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slide compound mitre saw

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Yukster, 13 Mar 2014.

  1. Yukster

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    I short-listed two mitre saws. I am looking for an accurate and good enough (for a perfectionist DIYer) slide compound mitre saw and I was wondering whether any of you could say which one of these is better. Or are there other ones that you's recommed instead?
    1. HITACHI C8FSE 216MM SLIDE COMPOUND MITRE SAW MAKITA LS0714 190MM SLIDE COMPOUND MITRE SAW http://www.toucantools.co.uk/hitach...mpound_mitre_saw.html?search_string=mitre+saw
    2. MAKITA LS0714 190MM SLIDE COMPOUND MITRE SAW http://www.toucantools.co.uk/makita...mpound_mitre_saw.html?search_string=mitre+saw
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    I occasionally do high end commercial fitted bathrooms, loads at a time normally, but i also use it at my properties any where from roofing to simple skirting, i went for this

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    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tools/Saws/SIP+12+Dual+Bevel+Mitre+Saw+230V/d40/sd2966/p33485

    and the stand

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    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tools/Rollers+Stands/SIP+Mitre+Saw+Stand/d40/sd3162/p57387

    The equivalent Makita or Dewalt is around £700 i believe, which is a price worth paying if you are using the machine every day but i think this machine is absolute quality, all the usual brands at around the £300 price range didn't feel as sturdy and well made as this.

    Try a local toolshop and get a hands on.

    Here is a vid of it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQaTTFsrX0w
     
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    Ive got the Hitachi, its a nice machine. TooledUp had it on offer a while back.
     
  5. Yukster

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    Which Hitachi machine? what's the model number?
     
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    I dont know about prices but i do know that mitre saws are all about pretty specific uses.
    Obviously, anyone doing framing or cut roofing or wide trim work would want a 10" or a 12" - but they are heavy.

    For shop work or cabinet work then the smaller ones are just fine.

    Most seem to swap the c/w blade for a good quality 60 or 80 tooth.

    Some very cheap saws have blade wobble and loose setting at every cut.
     
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    Well said ree a 12" saw is not for diy I have used the hitachi and its a good saw plus its light.
     
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