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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2020, 11:18 PM
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In have the 745. I wanted bigger but it was impossible to fit in my 10ft x18ft workshop.
I built a mobile stand out of old wood (cost maybe $2) with wheels only at one end. A handle on the other end and I can lift and move it easily, and when its set down its solid. When I'm cutting long planks I have it set the same height as the router table and bandsaw table, all in a line so can use them as rests.

I cut a LOT of hardwoods, walnut, maple, bubinga, etc etc and it has never stalled on me.
I can safely and easily cut ply up to 4ft x2ft on my own.
The fence is an amazing piece of kit.
For the money, I am very happy with it. I have seen and used the makita, the Dewalt is much, much better than that.
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MY shop is my carport 20 x 10. My tools reside in my 10 x 10 shed attached to my carport. Everything is on wheels. In fact thinking of having my router table at the other end of the cart. Problem is weather not cooperating unable to get anything done. Was snowing here today hasn't happen since 1951. Theirs visible snow on the ground. Don't have the saw yet hopefully next week cant start the design till have saw.

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I have this saw and have been very happy with it. The precision of the fence fully meets my expectations.

The size is the biggest issue, even with smaller pieces. There's very little table in front of the blade, so even smaller pieces often extend off the front and may wobble. And of course long pieces are impossible to cut lengthwise with precision.

I built a big ol' crosscut sled with aluminum runners. It's essential for making square cuts in my case. I don't have any kind of small, good sled to ride in the track, so the crosscut sled vastly increases the utility of the table.
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When you talk about the Makita are you talking about the small makita like the 745 or the big $600 saw equal to the Bosch. I didn't pay $600. Its been a good saw that I lucked into for $250 from guy who retired saw was new. Like I said the saw has plenty powerful and accurate . Only negative won't take a full dado set. That was problem either because I had radial arm saw that worked better than a table saw with dado blade. However don't have radial arm saw any more either took to much space. The table on the makita is probably equal or bigger than bosch.
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