We have a new entrant on the new cool tool front. Its a twelve inch sliding miter saw.
I have a serviceable ten inch saw already that has served me well for years. I would never have taken the plunge to spend the kind of money a good sliding miter saw costs, especially a twelve incher, unless I had good reason to.
Finally a project came up that required the use of one – rim that I just couldn’t properly manage with the old trusty saw. The last thing you want to do when you manage to land an upscale trim job is to half step the quality by trying to get by with inadequate tools. Heck, trim of that type is challenge enough even with the right tools.
Anyway, there was no way I was going to jeopardize the job and the possible referrals that might come from it by sticking with the old miter saw.
So I did my due diligence and selected a Bosch saw. And let me tell you, I might never have gotten one if left to my own devices, but boy do I love this saw.
My old saw is, as I said, quite serviceable. But that is quite different from exciting. I’m not sure that I would call the new saw exciting, but it sure is cool. It can do so many things that I thought could only be done by a radial arm saw. I have always wanted to own a radial arm saw, but I was loathe to give up the space in the shop that one takes up. Now I’ll never have to make the choice.
I will also be glad to have a saw available that can do wide cuts of the sort that before now I have had to do with either a circular saw (entirely unsatisfactorily) or with a table saw (which I really hate.
I will not go into all the things that a saw like this can do. Just check it out, and buy one the first time you have an excuse. You will surely not regret it.