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    Bosch Glide Saw

    Anyone seen one of these "glide" saws in person yet?
    Here is a review of one. Reported to be around $700.00 when they become available. Looks like a great invention/innovation.

    http://www.tool-rank.com/tool-blog/n...w-20100604690/
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    Very cool. I like that its compact, but would probably wait a while to see how it holds up before I put that much down on a miter. I hardly use the one I have now and only spent $90 on it. I typically only use it for doing carpentry trim work. Any furniture trim I do on my hand miter.
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    Yeah, I loved the idea, but the price . Will keep my "inconvenient" DeWalt slider! But it is a great idea and neat to see inventions/upgrades for existing equipment. I remember seeing my first chop saw in 1986 the first year I taught welding and the IA guys bought it for their wood shop.
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    I am not sold on the "room" part of it. If you look at a picture of it. The rear fence is still way out there. I think it would still take a deep bench to operate.

    Guess I really need to see one in person to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Guess I really need to see one in person to find out.
    I agree, perhaps Bosch could send each of us one to "test" out.
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    Maybe you can teach your annoying little bug to fetch

    I am looking forward to Lowes getting on is stock. More can be told then. Will I get one, no.

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    Steve, this is the difference. Notice the slider rods poking out the back of the DeWalt? Notice the Bosch sitting flush to the wall yet able to cut the same width stock as the DeWalt. I really like the idea as I have struggled with ideas for mounting my SCMS permanent to a bench, for $700.00, I'll keep struggling until I find the answer because no matter how enticing the Bosch, the price drives me away.

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    But who knows what the future holds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I really like the idea as I have struggled with ideas for mounting my SCMS permanent to a bench, for $700.00, I'll keep struggling until I find the answer because no matter how enticing the Bosch, the price drives me away.
    Used radial arm saw?

    I'm actually halfway serious. I've got my FIL old radial arm saw and I can't wait to get it in the shop. I've got a 12" dewalt chop saw that works great. All I can see a sliding chop saw would give me is a little more width to cut.

    But a radial arm saw seems to be pretty versatile and that you can butt right up against the wall... Of course it sticks out a bit more...
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    Jonathan, perhaps a bad point from me. What I am trying to get at is that the Bosch will still take a deep bench to operate. Probably not as much as a regular slider but still a deep bench. When I looked at the Hitachi slider that locked the rails and they came forward. You still needed a deep bench.

    Once the saw is out and I can take a few measurements maybe I can communicate it better. I just don't see this saw saving much room.

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    Oh, I see what you are saying Steve, not being argumentative, heck, I am not even in the near future of buying one. The savings of space is in the back where you have to have room away from the wall for the slider to have room for the saw to go to the rear. Behind the saw you need I don't know, guessing here, 15" of space. The Bosch saves this by sitting flush to the wall. Depth, yep, if you want a saw to cut a 12" board, need a deeper bench.
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