My experience with HF 12" Sliding Miter Saw

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Blog series by EEngineer updated 09-09-2012 11:13 PM 2 parts 83172 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Setup

09-06-2012 01:23 AM by EEngineer | 21 comments »

There has been a lot of discussion about the Harbor Freight SCMS saws. I recently purchased the HF Model #98194 miter saw thought I would share my experiences with it. I have desired a sliding compound miter saw for quite a while. But I just couldn’t see spending $500 – $600 for the high end saws. Harbor Freight has lower cost models of sliding miter saws for sale. I looked at the HF models in the store. I could have lived with a 10” model but the 10” model from HF ...

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Part 2: New blade and some real work

09-09-2012 11:13 PM by EEngineer | 1 comment »

I got a chance to work with the HF 12” sliding miter saw again this weekend. I had the saw fairly well adjusted and decided to move on to other issues. The laser included with this saw proved to be a big disappointment. I spent time adjusting it (not a very intuitive process) and tried using it. But, as many reviews of this saw have noted, it was just too dim! I don’t consider my shop all that brightly lit. In fact, I am in the process of redoing my shop and at the end of the l...

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