Currently have a 10" craftsman sliding compound miter saw, it is on its last legs for sure, I run a small business building horse jumps and need a fairly durable saw.. I have been buying mainly ridgid tools and there is a 10" ridgid miter saw an hour and a half away for $150 so it would be $200 and there is a 12" Milwaukee compound miter saw with stand for $425 only 20 mins away could probably get it for $400. Both saws are slightly used. I’ve been recently asked to build a gazebo so I could use the extra blade size for cutting 6×6.. The other thing is the ridgid saw will not have warranty. I’m also thinking about the 12" blade cost.. Any advice?
I bought a Hitachi dual bevel 12" compound mitre saw (not sliding) new at lowes last year for just over $200. I’ve been very happy with it until I ruined the blade cutting firewood. LOL. That’s pilot error, not mechanical failure. I should have put the crap stock blade on for that task. Haha… Still cuts clean but smokes the wood like a Hungarian meat market. LOL
But yeah, for $200 you can buy new instead of used. And $400 can get you something really nice. Use the savings to build your own stand.
Thanks both of you for the advice, I ended up grabbing a 12" ridgid slidding compound miter saw on sale for $399, didn’t come with a stand but maybe I’ll buy one eventually because my work beach is fairly high for this beast. I’m super happy with it so far and glad i bought it new for the lifetime warranty. Don’t plan on cutting any firewood with it lol. And I did see some 12" blades on sale so yeah I’m not worried about that after all!