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#1 posted 09-01-2016 07:43 PM

Most of the saws depend upon a rough casting for the angle detents. This cannot be that accurate. Dewalt uses a metal stamping for the detents and they have adjustability built in. It is the reason I have a Dewalt.

For faceframes you don’t need a 12” saw; and you definitely don’t need a slider. The 10” saws are cheaper and the blades are too. Sliders are just one extra movement that can become an accuracy issue.

For miters a jig that allows you to cut on either side of the blade (on the left side for the left hand piece and on the right side for the right hand piece) is best. It will be like a sliding table miter saw. Much more accurate.

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