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my 10 year old saw died yesterday

i'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 professional grade )

made in china wasn't woth the time it took me to throw it in the dumpster.

any one have any recommendations for a replacement ?

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I'm afraid that if you eliminate China as a source country anymore, you have almost taken yourself out of the market. I have a Triton 10" slider that works very well for me. I don't recall just where it was made though. To hot to run out to the shop and look now. I know it's not US made. For that matter, the last verifiable US made thing I bought turned out to be a POS that cost me almost as much money to get acceptable as it cost originally.

I would assume that Bosch is made in Germany but who knows.  The German company Metabo is now outsourcing it's jigsaws to China.  Let us know if you find one.
im considering the 12 inch ridgid slide miter for two main reasons. it has a depth stop so its possible to cut dados and it is warrantied for life. hope this helps
You probably can't cut dados with a mitersaw you wold be cutting metal curf is only as wide as the blade? Probablly arbor is not much wider than the blade.
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i own a bosch ros thought it was german... no made in malaysia

i own a milwakee 1 3/4 hp plunge router thought it was us...no made in china

i own a hi rise craftsman professional floor jack for suv's & small trucks surely thata american...no made in china

(ithink that's an oximoron "professional" tool made in china)

all my us made craftsman tools go on forever (i have hand & power tools from the 70's & 80's still working fine)

anything made in china lasted 11/2 to 3 yrs then self destructed

i just hope my bosch & milwakee break the trend

thank you for your responses

Hey, Tom,interesting question. Just looked at my Makita 12inch, sliding, compound miter, and it says, "assembled in usa " The saw's about 5 years old. Don't know if this helps. I'll do some research and get back to ya.
Look at Festool.  The quality and workmanship is there.  Not cheap but I would say 1st class quality.
A negative thought concerning a sliding miter saw is the space that in needed behind the saw to make room for the sliding mechanism.
Looks like the only USA made miter saw is the Festool.  $1300 - ouch.  It's really sad.
One other question anyone have any good segestions for dust colection for mitersaw. Standard port on my mitersaw leaves alot to be desired.
I haven't seen effective dust collection on any miter saw. If anyone got it right it would probably be Festool. They concentrate on that with most of their tools.

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