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Or you could use the DeWalt laser sight built in to the saw, which projects the kerf onto the workpiece. The blue tape looks to be better in bright sunlight, though.
Does mixing with hard vs soft water make any difference?
It wouldn't be that hard to build an AC-to-DC converter into a battery-pack-sized module; in fact, I'm somewhat surprised that no 3rd-party has done it. But if you continually ran the cordless tool at corded-tool loads, it wouldn't last very long. It's not just a matter of the power surce -- it's bearings and, most important, I suspect, the tool's ability to dissipate the heat generated by the high power consumption. All that beefiness adds weight, negating one of the positive aspects of most cordless tools.
The good news is that the new breed of lithium-ion batteries last a lot longer and are a lot lighter than their NiCad predecessors. My tiny lttle Milwaukee 12V drill is probably my most-used tool now, but I'll never give up it's 1/2" corded D-handle big brother.
An unintended consequence of the more powerful cordless tools is their use in crime. A neighbor of mine had his gazillion-dollar gun safe sawed open by an (assumed) battery-powered demolition saw recently, and it doesn't take much imagination to come up with other uses. It's a lot faster to saw a nice big hole in a car door than to use a slim jim.
My home shop is too small to have everything set up the way I'd like, so I treat it as a jobsite, but don't have to worry about an intervening trip in the truck. The big tools -- miter saw, table saw, and planer -- are all on stands that can easily be moved about. I've got a Delta stand I use with a DeWalt miter saw, and a Bosch "gravity rise" stand that came with the Bosch table saw. The planer is on the DeWalt stand, which would make a lousy miter-saw stand.
The Delta stand is basically OK, but the outrigger design needs some work. They are difficult to adjust, and the left one can't be extended without raising it all the way up, because it hits the handle. There's also a lot of slop in the outriggers -- as they extend they droop, so you can't set the height before extending. For jobs not needing the outriggers, it's great. I wrap the power cord around the saw, but the hooks on the stand might be good for an extension cord.
The Bosch stand was at one time suposed to be marketed on its own, but I've never seen it available. With the table saw, it's wonderfully easy to use, rugged, and stable. The saw comes with its own power-cord holder, and a nice long power cord, a standard Bosch feature, it seems.
One design criterion not mentioned in the video is the ease with which the whole rig can be packed up, put in the truck, moved to a new site, and set up again. As I mentioned, I don't do this often, but both the Delta and Bosch stands are fine in this respect. It's a one-man job to back the stand up to the tailgate, tip it up and slide the whole rig into the bed. A second set of wheels on the handle might make it easier to move into/out of the bed, but would also allow the rig to move around while travelling -- possibly not a good thing.
The only thing I'd add to the Delta stand, and would like to see on any miter-saw stand, is a small table accessory to hold small tools, pencils, cut-offs and small workpieces, etc., used at the saw.
Indeed it is wonderful stuff. I use it for just about all trim joints -- case, base, crown, anything. Be aware, though, that any unused adhesive will become hard as a rock in the bottle, once opened, so buy small bottles, and only what you can use in the near future. Sorry I can't provide accurate timing, but usable life is definitely is less than a year.
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