt yourself your going to get your walking papers before you get a paycheque
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your not the only one who thinks ddawg doesnt make any sense... this user argues about posts by the pros on here all the time saying theres a better way becasue of the garage they built themself..
Really? Examples?

Come on guys....I post an opinion based on my experience and I'm wrong? In reality....I really do wish my Ryobi was a 12" and not a 10". I wish I had a Skill worm drive instead of my POS Craftsman.

If jeff is happy with his 7 1/4" saw, great.

At this point is sounds like you guys are trying make something out of nothing.
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your saying the small saw cant handle the weight of materaill.. like i said. common sense. prop up material correclty and it wont be an issue..

most times if a tool is struggling to do its task 90% of the time its user error
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Come on guys....I post an opinion based on my experience and I'm wrong?
Well, sort of. What you said doesn't make sense - even to you.

I'm going to assume you have different sizes of screwdrivers, all handy. When you're using a #1 Phillips, are you really wishing you were using the #3 instead?

One of the basic (implied) points in this thread is to use a tool that's most appropriate for the job, all things considered.

When stated that way, I have a hard time believing you'd disagree. Yet, that's more or less what you did. If you have no need for a certain tool, fine. But don't try to convince someone else that they don't, "based on your experience." It makes no sense.

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