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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Bosch Miter Saw?


Was at lowes today saw the bosch "glide saw" 800 bucks! Anybody have this? Played with it a little, seemed nice and smooth.I have never used a bosch miter saw before just wondering how it was. My old dewalt is probley on its last year before it goes straight to framing!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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I never used that saw. There are some threads on the guys that have used it and they love it. I heard they are heavy.

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I never used that saw. There are some threads on the guys that have used it and they love it. I heard they are heavy.
Yeah it is pretty heavy. For some reason Ive been diggin Bosch tools lately. ill try a search on some old posts, thanks
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If you have a forklift to move it around or your the hulk then yeah it's a ok saw.
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All the Bosch miter saws seem to be heavy/bulky. I have mine bolted into the shop where it's perfect but if it were me, and I wanted a job site saw, I'd either save $300 and get a Makita/Dewalt, or spend the extra $500 and get a Kapex.
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Looks like a really nice saw, but never got personal with it. I'm in the same boat and ready to pass on my existing 10" Dual SC Makita to the framing dept.

I doubt very much you can go wrong with any good saw. The user probably has more to do with the quality of cut than the saw itself. Each saw has it's pro's and con's and it really boils down to a few features that fits best for you.

I'm ready to step up to the Makita LS1216. I've been using LS1016" for years but I need the extra capacity. If I don't like it for whatever reason, I'll get another 10" and have the best of both worlds
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800 bucks is a lot of dough. I would not buy it there.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-GCM12SD-.../dp/B004323NNC

Lots of guys talk about it being heavy. For me that would not be a concern but but if I had to go up and down stairs a lot then I would think about something else.
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Tools that are light in the morning seem twice as heavy at the end of the day. I still use my 1993 Hitchi 8 1/2'' slide compound. Someday if I ever get to install some wide crown I would like a 10'' saw.
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I really want the kapex and the stand. But I really need some good work to pay for it.
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Tools that are light in the morning seem twice as heavy at the end of the day. I still use my 1993 Hitchi 8 1/2'' slide compound. Someday if I ever get to install some wide crown I would like a 10'' saw.
I love that saw, I use to have one, wish i still did.
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800 bucks is a lot of dough. I would not buy it there.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-GCM12SD-.../dp/B004323NNC

Lots of guys talk about it being heavy. For me that would not be a concern but but if I had to go up and down stairs a lot then I would think about something else.
I used to think that way when I was younger, these days weight is everything. I don't even consider a tool if it's too heavy to load in my truck. When I purchased my miter saw with the stand I made the sales rep from western tool allow me to wheel the display out to my truck so I could test load it first.
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I agree. As my back gets older, I am starting to think about how much crap I load in the truck every morning. My main tools go in a smaller Jobox that I load every morning. It about kills me in the morning and my wife usually helps me unload it at night.

I have the Bosch 12" non-sliding CM saw and love it. It is however too heavy to lug around if I am doing anything less than finish trim or lots of cuts. The same thing that makes it a rugged beast makes it awkward and unwieldy to carry around.

Once I get a trailer this winter, I won't worry about it, but for now weight is a factor.
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I make the customer unload it for me!!!
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Its a good saw. Very Heavy, but I find mine to be very accurate. I have had mine since Bosch released the design in Oct of 2010. After a few months I parked it in the shop due to its size/weight. I use a Makita LS1016 in the field. I also would recommend that you check yours carefully when you get it. The base can bend when shipped which will throw the deck of the saw out of plane with the turn table.
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The LS1016L IMO is a superior saw then the Glide. I was a huge Bosch junkie but over the last year I have had 3 failures, one being the axial glide bearing seizing, my Rotary Hammer 1 9/16" and my impact and batteries failed.

Now onto the Makita and Fein tools..
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Really?... how did your bearings freeze up....?


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Really?... how did your bearings freeze up....?


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lol my mate did this with my axial glide. he was pulling on the handle and he was telling the arm had frozen solid. the dumb ass had the arm lock engaged
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Seems like I read a comment somewhere about a 10 inch axial glide coming in the spring...or did I dream this?
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No, I'm sure a few people have said that recently. If it weighs less than 50lb I might be convinced to get it as a jobsite saw.

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