An otherwise spectacular piece of machinery, the sliding 10inch mitre is quite a deal as sliding mitres go.
Adjustability, sliding mechanics, ease of use, all make this a perfect machine for anyone....wait...uh.......why did makita cheap on the blade cover.
4 plastic pegs that are part of the blade cover snap into the center disc part that is screwed on to the cover, has the spring attached and this attaches to the blade. Problem is its 4 little plastic pegs, and plastic pegs wont stand up very long, as Ive already replaced my cover(holding the broken one in my hand)
Im a little dissapointed in makita for not putting maybe a metal rivet or pin in the plastic pegs place, and Im very dissapointed at my tool guy charging me the 16 dollars for the piece.
5-6 grand in equipment purchases (machines, blades, bits, etc) over the past 18 months, not the right thing to do in my book.
So Im looking for a new tool guy now.
I hope someone at makita reads this, that cover needs a small change.
Im no T or S, Im not a tool maven nor do I know alot about tools, but theres 1000 of me for every T, Im the guy that buys these new tools..