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Old 02-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #16
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A 12 inch saw for trim? No way, not for me. A 12" saw has to much deflection of the blade, therefore to impercise for stain grade trim work. To me a 12 inch saw is more of a rough-cut machine for framing, shelving, or other speedy production work. When cutting trim to 64th's or 32nd's a 12" saw is not what I would choose.

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Do you speak from experience? I've heard the Bosch is kind of sloppy after a short while.
I've tried to find negatives on the new Bosch Axial Glide, and can't locate any. Where did you hear about problems?

If anything, I have read complaints that it is TOO smooth.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #18
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I've tried to find negatives on the new Bosch Axial Glide, and can't locate any. Where did you hear about problems?

If anything, I have read complaints that it is TOO smooth.
Sorry, I have to eat some humble pie. I guess I was talking out of my a$$. I cannot locate where I read that.
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Some people I know swear by Bosch some are Hitachi people. Have you seen their new saw?
The fence on my DeWalt is out a bit but one learns to compensate. If I put a straight edge across the back fence there is small a gap in the centre.
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Sorry, I have to eat some humble pie. I guess I was talking out of my a$$. I cannot locate where I read that.
Not at all. If you read it, you read it. I just hope you'll post it when you run across it again. $700 - $800 is a lot of money to waste if there is a problem with the saw. I, for one, want to know.
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Go to this site and read up...http://www.consumersearch.com/miter-saws. I have been usind the DeWalt Slider for years. The tall back fence is very helpful. I have used Makita and Hitachi and Bosch on jobsites and end up liking my DeWalt the best. Any of them can go out of adjustment. How easy it is to get them back into adjustment is most important.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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regarding the bosch axial glide saw. i know a few guys that have reviewed it for different trade magazines and the only two flaws they found with it were .. 1) crappy stock blade on it. 2) very heavy , making it difficult to carry

one of the testers literally abused the saw before even using the new saw. he hit it a 2x4 about 40 x 's then tested it. he was getting glue line joints every cut. its tested as 2nd only to the festool kapex mitre saw

and yes every saw can go out of alignment. its just how easily it goes back into alignment.. however ive found the dewalts go out of whack the easiest...not to mention they have crappy bearings in them which need to be replaced very early in the saws life.... i own the bosch 4212L which ive had for 4 years. still dead on accurate and to boot all bosch tools owners manuel give very detailed instructions how to get it back inline.. their the only tool manufacturer that does this with their manuels

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