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post #41 of 46 Old 12-21-2011, 05:56 PM
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I have a 12" dewalt slider and used it for years. I still have it after 10 years of heavy use but I would not rely on it for quality work. I bought a 12" slider for bosh and never did like it (had to much play not clean cuts. Now I have a 10" slider from Makita it is good but not perfect. If I had the Money I would try the feststol. I would go with the smallest blade you can to reduce as much wobble as possible. If you don't need a slider don't get one the more parts that move the less the quality of the cut
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basic model makita, LS1040
does fine, but nothing fancy
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I have the 12" Dewalt sliding miter and it's a great saw but a beast to transport. I find myself going back to my old Hitachi 8 1/4 sliding miter ( C 8FB2) . Although it doesn't have the capacity of the 12" , it does most of what I need. It's very portable and is great for cutting crown miters on the flat ( premarked points) . Also you can find them on Craigslist at a reasonable price.
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Well, I own 5 so called mitre saws.
1. Harbor frieght 12" slider. Used for general construction, light but not really accurate.
2. Dewalt 12" slider. Used for deck building, treads, risers, and any trim that needs a large capacity cut. Heavy, needs tweaking almost everytime it gets moved.
3. 12" Makita, single compound. Great saw, a little heavy. Crown, large trim go to saw.
4. 10" Makita non compound. Goto general trim saw. Light, accurate, good dust control.
5. 10" Craftsman radial arm. Stays in the shop and is used as a general mitre, chop, and dadeo machine.
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This thread has probably served it's purpose, but...

Hitachi C10FCE2. Wish I had bought the slider or the 12", but the saw itself is great.
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