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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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I'm interested in buying a 10" sliding mitre saw for my husband. This would be his first power saw and he would be using it to cut quarter round and make shelves for the garage. Would the 10" Kobalt sliding mitre saw be an OK purchase? I'm thinking that it might get 40 hours of use a year.
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Welcome aboard and after he gets done with the shelves in the garage he can make a nice medicine cabinet in the bath room. With a nice router for his birthday he could make a geat door for it. Then for pratice and confidence building he could make you some fine jewlery boxes. Boy that saw was a great buy.
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I'm not familiar with Kobalt tools, or Lowes as a tool retailer. After looking it up on the www and seeing the price, you might consider looking at the Sears 10" sliding miter box. Sears has a pretty good record with "low and some mid level" wood working tools.

Sears has been around homeowner grade construction tools for a long time in general they are OK for the majority of the tools used in our hobbies/trade. As for the local Sears, and my personal experience, in the rare moment when there was an issue with something bought (domestic product) they've dealt with it promptly.

Be aware, the power tool sales personnel at Sears, Lowes or any other big box store more than likely never touched any of the products outside stacking the boxes they come in. You might try a local tool sales and repair shop for a critique on either tool, (break downs etc)

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+1 on Johns reply! But, you'd be better advised to look at a Makita, DeWalt, Rigid, Hitachi to name a few. Having used a few Kobalt tools, (though not the miter saw) I won't recommend them to anyone.

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