I have one as my second saw in the shop. My first is a 12" Craftsman, which I really like. I got the Bosch because I needed a back up saw in case I screwed up a piece on the main TS and had to make another piece with out breaking down my set up.
First I took off the folding table as it took up too much room in my shop. Great for transporting to and from and setting up on the job site, but I built a cabinet stand for it.
I bought and installed the left,and rear extensions they work just great. I installed the digital fence and it is a great system you can set it and move the right extension out and it reads the new setting, right on the money too. You have to zero it every time you use it. It is a soft start machine and has lots of power,riving knife and separate blade guard. The miter gauge is a "T" slot gauge.
It has a place for all the accessories on the saw. The fence has its spot when not in use, so does the blades,cord,the wrenches everything.
The only thing that I didn't like was the attempt at dust collection. The blade is sort of encased below the table and has a port like a radial arm/chopsaw out the back that tilts with the blade. This depends on the blade to shoot out the debris, but does not work good. So I built a plywood shroud on the back of the saw and hooked it to the power cord winder hooks that has a 6" flex to my dust collector system. Now it sucks the teeth right off the blade.
the only other thing that works but I am not used to is the swinging quadrant for tilting the blade. It has a lever that these old hands have a tough time releasing ,then the blade swings to the desired angle and you clamp it with the lever. Not accurate, I use a wixey digital indicator to set the angle.
Right out of the box it was square and plumb cutting and rip boards parallel.
I leave it set up with a box cutter blade in it and when I need a rabbet or dado ,and that is quite often, it is ready to go.
I didn't do the dial-a-indicator scenario with it, I will let the dial-a- indicator guys do that for you.
Here is a picture of how I improved the dust collection.
Last edited by Herb Stoops; 11-11-2015 at 06:42 PM.
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