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Page: Sliding Compound Miter Saws
1. Which brand of 12” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)
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Response
Count
I do not own a 12" SCMS
35.2%407
Bosch
11.9%137
DeWalt
35.0%405
Hitachi
6.9%80
Makita
8.5%98
Milwaukee
5.6%65
Ridgid
7.5%87
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2. Which brand of 10” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
I do not own a 10" SCMS
43.4%472
Bosch
7.8%85
DeWalt
8.8%96
Festool (10 1/4”)
5.3%58
Hitachi
14.2%154
Makita
23.8%259
Milwaukee
3.0%33
Ridgid
1.2%13
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3. Which brand of 8 1/2” SCMS do you currently own? (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
I do not own an 8 1/2" SCMS
75.9%784
DeWalt
3.1%32
Hitachi
17.1%177
Makita (7 1/2”)
4.5%46
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4. What was your first miter saw (brand/type) and what do you have (or use the most) now?
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5. In terms of design and quality of construction, which company makes the best SCMS?
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Percent
Response
Count
Bosch
24.3%271
DeWalt
20.3%226
Festool
21.4%239
Hitachi
10.8%120
Makita
16.4%183
Milwaukee
4.2%47
Ridgid
2.7%30
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6. Which company’s sliding compound miter saw delivers the most bang for the buck (is the best value)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Bosch
18.5%202
DeWalt
30.6%335
Festool
3.3%36
Hitachi
15.7%172
Makita
17.5%191
Milwaukee
5.1%56
Ridgid
9.3%102
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7. How important are each of these features or qualities to you [on a scale of 1 to 5 -- with 1 being unimportant and 5 being very important]
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Built-in light25.3% (295)16.5% (193)24.8% (290)16.1% (188)17.3% (202)2.841,168
Laser27.3% (316)16.5% (191)17.4% (201)17.2% (199)21.6% (250)2.891,157
Efficient dust collection4.9% (57)5.7% (66)22.4% (259)31.8% (368)35.2% (407)3.871,157
Light weight5.1% (60)9.8% (114)27.6% (322)30.2% (353)27.3% (319)3.651,168
Compact size6.7% (76)14.0% (160)35.4% (404)25.5% (291)18.3% (209)3.351,140
Maximum cutting width on the flat3.4% (40)3.1% (37)7.5% (88)30.9% (365)55.1% (651)4.311,181
Maximum cutting height against the fence3.5% (41)3.0% (35)9.0% (106)29.8% (353)54.8% (648)4.301,183
Controls up front4.1% (48)5.0% (59)17.2% (203)33.7% (399)40.1% (474)4.011,183
Smooth slide action4.9% (58)1.1% (13)2.1% (25)19.5% (230)72.4% (856)4.531,182
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8. What is your primary trade? (choose one only)
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Percent
Response
Count
GC – new construction – multiple trades
16.5%198
Remodeler – multiple trades
45.3%545
Carpenter – finish
18.4%221
Carpenter – framing
0.6%7
Cabinet maker or installer
6.2%75
Concrete work or masonry
0.1%1
Drywall/metal stud
0.1%1
Electrician
1.0%12
Grading/site work 0.0%0
HVAC/mechanical
0.5%6
Plumber
0.2%3
Handyman – multiple trades
10.6%128
Painter
0.2%2
Roofer
0.3%4
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