Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by jgbndaudio, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. jgbndaudio

    jgbndaudio Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Looking for recommendations on a Sliding Compound Miter Saw.
    I'm specifically looking for one that's made in the USA.
    Thanks for your help.
    Scotty
     
  2. Jolly

    Jolly Well-Known Member

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    The #1 saw I see on job sites around here is the 12" DeWalt. It's not a slider, but the guys tell me the repeatability is better than a slider, and the big blade cuts just about everything they need to cut.

    As far as sliders go, mostly Makita is the saw you see at the jobsite.
     

  3. kmaproperties

    kmaproperties Well-Known Member

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    Hi I am a builder/carpenter and I would buy a 12 in compuond but not a slider. sliders don't hold true for the compound miters. if you are mostly crosscutting then the slider is ok. dewalt or black and decker industrial (only sold at tool suppliers.) both are made by the same compny but the industrial is a little better, i have one that is 13 years old and it still cuts true and never even had to change the brushes yet. use it every day. For a homeowner the dewalt is your best quality for the price. just my opinion.
     
  4. Cosmic

    Cosmic Well-Known Member

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    Check Harbor Freight for mitre saws, they have some on sale.

    http://www.harborfreight.com

    I have their 10" Central Machinery mitre saw and have used it heavy for years, love it. I have a lot of their gear and have good experience with it.

    They have some finish sanders on sale for $9.99. I got to grab a couple of those too. You can't beat their stuff on sale with a stick.

    14" metal cutoff wheels (5 pack) for $9.99. I can't go anywhere else for that price.
     
  5. Old Jack

    Old Jack Truth Seeker

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    Not made in the U.S. but, I have a 12" sliding compound by Makita and am very happy with it.
     
  6. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would go with the dewalt 12" compound miter saw, good saw, in my oppion,
    I don't think the sliders would stand up in the long run,