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Forum topic by Hard_as_Wood posted 06-24-2016 09:54 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hard_as_Wood

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06-24-2016 09:54 PM

I got my Bosch GCM12SD gliding miter saw and my table doesn’t seem straight/flat.

Is there anything I can do about this? And won’t this throw my end cut off from 90 degrees?

see here: https://youtu.be/Doeo9ArCULY

-- Ciao!


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mpounders

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#1 posted 06-24-2016 10:04 PM

In your video, it almost looks like the red zero-clearance spot is too low? Try it with the straight edge all the way across both side tables and see. The red part could easily be shimmed up, I would think. You might lose a little cutting depth, but you could span both tables with a piece of plywood or something?

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#2 posted 06-24-2016 10:11 PM

Take it back to where you bought it and get another one this one seems to have taken a tumble or was not perfect from the factory and slipped past QC .

Klaus

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Hard_as_Wood

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#3 posted 06-24-2016 11:07 PM

I did do that – take the steel across the whole bed and it did NOT ROCK, it was solid.

so… what does that mean? To me the high spot is where the no hand sign is, so the other one on the other side would just even things out.

I bought it from Amazon and I have a service center close by here. I might take it in tomorrow. See if they can do anything.

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 06-25-2016 02:48 AM

How does it cut?

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#5 posted 06-25-2016 03:56 AM

Don’t settle for anything less than another new saw. I have the same saw and it was great out of the box. There is a warranty on it too and a 30 day return policy from Bosch. Don’t try to fix it yourself.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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toolie

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#6 posted 06-25-2016 10:59 AM



Don t settle for anything less than another new saw. I have the same saw and it was great out of the box. There is a warranty on it too and a 30 day return policy from Bosch. Don t try to fix it yourself.

- Woodchuck2010


+1

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distrbd

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#7 posted 06-25-2016 12:37 PM

I don’t know what the problem is, it looks like the throat insert is lower than the table. if that’s the case,why would that cause a problem when cutting?
You don’t put pressure on that spot anyway, it is after all too close to the blade, if you need to know whether the table is flat or not ,you will (as mentioned) need to use a longer straight edge and check the whole table/both sides of the blade.
The main concern should be if the fence is 90°to the blade /table. if the miter saw cuts 90°, then it is good to go.

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/07/23/miter-saw-tune-up/

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 06-25-2016 06:52 PM

How does it cut? Makes some cuts and check for square etc.

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