I have gone through about 6 months of research, google searches, consumer magazines, and personal conversations about my latest purchase: A sliding, compound miter saw. While keeping my needs in mind, I nailed it to a few possibilities: Dewalt 12", Ridgid 12", Bosch 10" (really, the 12" doesn't cut that much bigger material for the money), and Makita 12" (old reliable). After exhaustive research, my decision was to go with the Ridgid MS1290LZA (not LZ1 or LZ mind you). Dewalt honestly came in close but the warranty wasn't as good and the price was steep. All the blogging about manufacturing defects did not come true in my case. No gib screw adjustments regarding slider defects, only an adjustment with the fence-to-saw blade (the set screws weren't tight before shipment). So far, it seems intuitive and simple. The lazer is easily adjustable and as accurate as a lazer can be when attached to the arbor. Dust collection sucks as (I have heard) is the case with and SCMS (Not bad with a ShopVac attached though). As I took other blogging, take mine with a grain of salt. However, I can say that I have done extensive research and it seems as if my choice is the most logical.
No announcement yet.