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Well, I had a pretty good run of it.

Ive had the saw about 4 years now, and for the last 2 its ridden on a tb4 gravity rise stand in my trailer.
I keep the saw by the ramp door stored flat with the glide locked to the rear and the trailer is a 12 foot tandem axle leaf sprung carmate.

I drive very conservatively but the trailer still bounces as you would expect.

I will try and get pictures posted.

It's the axial glide arm that broke, the horizontal arm that also has the lock lever for stopping the forward motion.


Any one else have an issue with their Bosch yet?
 

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The saw has served me well and the replacement part only cost $50 including shipping. But I'm still thinking about getting a different saw to travel in the trailer. You can see where I keep it in this photo. Whenever I got the saw out of the trailer today it sounded a little funny as I rolled it down the ramp. But I did not notice anything broken until I opened the gravity rise stand and the saw lurched forward.
I'm pretty certain bouncing around in the trailer is what broke the tool
 

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back of the trailer ,past the axels .that is a lot of slamming up and down .back of my 10' box truck can send things bouncing .your not back there in the trailer and might not realize just how much that saw was getting hit .
i have taken to not only strapping my saw down but also running a bungy so the head doesn't have any jump /movement .
 

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Did you like that axial glide? I was thinking of getting a saw for outside of the shop work and festool is way too proud of the kapex these days to buy another.
 

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I like my Axial Glide. Horrible out of the box, tuned up good and has stayed. I have the 12" version. I've heard the 10" version is defective. The blade won't stay straight as it's pulled out. The mechanism cocks it in the x axis as it's pulled out.
 

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I like my Axial Glide. Horrible out of the box, tuned up good and has stayed. I have the 12" version. I've heard the 10" version is defective. The blade won't stay straight as it's pulled out. The mechanism cocks it in the x axis as it's pulled out.
I was curious if the axial makes it better for the deflection off the rails the other saws have a problem with. The other option is a non-slider. I just don't want to have to constantly re-calibrate a damn saw.
 

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I think the deflection is still there, I just don't know if it's really better or worse because I haven't used another saw besides my 8 1/4" Hitachi which has nearly zero deflection.

I keep a sharp blade in it, a Chopmaster Forrest blade. It's a good blade but not a great blade.
 

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I think the deflection is still there, I just don't know if it's really better or worse because I haven't used another saw besides my 8 1/4" Hitachi which has nearly zero deflection.

I keep a sharp blade in it, a Chopmaster Forrest blade. It's a good blade but not a great blade.
Never had a lot of luck with Forrest blades being resharpened. It cut nice at first but after I had it sharpened twice it halved the amount of time it stayed sharp. Which my sharpening guy is really good, he does a good job with my Leitz and Atecnica blades.

The thing I like most about the kapex is the very little deflection. I use a CMT in that one.

Maybe it'd be best to put a non slider in the shop and designate the kapex for off-site since it's light and accurate? Thoughts?

Sorry Aaron, didn't mean to rob your thread.
 

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If that’s the 10” blade saw, just go with the 12”. I’ve got a 10 and it sucks.
Yes its the 10, and I have it setup with Fast Caps best fence, I have not noticed and suckage with it at all.
The only minor glitch would be that it doesn't have as many accessories as the big 12. But for the trim carpentry and box building that I do, it's a non issues,



As for riding in the back of the trailer, probably a pretty bad idea.
But without taking it off it's stand, I don't see a good way to get it up into the front of my little 6x12
 

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I was looking into getting one. Wanted to keep it on the truck. But the reviews were horrible. I don't think I remember a good review of that saw. Guys buying and returning them only to find out they all had the same issue.

And that really sucks because the 12" is a really nice saw. I would assume the 10" would have slightly less deflection than the 12" because of the blade size. And I think most of the deflection comes from the blade itself. I use a full kerf blade, not a thin kerf.
 

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I've had the 12" on gravity stand for a few years now, been good with my Tenryu blade.

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How long have you had yours in there Mike, and is your trailer sprung or torsion axles?

I was fearful of transporting mine vertically, but if you have good experience then I might reconsider.
One of my issues is historic Savannah and brick lanes. Theres lots of bumps where I work.
 

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I think he only got the trailer a month or so ago.

I have a v nose and kept both my table saw and miter saw on their stands stored vertically. They definitely took some abuse over the years, but both still work really well.

Just make sure you check screws and bolts every once in a while. I did open the trailer door to see some laying on the floor, then had to figure which saw/ stand they came from

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How long have you had yours in there Mike, and is your trailer sprung or torsion axles?

I was fearful of transporting mine vertically, but if you have good experience then I might reconsider.
One of my issues is historic Savannah and brick lanes. Theres lots of bumps where I work.


Yep only about a month or two. Leaf springs.


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