Is anybody still there?? Miter saw problem.
I recently tried to cut oak base shoe on a Makita sliding compound saw. The saw grabbed the moulding and tore it apart with such force that it was scary. It continued to do this. I switched from a 50 tooth Diablo blade to a 90. Same problem. I tried my DeWalt no problem. I tried a Ridgid basic 10″ saw no problem. I finished the job with the Ridgid saw using the 90 tooth blade. I checked and the Makita only turns 3200 rpm; the Ridigid turns over 5000. Could this be the problem? Any body else experience this? I didn’t much care for the Makita before this (It liked to grab Trex). No I kinda hate the saw. Did I do something wrong? I’ve been using miter saws for over 40 years and never had this problem.