Bosch Model(s) 5412 & 5412L-RT What's the difference?

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Forum topic by Woodstock posted 12-13-2009 12:15 AM 2501 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2009 12:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw question

I’m shopping for a 12” compound slider miter saw & have at 1st pass, narrowed it down to 3-4 choices. Now I’m almost to “splitting hairs” mode.

But in my surfing on the web, Amazon has two different models listed. The Bosch 5412 & the Bosch 5412L-RT.

Other that about $300 difference in price, I can’t see anything different in the specs.

I even went to CPO Bosch & looked at the spec’s page for each & am still not seeing any difference.

So if I was to go w/ Bosch does anyone know why I should toss in an additional $300 for the 5412L-RT?



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#1 posted 12-13-2009 05:42 AM

The Laser???

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 12:02 PM

I suspect you are right now that I think about it. $300 bucks for a laser on the same spec’d saw kinda kills the Bosch miter saw for me.

For a lot less money I’m now leaning towards a DeWalt DW718 saw & a DW7187 laser.

I’d still plan on getting a Bosch T4B gravity rise miter saw stand to put it on. Too little space in the shop as it is to leave it up full time.


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#3 posted 12-16-2009 09:31 PM

Hi, the -RT at the end of the model number designates Reconditioned Tool which is why the -RT model should be priced less. CPO sells lots of reconditioned Bosch tools, as these tools are of excellent quality, having gone through a thorough reconditioning process, and receive the same warranty as a new tool. There might be a cosmetic blemish or 2, but these recon tools work just like new.

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