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toby78

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08-09-2020 06:53 PM

I have a 10 inch Miter Box. It is nice for small jobs or a back up . But, I am looking at bigger Projects, and I am looking at Dewalt 12 inch box such as this one. https://amzn.to/31neLT6 I didn’t know if you allowed pictures on this site, so I put the above link to the saw. Let me know of this is good choice. if you know of a equal quality saw, I appreciate any ideas. Thanks


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#1 posted 08-09-2020 07:11 PM

It will totally depend on your intended use. I used to have a fancy sliding Bosch when I was working jobs. Since I now have this exact same saw, DW715, and use it frequently. However I primarily use it for 2×4 type construction work around the house, and on woodworking projects I JUST use it for the rough cutting of stock as I bring it into the shop.

You know, the 1” too long, kind of cutting. After using these saws for 35 years or better I have come to the conclusion that is what they are built for, and that is where they excel. I can cut 100 pieces using my TS to rip, and my sled on the TS to crosscut, and have 100 exact copies. I cannot do that on any miter saw, and if it got down to measuring exactly, neither can anyone else.

If you plan to use it for fine woodworking, you really want a good stable TS, and a fine sled tweaked to perfection to use on it. Even a Radial Arm saw is more accurate in the long haul than a chop box miter saw.

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#2 posted 08-09-2020 07:38 PM

I’ve been using a Dewalt 8 1/2” single bevel slider for twenty years… Used to use it remodeling and now use it in my shop (I stopped working on the jobsite a couple years ago). I find the 8 1/2” blade is more stable, less wobble. But, the sliding aspect gives me 12” of capacity. It doesn’t cut big tall pieces (like big tall base or crown when i was running trim all the time). But, I find I don’t need that capacity, and, in fact have never really been kept from completing anything I’ve had to do.

As for therealSteveN’s comment about not being able to make accurate length cuts, I would disagree. But, there is a qualification… Stops make it incredibly easy, just like on any other tool. When I built my miter saw station, I used a MicorJig dovetail thingamajig in a dovetail slot along the length of the fence bed with a wooden stop and can get repeatable cuts all day long. When on the jobsite, I used to have one of those foldable Dewalt miter saw stands. I used the stops on it all the time when I had to cut numerous pieces of the same size.

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#3 posted 08-10-2020 01:15 AM

I wouldn’t get the one in your link. It only bevels to one side. You will regret it. I would get a double bevel unit, and you may as well get a slider. I currently have a 12” DeWalt double bevel slider and it has served me well for about 10 years. I use it once or twice a year (I use my table saw for accuracy). I also think that a smaller blade has less wobble and is more accurate. If I were to get a new one, I would go with the Bosch 10” for weight, features, and accuracy.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#4 posted 08-11-2020 05:24 PM



I wouldn t get the one in your link. It only bevels to one side. You will regret it. I would get a double bevel unit, and you may as well get a slider. I currently have a 12” DeWalt double bevel slider and it has served me well for about 10 years. I use it once or twice a year (I use my table saw for accuracy). I also think that a smaller blade has less wobble and is more accurate. If I were to get a new one, I would go with the Bosch 10” for weight, features, and accuracy.

- northwoodsman


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#5 posted 08-11-2020 05:25 PM

thanks for your suggestion. I am always looking for input.

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#6 posted 08-11-2020 05:40 PM

Hmm…afraid mine is a Stanley…

A Cordless one, at that…

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