Hello to all. I just bought an 8 1/2" sliding compound miter saw (the
Hitachi C8FB2). It was one of the saws within my price range at the time.
Shortly after I had buyers remorse and couldnt help but think I should have
been patient and saved the extra money for a dual bevel 10" version. Ive
been doing a lot of renovation work, and woodworking projects. The saw has
performed just fine so far. Anyone have any validating feedback?
Logic would tell me that this saw will handle 99% of what I would be
But, I'm thinking in terms of buying tools that will last a long time and
perform well over and over again.
Any comments or feedback is welcome,
That saw will last you a long time. I imagine you'll probably be quite
happy with it.
I have a Dewalt 12" CMS. It handles 99.9% of what I need done . . .
For MY purposes and MY budget, I'm looking to add a tablesaw. I dream
of the PM66 with the 30" fence, but my budget is more in the BT3100
Figure out what you need to do. I do a lot of ripping, and I presently
must either make a jig for my CS or take it to my Dad's shop. So I'm
looking for a TS.
IF you find yourself continually stymied by the "small capacity" of your
saw, you might think about replacing it, but I think you should consider
the things you do and whether you wouldn't be better served by a TS or a
BS or even a good jack plane.
Hey Charles - I was looking for a PM66 or a Unisaw but was on a BT3100
budget too. What I settled for was a Grizzly 1023S. I think their tent sale
is this weekend if you can get on-site I hear you can get a deal. Bring a
truck or trailer. This is not intended to start another discussion of this
or that table saw.
I do keep bopping back there, yes. I'm within driving distance of their
warehouse, so it IS something I'm going to consider when SWMBO frees up
But of course, that's not a serious object of Drooling the way the PM is
You did just fine. This is definitely not a "buyer's remorse"
situation. Save that sentiment for when you buy a cheap tool of
dubious quality that is not satisfying to use, the ones that, every
time you use them, you think, "damn, I hate the way that cheap slide
feels," or some such sentiment. You bought a very high quality, proven
tool, that is smooth, precise, and a pleasure to use. Yes, it has
less capacity than the bigger ones, but if it does most of the tasks
you need it for, it is in fact arguable whether you're better off
having a tool that's larger than what you need most of the time.
Besides, a tool of that quality will always be useful in your shop,
even if you do eventually decide to get a bigger one. Nope, not a
remorse situation, IMHO. Enjoy it.
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