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    Which dewalt mitre saw? 10 or 12 inch?

    I'm looking at buying a mitre saw. 10 or 12 inch. Thinking I'll go with a slider as it seems to offer more flexibility.

    What are the pros and cons to going 10 or 12? Can't imaging working with more than 2x8 so the 10 should cover me. But should I consider a 12? This is just for home use doing baseboards and odd job stuff.

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    I've had both, and they don't even compare. You won't regret the 12", especially if it is a slider.
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    The only reason NOT to buy the 12" is if you are loading/unloading it to/from a truck every day. The 10" is a bit easier to manhandle around.

    I happened into a 12" Hitachi when it was on sale so it was the same price as the 10" at the time. I figured I'd never need it but... why not? I find that I need it 6-8 times a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernGreen View Post
    I'm looking at buying a mitre saw. 10 or 12 inch. Thinking I'll go with a slider as it seems to offer more flexibility.

    What are the pros and cons to going 10 or 12? Can't imaging working with more than 2x8 so the 10 should cover me. But should I consider a 12? This is just for home use doing baseboards and odd job stuff.

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    Main difference is with the thickness of the material you're cutting rather than the width, since a slider will compensate for that. Such as cutting 2x's vs 4x's. In theory, a 10 blade should have less wobble if you were making super precision cuts. Don't know if you would ever run into that in practical applications. I would make sure it was able to make bevel cuts too.
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    I got the sliding Dewalt 779 12" saw and the dewalt folding stand during the holiday sale last year. They were selling the saw and stand as a combo kit for $399 which is a pretty common holiday price for these saws. As somebody else said it's not the lightest thing in the world but the stand is sturdy and makes it really easy to roll around even up stairs.

    If you ever plan on doing laminate or wide board flooring having a sliding 12" saw makes life way easier to cut and trim the flooring.

    I would definitely go with a 12" saw, if you get the 10" you will just be frustrated when you run into pieces too big for it to cut.
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    12" is the way to go. I have had mine for along time and love it.
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    12" vote here too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    I got the sliding Dewalt 779 12" saw and the dewalt folding stand during the holiday sale last year. They were selling the saw and stand as a combo kit for $399 which is a pretty common holiday price for these saws. As somebody else said it's not the lightest thing in the world but the stand is sturdy and makes it really easy to roll around even up stairs.

    If you ever plan on doing laminate or wide board flooring having a sliding 12" saw makes life way easier to cut and trim the flooring.

    I would definitely go with a 12" saw, if you get the 10" you will just be frustrated when you run into pieces too big for it to cut.
    I have this combo too and it works good. You can roll out around easy and store it upright and out of the way.

    I also have a 10" basic Dewalt miter saw that is nice to throw into my truck or my car if I need to take our somewhere for a small job that it isn't worth loading the big one for.

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    I agree that the 12" is the cats meow. I got my DeWalt DWS780 12" Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw along with the heavy duty aluminum miter saw stand a couple years ago. I got it at the right time too, because I only paid 99 bucks for the heavy duty aluminum miter saw stand! Love the integrated positioning system too.
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