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Offline mark007

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milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:06 AM »
I bought this saw at home depot it came with the ridged stand for 550.00 US . the price was right it got good marks in some wood mags. I have ben using the saw for 10 mounths and found it has some slop in the arber the moter sounds like its coming apart and very loud. when moving saw back to 90 from a bevel it seems to be slightly different every time it is slight but not being abel to trust it stinks. Tryed to cut 3'' round oak handrail prefinished with new tynru blade with no luck had to use my 15'' hitiche. is this just my saw. sorry about my spelling

mark in Denver

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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 10:10 AM »
Are you on about this one?!??!

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Offline Mr. Jeff Smith

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 11:18 AM »
The picture is of a SCMS CMS, not a chop saw.  I'm guessing that is what he is talking about however because I've never seen a chop saw sell for 500ish dollars.
I own that SCMS and have had no problems, its actually quite good in my experience. Should be able to handle 3" no problem.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 12:09 AM by Mr. Jeff Smith »

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 11:20 AM »
The picture is of a SCMS, not a chop saw.  I'm guessing that is what he is talking about however because I've never seen a chop saw sell for 500ish dollars.
I own that SCMS and have had no problems, its actually quite good in my experience. Should be able to handle 3" no problem.

What you on about?!?!?!  That is a chop saw.   That pictures is the New Milwaukee Mitre saw


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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 06:00 PM »
I use this saw every single day from about 2 weeks after they came out never one issue. Cuts perfect.

Yes it is loud, just like the TS 75. It sounds weird like that because of the way the motor is designed, like the TS 75 it sounds almost broken. Possibly you don't trust the saw because the way it sounds? It does sound like bearings the bearings are crunchy, but the saw performs flawlessly.

You must have gotten a lemon because I beat on my tools and use them for work and this is saw is dead on.  A 3" rail? There should be no issue what so ever.

A lot of people around here call a sliding miter saw a chop box or miter box whether the saw slides or not. Some just call it a slider as well.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 06:05 PM by nickao »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline mark007

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 06:24 PM »
that is the saw when i cut the 3 '' rail it never made a smouth straight cut even with a very good blade .i suspect play on the arber i might have to send it in .i like the way it works  the lights  are filling with saw dust mostly from mdf . home depot sold the saw with free stand last january. i think it never moved for them and they wanted to get them out the door. they went for 554.00 i thought it was a score. it realy needs a lazer and vac adaptor any thoughts.

thanks for the help mark

Offline ewils91

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 07:32 PM »
Just to add my two cents in; I currently have one of these saws and found it to be quite accurate. I am familiar with the noise this saw makes when the motor is not under load and it is the same as my TS75.
I was first introduced to this technology through the Snap-On tool manufacturer about 10 years ago and once you get used to the weird start up noise the tools work without issue.
As far as your accuracy problem I wonder if there is a loose adjustment somewhere, I have not experienced this myself. Good luck, I hope you figure it out.

Offline Mr. Jeff Smith

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 11:09 PM »
The picture is of a SCMS, not a chop saw.  I'm guessing that is what he is talking about however because I've never seen a chop saw sell for 500ish dollars.
I own that SCMS and have had no problems, its actually quite good in my experience. Should be able to handle 3" no problem.

What you on about?!?!?!  That is a chop saw.   That pictures is the New Milwaukee Mitre saw


JMB

SCMS = Sliding Compound Miter Saw.  A "chop saw" that can do miter and bevel cuts is technically called a CMS, not a chop saw.  The Milwaukee is a SCMS and to denote it as a simple chop saw suggests it cannot not do bevel and miter cuts simultaneously, it can.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 11:16 PM by Mr. Jeff Smith »

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010, 11:22 PM »
Come on JMB!

You should know better!  Chop saw > Chop stick > Chop suey

Chop Chop Chap!

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Offline RL

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 11:58 PM »
The 6950-80 is not a slider.

http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Reconditioned-Milwaukee-Dual-Bevel-Compound-6950-20/dp/B00359BH28

It looks similar to the photo above which IS of a slider.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-6955-20-12-Inch-Sliding-Digital/dp/B001BBTZY4/ref=pd_cp_hi_1

You can see the difference by looking at the groove in the base. Maybe the OP could clarify which saw he has?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 12:01 AM by Richard Leon »

Offline Mr. Jeff Smith

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 12:04 AM »
You're right the picture is not the SCMS, but I believe that is what the OP has based on the price he paid. The picture is the CMS I was mistaken to call that a SCMS. I fixed my OP.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 12:26 AM by Mr. Jeff Smith »

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 12:51 AM »
I don't need the laser, I would rather have a light, but they sell a vac adapter for 20.00 I have it. I would give up the laser for the accurate digital miter in a heart beat and I did.  :)

The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline Mr. Jeff Smith

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 01:13 AM »
I don't need the laser, I would rather have a light, but they sell a vac adapter for 20.00 I have it. I would give up the laser for the accurate digital miter in a heart beat and I did.  :)



I love the digital miter reading.  :P

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 01:15 AM »
http://www.toolking.com/milwaukee-48-03-0200-vacuum-attachment-for-miter-saws-6950-20-and-6955-20?CAWELAID=482609869

The link for the vac adapter for the guys that do not have one yet. Many people still think they don't make one. I find the digital miter to be dead on.


The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 12:39 PM »
Come on JMB!

You should know better!  Chop saw > Chop stick > Chop suey

Chop Chop Chap!

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LoL I should sorry!   If it chops wood its chop saw!!!
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Offline mark007

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2010, 02:14 PM »
this is a sliding dual bevel miter  saw (SDMS) 12" not a scms or cms.  Does Milwaukee have and sell a vacum attachment or is it an after market item?

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2010, 03:31 PM »
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LoL I should sorry!   If it chops wood its chop saw!!!


JMB,

That's what the beaver said!

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 04:57 PM »
I've had the Milwaukee slider since they came out -- it's extremely accurate with no problems -- I would return your lemon & get a good one.

Offline mark007

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2010, 05:51 PM »
thats what i think i might be the only one

Offline Mr. Jeff Smith

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Re: milwaukee 12'' sliding chop saw
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2010, 07:03 PM »
Does Milwaukee have and sell a vacum attachment or is it an after market item?

Milwaukee has a part you can buy direct from them.
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