I had one of these, I'd guess about a decade ago. Hard to remember a lot. This
was the pre-yellow and black stage, I think, and the saw was actually pretty
good, but had one or 2 fairly petty annoyances that I no longer recall.
"I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who
believe it." George Carlin
I've been looking at that one too. Hitachi makes an 8 1/2 SCMS which is very
similar. I have used my brother-in-law's hitachi and it is sweet!
I was lending a hand with some trim for his house..."make that one 33 and
Yes, he is very particular, and does very nice work.
I think the 8 1/2" Dewalt would be comparable to my Makita, so it really
depends on the type of work you do. I have both a Makita 7 1/2" sliding
mitre and a Dewalt 12" mitre, and I am well acquainted with the Dewalt 12"
slider and Hitachi 8 1/2" slider. For 90% of my work (smaller trim) I use
the Makita - very comfortable, easier to use, easy to move, cuts cleaner,
just feels better. 2x4s types and larger is for the Dewalt. If I had to
choose one it would be the Makita in a heart beat. IMO smaller saw = smaller
work, larger saw = larger work. Buy what you do and grow from there.
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