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Sliding compount miter saw... advice?

by MalcolmLaurel
posted 12-04-2018 02:06 AM


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#1 posted 12-04-2018 02:17 AM

what is he going to use it for .

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 02:23 AM

General use, I think, dimensional lumber and moldings, shelves, etc. They’re looking at houses, probably a fixer upper, so the kinds of things that would need.

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 02:31 AM

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 03:42 AM

The Hitachi is a great saw. I love mine. Check out the review I posted.

-- mrg

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 03:50 AM

I think this is the same shopmaster but a little cheaper @$149 til the 5th
https://m.lowes.com/pd/DELTA-SM-10-in-15-0-Amp-Single-Bevel-Sliding-Laser-Compound-Miter-Saw/1000668563
Not sure dollar for dollar you’ll beat that deal!

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 04:46 AM

Dewalt is the one I would get. There is a great review online that ranks Dewalt at the top.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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#7 posted 12-04-2018 06:04 AM

If you aren’t sure he is going to stick with it or maybe see rare use, the Harbor Freight ones actually get decent reviews for the price. Dirt cheap with coupon. With the money you save go get a GOOD quality blade and it wil cut better than many more expensive saws out of the box.

I have a 12” DeWalt sliding compound and i don’t have one complaint. If you think he will stick with it I’d go DeWalt.

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#8 posted 12-04-2018 11:19 AM



If you aren’t sure he is going to stick with it or maybe see rare use, the Harbor Freight ones actually get decent reviews for the price. Dirt cheap with coupon. With the money you save go get a GOOD quality blade and it wil cut better than many more expensive saws out of the box.

I have a 12” DeWalt sliding compound and i don’t have one complaint. If you think he will stick with it I’d go DeWalt.

- SMP

And what would you consider a good quality blade?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#9 posted 12-04-2018 12:07 PM


If you aren’t sure he is going to stick with it or maybe see rare use, the Harbor Freight ones actually get decent reviews for the price. Dirt cheap with coupon. With the money you save go get a GOOD quality blade and it wil cut better than many more expensive saws out of the box.

I have a 12” DeWalt sliding compound and i don’t have one complaint. If you think he will stick with it I’d go DeWalt.

- SMP

And what would you consider a good quality blade?

- Underdog

Infinity, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Tenryu, Amana Tool, Freud Industrial, CMT Industrial, Everlast, Freud Diablo, Irwin Marples, to name a few. If he ends up with a slider, be sure to get a blade that has a low to negative hook angle on the teeth.

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#10 posted 12-05-2018 05:39 AM

Negative hook angle shouldn’t be necessary on a miter saw, as you push the blade through the work, rather than pull it like you would on a RAS. But you do want lots of teeth for smooth crosscutting. 60 teeth at least.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#11 posted 12-05-2018 11:08 AM

If he ends up with a slider, be sure to get a blade that has a low to negative hook angle on the teeth.
- knotscott


Negative hook angle shouldn t be necessary on a miter saw, as you push the blade through the work, rather than pull it like you would on a RAS. But you do want lots of teeth for smooth crosscutting. 60 teeth at least.

- runswithscissors

Actually, you should note that he said “if he ends up with a slider”. In that case, it’s just like a radial arm saw in which the the lower negative rake helps…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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