Toronto, ON, CA

a doing "on-going" house improvements and special ed. teacher

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...

This is my first entry to Fine Home Building and I must say I'm quite humbled by the knowledge and detail with which many of you write. I'm writing not of experience or knowledge, but the lack thereof. I've been doing home renovations on our house from the day I moved in. Each job taking approximately double the length of time I expected... I take pleasure in using the best materials and tools I can afford / find and hope that it compensates for when I have to cut something 2-3 times and it's still too short!
This summer was my first experience with installing trim. I borrowed a Makita LS1013 from a friend. Being fairly familiar with a variety of power tools, I thought I would be up and running within a couple of minutes, only to find after 10 minutes - still struggling to find the release slide button, which happens to be a twist lock feature in the handle.
The question at hand however, is commenting on the best mitre saw table. Well, all I can say is that anything would have been better than what I was using! I began using my double compound mitre saw on the sidewalk. By the end of the first day my back was quite sore from bending over so much. Day Two, my mitre saw table was a folding patio table, 3' long and creative arrangement of a 5 gal. pail some pieces of wood and a piece of drywall to level up to the table of the saw. By Day Five, I was starting to get better...
May my entry be a momment of comic relief to the dedicated and skilled professionals out there.
I have a lot of work left to do, both upstairs and downstairs. I would very much like to get my hands on such a mitre saw as the one being offered in this draw - and so I write.