Question for you guys and though you might think (just google it bitch and compare), I have already done that and still left at a 50/50 roll of the di...

Question for you guys and though you might think (just google it bitch and compare), I have already done that and still left at a 50/50 roll of the dice indecision on which to get.

I want to get a miter saw. Either Dewalt or Ryobi in the $300 range.

The main thing stopping me from making my decision is that for that price the Ryobi can get me a sliding blade where with the Dewalt I would trade that for a dual bevel.

This is where I want some suggestions. Have you guys ever gotten bored of the sliding feature? or the dual bevel feature?

I myself probably won't much use of any of those features as of yet but I would like to possibly have one of those features be available for when I start to use it more and don't want to be like "fuck, I wish I would have gotten that one" when that time comes around.

Also I don't keep up with hardware much, but in other products I know that manufacturers release new stuff every now and then. Dewalt prices are pretty cheap and their stuff I'm looking at was released like 8 years ago. Are they about to release anything new? I don't want to buy this and then see they just released something even more kickass.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only have experience with Dewalt drills at my job. The batteries constantly go bad. We went through like 4 or 5 in a year. Also, no battery life indicator. The Dewalt case in retarded and cheap. The drill is overly big and heavy and does not provide enough extra torque to justify its size. Fuck Dewalt. Go with Milwaukee

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      During my research recently on the miter saws I did learn that DeWalt apparently got bought out by Black & Decker and some say their quality has gone to shit so I am open to other suggestions. I can check out Milwaukee.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sliding is definitely more important than dual bevel, you can always just make a second cut to get the dual bevel, but you can't overcome the size limitations of the saw.
        Ryobi is all around somewhat lower grade than DeWalt, but at $300 the DeWalt isn't gonna be a miracle saw, either. Expect the sliding to be out of square.

        Makita, DeWalt and Milwaukee are roughly the same tier of power tools. I'd recommend watching garden gnometube comparison videos, that's about as good a frame of reference as you're going to get.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I know Ryobi is kind of a budget brand and I know a miter saw is somewhat of a "heavy duty" piece of equipment and I have seen some reviews saying that Ryobi miter saw is a bit delicate and will need recalibrating or whatever (which I really don't feel like hassling with), so that is one of the reasons I am considering DeWalt. But at the same time I am just some guy doing regular random diy stuff at the house so if it's even halfway decent I'm sure I'll appreciate it. Still would like it to be sturdy and reliable though, so that is one reason why I may go DeWalt.

          I can't do Makita since one of my first purchases of theirs actually went to shit and is being outperformed by a Ryobi replacement. But up until that happened I did realize they were one of the most respected power tool brands. I just checked Milwaukee and seems a lot of their stuff is not immediately available at my local Home Depots. Mostly Ryobi stuff and some DeWalts.

          Nah, I used a DeWalt impact every day for 2 years and loved that little thing. The batteries did have indication buttons, and would last a good while; not sure what the issue with your batteries was.
          Ryobi has always felt cheap, and maybe I'm biased against Milwaukee because the city is a shithole, but I always go DeWalt these days.

          I really like Ryobi recently, but I'm a realist and I know nobody is perfect so if i keep buying their stuff eventually one of their products will fuck me over and they'll end up on my shitlist just like Makita.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Kevin Van Dam

            Everything I have bought from Ryobi has been quite good for the money, definitely more than enough for the weekender. But those DeWalt saws are staples on the jobsite so you might want to drop the extra money if you want constant repeatable cuts for years and years. I’m sure the Ryobi is good enough if you’re not on a jobsite though.

            There’s also the middle ground of Ridgid and Kobalt.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              incidentally do you know if Diablo blades are absolute trash or are they decent? I'm assuming DeWalt is like the best but probably not cheap.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not him but I have used diablo blades n skill saws, table saws, recip saws, etc.
                Always treated me right.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                noted, that's what I figured. I will check them out. I didn't know they made blades for reciprocating saws but next time I'm looking I'll get some from them.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah we used the carbide pruning/wood blades to cut roots deep underneath some stumps. expensive but they worked.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                They’re as good as anything you will find in a hardware store.

                That being said, Ryobi tools have been pretty good to me, but their consumables are shitty. Spend the extra couple bucks on Milwaukee-DeWalt-Diablo for blades and bits.

                Ryobi drill with DeWalt bits will get you through the job smoother than a DeWalt drill with Ryobi bits all day.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Always spend on the good blades if it's a good project. The cheapest blades at Mynards are shockingly shitty.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, I used a DeWalt impact every day for 2 years and loved that little thing. The batteries did have indication buttons, and would last a good while; not sure what the issue with your batteries was.
      Ryobi has always felt cheap, and maybe I'm biased against Milwaukee because the city is a shithole, but I always go DeWalt these days.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ryobi has always felt cheap, and maybe I'm biased against Milwaukee because the city is a shithole, but I always go DeWalt these days
        They all feel the same now.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, looks like my local stores really only have 10 inch miter saws in stock. I don't want one of those, i want a 12 inch. Am I being retarded? will I be ok with a 10 inch?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you are retarded enough to buy Ryobi, you deserve the consequences of buying Ryobi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, well I have bought Ryobi and so far I like them. I was retarded enough to buy Makita and so I suppose I deserved the consequences of buying Makita tho.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ive never had an issue with ryobi and i have quite a few things from them.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bro the DeWalt miter saws are fine, I have one. I bet the Ryobi is good too. Just get whatever is on sale this weekend and you will be good.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont want to create a new thread. I want to buy a power tool to help me do some PrepHole stuff, like attaching door chains, screwing bidet holder on the bathroom wall, some other future assembly that i will eventually do when i buy stuff from IKEA, that kind of thing.
    What should I buy? Drill/Driver or the Impact driver? What should I look for in the hardware store?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      If you can only buy one, I would get the drill/driver. Impact drivers are great at driving screws, but awkward for drilling holes. The drill/driver will be great at drilling holes, and can drive screws fairly well. But if a drill/driver and one battery is like $99 and a drill/driver + impact + 2 batteries is $149, you might want to consider spending the extra $50, it is much more convenient and you can drill holes with the drill and drive screws into said holes with the driver and don’t need to be constantly changing bits on one tool.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hammer drill.

      If you're building a gazebo or hanging drywall then it's the impact. These throw hundreds of screws at higher torque where as the drivers accept universal bits and offer more control options. Most lines offer the two as a package.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bevel let alone dual is rarely ever used. On the rarest occasion a person might have to make a compound cut, but it's only a fluke thing. Normally that can be accomplished by a little shim under the piece on the deck with a miter cut.

    Anyway, I love ryobi's hammer drill and impacts. I think they punch way above their weight at $40 a tool. The rest of the green tools are either dumpster fire or serviceable.
    Dewalts stuff is solid. Their miter boxes are really the standard I compare others to. Some of the older dewalt tools would give me inaccuracy or minor issues, but it's never been unusable like some of the Ryos. They deserve their spot competing with milwaukee but idk if they still fetch the premium cost.
    I've used yellow, red, blue, green, and white tools professionally.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bur ridgid - lifetime warranty, same price, fairly well made tool

    All tools are going to wear out if you use them daily/professionally

    only one brand doesnt force you to buy another

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A good inbetween would be ridged. I went with a rigid mitre saw myself, dual bevel sliding. Have had no issues with it whatsoever. It's corded, cordless mitresaws are pretty much a meme unless you're a contractor who's too poor to buy a generator.

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