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Old 09-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #16
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the ridgid 10" dual bevel saw comes stock with a freud diablo blade.

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/MS255SR-...w/EN/index.htm
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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home depot has a deal with freud where freud is the primary brand of blade they sell, since ridgid is exclusive to hd freud blades go on the saws
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I have the Ridgid 12" with their stand and I like it a lot. My neighbor has the Dewalt with their stand. The big advantage with the Ridgid over the Dewalt is the Ridgid fastens to the stand and can be left mounted there and their stand has wheels so it's easy to move. The Dewalt has to be removed from the stand every time you move it or you need a friend to help carry it.
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yah. the ridgid stand is handy in that sense but makes loading the tool a 2 man job as the stand alone is almost 70 lbs.. add the weight of a saw too and your over 130lbs depending on saw model. i have a bosch 12" on the rigid stand

dewalt now has a stand similar to the ridgid and bosch axial glide but not as good a design.. and yet still costs more than most other stands....as for saws stick to the proven 3. makita, bosch and the milwaukee..
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Makita 1013 10" sliding saw if you are happy with a decent to good quality saw and a Festool Kapex if you want the best of the crop.
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yah. the ridgid stand is handy in that sense but makes loading the tool a 2 man job as the stand alone is almost 70 lbs.. add the weight of a saw too and your over 130lbs depending on saw model. i have a bosch 12" on the rigid stand

dewalt now has a stand similar to the ridgid and bosch axial glide but not as good a design.. and yet still costs more than most other stands....as for saws stick to the proven 3. makita, bosch and the milwaukee..
My friend has the Bosch 12" slider and he has had quite a bit of trouble with the fence. But he has had it for quite a while now so hopefully they have that problem solved or maybe he just got a bad one it happens.
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it depends on how often its transported and handled while doing so. if its just thrown in the truck or van it will get knocked out of alignment. ive only had to adjust mine once and that was after 4 years of service getting ready for a stain grade trim package throughout a full house .the saw merely needed a shot of lithium spray lubricant more than anything
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I've narrowed it down to two saws now. Which is the better one to go with.

10" Double Bevel Sliding Compound Saw
Bosch 4310 (no stand - purchase separately)
Dewalt DW717 (there is a promo for the free DW723 heavy duty stand now)

I'm more concerned about the performance and the ability to give accurate cuts.

I plan to buy the saw early to mid next week. Hope to hear your thoughts by then.
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I've got the DeWalt ---A little disappointing---poor sight lines---and early failure of the head tilt stops---

Still a good useable tool----but I think the Bosch might be the better choice.
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I've got the DeWalt ---A little disappointing---poor sight lines---and early failure of the head tilt stops---

Still a good useable tool----but I think the Bosch might be the better choice.
I haven't bought dewalt in a dozen years. I have their drywall gun from the 90s and a sidewinder circ from the 90s that is made in USA. I think the circular is model 953. Their newer stuff just hasn't tripped my trigger.
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Although it is very expensive. I would suggest checking out the festool kapex saw before you make a decision. It is a "do everything" saw. Just change the blade and you can go from cutting framing to stain grade crown in minutes. Love everything about the saw. HD mine for 3 years
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festools saws are vvvery expensive and i dont even look at that.
ridgid is probably the best bang for your buck.
bosch is a little pricey but you get what you pay for.
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Although it is very expensive. I would suggest checking out the festool kapex saw before you make a decision. It is a "do everything" saw. Just change the blade and you can go from cutting framing to stain grade crown in minutes. Love everything about the saw. HD mine for 3 years
Wow if he's just putting trim up around the house and stuff for himself talk about sticker shock your going to put him in the hospital.
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Although it is very expensive. I would suggest checking out the festool kapex saw before you make a decision. It is a "do everything" saw. Just change the blade and you can go from cutting framing to stain grade crown in minutes. Love everything about the saw. HD mine for 3 years

Festool is too expensive and out of my reach. I know they are a good saw but really how many times in a year will I pull it out to make cuts? Probably not enough to make it worth while to invest in that!! I'm just the typical DIY guy.

Well between the Dewalt and Bosch one is made in Taiwan and the other Mexico. Whether this matters or not in quality.

Bosch I'd have to spend an extra $200+ for a stand and the Dewalt includes a stand till the end of the month.

Maybe I may look at Rigid as princelake noted.

I've had a few Dewalt tools but no issues with them so far.
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For what you are going to use it for I think any of the ones you are looking at will be a good choice just decide whice one has the bells and whistles you want and go for it. About where they are made, as sad as it is to say, all power tools are made overseas now if i'm not mistaken (possible) the last one to leave was Porter Cable.
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