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post #1 of 6 Old 09-05-2018, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mr. Kobalt doing his thing.

All started with a couple of 1X6 SPF boards.
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Nice pile of triangle-thingies.
My 10" Kobalt has a bent arbor apparently...causes enough wobble to make the kerf aprox 3/16". The slide still works though, and if I spend enough time with set-up I can get good results. Swapped the blade over to my table saw and confirmed the blade is not the culprit.
I actually ask too much from this field grade saw...but it hasn't complained. I attempt machine shop tolerances when building furniture for THE Boss; the one in control of the ice cream; and haven't missed desert in over a year.
Not bad for a $50.00 pawn shop prize with a $18.00 sale priced blade from Lowes. And I still have alla my fingers!
Anyone know how to get parts for a Kobalt tool???
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I like my Kobalt sliding miter saw. The new model looks a lot different than mine, which I bought new in 2016. The only issue I have had with mine is corrosion (rust) on the two slide bars. Wax those bars like you would a table saw top, and wax them when you are going to put the saw away for more than 2 weeks. Other than that, I have used mine to cut 1800 sq ft of laminate flooring and the saw is amazing. You can adjust the laser so the saw blade cuts +/- 1/4" from the line, which is nice for laying flooring because you have to leave 1/4" gap at the wall, so you can just measure to the wall, put the laser on the line, and your cut will leave you 1/4" short of the line.

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I never use my laser, but if I did and set it to cut 1/4" short for particular job I would likely forget and the next cut would be on the only long board I have and it would end up 1/4" short.
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I never use my laser, but if I did and set it to cut 1/4" short for particular job I would likely forget and the next cut would be on the only long board I have and it would end up 1/4" short.
Lol. I know what you mean. This is the only tool I have that I use the laser, but pretty much just for cutting the flooring.

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The laser was turned off when I unpacked the saw, I turned it on to see if it worked, turned it off again, and it's been off ever since.
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