|Review by dshute||posted 02-14-2014 10:20 PM||5396 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
I purchased the Bosch axial glide 10” dual bevel miter saw to replace a 20 year old Makita that I just plain wore out. I really wanted to increase the capacity of my miter saw for years but didn’t want to expand the depth of my cut off table and give up valuable floor space. Then the 12” axial glide was released a few years back. Again, I wanted to stay with a 10” saw because of the investment already made in 10” saw blades, all my blades are Forrest and all my saws are 10”, all interchangeable. So when the 10’ axial glide came out I continued to read reviews and placed my order.
This saw is heavy but I do not move it, all my work is done in the shop. I have a 24’ cut off table with the miter at 8’ from one end and the radial arm 8’ from the other end. All my rough cutting is done on the radial arm and finish cutting is done on the miter saw. I have to say thus far I am impressed with this saw. Extremely accurate, extremely smooth movement and extremely good build quality. The thing is really easy to use, all the adjustments are made from the front and the motor is 15 amps, belt drive.
The saw is mounted almost tight to the wall which was not possible for a conventional sliding miter with rods. Dust collection is excellent and you can lock the gliding mechanism so it functions in the fixed back position. I am giving this saw a 5 out of 5 stars, nothing negative yet.
-- dshute, Warsaw, New York