That will do the majority of the average trim----so start saving up for a 12"---the 12" is best for nested crown molding (upside down and held by crown stops,against the fence--
or taller base moldings cut against the fence----It is much faster to cut any molding against the fence rather than laying on the bed---tilting the entire head--trying to read the angle s--and flipping the moldings back and fourth really slows down the job.
When you are looking for a 12" saw---look and see what height moldings it will cut against the fence---
A reguler non sliding saw will not cut things like laminite flooring, a 2 X 8, a stair tread.
I bought one and took it back the same day and bought a 12". That's was 10 years ago at least and it still works fine.
CJ It's nice to have a big one and your small one----the big ones are expensive and easy to knock out of alignment---so bringing one to a rough job is to be avoided--beat up the 10" saw--save the 12" one for jobs that require it.
I have two 12" saws----a Delta that is my precision cutter---a real good saw---and a Delta 714 slider--
a good all around saw and not so expensive that I worry about beating it up---
I have a DW708 Dewalt slider and a Hitachi 10 inch. I love the DW708 it is just a fantastic accurate saw. Some of the Dewalt saws are made in China and have too much slop in them to suit me. I don't think they make the DW708 anymore and that is a shame. Stay away from Harbor Freight and Ryobi, unless they are making them better now days they aren't very good saws. I had a Ryobi mitersaw used it one month, it still ran well but it didn't cut anything accurately, I gave it away.
a 12" non slider is perfectly fine for trim,, just a 10" limits you greatly.
i own a bosch 12" right now which i can do just about everything for a trim package except for cutting closet shelves, then i use the company dewalt 12" slider
i use to have a hitachi 10" compound mitre.. it was fine for small baseboard and casings. but i couldnt do crown with it.. after my first crown job on my own where i had to borrow a saw i upgraded to the bosch..
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