ZCI on a sliding compound miter saw?
With my kick back using my cheap, but so far dependable, Ryobi miter saw, it got me to thinking about it's eventual replacement (and that it may have moved to the top of the equipment list ). Are any of the SCMS units out there zero clearance insert capable? I need to start doing some more serious research, and saving, but hadn't seen this in my window shopping before. My front runners from the casual search are, in no particular order, Makita 10", Bosch 10", Hitachi 10", and I wasn't happy with the DeWalt 10" I played with, but won't count it out. I grabbed the handle and made the cutting motion. The plastic blade guard took a nice smooth section right off my hand! (no power, static display) So I figure the handle placement and how I intuatively grabbed it, may not be a good match. I really liked the Hitachi setup and the way it felt, again on a static display, but the new design sure kills the reason I built the box bay window on the shop!! Haven't really played much with the Bosch or the Makita yet, but both have their loyal following. Wouldn't rule out the Ridgid completely, but it's not on my radar scope at the moment. Anything else I need to look at? I know Festool is coming out with a new one, but I already know it will be out of range pricewise.
Thanks for any insights you can give about the XCI capability on these units! Jim.
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