Before I got rid of my table saw I was using it for exactly two things the few times I used it. Those were to plow dadoes, and as an immobile, overpowered chop saw. Below is a photo of my new chop saw. Sexy isn’t it?
How I got ahold of this is yet another example of it all being about who you know. When I was approaching being ready to trim out Jen’s office, just as a shot in the dark, I sent an email to Mike Siemsen asking if he had, or knew of, any miter saws for sale. Mike quickly replied saying, “no.” But later that afternoon he sent a message saying he had a friend with a good working miter saw who’d sell it to me for $50. Normally I’d want to see something like this before buying. But I didn’t think twice about trusting Mike’s opinion of it being a good worker. Sold.
It not only is a good worker, but it came in a homemade covered box. And it’s a lot easier to move to the worksite than my old chop saw.