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Old 07-10-07, 11:27 AM
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lightweight miter saw

gave my 'heavy' miter saw to my son and don't want it back. too old to lift that thing. wandering thro Sears i saw (and lifted) a lightweight miter saw. my needs are for trim moldings and such...nothing big. anyone have any thoughts about them.
 
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Old 07-10-07, 02:13 PM
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I use a Bosch 12" on a Delta rolling stand for jobsites when I have alot to do, but kept an old Craftsman 8 1/4" from a long time ago, and have found it quite handy to grab by the handle and work out small trim jobs such as quarter round or small stuff. I sit it on top of a workmate bench and it is good to go. I do find that I have to calibrate it more often, mainly due to its light weight, I tend to let it slide around and get bumped more than the big one, but that is a minor thing. Soooo, go for it!
 
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Old 07-10-07, 03:31 PM
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Not sure what you mean by lightweight, but if you can stay away from the cheap stuff, there are a lot of quality saws out there.

The 8 1/2" saws are nice, and save some weight when you don't need the big bulky 12" saw.
 
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lightweight miter saw

by lightweight i mean that i can easily pick it up as opposed to the heavyheavy ones. not sure what theyre made of...aluminum maybe?? so, does that reduce the usage and value by a lot?
 
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