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    My Dewalt 12" sliding compound miter saw was to big for my small shop, so I sold it. Now I am shopping for a replacement. I would like to have a 10" non slider, dual bevel, up to $300. Any suggestion or comments would be considered.

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    Re: Miter saw suggestions

    Originally posted by Richard$ View Post
    My Dewalt 12" sliding compound miter saw was to big for my small shop, so I sold it. Now I am shopping for a replacement. I would like to have a 10" non slider, dual bevel, up to $300. Any suggestion or comments would be considered.
    When I retired around seven years ago I bought myself the Bosch 10" sliding compound, a very nice saw and practical in size. One of my buddies had a brand new in the box Dewalt 12" sliding compound and wanted to trade, I agreed and although I like the DeWalt it is a monster. I always like to get the biggest , most powerful tool I can afford but that's not always a good idea. Sorry to get side tracked. There are plenty of good saws in the size you are looking for and reasonably priced. Sears in my area has a plenty on display by several different manufacturers Good luck.

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      Re: Miter saw suggestions

      While there is no such thing as perfection in any miter saw, here are two that I recommend looking at. You'll have to pick what you think is best over time, but I would look at these two for sure before putting down any money.

      This is a simple single bevel model. Sometimes simple really is best. They don't have a dual bevel other than for those with sliding. If you don't need it there's no use paying extra.
      http://boschtools.com/Products/Tools....aspx?pid=4405

      Dual bevel and sure not a monster either.
      http://www.makita.com/menu.php?pg=pr...et&tag=LS1040F

      There are others, but these two should give you some to check out. I would stay clear of RIDGID as there have been far too many problems. You might get lucky but why chance it.

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        Re: Miter saw suggestions

        Unless they have been redesigned very recently stay away from 10" Craftsman, Ridgid and Ryobi CMS's.
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          Re: Miter saw suggestions

          I have a hitachi single bevel that I am very happy with.

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            Re: Miter saw suggestions

            I own a Ridgid 10" (about 4+ years now) and I took into the shop in November 2007. I averge about 2 diy projects a year so it doesn't get much use. Luckily I registered for the limited lifetime service agreement so it didn't cost me anything.

            I do like the limited lifetime service agreement aspect of the Ridgid tools. It is something to consider.

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              Re: Miter saw suggestions

              Check these guys I just bought a slider from them and the thing looks and feels brand new, comes with a 1 year gaurentee


              http://www.reconditionedsales.com/

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                Re: Miter saw suggestions

                Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                Check these guys I just bought a slider from them and the thing looks and feels brand new, comes with a 1 year gaurentee


                http://www.reconditionedsales.com/
                All I can say is WOW!!! That three piece cordless set was some deal. Hammerdrill, recipro saw 2- 3.0AH lithiums, light and charger, great deal with a one year warranty for onlly $209. How could you go wrong?Repeat after me, "I don't need more tools, I don't need more tools".

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                  Re: Miter saw suggestions

                  Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
                  Unless they have been redesigned very recently stay away from 10" Craftsman, Ridgid and Ryobi CMS's.
                  I agree. Had a RYOBI 10 inch slider for a few days....it couldn't cut straight no matter how much adjusting. Also, the dust collection sucked.

                  Only reason I got it was that they were out of the Ridgid. Ended up getting a Mastercraft Maximum 10 inch - from Crappy Tire(Canadian retailer store brand - don't know who makes it for them).
                  guess....

                  At least it cuts straight
                  I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Miter saw suggestions

                    I bought a 10" Trademaster sliding one for all of $189 Canadian. That was my 3rd miter saw that I bought in a span of a week. I always buy and return until I'm satisfied with features and performance. The lowly Trademaster outperformed a deWalt and a Craftsman so I kept it and saved about as much as I paid for it.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Miter saw suggestions

                      I found my Makita at a pawn shop for a hundred bucks. nonslider,dual compound,10"

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