I signed up for email updates at the Bosch Tools website and a few months ago they send me a message to do a survey for them. I answered a few questions and submitted it and thought that was that. Well, low and behold a couple of weeks back I get a message saying I won a Bosch GSM12SD 12” Glide Mitre saw. A form to fill out for tax purposes and they told me it is on the way.
Now, I have been a fan of this saw since I first saw it, and only dared to dream that someday I would own the 10” version…..it was a wild fantasy.
Yesterday, we went out for few groceries and when we came home UPS had dropped it off. The box was pretty beat up. I was going to wait until today to open it, but I could not wait, so I opened it up in the kitchen. The saw’s dust extraction tube was damaged, but the saw is OK other than that, and what a saw! I spent a bit of time going over it and getting familiar with it and what moves what.
WOW! This thing is huge and heavy (about 65 pounds I think). It will be used as a stationary piece of equipment. For now I just brought it out to the shop and set it on the table saw until I make a spot for it. Today, I will go out and give it a try.
Many thanks to Bosch Tools for letting me be involved with them. There is nothing better than free stuff, particularly when it exceeds your fantasy!
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