dwain Posted June 23, 2014 Report Share Posted June 23, 2014 Hi folks, I recently picked up a used DW705 (12", Type 1) and used DW708 (12" slider, Type 2) on the cheap ($20 and $180) - http://professional-power-tool-guide.com/power-tool-forum/index.php?/topic/4402-my-latest-bargain/ I already have a perfect (12 month old) 10" Bosch saw, so now i need to decide which ones to keep, and also how much to spend on getting them perfect. I'm either going to keep one Dewalt and the Bosch, or just one Dewalt. I'm impressed that the DW705 can cut a 200mm sleeper! Not sure I'll ever need to cut anything much bigger.... (I'm not a tradie, just enthusiast). However the 705 needs a new blade, switch (have to buy the whole handle), brushes and might need a bit of motor work (it's a little noisy). So I'll drop a minimum of $100 plus whatever is making the noise to fix it. Minimum total $120. The DW708 on the other hand needs a new clamshell and kerf plates (also ~$70), and is otherwise perfect. Total $250. If it was you, which would you keep, and would you outlay all the above? Keep in mind that I'm having fun fixing them and learning. Cheers,Dwain Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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