I figure nothing from Hobo Freight can be a true gloat, right?
Well, anyhoo... I've been doing some carpentry, enclosing our garage to create an entry/mud room/pantry/laundry, and dividing it to make a nice big dorm for the three oldest boys. (Turning our home into a 4BR/2bath.)
So anyhoo, part of this process is clearing out the shop-slash-junk stuff in the garage. The "stuff" will go in our storage building, but we needed shelves first. I whipped out a quick pencil drawing for shelves, but told SWMBO that for the first time in this project, I needed to buy a new tool: a miter saw so that I could cut shelf members accurately.
I told SWMBO that I could get the HF 10" CMS for $99 on sale, but when I got to the store, that model was at the full price of $129. The 10" SCMS was on sale for $99 (regular $199). I know it's reported to be a real POS compared to the sorta-POS CMS, so I plunked down $11.99 for a one year in-the-box exchange if I manage to break it.
Out the door for $121.22; I figure if I wear this one out and get another one 364 days from now, I wound up with a "buy one for half price, get another for free" deal.
I only need a CMS for the occasional square cut on lumber, and some repeated cuts to length. It's a cheap POS, but it will serve my needs.
I guess the gloat is SWMBO, who urged me to get the tool I need, and volunteered to wait until December for the Conure she's been craving.