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Old 04-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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hi....anybody own one?....i was in lowe's looking at the miter saws and saw there brand.....looks pretty good, but then again looks can be deceiving....let me hear the good, the bad and the ugly.....thanks


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Old 04-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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I was just reading up on them yesterday and the reviews and remarks I have seen I've decided against that brand. Poor fitting, and parts broke easily, not accurate mitres or for that matter not 90° for straight cuts. The price had me sold but not now.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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I own one the only problem or issue is if you are not careful when sluding back it will not cut on a 90 degree to much play . I only use mine now for cutting down larger pieces to cut on table saw.
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If you are only using it for rough cutting it may be ok. If you want precision it will cost more. I had a10in Delta for a long time I now have a Makita 10in dual slider without the laser.
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Looking at the reviews on Lowe's site I would spend $20 more and get the Hitachi. I have a 10" Hitachi that I use for trim work and then for bigger things I break out the 12" Dewalt both saw are sliders. The Hitachi has never given me any problems and it cuts true.

Look at the fence on the saw and see if it is machined flat or just a piece of cast that get bolted on. I have yet to see one of the cast fences that are straight. I have a 12" Ryobi that has the cast fence but I keep an abrasive blade in it for cutting steel. The cut is probably 89.9 degrees when trying for a 90 which works for some things but mitered corners for a picture frame would never line up cutting them on that saw.
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I have a Makita 10" CMS slider and love it. Accurate and smooth, good dust port.
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