Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400.
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  Re: RE: Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400. by Scott W (Lowes has a 12 inch ...)
(02-10-2018, 06:10 PM)Scott W Wrote: Lowes has a 12 inch Hitachi slider for about $350....if I add the portamate  (thanks for the suggestion) stand I could come out for $430ish+tax.

Hone depot website has a 12 inch dewalt slider for $399 but no stand and not available to buy so it's a moot point.

Any thoughts on the Hitachi?

Never had a bad Hitachi or Dewalt tool.
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  Re: RE: Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400. by Scott W (Lowes has a 12 inch ...)
(02-10-2018, 06:10 PM)Scott W Wrote: Lowes has a 12 inch Hitachi slider for about $350....if I add the portamate  (thanks for the suggestion) stand I could come out for $430ish+tax.

Any thoughts on the Hitachi?

https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=...miter+saws

Which Hitachi slider are you looking at? From the reviews I've read (mostly 4 and 5 stars), Hitachi seems to be a good choice in your price range. Do you need the extra capacity of a 12" slider? Personally, I would rather have a 10". A 12" slider is quite a bit larger than a 10", and is heavier and awkward to carry. Have you checked over at LumberJocks? They have quite a few detailed reviews of Hitachi and other brands of miter saws.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/category/28/page/1

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/2526

If you decide to buy a Hitachi slider, check the prices on a Grade A reconditioned saw and stand at Big Sky Tools. You might be able to save some money.

https://bigskytool.com/search/?q=recon%2...ter%20saws

https://bigskytool.com/exclusive-recon-center
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  Re: Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400. by Scott W (I'd like a suggestio...)
I am a very happy user of the Hitachi C12RSH mounted on the older version of the Ridgid MSUV.  I like the mobility along with the ability to fold it up to save space.  The Hitachi is a load but the MSUV handles it easily.


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  Re: Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400. by Scott W (I'd like a suggestio...)
Enough folks have commented on the saw that I have nothing to add. I'll keep my comments to the Dewalt stand:

Pros:
It doesn't take up much space when hung on my wall.
It is fairly light weight for what it is.
It is very stable.
It is the same height as the Dewalt saw horses
The bracket system is wonderful for mounting other semi-portable tools.

Cons:
No wheels, so you are going to be carrying it and your miter saw to wherever you are working, which gets heavy.
Beyond roughly half the range of movement, the extensions start to sag. Enough that it can be challenging to hold a 2x10 flat to the surface.
Dewalt makes legs for the extensions which solve this problem. They add another $30/leg to a $200 stand, and give you something else to store and keep track of.

I like the stand quite a bit. I can switch pretty easily between a 12" Dewalt CMS, a 12" Milwaukee SCMS, a work table, my Kreg station, my Worksharp, etc... However, once it is set up in place, it is kind of a pain to move around and takes up a fair amount of real estate on the floor. If you need minimum storage space, it is a really good choice. If you plan to move it around a lot with the miter saw attached, I'd look at one of the stands mentioned above.




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  Re: Miter Saw and Stand suggestions. I have $400. by Scott W (I'd like a suggestio...)
I have the Milwaukee 12" SCMS, but if I were buying today, I'd give this one heavy consideration:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-15-Am.../206762361

It's all you really need, and Dewalt has been in the miter saw business like forever.

As others said, get a better saw up front, and just make do without a stand for awhile. You can just prop it up on a work table.
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