Hey we're going to take a close-up look at Bosh's new 12-inch miter saw it has the axial glide system. If you take a look at this, obviously the first thing is going to catch your eyes. This conglomerate of space-aged type technology back here and the way it works is pretty cool. You see the two articulating arms that carry the travel of the head. It'S so different from miter saws that we've seen in the past that have the bars that the head travels on. So what makes this whole thing important is the idea now that you see this space right here, never gets any closer to the wall. That means that you're going to be about 12 inches from the wall with this whole set up much closer than you can get with most of the other miter saw reviews that are out there now.
This is a 12 inch, so it's got a big hunk and motor on it and a big blade on it and from there you know, you're gon na get some really nice cut according to Bosch. This has a 14 inch cut, so it obviously it has all the features that you'd see on any of the other saws. We have dust collection on board. It can also be hooked up to a dust collector separate or a vac of some kind to help in it without the dust collection on it, it probably runs about 90 % collection give or take according to the company, if you add thus collection to it, like A vacuum of some kind you're going to increase that a little bit, but regardless that you're always going to get some of this overflow that comes out because you can't collect 100 %. So this is the big feature, and this is what really makes this song interesting.
I'Ve been told by people from Bosch that you might not be able to see this same technology on a 12 out of 10 inch saw, but then again you never know with what they can come up with when they're in the shop doing their engineering work. So, let's take a look at some of the other features. Alright, let's start right out here, one of the things you got to love about bosses, they've brought all the controls right up front, everything's right here and your fingertips and your hand you don't have to climb behind the saw to do any of the work.
The first thing is this: switch that you got down here are this lever. This is what allows you to take and move the piece to change the different angles and, of course, it's got all the positive stops of all the areas that you need. But if you want to get by that, pull the trigger up flatten the bar out and you got override without any of the stops being in place. Click, it back and you're getting right back to your date, ons again that make everything tie into these specific areas and tilting again. This is a big piece of motor up here under the lock and then you've used this control and we're going to turn this to the left. You want to push this all the way forward and get it started, and you can bend it to the left and dial in exactly where you want.
Let go and lock it down, you're ready to go and to move it back the opposite way again unlock it. You have to turn this button, the opposite direction and start to the left and then bring it back, and you can bring it right back up to zero release it that locks in and lock it back in place. So again, all the controls up front. Another thing feature that you want to look at on this: is this lockout feature up on the the on/off switch? It takes two areas.
One is here with a switch. The other is with your thumb, if you're, right-handed or obviously with your thumb of your left or with your backside hand, but you have to depress this first and then cut this. So, given that this is a 15 amp saw 12 inch, blades got a little bit of hump to it. Now, if you pull this out, but leave it up and start it you're fine, but I'll tell you this! It'S got enough!
Kick that if you try to start this, when you don't have it extended all the way up or all the way down, it's gon na get a little bit of a kick to you. So it's got a little bit of power to it as you cut, but outside of that it's a really nice saw we're gon na come into and take a little bit more of an in-depth look and play with it here in the shop and then you're gon Na see it reviewed in the April 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine in the tool test column you