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    Default Miter Saw help! Tool nuts please help!

    Hey guys, I am in need of a miter saw for some minor home improvement projects here and there. I found one I like,

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...tb&R=100634340

    but don't understand something...click on the above link, click on the specifications, and if you understand what they mean, help me out...

    1)The above saw has a 10" blade.
    2)At 0 miter and 0 bevel (basically a straight cut) right, the saw can cut 12".

    How the hell can a 10" blade cut a 12" piece? It's not a compound saw, so it can't rock forward, so what gives?

    If I AM reading it wrong, what is the maximum length this thing can cut straight down?
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    Page link no workie.

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    Sorry, fixed...
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    Here is the manufacturer link....
    Ryobi Power Tools :: 10" Compund Miter saw with Laser

    According to this, the max cut is only 3.5"? What gives? With a 10" blade?
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    That 3 1/2" measurement is probably referring to you standing the baseboard up against the back of the saw. It can only go up & down so much. You shouldn't have a problem cutting 2x6, 2x4's.... what are you going to be cutting with this? If you are going to be doing wide laminate boards (6" wide or more) you might want to just get a 12" saw.

    Also, you will need a table saw for laminate as well.

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    you cut, then flip the board over, then cut.

    or it is a misprint....that saw cant cut 10", probably 6-7inches max on a 10 inch saw.

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    Yeah they count 12" as making a half cut, flip the board, and finish the cut. Getting a full depth 6" cut from a 10" blade is pretty normal, they are figuring on the depth being to cut a 2" thick (1-3/4" true) board.

    How much do you really plan on using it? Going up to a 12" means the price will be 2-5x as high. You'll probably get by just fine with a good 10". If you're really going to be making cuts on big lumber you should be using a table or radial arm saw anyway.

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    No, you guys are right. I am only going to use it to cut my 8" laminate, but since they are $35 a day to rent (I need 3 days at LEAST) I might as well own one. I guess I will just flip the board over and make 2 cuts...the laser guide should make that process a lot easier. Thanks everyone for your help and knowledge.
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    get a dewalt 10"...cant go wrong

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    ive been using that exact one for cutting baseboard and some crown moulding. for laminate me and my buddy either use a table saw or measure/cut with a circular saw.
    (i am by no means a professional though)
    what other home improvements? ive just run though damn near remodeling an entire house so i might have some info/tips.

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