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75 Mitre saws




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75 Mitre saws

From: schultz@mmm.UUCP (John C Schultz)
Date: 18 Jul 88 03:33:40 GMT

I have used a Roybi power mitre saw for cutting angles and while it is
very nice for hacking things, I consistently had a difficult time
setting it up, primarily because the blade guard prevented me from
seeing where the blade would cut the wood. It also scared the @$%^@
out of me every time it started up.

If you are in the market for a good mnitre box, I strongly suggest
looking into a good quality hand mitre saw. Mine was about $70 and
produces a cut better than a carbide blade in a power mitre saw. I
use it for all my cross cutting up to its 10" capacity. It is easy to
align (just drop the saw onto the work) and makes very little noise
during operation. The 10" x 4" capacity is also a nice advantage
compared to power mitre saws for cutting wide and/or multiple boards
at once.

While I have hopefully enhanced hand mitre saws reputations, Rockwell
does make a compound mitre saw which glides horizontally (large
cross-cut capacity) on bearings and can be rotated about two axes to
make compound mitres. Quite expensive but compound joints....Hmmm,
maybe next year :-)




 

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