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Old 12-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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I'm debating on which miter saw to purchase.. I will be moving into my first house and am starting to select the tools I'm going to use most for renovations.

The below is a RIDGID Reconditioned 12 In. Sliding Compound

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...793+5144+90111

My thoughts are to go with a 12" so I can cut larger boards and this one is a sliding which makes things better.

With that said, I'm very open to suggestions.. should I consider a 10"?

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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12" sliders are nice, but they're BIG and HEAVY. What kind of projects are you looking to do? Most non-sliding 12" saws will cut a 2X8, so unless you are going to be cutting very wide boards, a slider may be overkill.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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I would say 2x8 would be the largest..

Projects currently on the list.

Custom closet
Fish tank stand
crown molding

can you recommend a decent 12"/10" that wont break the bank?
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I'd buy this one before I'd get the Ridgid:
http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-C12FDH...9902035&sr=1-5

Hitachi is one of the best miters you can get. I own one and can testify about how good it is.
Dewalt, Bosch and Makita all make very good saws too.
Regardless of what you get, consider a Freud blade. If you're just cutting stock lumber, the original blade will be OK but for crown or other molding, get a 60-80 tooth blade for clean cuts.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Might try:
http://www.reconditionedsales.com/search.aspx?q=C12FDH
$188 vs. Amazon's $257.
I bought a Hitachi cordless drill from here and wouldn't buy new again. Great price and product looked brand new. I think warranty is same as new also.
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Honestly, the Ridgid stuff is great quality. I've also found that they really stand behind it. I'd have no problem buying that saw.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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I just finished rehabing my first house. When I started I got a 10 inch slider. Since compleation, I have gotten into custom furniture, so it can come in handy cutting longer stock, however if you are going to be lugging this around, Lowes has a real nice hitachi coumpound slider for $99. I am getting ready to start my second rehab and I am getting a 10 inch for that Job and leaving my slider in my shop.
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Said it before, I'll say it again. Love this saw!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070921x00003a

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