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#1 posted 12-18-2010 10:15 PM

Ok I’m an expert too, LOL My 1st. power tool when I got married around 45 years ago was a Craftsman 10 in. RAS. The way it was designed it would NEVER hold even 90 degrees without slipping. I used it for ripping & everything else. To rip with a RAS requires a death wish. I replaced it with a Delta 10 in. contractor style RAS about 20 years ago. It holds an angle. About 2 years ago I bought a Bosch 12 in. CMS for the angles. It’s a fantastic tool.

Personal observation: Having sold power tools for several years & woodworking since the 7th grade ( I’m 70) I feel that the SCMS likes the stability of the RAS. For angles however I use either the CMS or my table saw.

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