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DHwoodworking

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08-11-2019 02:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mitter saw

Hi u guys!
Im start building my hobby workshop and consufusing between 2 options:
- Likenew Makita LS1216L come with 305 80T Freud blade ( 650$)
- Brandnew Dewalt DW780 (800$)
Choose one will save my money for something like Rotex or TSC 55 tracksaw in furure


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 08-11-2019 02:42 PM

I really like my Bosch CM10GD @ $580.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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SMP

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#2 posted 08-11-2019 03:05 PM

What do you plan on building? Do you have a Table saw?

I have the dewalt, but the blade that comes with it is junk. Except maybe for construction or building decks etc. If you plan on doing crown molding with it buy the little clamps for it they really help with crown.

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DHwoodworking

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#3 posted 08-11-2019 04:07 PM



What do you plan on building? Do you have a Table saw?

I have the dewalt, but the blade that comes with it is junk. Except maybe for construction or building decks etc. If you plan on doing crown molding with it buy the little clamps for it they really help with crown.

- SMP


Yep i have hybird table saw. I doing furniture woodworking. Very confusing now
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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 08-11-2019 04:55 PM

I have the DeWalt 779, and it’s a fine saw for the money. I didn’t need the lazer that came with the 780, but opted to save a few shekels and got the DeWalt 80 tooth blade. I like it being a 12” as opposed to a 10”.. But in the end, it’s just a matter of choice.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 08-11-2019 05:39 PM



Hi u guys!
Im start building my hobby workshop and consufusing between 2 options:
- Likenew Makita LS1216L come with 305 80T Freud blade ( 650$)
- Brandnew Dewalt DW780 (800$)
Choose one will save my money for something like Rotex or TSC 55 tracksaw in furure

- DHwoodworking

After having been where you are a number of different times in my life, my advice is buy something to do the basic function right now, used is fine for this, just go in cheap. Even the lowliest of HF chop saws will do the basic functions. I’d always advise to see to the TS first, and make a sled for those cuts you want exact length. After doing that a while, you may chose as many do to forgo the “expensive” chop saw, and just use a rough one to cut close to finished length, finishing on a TS, where you can get the best possible result.

If that plan doesn’t work for you, and you are certain your best cut is on a miter saw, still go in cheap now, and save until you can get the Kapex, or whatever offers the best result at that time.

-- Think safe, be safe

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 08-11-2019 06:26 PM

I bought the first Makita 12” compound saw. It’s useable but has issues I hope they’ve corrected. All the angle stops are terribly sloppy. I was told they could fix it for a ridiculous price. I opted to go with a Wixey protractor. It’s a PITA to adjust but I can’t justify buying another saw yet.

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DHwoodworking

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#7 posted 08-11-2019 06:31 PM


Hi u guys!
Im start building my hobby workshop and consufusing between 2 options:
- Likenew Makita LS1216L come with 305 80T Freud blade ( 650$)
- Brandnew Dewalt DW780 (800$)
Choose one will save my money for something like Rotex or TSC 55 tracksaw in furure

- DHwoodworking

After having been where you are a number of different times in my life, my advice is buy something to do the basic function right now, used is fine for this, just go in cheap. Even the lowliest of HF chop saws will do the basic functions. I d always advise to see to the TS first, and make a sled for those cuts you want exact length. After doing that a while, you may chose as many do to forgo the “expensive” chop saw, and just use a rough one to cut close to finished length, finishing on a TS, where you can get the best possible result.

If that plan doesn t work for you, and you are certain your best cut is on a miter saw, still go in cheap now, and save until you can get the Kapex, or whatever offers the best result at that time.

- therealSteveN


Thank u so much for advice. Many guys tell me keep save money for Kapex ( so I need atleast 2-3 month
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DHwoodworking

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#8 posted 08-11-2019 06:34 PM



I bought the first Makita 12” compound saw. It s useable but has issues I hope they ve corrected. All the angle stops are terribly sloppy. I was told they could fix it for a ridiculous price. I opted to go with a Wixey protractor. It s a PITA to adjust but I can t justify buying another saw yet.

- BurlyBob


What is name of ur CP saw?? Im not heard much about makita CP saw so Im confusing right now.

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awsum55

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#9 posted 08-11-2019 07:26 PM

I don’t have a need for this Festool (Kapex) saw, but it has some amazing features. Here is a 5 min video showing what it is capable of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH0GEZGtzFw

-- John D, OP, KS

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kroginold

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#10 posted 08-12-2019 10:20 AM

You might consider Makita LS 1019L or LS1219L both have dust collection that is near to the Kapex and can be located near a wall like the Kapex. They may require a bit of adjustment, but for the price difference between these and Kapex ? And both are less that the 2 saws that you initially mentioned

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bandit571

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#11 posted 08-12-2019 01:08 PM

hmmmm

YMMV…..
Screaming motor? Only IF your thumb gets in the way…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 08-12-2019 01:49 PM

I have the Dewalt 780 and love it capability wise. Don’t love lifting it into the back of a truck. If I were to do things over again I would save some $$$ and get the 779. Tracksaw has been a game changer for my workflow. I highly recommend looking into one. I only have experience with the corded Makita tracksaw, but am very happy with it.

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Bill_Steele

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#13 posted 08-12-2019 02:04 PM

I’d get the Makita

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WhyMe

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#14 posted 08-12-2019 02:19 PM

Where in the world are you that a Dewalt DW780 is $800?

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DHwoodworking

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#15 posted 08-12-2019 07:33 PM



You might consider Makita LS 1019L or LS1219L both have dust collection that is near to the Kapex and can be located near a wall like the Kapex. They may require a bit of adjustment, but for the price difference between these and Kapex ? And both are less that the 2 saws that you initially mentioned

- kroginold


I looked they before but I heard some bad review about lazer and balance, so I skip. Do u used they before?? How u feeling?? Thank

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