This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: email@example.com (Nathan Ulrich)
Date: 17 Jul 88 17:10:19 GMT
I've used the Makita 10" power mitre saw extensively over the last year or
so, with absolutely no problems. It is a solid, well-made machine. I use
it mostly for finish carpentry: cutting trim, baseboards, casings, etc.,
but also for cutting 2x4's to length when I am framing. Apparently, it can
be used to cut aluminum as well, with a special blade and lubricant, but I
haven't tried it. It will almost cut a 2x6 at 90 degrees, close enough that
I use it for this, then flip the board over and cut off the little corner of
wood that is left.
The only complaint I have is with the blade guard--it tends to stick when you
cut certain sizes of wood. I got it for $219 on sale.