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Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
#21
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
There needs to be a distinction made between high quality products and products that have a lot of features. You can buy a cheap standard miter saw at Lowes or a really well built one for 3X the price. You can also buy either miter saw as a sliding, dual-action, compound unit with a laser guide, dust collector, clamps and a chewing gum dispenser. So, cheap and simple or cheap and complex; or high quality simple or high quality complex are all options. I sprung for the extra features and boy am I glad I did. It makes the miter saw a badass tool.
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#22
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 7:46 am)Spongebob Wrote: There needs to be a distinction made between high quality products and products that have a lot of features.  You can buy a cheap standard miter saw at Lowes or a really well built one for 3X the price.  You can also buy either miter saw as a sliding, dual-action, compound unit with a laser guide, dust collector, clamps and a chewing gum dispenser.  So, cheap and simple or cheap and complex; or high quality simple or high quality complex are all options.  I sprung for the extra features and boy am I glad I did.  It makes the miter saw a badass tool.

I bought a 10" compound miter saw. I can't cut a 2 X 6 all the way, I have to flip it over to finish the cut. Should have bought the 12" slider. Live and learn. I have 3 circular saws, though, so it's kind of moot.
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#23
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 8:07 am)Fireball Wrote:
(September 17, 2021 at 7:46 am)Spongebob Wrote: There needs to be a distinction made between high quality products and products that have a lot of features.  You can buy a cheap standard miter saw at Lowes or a really well built one for 3X the price.  You can also buy either miter saw as a sliding, dual-action, compound unit with a laser guide, dust collector, clamps and a chewing gum dispenser.  So, cheap and simple or cheap and complex; or high quality simple or high quality complex are all options.  I sprung for the extra features and boy am I glad I did.  It makes the miter saw a badass tool.

I bought a 10" compound miter saw. I can't cut a 2 X 6 all the way, I have to flip it over to finish the cut. Should have bought the 12" slider. Live and learn. I have 3 circular saws, though, so it's kind of moot.

That's exactly why I wanted the slider.  When cutting angles the problem is more pronounced.  If I'm cutting anything wider than a 2 X 4 at an angle, I really need the slider.  You don't want to cut an angle by flipping it over; too difficult to get it straight.  And the blade size is not that important until you get to really thick lumber.  A slider actually compensates for a smaller blade.  So a 10" slide does more than a 12" standard.
Why is it so?
~Julius Sumner Miller
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#24
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 8:33 am)Spongebob Wrote:
(September 17, 2021 at 8:07 am)Fireball Wrote: I bought a 10" compound miter saw. I can't cut a 2 X 6 all the way, I have to flip it over to finish the cut. Should have bought the 12" slider. Live and learn. I have 3 circular saws, though, so it's kind of moot.

That's exactly why I wanted the slider.  When cutting angles the problem is more pronounced.  If I'm cutting anything wider than a 2 X 4 at an angle, I really need the slider.  You don't want to cut an angle by flipping it over; too difficult to get it straight.  And the blade size is not that important until you get to really thick lumber.  A slider actually compensates for a smaller blade.  So a 10" slide does more than a 12" standard.

Does a 12 inch slider make chairs exist? Hilarious
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#25
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 8:40 am)brewer Wrote:
(September 17, 2021 at 8:33 am)Spongebob Wrote: That's exactly why I wanted the slider.  When cutting angles the problem is more pronounced.  If I'm cutting anything wider than a 2 X 4 at an angle, I really need the slider.  You don't want to cut an angle by flipping it over; too difficult to get it straight.  And the blade size is not that important until you get to really thick lumber.  A slider actually compensates for a smaller blade.  So a 10" slide does more than a 12" standard.

Does a 12 inch slider make chairs exist? Hilarious

I think you need a lathe for that.   Think
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#26
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 8:57 am)Spongebob Wrote:
(September 17, 2021 at 8:40 am)brewer Wrote: Does a 12 inch slider make chairs exist? Hilarious

I think you need a lathe for that.   Think

Well that puts a spin on the question. Dodgy
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#27
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 6:33 am)onlinebiker Wrote: Our Kenmiore does the same -  

But....


There is a control setup button.that allows you to mute the sound....


Smile

I found the setup menu (hold this button down for 5 seconds, toggle the other button and so on), but it defaults back to obnoxious when the power blips, which is too often on a coop.  I took the beeper out of my truck.  I might do the same with the microwave.
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#28
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
(September 17, 2021 at 6:49 am)░I░G░N░O░R░A░M░U░S ░ Wrote: Tools, I've broken too many "Dewalt" to care any more... I buy cheapo for a third of the price and replace them as needed.

I had a Dewalt cordless drill just die on me - probably it was some "feature" like a "replace the damn brushes" sensor.  After tinkering with it and not being able to revive it, I just switched to my corded drill.

Recently I took my Makita jigsaw for service.  It cost a bit, but cheaper than buying another one, and now it purrs happily along once more.
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#29
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
I do so little DIY with tools that I buy cheap tools because I'll only use them a time or two. My magnetic screwdrivers for working on computers is another matter.
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#30
RE: Just the essentials or all the bells and whistles?
The difference between "good enough" and "nothing but the best" for me is about pride of ownership and enjoyment.

If it is something I enjoy, I want the best. If it is something I just need for living, I don't care if it is the cheapest available.

I put value in my hobbies, particularly astronomy, and I can now afford the best, so I am buying it. The enjoyment I get from that is immense. But I'll happily wear cheap clothes - I just don't take pride in fashion.
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