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  • SCMS1290 footprint

    I have a question for anyone who has seen the new SCMS. How big is it. I want to upgrade from my current saw, but I don't know how much room I would need. Does the Dewalt SCMS have smaller footprint? Jake, are there any specs online for it?

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    http://www.ridgidwoodworking.com/fla...avascript.html
    Andy B.

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    • #3
      Checked out the link provided by Andy, and looked at the still photo's. That thing is HUGE. I bet it takes up as much space as the RS1000, if not more. Looking at the 12" blade, trying to scale the saw to that; Can't imagine anyone wanting to haul that thing around very much.
      John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>

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      • #4
        Thanks. I measured the floor model, finally showed up at HD. It is huge! 25" from the back of the slide to the front of the fence, and another 18" to the front of the saw.

        Does anyone out their have any model SCMS, is the extra capacity worth the expense and the size? I looked at the Dewalt at HD and it is similar in size front to back, but is not so heavy or as wide.

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        • #5
          When I was building my shop, I needed a miter saw. I considered the DeWalt 12" slider. But knowing I was going to purchase the RS1000, I knew it wouldn't see much use after that. I went with the MS1060, and I use the heck out of it still. The RS1000 was $600, the same price as the DeWalt slider. The MS1060 was $190. And the RS1000 came with free shaper head and knifes!
          Not sure if that promotion is still on or not.

          Another factor was I checked on blade cost. The 12" blades over the 10" blades (which both the RAS and MS can use the same 10" blades)were at least twice as much. Like everyone, I am working on a budget.
          John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>

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          • #6
            I bought the Makita 10" LS-1013 SCMS...has the same capacity as most 12" sliders and it's been reviewed at five stars in very test I've ever seen. It lists for $499 at HD, but I bought mine for $385 delivered reconditioned from HF. Couldn't tell it from new when I got it and after an hour out of the box it cuts perfectly. It's been called the most accurate SCMS on the market and the resulting cut is as smooth as glass.

            I use it constantly, but if you never need to cut anything bigger than a 1x8 in width, it might be a waste for you to buy one. The standard 10" CMS will cut a 1x8 at 90*. Mine cuts 1x12 flat and 1x14 if I lift the front of the board....
            Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"http://www.hannawoodworks.com\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>

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            • #7
              I will be the first to admit the MS1290 looks large, but take some measurements of that saw and the "yellow" slide saw. You'll find that the overall length and width of the MS1290 is equal to or smaller than the DW708. The actual amount of bench space that is needed to hold either saw is just about the same.

              Jake

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              • #8
                OK, so I dropped by HD and measured the three saws I'm looking at, hope this is useful to others:

                Makita 10"
                Back to fence -20"
                Back to mounting holes in front base -29"
                Back to front -38"
                Total crosscut raised 1" - 14"
                hd$499

                Dewalt 12"
                Back to fence -24.5"
                Back to mounting holes in front base-31"
                Back to front -43"
                Total crosscut raised 1" - 14"
                hd$569

                Ridgid 12"
                Back to fence -26"
                Back to mounting holes in front base-35"
                Back to front -43"
                Total crosscut raised 1" 14.5"
                hd$549

                Still shopping, I hardly ever get tired of shopping for tools!!

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                • #9
                  I love shopping for them too...I never stop doing it in fact. I'm sure that when the 1290 gets to Dallas, I'll probably plunder it quite a bit.

                  Thanks for taking these measurements, they'll come in very handy for new buyers of those saws!
                  Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"http://www.hannawoodworks.com\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>

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