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Inmes double miter saw

Scallywag

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Anyone ever use one of these? I am shopping around looking for the best brand 'cause I think it's time to buy new. This one has a built in 3/4 hp dust collector!
 
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David Waldmann

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
If you're looking for the "best" I would not be looking at Inmes. I think they're ok, but the underpinner we have from them is middle-drawer at best. I hear very good things about the Casesse saws. For a more conventional, rock solid, American made one, take a look at CTD. Too bad Pistorius is OOB.
 

artfolio

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I was very happy with my Brevetti Prisma. I did look at the Inmes but thought it looked a bit rough and ready compared to the other saws on offer.
 

Cliff Wilson

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
If you're looking for the "best" I would not be looking at Inmes. I think they're ok, but the underpinner we have from them is middle-drawer at best. I hear very good things about the Casesse saws. For a more conventional, rock solid, American made one, take a look at CTD. Too bad Pistorius is OOB.
Check out the saw fram atlas saw! A division of Fletcher. They supply Pistorious parts. They designed a saw using the Pistorious parts and fixed a couple of things that were needing some redesign, like the pneumatic pistons are up not down, so the chip fallout doesn't interfere with them. VERY well built saw and Mike Reick (will be at FrameCon next week) is phenomenal! I bought a used Pistorious last year and he helped me get it running great. If I wanted new, that's the saw I'd buy.
 

wpfay

Angry Badger
The dual blade saws like the Pistorious used up a bit of lumber in the cutting process. I don't know the exact amount of waste but it was about an additional 1/2-1" beyond the kerf width. The independently actuated blades, like in the Brevetti, allows for the operator to control the amount of waste down to as little as a single kerf. This matters most if you are cutting fairly small frames on a regular basis. Brevetti is supported by Tech Mark in North America.
I knew that Atlas Saw and Knife had made an association with Fletcher, but I did not know they had started reworking the Pistorious line of saws under their own name. These saws had the upper hand on maintenance since they used off the shelf parts. The imported saws (Brevetti, Inmes) used some proprietary parts and easy access to them has been an issue at times.
I know little about Casesse saws except they seem to be the high end go-to for many distributors and production shops.
At one point the Ledsome saw was considered by some to be the gold standard. http://ledsome.com/
 

Scallywag

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
I am leaning towards the Fletcher saw but it is about $16,000.00. Universal makes a saw that is about $8,000. Sounds like a huge difference in quality. Anybody know about the Universal?
 
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