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Review by cstrang posted 1738 days ago 1959 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This saw is discontinued now, replaced by a new model but some stores around me still have a few left on their shelves. I picked mine up for about $360.00, that price for a Bosch slider is pretty good in my books. As with any other miter saw out there dust collection sucks but that is to be expected I guess. It came with a 60 tooth blade that worked great but after its life was up I replaced it with a Freud. The only real problem that this one has is that it is very hard to pull down when you first start a cut because of the blade guard mechanism, as pictured above you can see there is an abrupt angle against the bearing which causes the problem. There is an easy fix to this, I took the metal piece off and rounded over the edge using my belt sander as pictured below, now the saw works without a hitch.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.




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#1 posted 1738 days ago

Bosch 5412 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw also has the same problem. I have also used Makita and Dewalt miter saws with no problems.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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#2 posted 1738 days ago

thats fun because i have the dual-bevel model and have never had a problem with it yet.it is a great saw.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#3 posted 1738 days ago

thanks for the review

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#4 posted 1738 days ago

I have 2 co-workers, one with the 10” and one with the 12” and they both have this problem. They were purchased a good 2-3 years apart and I was surprised Bosch never fixed the issue. They didn’t start out with this problem, but it got worse over time.

-- Chris, Southern California, www.tool-rank.com

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#5 posted 1738 days ago

I have the boscch 10” and had a similar problem. I filed the same metal piece down last year and it solved the problem. Otherwise, it is a great and accurate saw.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 1737 days ago

My bosch sliding 12” doesn’t have this issue. It’s about a year old now.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 1736 days ago

My 12” Dewalt has the same problem.

-- Greg S.E. Ga. www.thesawdustfactory.net

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#8 posted 1734 days ago

I have the newer bosch 10” slider. 1 Year and no problems so far. Great saw. Paid $399 for mine.
Might seem high for the US people reading this but up here in Canada that’s a good price.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 1730 days ago

I checked and mine does not have the notch you sanded off. Great tip for anyone with this model though.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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