I had a look at the Makita lLS 1019 L today. I was very impressed with the quality and design and would of probably of bought it there and then. But i Really do not like the way the tall fences has to be removed for beveled cuts, a sliding fence like some of the other makita saws should be...
I have had similar problem to Fromey with my Extra coarse that I bought earlier this year.,
It lost its bite in a matter of days, it still works but very slowly compares to new.
My medium and 1200 grit have been brilliant and they are a few years old.
I think I will try Ezelap next time to...
I am wanting to buy a DMT D8ME diamond stone. These 4000 grit stone are available in the USA but I haven't seen anyone selling them in the uk. Anyone seen them in the UK?
http://www.bestsharpeningstones.com/dmt ... _grit.html