Know your Local Tool Store
Here at CHW, we often get the inside scoop on tools directly from the folks that make them. But we, as I’m sure most of you do too, still get get a lot of information from your nearest tool shop. The store that is literally down the street from me is Atlas Machinery. I stopped by yesterday to see what was new and interesting. Sean, Atlas’ machinist, told me that they can’t keep the Makita LS1016 10€³ dual-sliding compound mitre sawin stock. He said accuracy was one of the saw’s features, but I was skeptical. Those dual-sliding compound jobs always have too much wiggle for the fine stuff. But Sean said this saw was solid. He would have shown me but, well, he didn’t have one. I guess I’ll have to go back. Work can be so difficult sometimes.