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12 inch Bosch sliding miter saw $479.20 before tax

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I was in the market for a miter saw, and after doing some research came across this for sale on Lowes. I have purchase a lot of deals from here and if anybody is in the same boat, this may help. I'm 90% certain I will end up purchasing.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-Gl...aw/3282166
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Great saw. Especially if you want to keep it against a wall.

I ended up going with Hitachi 12" sliding miter saw last time Lowes had it on sale for around $300.
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Definitely a great saw. Especially without rear clearance. The comparable Dewalt 780 requires another 10in behind the saw. However the Dewalt weighs 55 lbs, VS bosch 65 lbs. Something to consider.
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I'm considering it for a wood shop so weight not so much but I do value some users opinions especially for accuracy.
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I'm considering it for a wood shop so weight not so much but I do value some users opinions especially for accuracy.
It's tried and true, but old and expensive

Dust collection is abysmal, which I assume you value in a wood shop. I'd grab the makita in the same price range.
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I'm considering it for a wood shop so weight not so much but I do value some users opinions especially for accuracy.
I'd been waiting since it's release to pick this saw up and sale and bought it on Amazon a few months ago for right around $500. It was a replacement for a DWS780 that had just been through the ringer with my crew.

So far: it's as good as all reviews say it is. Power is sufficient, features and bells & whistles are all there. Has a few features like detents and positive stops at common angles that the DeWalt didn't that I've found really handy.

Ultimately this thing shines in the smooth operation and consistency of the glide mechanism. We have it on the Bosch stand and it easy to move around, although a little wider than the old Ridgid stand we keep as our second job site saw/backup.

I'd say at this money it's a steal, and there's not hardly a work day that I don't spin up a miter saw.
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Great saw. Especially if you want to keep it against a wall.

I ended up going with Hitachi 12" sliding miter saw last time Lowes had it on sale for around $300.
Ditto. Got mine for $160
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Ditto. Got mine for $160
Where did you get the dual bevel 12" slider for $160??
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Where did you get the dual bevel 12" slider for $160??
If you paid 300 better call in and check the current price for a price adjustment. Some are getting it for $129
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If you paid 300 better call in and check the current price for a price adjustment. Some are getting it for $129
Proof?
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Proof?
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K, thanks for wasting my time.
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K, thanks for wasting my time.
no problem.
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Definitely a great saw. Especially without rear clearance. The comparable Dewalt 780 requires another 10in behind the saw. However the Dewalt weighs 55 lbs, VS bosch 65 lbs. Something to consider.
And don't forget if you want to hook up a vac for dust collection you're going to need another 4 in or so at least.
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It's tried and true, but old and expensive

Dust collection is abysmal, which I assume you value in a wood shop. I'd grab the makita in the same price range.
I wondered on the Makita. It's something I am considering. I am using a DeWalt 716 now I think. I do not like it much.

On the Makita I read about squareness being an issue. I'm not sure though it's not a problem with them all. Ultimately I won't use but I want the employees to have something easy and accurate. I use all Makita routers and Sanders now.
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