I bought a Compound Mitre saw today. Don't really need it now, but I know
I'll need it in about 6 months for a major project. Reason I bought it
today is that I had a big % off coupon and had to buy other things so I
decided to get the most out of the coupon for something I know I'll need
Anywho, the one I bought was a Makita LS1013L for about $450. It is a
sliding compound miter saw with a laser sight. Any comments before it's too
late to return or exchange?
That is a very nice saw. I have used its big brother the LS1212. They
are dead on accurate. Personally, I have my eye on the Bosch 4410. Just
waiting for the tax return, :) Don't forget to equip this baby with a
Forrest blade. http://www.forrestsawbladesonline.com/index.html .
Return it. It does not make sense to get it now. Sales come and go,
and you can expect one in 6 months. You are wasting away 1/2 of your
warranty without even using the product.
My opinion is to buy it when you need it as its the best way for you to
tell if everything is in order.
Full Disclosure: I bought a Dewalt 3 weeks ago and was excited about
the *one* cut I made so far. I'm nervous though I think it has a 2 year
warranty. If it turns out I need more features then Im stuck ebaying it...
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
I didn't read the other posts but I suspect they will be same as mine. Its a
great saw. I have had mine for years. For my use I get even more utility
with it by having a stand. I have
Bosch, DeWalt, Makita and Porter Cable make fine compound saws. The
Bosch stands out as it can tilt a bit more than the others, has
color-coded controls, and probably the most-favored brand. I have a
DeWalt compound miter (non-sliding) and it does everything I need it
to do. Slider miters are expensive. You made a good purchase with
the Makita and it's a keeper.
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