Shop stuff #19: My new mitre saw

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 12-05-2015 01:59 PM 588 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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… 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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#1 posted 12-05-2015 02:22 PM

FREE ??? That’s the biggest YOU SUCK there is !


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#2 posted 12-05-2015 02:29 PM

That is really cool. We use the 10” at work and it is a great saw. I can’t imagine how nice the larger one is.
And with almost all mitre saws, the dust collection is terrible and the 10” Bosch is no different. so the broken dust port won’t make much difference, imo. But, I’m sure Bosch will make good on a replacement part.
Enjoy the saw.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#3 posted 12-05-2015 04:01 PM

Congratulations!! What a great saw too. I would also like one like this, especially since it doesn’t take much bench depth, but still has a huge wide board cutting capacity. Have fun and enjoy your good luck.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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