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sliding compound miter saw
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my 10 year old saw died yesterdayi've been looking for a replacement but it seems that everything is made in china (to me that means over priced junk)every thing which iv'e purchased (rated as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslee Jan 27, 2014.

 

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Leslee replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I bought a sliding miter from Sears that was made in down under. It was made by Globe Tech Industries which bellied up about two or three years ago. I am not having any trouble with it and it goes great it has served me well for the three or four…"
Jan 27, 2014
Derek Gould replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I use a Mastercraft Maximum 10" sliding miter saw, works well. I usually hook up my dust collection (shop vac and a dust deputy), as long as I don't rush the cuts, it manages to get most of the dust."
Jan 24, 2014
Giovanni replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Look for old tools 10+ years., they have less features but are better made. put some new graphites in the motors some calibration and you;re good to go.  Or if you have the big budget: Festool, Protool or Mafell.  guaranteed made in…"
Jan 23, 2014
Rick replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I purchased the Harbor Freight 12 inch sliding compound miter saw. Saved a ton of money and it works great."
Aug 18, 2011
Dewi Harris replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Local joinery shop have a Festo - pricey - quiet running - solid - dont know where manufactured = worth considering if finances and or usage allows."
Aug 12, 2011
Lewis King replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"My Ridgid 12" was made in USA but I bought it 8 years ago..I noticed yesterday that Bessler clamps are now made in china   WILL IT EVER STOP ???"
Aug 11, 2011
patrick in memphis(collierville) replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"i buy a lot of dewalt due to its ability to be easily rebuilt when/if it wears out ridgid would be my next recommendation if you are looking in the 100-700 range .upper level equipment in my opinion is not able to do anything worth justifying the…"
Aug 8, 2011
thetoolnut replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"The most expensive sliding mitre saw on the market is the Festool 10'' Kapex which is made in Germany by real Germans. Festool make top quality power tools and i buy their stuff when i can, i recently bought their 2-1/2'' power…"
Aug 8, 2011
Steven Akers replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Melamine in baby food?   Antifreeze in medicine? The sheetrock that is killing people? Lead in childrens toys? I could continue but that's reason enough for me. "
Aug 5, 2011
Phillip Madonia replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Why do you guys keep bashing things made in China?  The computer you are using, quite sophisticated I would guess, was most likely made in China.  Chinese tools can be as durable and as accurate as US made goods.  If you shop, you can…"
Aug 5, 2011
John Schaben replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Hi Steven - Noble thoughts but until the US mfg decide to put quality back in a reasonable cost, China is pretty much here to stay. My last major woodworking purchase was a router table, made in USA, for $450 delivered. That was in January. The only…"
Aug 4, 2011
Steven Price replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Sears is losing my market.  all their power tools are made in china craftsman hand tools are still made in USA but they have a green hand tool  they call bio tool thats made in china no understandin there but i wont buy it. Recently…"
Aug 4, 2011
Angela Spohr replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I have a bosch 12" compound sliding miter... I had a rigid 12" before that ( it was stolen )   I love the ease of setting and adjusting the bosch more than the rigid...  the dust discharge bag on the rigid was AWFUL it had a 90…"
Aug 3, 2011
Howard Brown replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I've been really happy with my Ryobi from Home Depot. I use it at least once a week for straight cuts and monthly for miter cuts. As far as dust collection, I've learned to attach my shop vac to the saw instead of using the bag. It helps…"
Aug 3, 2011
Stanley C. Pearse replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"Tom,   In review of all the replies, I see no one asked the following two questions: Are you wanting (or need) a 10" or 12" compound miter saw? How much are you willing to spend? Once we know those two elements then we can venture…"
Aug 3, 2011
Steven Waskewicz replied to tom sarno's discussion 'sliding compound miter saw'
"I also have the Bosch GCM12SD. It is a beautiful piece of gear. Check out Amazon, for a good price on these. Bosch GCM12SD As Chuck mentioned, it sure slides easily, and is definitely big enough for the most demanding projects. I've only had…"
Aug 2, 2011

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