Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
I have a 12" Ridgid compound miter saw (forget exact model #) that I bought new several years ago. It is not the slider-type and overall I am very happy with it, not that I have a whole lot to compare it to. I think I paid around $300 for it. Before I had it, I used a friend's Dewalt 12" slider and really loved it, but I couldn't justify around $600 when I picked up mine. Although I would really like the add'l capacity of the slider, my 12" has sufficed for all but just a couple of jobs. I use mine quite a bit and would highly suggest getting the 12" versus anything smaller as you are able to cut completely thru a 4x4 or 2x6 (flat). Regarding the Bosch, I am pretty fond of anything Bosch so I am sure you won't go wrong there. Mostly depends on your needs and how much you are willing to spend.
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