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Lowe's Deal of the Day DeWalt DWS779 12-in 15 amp Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw [lowes.com] for $329. Free shipping or free pick up in store if it's available in your local store.

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Haha! No, I am not a professional carpenter. Just a guy trying to save some money! (The quotes that we received for these projects were in the $1000's of dollars. Specifically $5000.) I do appreciate the feedback!

YouTube videos? More like channels and yes, plenty of channels. Here they are, in no specific order.

3 [youtube.com]x3 Custom [youtube.com]
April Wilkerson [youtube.com]
Crafted Workshop [youtube.com]
Darbin Orvar [youtube.com]
Essential Craftsman [youtube.com] - may not be wood working related, but DIY helpful.
I built it [youtube.com] - he has 3 channels. I subscribe to all of them.
ILTMS [youtube.com] - watch everything from Bob. He's amazing.
Jay Bates [youtube.com] - another channel where you should watch everything.
Jeremy Schmidt [youtube.com] - this guy is on another level.
Jimmy Diresta [youtube.com] - another one on another level. whoa.
Jon Peters [youtube.com] - great!
Make Something [youtube.com] - probably my favorite woodworking channel out there.
Matthias Wandel [youtube.com] - his videos are way above my skill level, but his concepts are amazing.
Nick Ferry [youtube.com] - a recent addition to my list. I'm still going through all of his videos
Pask Makes [youtube.com] - another recent addition, really great content.
Steve Ramsey [youtube.com] - the channel that started it all for me.
Wood Work Web [youtube.com]

Now that I have a background in woodworking, I watch just about everything from these channels.

How do I watch so much content? Time yes, but I have a premium YouTube subscription ($15/month for 5 users). I download the videos and watch them at 2x speed. Accelerated learning. Seriously. (I also do this with PodCasts via PocketCasts - really great app.)

In going back to the kitchen cabinets, I did smaller projects to lead up to it. Here are the order of my home projects.

Painted the cabinets from brown to white. If you are planning on doing this, I have plenty of feedback, but the short is 2 coats of Killz and then 1 coat of Cabinet Rescue (absolutely amazing product).
Added rounded corner shelving (left side of cabinet pictures).
Added wine rack by the fridge.
Added cabinets by the oven. Here is a picture of before [imgur.com] I added the additional cabinets and wine rack, but after I painted them.
Built an entertainment center [imgur.com] from the ground up.
Installed crown molding and window trim.

I also make custom wood signs and other crafts with my wife (a little side thing that we started); JLK Custom Creations [facebook.com]. I share not for business purposes, I share to show what my wife and I have learned over the past year or 2.

Let me know if you have any additional questions!

-Joe
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This is a good saw to grow on, and will accomodate various lengths of crosscut and compound cuts. I have the 10" version of the DWS780 (718?) and it's rock-solid.

The only thing that sucks about these is you can't mount them up against a wall in a permanent miter saw table installation without a LOT of wasted space behind them. For woodworking in a garage/shop, the Bosch robo-arm saw is far superior and worth the $600.

Strictly speaking, for crown, a 12" fixed blade is all you need, regardless of (most) crown height. If you've never done crown, watch a lot of YouTube videos and make sure to cut it upside down to minimize complication. Get ready to be angry at all the un-square corners in your house, and I highly recommend paint over stain on your first job - you'll probably be caulking a lot of unsatisfactory cuts. I know I did.
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Thanks. Had 10% coupon any ordered one. I actually have this same model still in the box that I just bought for full price from Home Depot that will be going back, so timing is perfect.
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So tempted, but what am gonna do with my Ryobi one.
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Have this & been using this for 3 yrs now. Nice powerful saw. I upgraded mine with a light. Now it is the same saw as the more pricy DWS780 except for the different model number.

Don't forget to get some Diablo blades to make this an awesome tool. I also bought the dewalt rolling stand for $100 to complement it about a year ago.

I bought my saw for $219 - 3 yrs back on Home Depot Clearance.
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Have this & been using this for 3 yrs now. Nice powerful saw. I upgraded mine with a light. Now it is the same saw as the more pricy DWS780 except for the different model number.

Don't forget to get some Diablo blades to make this an awesome tool. I also bought the dewalt rolling stand for $100 to complement it about a year ago.

I bought my saw for $219 - 3 yrs back on Home Depot Clearance.
Is this one set up for the light, or did you have to "hack" it?
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How does this Hitachi compare at $199 to this deal? https://m.lowes.com/pd/Hitachi-12...aw/1037899
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How does this Hitachi compare at $199 to this deal? https://m.lowes.com/pd/Hitachi-12...aw/1037899 [lowes.com]
That is not sliding. It does have a laser, but I have a 10" hitachi and you can't even see the laser in sunlight.
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I'm going to put up crown molding what's the benefit of having the whole saw tilt? I'm looking for a saw for like house work don't need anything crazy mostly just for crown molding, thoughts??
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I'm going to put up crown molding what's the benefit of having the whole saw tilt? I'm looking for a saw for like house work don't need anything crazy mostly just for crown molding, thoughts??
This saw is geared towards crown molding actually. I have the version with the light and it is amazing
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This saw is geared towards crown molding actually. I have the version with the light and it is amazing
Awesome thanks, guess I'll buy it if there's anything better in black Friday I'll return it
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I'm going to put up crown molding what's the benefit of having the whole saw tilt? I'm looking for a saw for like house work don't need anything crazy mostly just for crown molding, thoughts??
This is a good saw to grow on, and will accomodate various lengths of crosscut and compound cuts. I have the 10" version of the DWS780 (718?) and it's rock-solid.

The only thing that sucks about these is you can't mount them up against a wall in a permanent miter saw table installation without a LOT of wasted space behind them. For woodworking in a garage/shop, the Bosch robo-arm saw is far superior and worth the $600.

Strictly speaking, for crown, a 12" fixed blade is all you need, regardless of (most) crown height. If you've never done crown, watch a lot of YouTube videos and make sure to cut it upside down to minimize complication. Get ready to be angry at all the un-square corners in your house, and I highly recommend paint over stain on your first job - you'll probably be caulking a lot of unsatisfactory cuts. I know I did.
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This is a good deal on a very good saw.
It's probably too much for most people's needs, like trim and crown molding, but the extra rip capacity is nice if you're ever doing shelving.
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Looks like a clone of the old Delta saw. Does this come with the through the blade laser sight as well?
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Get ready to be angry at all the un-square corners in your house, and I highly recommend paint over stain on your first job - you'll probably be caulking a lot of unsatisfactory cuts. I know I did.
This. So much this.
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