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Posted on Miter saws with no/less back of saw space requirement

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#1 posted 12-07-2018 03:12 PM

... ... I believe my expectations are in line with the capabilities – and my primary concern is choosing between the Bosch and Makita 12” saws, based primarily on accuracy.
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This quoted sentence you wrote seems to sum up the real question you have posed. You have refined it down to the question: you want to get an accuracy comparison between the “Bosch and Makita 12” saws”.

You asked about the Makita LS1019L, which is a 10” saw, and is newly offered. There are not many reviews of it, and it seems that few people have actually seen that one. On the Toolnut site, it has 8 reviews and most like it a lot, while a couple express disappointment.

The competing Bosch 12” knuckle saw is widely reviewed with favorable comments, yet there are reviews that have cons to point out. It is true to say that such mixed comments are the case for essentially every woodworking tool that exists.

It is my own opinion that you are seeking a degree of accuracy that doesn’t really exist in one miter saw for all wood-cutting uses “from jewlery boxes and picture frame to furniture to house trim”, which might include “17’ long crown or baseboard molding”.

At this point you are facing a decision to select a saw for a very wide array of uses, based on your own assessment of the two options. Maybe you already have a standing opinion of the two brands involved. Most of us do have brands we like and tend to trust, and others we skip over.

Whatever you select, I hope you will come back to this thread and let us know your findings abut it. If you choose the new Makita we will all want to know about it. If it is the Bosch, it will be a saw that already has a huge fan base, and no one would say it was ill-conceived to pick that model.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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