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Offline MF Custom

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Re: Miter saw recommendations (other than Kapex)
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2019, 05:53 PM »
The DeWalt DW 716 XPS has about the best capacities in a 12" non slider. They usually need some tuning out of the box but once dialed in it's a stout accurate saw for job site use. Vertical capacity against the fence is about the best in class for cutting tall base or big crown nested. The castings can be a bit rough and quality seems to vary from saw to saw. 

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Offline Vanhalo

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Re: Miter saw recommendations (other than Kapex)
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2019, 08:14 PM »
Why not an HK?  I use my for everything from framing to fine trim carpentry.  I keep 18 and 36 tooth blades for cross cutting as well as a panther blade for ripping. 

We used my HKC55 to install these beams last year.  The HK allowed us to bring the tool to the work.  Can you imagine trying to wrestle those beasts on a miter box?

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Offline SouthRider

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Re: Miter saw recommendations (other than Kapex)
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2019, 07:35 AM »
Why not an HK?  I use my for everything from framing to fine trim carpentry.  I keep 18 and 36 tooth blades for cross cutting as well as a panther blade for ripping. 

We used my HKC55 to install these beams last year.  The HK allowed us to bring the tool to the work.  Can you imagine trying to wrestle those beasts on a miter box?

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This is the advice I have been looking for......

The HK IS an excellent saw - but I'm not going to use it to cut 40 deck boards in a hurry, nor am I going to use it to make fine cuts in narrow mouldings. I use my HK to rip in the field, crosscut wide pieces, do a myriad of irregular cuts, etc. But it does NOT replace a miter saw.
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