This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
It's time to seriously look for a good Mitre Saw.
Anyone have experiences with Ryobi, Makita, Milwaukee ?? Others ?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Timothy Lange)
Date: 15 Jul 88 22:00:35 GMT
I got a 10" Delta from the local Ace hardware store for $179. I
like it because the slot in the table for the blade rotates with
the blade. This always provides a smooth surface for cutting
small pieces. I also like it because the dimensions of the saw
and table lend it to be setup with extension tables by nailing
common lumber together. In other words, by setting the saw on
two rails of 2"x6" 's and then nailing 2"x4" 'rung's across, the
tops of the 2x4's are even with the table surface. One note of
caution, this saw can draw 11amps, so don't put it on the same
circuit as your computer or refridgerator. As for blades, I am
still using the cheap blade that came with it, it still makes
smooth cuts after four hours of use. I have tried a $70 carbide
blade and the cut is so smooth you can see yourself :-)