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10-17-2010 01:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip miter saw finishing

Canadian Woodworker had an Article on Bosch’s New 12” Axial Glide Dual Bevel Miter Saw. So I went and had a Look See. The Link will take you to the Video on Bosch’s Site and there is a second video you can also view. If you go back to “New Products” it’s also in there along with the Specs and a PDF Owners Manual that I downloaded.

http://www.boschtools.com/Innovation/Pages/GCM12SD-Glide-Miter-Saw.aspx

Model Number is “GCM12SD”. It’s due out about now (They say Fall) I checked another On Line Site and it was Listed at Apprx. $800.00. The Axial Glide System allows you to use it with the Back Flat to the Wall. Looks like a “Good Idea” but I guess only Use & Time will tell. Personally I prefer a 10” Mitre Saw, maybe that’s coming at a later date.

I downloaded a couple of Pictures into My Computer so now’s a good time to try our “Brand Spanking New” Direct From My Computer Download System. (Thanks Martin!!) OOPS! It put it at the Top. Try Again….Nope! ........ Yep! ...LOL…I did a Copy & Paste from the Top to the Bottom so I added a Second Picture and it came out “Seamless”
ZOWIE!!! Rick


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#1 posted 10-17-2010 02:06 AM

Yeah…I noticed this saw a few weeks ago…$800.00 is about right. Please delete this thread immediately and NEVER mention this saw again!

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 02:19 AM

Fine looking saw, Bosch have very good tools.

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 10:37 PM

Nice innovations but no laser? That’s not good.
I don’t see a hold down for stock? Is there one?

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 02:33 AM

Where is this saw made?

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 05:15 AM

Bob, you can go play with it at Marson’s. I looked at it, very nice.

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 05:33 AM

Thanks Randy.
I’ll swing by there on Saturday morning and take a peek.

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 02:19 PM

If they come out with a 10” version with a laser I’m going to be tool poor again.

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 04:27 PM

My number one issue/problem with miter saws is dust collection. I wish the engineers would focus their energy on finding a better system for capturing the dust. Even Festool only claims to capture 91% of the dust.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 06:24 PM

I played with this saw at a woodworkers “extravaganza” in Hickory NC this weekend and was quite impressed, evne to the point that I ordered one at a 10% show discount. It came with a free stand. Also, this is after a bought a 12” sliding Makita just a couple months ago. My shop is in a one car gargage bay and I found the requirement for space behind the slider causes alot shop setup difficulties. This hinged design solves alot of my space effeciency problems. Plus I want a capable miter saw because I don’t have a table saw.

I agree with dust problems. I find myself cutting on the bandsaw and planing the blade marks just to avoid the dust. The Bosch website claims 90% dust collection. We will see.

I have a laser on the Makita and find that it helps but I still only TRUST where the blade hits. Bosch does have a laser kit but it cost something like $40.

I am looking foward to the 40” of support built in. I just don’t have the room to make a dedicated countertop support for a miter saw.

Scott

Now I need to Craigslist the Makita, which is a real shame because it is great tool and I have only used it for about a 1 hour of total cutting time.

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 03:46 AM

I like everything I am seeing. It was also in fine woodworking. If anyone wants to buy one and trade it to me for my cheapo craftsman then your more than welcome to :)

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 07:21 AM

Sure Blake, Ill bite …........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................yea sure… cold day in hell.. no way, coldest day in hell.. :)

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 04:59 PM

A question for any of you who have had an encounter of the hands-on kind with this saw: how much “play” is there in the axial glide? With many of the tube-based sliders, I’vfe noticed that one needs to be careful not to apply any lateral pressure at the handle/grip in order to avoid introducing a bias to the cut. Does the axial glide solve this problem? Otherwise, it looks like a real problem-solver for space-challenged shops (including mine).

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