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Forum topic by handystanley posted 10-25-2010 10:12 PM 1173 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2010 10:12 PM

For a while now I have had my Bosch 12” Duel Compound Miter saw attached to my Ridgid Miter saw stand in the garage. Well a couple of Saturday’s ago, while away from the house, the stand fell backwards, with the saw on it and totally busted the motor housing, both handles and tweeked the entire head out of alignment.

Looks like I will take it to a Bosch authorized repair facility here in San Francisco to see what the damage is to get it fixed. However, I have this thought that it is un-repairable which is a REAL Bummer.

Hummm…if it cannot be fixed I wonder if the wife will let me by the new saw that Bosch just came out with….

....just a thought. What do you all think?

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 10:22 PM

I am reminded of old proverb: Tis easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission. But I would have the “it’s totalled” paperwork in place first. So you can explain that you HAD to replace it anyway.

Of course I am lucky in that my wife would look at that new glide saw and say “if you can find a spot you should get it!”
What can I say, I married very well!!
Been together 24 years this past saturday.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 10:27 PM

Bummer…however that new model looks like it may darn near be a “must have” to me. I must resist the new saw…

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 03:48 AM

I wonder if my wife will buy something like….a UFO rendered my Ridgid 12” useless so I better hurry and get this Bosch. That is a fine looking piece of equipment,you better treat yourself to one. Like someone else said, I wouldn’t put too much into a busted up saw.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 04:52 PM

What I want to know is how did you manage to rig the saw to take the suicide dive. I may need the same excuse ;-)

-- chas -- looking for Serta sponsorship to go Pro...

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 04:59 PM

Just do a little sweet talking into her ear after you come up behind her while she’s sitting at the computer; maybe blow a little into her ear and give her a big hug from behind.

Hey it don’t always work with me; but, who knows you might get lucky. ;-)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 05:11 PM

Yeah, sometimes I slide my truck into my shop a little to fast barely missing my chop saw…

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 05:16 PM

Thats no good. Sounds like a good excuse for an upgrade :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 05:32 PM

Handystanley: Sounds like 3 things need to happen here:

(1) Get the saw you have now repaired.
(2) Replace the saw with the one you want.
(3) Build a good strong mitersaw table to keep it from happening again.

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 08:01 PM

im in the market for a Bosch miter saw, i have my eye on a 12’’ on ebay currently at €550, retail price in europe is (converted to US dollars) $1730!!
that new fancy model isn’t announced in europe yet, and when they speak of about $600 in the states, then i don’t think it will be sold here for less than the price of the sliding 12’’ version. so ill have a used one plz.

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 04:11 PM

Greedo – It sounds like you need someone going on holiday in Europe to bring you a “Care Package”, although you would have the difficulty of needing a transformer to convert 220 50Hz to 120 60Hz power.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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