Re: Time for a Mitre Saw, looking for recommendations
But still within the name brand umbrellas. My first chop saw was a 10" Skil, right around $100, and it served me very well for many many years until I upgraded to a Dewalt 12". I will take a "cheap" Skil over any off brand from Harbor Fright (spelled correctly, I might add ) tools.
Originally Posted by dj1
Case in point, a few years ago I needed a stapler for a simple project. I am retired, so I don't need an expensive gun. I purchased a cheap Chicago Pneumatic, and here's the real deal, it doesn't shoot straight, which means it is just as likely to send a fastener through your fingers as it is into whatever you're trying to staple together. Now, for the project I purchased this gun for, it will be fine, however, it is FAR, FAR, FAR away from being an acceptable gun for anything you'd care to keep around. So there you have it, dangerous because it doesn't shoot straight, crappy finish to whatever it is shooting. Again, for this particular project, it will suffice, but I would not have purchased it had I cared about what I was building.
Another side note, this was a chicken coop project for myself, had I been building this for a client, I would have bought a better gun. The same thing goes for a saw, if the tolerances aren't up to snuff, then the blade is going to wobble and produce a rougher cut, no matter how good a blade you're using, but odds are, if you bought the saw from Harbor Fright, you also bought your scary nasty blades there too. A crappy blade in a crappy saw is dangerous, no matter how careful you think you're being, let alone if you don't have presence of mind while operating it.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!