Pulling the trigger on buying a new tool is usually effortless for me. But this time….
For right around $450 – $480 I can get either a Bosch 10″, a Bosch 12″, or DW708 (older model). All dual bevel sliders.
I’m leaning towards the DW708 just because I see so many of them on sites that I figure they’ve got to be pretty darn good. I also like it because I’ve got a DW 10″ mitersaw and the fit, finish, durability and ergonomics of it are very very good. For the $180 or so I paid for that saw, I’d say it was a great value.
My concerns are with the 12″ blade. Is the deflection really that bad? I’ve got an LS1013 now and it’s been a pretty darn good saw. But I’m not so in love with it that I’d spend more money to buy another LS1013 than I could have one of these other saws for.
Another thing I like about the DW is the 60 degree miter capacity. That’d be really handy for trimming out gable rakes. But I’ve read some reviews on Amazon where guys are moaning about the blade not being square to the fence and having no way to adjust it. That doesn’t sound like much fun.
So that’s why I’m also looking at the Bosch saws. The 10″ because of the deflection issue and the 12″ because of some of the poor reviews I’ve read on the Dewalt. But then…. the Bosch saws all have their fair share of bad reviews too. But that up front bevel adjustment….. yummy.
I think I’ve read too many reviews. I’m stuck on the fence here and need to sh2t or get off the pot. Someone give me a push, would ya?
Edited 4/30/2006 8:33 pm ET by dieselpig