Yes, The dewalt. Itsa beast. but solid. Set up is not bad. Probably far
superior to the Bosch (of course most would argue matter of opinion).
Probably the hardest thing to deal with is the alignment of fences. Had one
at school. It took a beating and kept on cutting with pretty good accuracy.
Making a compound cut is not the easiest due in part to the large head and
blade guard (although they have seemed to make some minor changes in the
guard recently), issues most SCMS have. However as I said it is solid,
perfecting the angle is a matter of screws, and if you plan on giving it its
own station for stationary use is seems to be the best money can buy. If I
were you I would drop the idea of a bosch and compare it with a Makita which
would be closer to the equivalent competition.
"TheKGBSr" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Well, you did say, "probably." I prefer the Bosch, but I'm talking about the
new models, not the older ones with the Rube Goldberg guards that made blade
changes a PITA.
You need to at least try the new Bosch 4412. Controls up front, the handle
changes from vertical to horizontal, very easy to set up.
So's the 4412.
You're actually describing 3 of the 4 best in a genre that has another couple
that are just plain damned good.
The only problem anyone is apt to have with the Bosch 4412 is the price. It IS
pricey. But none of the other 12" dual compounds are low end tools, either.
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of
a bedspring." S. J. Perelman
I used the word Probably due to the fact I haven't actually examined a
Bosch, I just know that for a While bosch saws were viewed at the bottom of
the totem pole.
I just gave the DeWalt version since I have had several hours cutting time
on the thing and have had several hours on Makita's, Hitachi's, and
Craftsman, delta (not all SCMS though) and know which features I enjoyed.
and it was always the DeWalt that won.
although handle changing is nice it still doesn't solve the problem of
trying to hold/adjust the piece.
Pretty much I agree with you. Most SCMS are pricey but worth the price if
you buy for quality.
After reading your review I revise my advise and suggest comparing the Bosch
and DeWalt with a Makita. Each one seems to be developed for a slightly
different person in mind.
"Charlie Self" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I've been using the Dewalt 708 for several years. It's heavy enough
to be stretching the definition of a portable power tool but it is
also rugged and holds it's settings well.
It's plenty accurate throughout it's cutting range.
I use mine with a sawhelper fence and flipstops and highly recommend
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker (ret)
Real Email is: tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet
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