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Big improvement ends being PURE GARBAGE!!!

Big improvement ends being PURE GARBAGE!!!

1217 days ago by Carpintonto | 41 comments »

I’ve purchased this saw ‘cause I owned the past model. It was supposed to be a big improvement. Surprise!!!, the main table was broken at the back, right where the Allen screw holds the saw’s main axle!!!. I’ve sent it to the service center and they kindly replaced the table at no cost…’cause the saw was under warranty still. I’ve seen the saw had a problem. It wouldn’t stay vertical, I mean it wasn’t cross cutting vertical, there was at l...

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Poor quality control

Poor quality control

910 days ago by tut69 | 28 comments »

I received a Bosch Gcm12sd dual bevel glide miter saw from my lovely wife for Christmas 2011 so its about 2 months old. Up until now i’ve only used it in the “chop saw” mode with narrow materials. Recently I tried to crosscut a 1” x 12” an realized there is a problem that cant be adjusted. The blade is not parallell with the arm that moves it. As I complete a cut through a 12” board the trailing end of the blade is cutting an additional 32nd off the left ...

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Out of the box review and initial impressions.

Out of the box review and initial impressions.

1346 days ago by dbhost | 28 comments »

A full review post use, and swapping blade to a proper blade are going to be in the works, but I figured I would post this up now to give you guys a heads up. I may just edit this review when I am ready, who knows? This is NOT a usage, or long term review, this is just a fit and finish sort of thing. So if that is what you are interested in, read on… I picked up a Chicago Electric #98194 on Friday with a coupon I have been sitting on for a few months that expired on Sunday, so it ...

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$1400 + with tax

$1400 + with tax

1210 days ago by lizardhead | 27 comments »

I have other Festool tools which are absolutely fabulous so when I needed to replace my old chop saw, I looked for a really good one, I considered the newest Bosch with all the fancy knuckle work instead of the sliding arm. I really thought the Bosch saw would be a welcome tool in my shop, but then I told myself that for a mere $500 more I could have the Festool Kapex, and own the very best, well now that I have the Festool Kapex and have taken it for a few laps around the shop, my dicovery i...

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The new Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw with articulating nuckles and no rails

The new Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw with articulating nuckles and no rails

1306 days ago by ellen35 | 26 comments »

I was at the New England Woodworking Show last week not really looking for anything in particular when I happened on the new Bosch Miter Saw. I had looked at the Festool… too expensive and I hate that your blades are limited by the size of the arbor & that Festool wants you to buy their blades. I started really looking at the Bosch and the price was so good ($694 show price) that I ended up ordering one the next day. It came on Wednesday but I didn’t have time to do anythin...

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Performax Sliding Miter Saw

Performax Sliding Miter Saw

1324 days ago by Raymond | 26 comments »

This Christmas, my wife bought me a PreformaX 10” sliding miter saw from Menards 164.99$. I was surprised to find out that they are part of the same company that makes Jet and Wilton tools. The box was huge, and everything was well packed. Set-up and adjustments were very easy. The manual was not the greatest though. The laser was “factory set” not sure in what factory that was perhaps by Mister Magoo without his glasses on. It was off by at least a 3/8 of an inch. Adjusting was simple and th...

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Not Happy butt mad.

Not Happy butt mad.

1661 days ago by Greg2525 | 25 comments »

Not Happy butt mad. Today Feb 2nd 2010, WEN 10-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw. I spoke to the manufacturers and I asked them to send me a manual I gave them my e-mail address around 12pm, and I have a one year warranty. 6 hours later no response from them.I have had parts keep breaking of mine and I bought it in 12/09/09 The thumb release lever has broke twice on the machine because it is made out of plastic and that part should of been made out of steel. Also what has just broke...

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Ultimate in accuracy and space savings

Ultimate in accuracy and space savings

188 days ago by dshute | 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 s...

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One Sweet Saw

One Sweet Saw

1264 days ago by Don | 22 comments »

Cuts very clean. The 90 degree stops were perfectly square right out of the box so no adjustment needed. With a dust collector attached it’s got excellent dust control. It glides so smooth you can just about operate it with a couple fingers. My only gripe is that it did not come with a laser guide. Even my $90 Makita P.O.S. came with one. For an $800 saw to not have one is mind boggling. I was so annoyed by that I almost gave it 4 stars.

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Bargain Tool Review - HF 10" Sliding Miter Saw (Chicago Electric)

Bargain Tool Review - HF 10" Sliding Miter Saw (Chicago Electric)

782 days ago by SchottFamily | 22 comments »

For the past three weekends, I’ve been cutting down some melamine sheets to use for cabinet cases. I happened to notice that my June 20% HF coupon was about to expire and I’ve had my eye on the 10” sliding miter saw for a few months. I already own the 10” miter saw (it was a gift from my in-laws – cool, huh?) and I’m very happy with the performance of that tool when used with a Freud cross-cut blade and a zero clearance plate. I was able to convince the ...

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