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    new makita compound miter saw

    while the wife and i were at the big orange borg, looking at stain for an upcoming project, i decided to take a look at the miter saws (the only key tool i was missing). after getting the small (4ft) artificial christmas tree that made the wife happy , i thought to myself , after i drop her off at church, i can head back over to the borg and get the makita saw that i liked . it turned out to be a pretty good idea, and i just couldn't say no to me . now i'm the proud owner of a makita LS1016L dual slide compound miter saw . since i haven't taken it out of the box (that happens tomorrow), i have taken pics of the box, and it's contents (as some, and i know i'm one, to say it's just a box) to prove it's not just an empty box dug out of the dumpster....
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    Dan, nice new tool. Should be a darling to work with. Enjoy.
    cheers

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    Looks like a great saw, Dan. Congrats.
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    I've heard good stuff about that saw. Congrats
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    I have that saw!

    It replaced my 20+ year old Hitachi, about six months ago, and so far I like it a lot. It's much quieter than the old Hitachi, and just as accurate - and of course it's a 10" whereas the old saw was an 8".

    You're really gonna like that saw. It's only drawback is that it's fairly heavy (at least compared to the old Hitachi) to move around, but mine now lives on a high stand in the shop - pretty much permanent.
    Jim D.
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    Congratulations Dan,

    That's very similar to the one I have. I don't have the laser, but I have the stand. It's a terrific saw. I'm very happy with it. That was my first major purchase. Use it in good health.

    Cynthia

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    Very cool. Gotta love New Saw Days!

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    can't wait to use it too. it will be sharing bench space next the planer, and i'm sure they will be good neighbors. i'm planning on using it to make the angled cuts on the hub end of the spokes i'll be turning for the model t wheel i'm rebuilding. best part of all, it's been paid for by all the overtime i've been working lately. 8 hrs week before last, 15 hrs last week, and another 20 hrs this week....
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 10-25-2010 at 02:49 PM.
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    New tools are always cool. Nice saw enjoy.

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    nice piece of equipment.
    the double track it rides on gives it great stability.
    I use that saw minus the laser.
    IF you never owned a slider, youre gonna say to yourself, wow, wish I got this sooner.

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