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By morpheus83uk
#1196966
Hello,

I am looking for a 10" mitre saw and was wondering what people would recommend? Ideally double bevel compound sliding for around the £350 mark. I am also looking for a good stand to go with it which can be completely separately they don't have to come together. Also I would prefer the saw and stand to be new too as I have had bad experiences purchasing second hand gear.

All recommendations welcome.

Thanks

James
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By NazNomad
#1196978
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Makita. I have no experience of their other tools, but my LS1013 is flippin' superb.
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By MikeJhn
#1196985
+1 for the 1013 although mine is the earlier model without the laser, the adjustment on the table and fence allows perfect set up for level and angle, cuts mitres that don't need trimming for picture frames.

Mike
By memzey
#1196990
I’ve got the LS1018 which is the modern version of the 1013. Had it for a few years now and very pleased with it. Loads of capacity and very accurate. Does have a laser but I ignore that - bit of a gimmick if you ask me.
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By MikeJhn
#1196998
Forgot to mention the 1013 is in fact a 300mm mitre saw so a bit bigger than you wanted.

For a stand, you can't do much better than the Bosch gravity stand it packs away with the saw on it to a much smaller space than the beam type and is very easily moved around even on an uneven floor.

Mike
By morpheus83uk
#1197032
Thanks guys.

I have had a quick look and the LS1013 looks like it is a double bevel sliding compound mitre saw exactly what I asked for however I cant seem to find it anywhere new. Is it a previous model and the LS1018 its replacement?

Also when you say its a 300mm mitre saw when I looked its a 10 inch from here: https://www.toolstop.co.uk/makita-ls1013-10inch-slide-compound-mitre-saw-240v-p6163 or are there different versions of it?

If anyone has any other recommendations they would be appreciated too as I have heard Dewalt and Hitatchi are quite good as well but I haven't got or used them so I dont know personally.

Thanks

James
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By MikeJhn
#1197071
Just had a look at my version and it is the LS1013 no laser though, on the side of the motor is has a sticker that says 300 x 30 saw blade even though it is listed as a 250 saw, I have a 260 blade in mine.

Unfortunately the 1013 is not made anymore and I have heard, but don't know the facts, that the 1018 is not as good, this seems to be bourn out by the fact that the 1013 fetches a premium second hand.

Mike
By Stevebod
#1197076
..after many hrs looking for a new mitre saw I ended up with a Metabo....seemed to offer the best "quality" for a reasonable cost. (I wanted a Makita, but the later ones have had a few bad reviews, and after trying a few in various shops the "rail bearings " felt really "gritty"). Only compromise with the Metabo is its only single bevel, but I can live with this as you just turn the workpiece the other way. I got a saw stand from Aldi for £40. All in all I have been more than happy with both these purchases...
By morpheus83uk
#1197091
Happy New Year :)

Thanks MikeJhn so is there anything out on the market which is as good?

Thanks Stevebod which model saw do you have and do you have a link for the stand so I can have a look please?

Thanks

James
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By MikeJhn
#1197103
morpheus83uk wrote:Happy New Year :)

Thanks MikeJhn so is there anything out on the market which is as good?

James


Only if you go much more expensive.

Mike
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By GrahamF
#1197111
morpheus83uk wrote:If anyone has any other recommendations they would be appreciated too as I have heard Dewalt and Hitatchi are quite good as well but I haven't got or used them so I dont know personally. Thanks
James


Looks like I'm in a minority here but I like my 10" Bosch - http://www.bosch-professional.com/za/en ... 22503.html
By morpheus83uk
#1197125
Thanks what could I get for my budget? And how much more expensive are we talking about?

Thanks GrahamF for the recommendation I will check it out.

James
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By MikeJhn
#1197127
Unfortunately or fortunately in my case the Makita has been so good I have no first hand experience of any other mitre saws, so I can only go by what other people post on here, this is always subjective and everyone, including me, thinks they have the best thing since sliced bread, the only advise I can give is when looking go for something that has adjustment for the fence and table so it can be set up correctly, surprising how many mitre saws don't have any adjustments available, this is mostly at the less expensive end of the market, also consider how much room you need at the back of the saw, the latest saws have a folding arm instead of the rail system they would make positioning of the saw against a wall much easier.

Good luck in your search.
Mike

This thread may help: chop-saw-recommendation-t101901-60.html
By morpheus83uk
#1197161
Thanks Mike, with the sliding action I don't follow what you mean by the folding arm? I think your Makita has the rail system so I get that I am just unsure about how the folding arm works with a sliding action.

I will check out that thread as well thanks!

James
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By MikeJhn
#1197166
Its what Bosch call there Glide mitre saw, instead of two rails that the saw slides back and forth on it has an arm that folds forward and backwards without extending to the rear: https://www.tool-net.co.uk/p-438320/bos ... BvEALw_wcB

I have seen a few other saws that have the rails fixed in position and the saw slides forward on them, but this does mean the rails are always over the table.

Mike