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Forum topic by BenDupre posted 05-18-2017 02:53 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2017 02:53 PM

Proud new owner of a Bosch glide miter saw.

But this saw has no laser. There are several blade mounted laser available even one made by Bosch. There is a mounting bracket behind the blade that almost seems like it is there for the missing laser. Does anyone know of a laser retro that fits this bracket and projects both sides of the cut?

Also, does anyone know if this blade is any good? Should i get the blue coated blade made by Bosch? Or should i go with something else. I am very satisfied with the diablo blades on my TS but i would stay with the blue scheme if the Bosch blades are just as good.

Thanks for advice!
Ben

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 10:47 PM

I would just buy the Bosch add on. It’s $39 on Amazon. Be done with it.

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#2 posted 05-18-2017 11:02 PM

Unsure of the laser unit you are looking at, but I bought the laser for my double compound Bosch 12” miter saw and have been very happy with it: bolts right up to the blade on the arbor and whalla. Mine only projects on a single side of the blade. The laser is not strong as you would see in Star Wars or hanging drop ceiling tile brackets, but I see the laser fine under my shop lighting.

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 01:02 AM



I would just buy the Bosch add on. It s $39 on Amazon. Be done with it.

- Mike

I was actually asking if anyone knew about an add on that projects to both sides of the cut. I had an Irwin laser on my old saw and it worked well except for two drawbacks: only left side of cut is marked and only works while blade is spinning.

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 04:35 AM

The lasers that attach to the arbor are garbage. The line is inaccurate a variable amount based on the thickness of the stock, because they project slightly off from 90-degrees.

I have a Ridgid 12” CMS that came with that style of laser and I took it off because it was just annoying. My Kobalt 10” SCMS came with a laser that projects from behind the blade and that one is accurate all the time.

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#5 posted 05-19-2017 03:06 PM

What about the Bosch blue coated blades? Any good?

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#6 posted 05-19-2017 04:01 PM

Is that the blue coated blade that came with the saw.If so do you think they are going to be giving away a top of the line blade with common hobby home saw?
I have the Bosch glide and a Forrest chop master blade for miters and jointery cuts.I also have a Amama blade for times when im just batch cutting lots and lots.
Lots of good blades to choose from just make sure it’s for a SCMS.

-- Aj

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#7 posted 05-19-2017 04:50 PM



Is that the blue coated blade that came with the saw.If so do you think they are going to be giving away a top of the line blade with common hobby home saw?
I have the Bosch glide and a Forrest chop master blade for miters and jointery cuts.I also have a Amama blade for times when im just batch cutting lots and lots.
Lots of good blades to choose from just make sure it s for a SCMS.

- Aj2

The blade on the saw isnt coated. I was thinking on getting the coated on that Bosch makes. It’s like $35. Don’t know if i want to put $100 down for a blade.

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#8 posted 05-19-2017 06:16 PM

The stock blue Bosch blade that came with my CSL was pretty decent (when it was sharp). Good enough that I have not replaced it with a Forrest yet. Thanks for reminding me, I need to send it out to be sharpened…..

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#9 posted 05-19-2017 06:37 PM

The blade on the saw isnt coated. I was thinking on getting the coated on that Bosch makes. It s like $35. Don t know if i want to put $100 down for a blade.

I not against having a cheap blade on handto me a 35$ 12 inch blade sounds like a throw away blade.For sure don’t buy a expensive blade till you need one.Later I’m going too look for the blade that came with my saw and see if I even used it.
Really hope your new saw satisfys
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#10 posted 05-19-2017 07:58 PM


I not against having a cheap blade on handto me a 35$ 12 inch blade sounds like a throw away blade.For sure don t buy a expensive blade till you need one.Later I m going too look for the blade that came with my saw and see if I even used it.
Really hope your new saw satisfys
Good Luck

- Aj2

Thanks AJ. This is a 10in glide. I am assuming the other blade is better than what shipped with the saw just because it is coated with blue whatever. Hoped someone might have experience with those and could say Yeah that blade is okay buy it or Nah that blue on is no better than what came on the saw dont bother.

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