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Is Jay Concepcion a Makita Rep.?
on February 24, 2006
Please disregard the 1 Star rating. I don't even own this saw. It's just that I'm sick and tired of reading manufacturers advertisements and rebuttals to their competitors "reviews" in these forums. Jay Concepcion, please clarify for me: You reviewed both the 1013 and 1013L less than a month apart. First you say you have no use for a laser as part of your 1013 review, then less than a month later you're writing a review for the 1013L (same as 1013 but with a laser). By the way, when you write your review for the next Makita saw you might as well just include a link to the Makita website. Let's see now....how many Makita saws do you own now? 42? I'm sick of all of these manufacturer's reps. convoluting "consumer" review forums everywhere. I need to buy a sliding dual bevel miter saw right away. I don't have time to weed through all of the bogus "reviews" to find actual end-user reviews. I don't know that I can trust any review, any where, any more. How can anyone rely on any of the reviews on this website or any other for honest, unbiased and objective information from actual end users? I'm curious, why are these reps. so quick to discount all of the professional review sources that use actual craftsmen to test their saws in head-to-head comparisons? What better way is there to separate performance and quality of fit and finish issues than a hands-on comparison? If tools are tested against one another and rated based upon the results, then the only thing left to determine is their actual durability in the field over time.
A true "end-user" of a tool should give me real, useable feedback that would be useful in making a purchasing decision. I don't need a manufacturer's rep. to cut and paste from their brochures and try to pass it off as a review. This is a note to all of you reps.! Please let the real consumers use forums like this to exchange true information regarding our actual experiences with the tools in question and let the best tools win.