Sharp whizzy thingy


Hullo boys and girls
Been a long while since I had a look in here . . .. ...
But I have a question that someone might be able to shed a bit of light on for me . . . .
I am looking at replacing my trusty old and bedraggled compound mitre saw - a Hitachi something or other - and I am leaning towards a DeWalt DW708 with a 12" whizzy thing on it .. . .. . and then I am leaning towards a Makita 305mm slide compound saw (LS1214). And then I am leaning towards not bothering at all - but would like a slightly bigger cutting depth than my old one . .. . .
Both are around the same price - so this is not an issue. Just wondered if any of you blokes has had any experience with either of these machines . .. . ... good, bad, indifferent . !
Or perhaps someone has yet another toy that they might favour.
Ta
Phully
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Phil Laird wrote:

Good to hear from you again. My personal endeavours with CMSs is limited to owning a 10" Craftsman and using a 12" Ridgid on a jobsite. Both of these contraptions suffered from the same problem: move the blade off 90d crosscut and it wandered off perpendicular. Hence if you head off to you neighborhood CMS store, bring a try square. Bosch (IIRC) got good grades from one of the magazines. Makita sliders always get pats on the upper back (as opposed to the lower back). Perhaps one of you folks out there with a better memory than mine can recall the mag with the tests (FWW?).
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On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 15:56:24 +0800, the opaque "Phil Laird"

Phullykins! Great to hear from you, old sport. How is ya?

Wot the 'ell you use THAT for? The pineywood?
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wrote:

Glad to hear you're still alive there Phil.
Can't help with the DW708, but I have had the DW705 for the past 5 years and have been very satisfied with its performance. With a good blade (Forrest Woodworker), it makes very clean cuts, seems to hold its settings very well and has been a good performer. OTOH, I don't use it near as much as someone like yourself would, so can't say anything about durability.

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