Don't think it will ever replace SCMS simply because woodworkers will not purchase a Sawbuck over a miter; CHANGE Stew. Even Delta cannot get WWers to CHANGE their thinking enough to choose a Sawbuck over a SCMS. :no:
I don't know enough about them to critique it, but it seems they could not do compound miter cuts as effeciently as a SCMS. i can envision cutting crown moulding and having to make amny different, FAST adjustments and the sawbuck looks cumbersome for that task.
Also, they do not make them anymore so I guess getting one could be an issue. I am interested to know more about it though because until you mentined it I hadn't heard of them. What little I learned I just looked up on Google but there isn't much to be read ............
Bois, the sawbuck was the first sliding compound miter saw. I like it better because it has a 4 foot long table by roughly 18 inches. It has wheels and folding legs on it. The head would pivot and rotate just like a compound and there wasn't an angle you couldn't cut with it. And wide crown, up to 12 inches you could cut flat with a perfect fit every time. The setup for angles was simple, turn a screw handle to pivot the head on the table and turn a knob to set the head at the compound angle. When I used one during my cabinet and trim days, I could change settings in less than 10 seconds.
When the SCMS started coming out, people lost interest in the sawbuck because of the price, in the 800 dollar range. I would still take one over any miter saw on the market today even if I have to buy it part by part. (replacement parts are still available for it):yes:
Kirk, I had to do the logging first, as the other hsalf got a hold of half the dollars for the unit and built the new deck. I just could not understand her reasoning, as half the old deck was still standing, kinda.:furious:
Anyways, I will be using some of the logging money to make up for the losses on getting the deck rebuilt. I am also putting an addition on the mill building to house the unit. It is a simple leeeeean tooooo, 16' x 50' and slope from 16' against the building to 10' high at 16' from the building
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