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06-15-2015 07:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question miter saw bosch runout tool dial indicator

I recently purchased a Bosch GCM12SD Dual bevel axial glide miter saw. There seems to be quite a bit of run out. I don’t have a dial indicator yet because I don’t know what I need which would be best to test the arbor and the blade. I want something that I can use to check other tools as the need arises. Does anyone have any recommendations for a versatile dial indicator (preferably digital), and attachments to test miter and table saws blade and arbor?


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#1 posted 06-15-2015 07:54 PM

Harbor Freight sells one, not digital, but it works. It’s like 10-15 bucks. I’ve used it on my TS and drill press. As for attachments, they sell a magnetic base for it. I’ve just made a jig to hold it where I need it.

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 07:57 PM

That’s definitely the right price. Does anyone know any techniques for measuring a miter saw?

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 07:59 PM

Yeah, that is the trick to determine if the blade or the arbor is at fault. Test them both, perhaps it is just a bent blade.

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 04:05 AM

The magnetic base won’t do you much good on an aluminum miter saw base (though I used to have an old 8 1/4” slider that did have a CI base).

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 04:23 AM

The Harbor Freight magnetic base is quite heavy, you could add a wood clamp to it to gain stability, and yeah, the dial indicator is dead accurate and a bargain at the price.

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 05:48 AM

Perfect, thanks everyone!

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