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Best 10 inch Mitre Saw

DVieau2

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Some years ago I wore out my 10" Milwaukee. I Didn't really appreciate it until I purchased a 10" Dewalt. It's OK but not made like the Milwaukee.

Milwaukee now only makes a slider 10" for big bucks.

I had a need for mitre saw I can torture and move around the yard so I bought a used Old Makita 2401B. ($20.00)
The older Makita is so well built with a cast iron base so it's heavy and I love it. I would like to buy another and have a double saw set up with my Phaedra measuring set up.

Before breaking the bank and spending another $20.00 I'll ask for opinions about who makes or made the the best 10" mitre saw?
 

wpfay

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Festool probably.
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JFeig

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For picture framing the #1 decision is a good blade that is properly balanced.
Per BuyersGuide.com

DEWALT Miter Saw, Single Bevel, Compound, 10-Inch, 15-Amp (DWS713)
 

wvframer

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Festool makes the best-built tools I have seen, and the price reflects that.

But JFeig is right; the blade is the biggest factor for accurate cuts.

I wouldn't mind finding a $20 anything that I could use a second time.
 

DVieau2

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What do you think of the notion that a slider will not be quite as solid and accurate as a non-slider?

I've got quality blades covered.
 
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wpfay

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I have a good Hitachi slider mounted on a Porter Cable portable stand that I use for construction projects. If I were to use it for picture framing I would restrict the sliding action and rely on the chop motion to cut mouldings. That should be as accurate as a simple power miter box.
When the Brevetti was down briefly due to a fried capacitor, I used the Makita non-slider power miter saw that is hitched up to a Phaedra bench. I normally reserve it for cutting metal frames, but needed to get a couple out in a hurry, so I put on a freshly sharpened (by Quinn) 80 tooth blade and it worked as well as the Brevetti.
 
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