Time to upgrade, and catch some of these sales at the time of season, I had my mind set on the Ridgid 12 inch sliding compound (it's actually the Ryobi, but sold under the ridgid name here in the states, ryobi in the UK), but last night at HD, they had one setup, I noticed it had 'play' from left to right, which would equate out to up to 1/8 inch difference on a bevel if i push or pull one way, right hand or left hand... ya know. And just looking at it, it looks heavy (fastened down on display ofcourse so I couldnt tell), not to mention the size, looks alot bigger then the off brand (harbour freight) sliding 12 i'm using now, which means more room and a hassle to load and unload. Looking at pics of the makita, it looks alot smaller. But theres lots of names out there, and different stores carry different lines, and not always on display to check em out. So in you guys opinions, whats the smallest lightest pro 12 compound miter available (dual bevel ofcourse)???
I do alot of 8 inch crown, and shelving, so I need a 12 and it has to be dual bevel.
Looks heavy means that it looked like it had a cast bottom, instead of say a lightweight aluminum. Dewalt is the same, besides, your just buying the name (i use to have a contract with dewalt, was one thing when the tools were free, but now, different story, and i'd choose bosch or makita anyday over dewalt). I'm looking for what 12 has the smallest footprint, the one i'm already running isnt bad compared to the 2 i was looking at. I"ve already got about 10k in tools in the van, need room for other stuff ya know.
I'm looking for opinions from guys that do this for a living, and have ran across various saws on different sites by different crews, not just copy and paste or what you glanced at on the net. Thanks for all the help gents.
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