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  • Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

    Hey guys, New to the forum. By my login, you can see i am a Hitachi fan, but i need a 12" slider, and have narrowed it down to the Hitachi, or Bosch..Sold a Makita ls1013fl, so thats not an option(didnt like it)

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    Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

    I personally own the Bosch 12" slider. I've owned it for about 3 years. I've been mostly happy with it. If I were going to buy another one, I'd probably get the Dewalt DW718. I like the front controls on the Bosch, the extensions built onto the table.
    Last edited by Kanxrus; 10-31-2009, 11:51 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

      Thanks for the reply. Might look at the Dewalt..Pricey sucker though!

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      • #4
        Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

        New Makita LS1016FL 10" is the way to go. The Makita has a lot of good reviews and has 12" cutting capacity for crown molding.

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          Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

          Hitachi 12" SCMS Mine works great.
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          • #6
            Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

            What do you all think of the Milwaukee 12 SCMS? They dropped the price from 649.00 to 499.00 last week at HD!

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            • #7
              Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

              The Millwakee has won numerous 'best tool' awards this year.

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              • #8
                Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

                Milwaukee probably paid for them! I've used it, and I was not impressed!

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                • #9
                  Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

                  I have a strong dislike for Hitachi based on their poor customer service rather than their tools. I own and use a Makita LS1013FL and have been very pleased.

                  Mark
                  "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                  I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

                    1 vote for dewalt dw718. It works well.
                    rockwell sonicraft |rockwell sonicrafter|fein fmm blade |power tool|Fein top|tools

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

                      Take a good look at the Bosch models 4212 and 5412 if you really think you need a 12" blade model. I think either should work well. The 4212 has more standard controls and should cost less than the fancy 5412.

                      Question: Why do you really want a 12" model? Do you need to saw thick wood? Is there a chance a 10" blade model with a good sliding track system could handle all of your needs? If you really need a big monster, you may want to find somewhere with a 14 or 16 inch radial arm saw and have them cut the big wood. Then for more normal work, think about a good 10" sliding compound miter saw. They cost less (the saw) , are more accurate (many of them anyway) and replacement blades are easier to come by and cost a good bit less.
                      Last edited by Woussko; 11-02-2009, 08:01 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bosch or Hitachi 12" CMS

                        Its going to be primarily a shop saw, i have a 10" non slider for jobsites. Figured if i'm going to spend the money, i may as well go big, but i have thought about the accuracy issue.

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