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Forum topic by iamk2 posted 03-21-2015 06:19 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2015 06:19 PM

Just as the title says. Read and read all the reviews on so many. Down to 3
1. Bosch axial 10
2. Bosch axial 12
3.makita ls1016 l

I can get the 12 at HD WITH MILITARY DISCOUNT WHICH IS THE SAME PRICE AS THE 10 WHICH I HAVE TO ORDER FROM ALL THE SOURCES I CAN FIND IN COLUMBIA SC. MEANING I CAN PICK UP THE 12 BUT HAVE TO ORDER THE 10 .
ALSO NOT SURE STILL BETWEEN THE BOSCH AND THE MAKITA??

NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE – IKNOW HOW THAT WORKS. JUST HELP CHOOSING THE BETTER TOOL. THANKS

OH WOW LOTS OF CAPS

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 06:34 PM

I’ve decided on the Bosch, the minimal backspace required is the big selling point for me. I have enough 10” blades totaling well over twice what even a Kapex would cost so I’m very reluctant to buy the 12” glider. I think the price is right for the 12” now that it’s available at one of the big box stores (can’t remember which one had it). I do wish the 10” would follow course and drop by the same percentage but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon unless it to is going to be carried along side the 12” in Lowes or HD.

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 12:07 AM

The last time I checked SCMS’s, they all cross cut ~12”. Unless you have a need for the depth of cut afforded by the 12” saw, I’d go with the 10” for reduced cost of blades and possibly more accuracy. I went with a DeWalt 8.5” slider and have no regrets.

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 01:17 AM

I have and old bosch DCS 1997 and I have a Mak ls1214l 2005 Both are good enough for light trim work, the Mak being the better of the 2, it’s a beefier saw. You get the most accurate cuts when the slide is locked and full back. Sooner or later drift sets in on all slides whether you baby them or not, (sooner when not)

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 02:03 AM

So its 589 for the bosch 12 inch axial after discount at Home Depot. 599 for the 10 inch axial at HD – no discount on internet ordered products. I also will have to pay sales tax. I was thinking the taxes would be worth it to avoid shipping charges if it arrives damaged or not to spec so I could just drop it back to them. Heard HD will not refund internet order shipping values. But I just found a manufacturer refurbished unit for 499 for the 10 inch that i THINK carries the same warranty as the new ones they sell. I will call tomorrow and clear that up. The comment about 10” blades being cheaper has pulled me towards the 10” for sure – never thought of that (FIRST THING TO ADD TO MY LEARNING AS I GO BOOK). I have read that 12’s sometimes are not as accurate and also that a good 12 with a good blade is as accurate. That most claims of the 12’s being off are either for off equipment or the operator. So if the warranty turns out to be the same as the new one I will have to go ahead and take my swing on the purchase. $499 no taxes no shipping – it a no brainer – says the beginner- All feedback till purchase time is appreciated and I will post my purchasing and set up experience.

I have had one more thought (VERY DANGEROUS) and that is to buy the one at our local professional store, pay the 599 and the taxes but get an upfront agreement from them to unpack and check it on site with me there – educational purposes???

Although I am great at watching you tube videos—but 499 hmmm will not be able to resist if it is warrantied.

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 04:31 PM

$499 seems like a great deal. I’ve bought several refurbished items and many times it’s impossible to discern them from brand new never opened. Hope you get the same if that works out for you.

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 04:43 PM

the last time WOOD magazine tested 10” miter saws, i believe the makita took top tool honors. the bosch axial saws have a lot of moving parts and i wonder how reliable it will be as all those hingd parts wear over time. just my $.02.

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#7 posted 03-22-2015 07:03 PM

I have the Bosch 12 and really like it. The 10 was not available at the time. I needed a saw to sit against the wall and the glide is perfect for me.

I would probably consider the 10” if it was $100 cheaper, but not if it was refurbished. Too much risk of getting one that has problems. HD appears to have the lowest price on the Bosch 12.

The cost difference between a 10” and a 12” blade is fairly small. It’s not like a table saw where you have a crosscut blade, a ripping blade, and a plywood blade. Everything is a crosscut on the miter saw. You only need one blade and it stays on all the time, at least mine stays on all the time. A Forrest Chopmaster is $129 for the 10” and $149 for the 12”.

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#8 posted 03-22-2015 07:39 PM

Just purchased the bosch 10” axial for $499.00. I also picked up the bosch miter laser for $38.00. NO Tax and Free Shipping. The warranty is the same as if it was Brand New and there is an authorized service center (MANN Tools) 15 minutes from here with the best reputation in the area. As far as it being manufacturer refurbished I am going to dream that it is like the 2nd look over that new ones don’t get. Will Post more on this site after I receive it. Have surgery this week so it will be at least a week before I get to touch it. The company I got it from gives 60 day service instead of only 30 day with refurbished items then the communications moves to the manufacturer.

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#9 posted 03-22-2015 07:41 PM

I’m a big fan of Bosch refurbs.

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#10 posted 03-22-2015 07:59 PM

I’m with CharlesA. I’ve bought a number of Bosch refurbs, and they’ve all been great.

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