Bosch 5412L 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw with Laser Tracking

Bosch 5412L 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw with Laser Tracking

Post by Aliott » Sat, 23 May 2009 21:09:53


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The saw is great but I ended up in the ER with 4 stitches to my finger, and a $1500 hospital bill, after getting it lacerated by the hold-down clamp. The exposed 90-degree edges on the hold-down clamp can give you a nasty laceration in normal use. I had gotten my hand pinched by this thing and I should have been suspicious. I was using the clamp on the left side position (I'm right-handed) and when it engages, the pressure you are applying suddenly reduces as the clamp engages, this caused my hand to slip off the handle and into the path of the mechanism of the clamp. All Bosch would have to do is round the edges of the metal bar assembly or put some kind of guard around it. I'm super careful around all my power tools and especially saws, but it didn't occur to me that the hold-down clamp would be the source of a serious injury. I could still work but my finger was sore for two weeks, and a hospital bill that cost more than two saws.
I have almost the exact same story as the previous review. I have been holding off on the review since I keep getting promises that are none other than lies. I have called Bosch with my complaints about the saw since I usually prefer to take it up with thee source of the problem. They keep saying it just a simple adjustment its the repair shops fault. I have brought it to two different repair shops and a total of seven times. I have owned the saw for a year and a half now. I cannot get it to accurately and it does what is called doglegging. Its like having a car that is way out of wheel alignment. You cant fix it. Bosch makes up stories because they dont know what to say when I tell them they should buy it back from me. The repair shop both have laughed about this saw. They say its one of the worst designs they have seen. They like the business but dont like working on it. Not only is it not user maintainable, but the shop has a hard time working on it. The problem I am talking about "doglegging" is not fixed by adjustment. Its fixed by engineering it correctly before its manufactured. Dont but this saw.
My husband used to have a miter saw and when we had some renovations done to our house, the saw was stolen by the workers working on our house. We were looking for miter saws and comparison shopping and this one we found to be the best for the money. My husband loves it. It is a little bit better than the one he had but even with some of the extra features, he ended up spending about the same amount as when he originally bought his old saw many years ago. Great buy for the money. Thanks!
I gave this saw to my husband as a gift.He loved it! Cuts so smooth, and with such ease.Love the laser also.Also he likes the bigger 12 inch blade.Can't say enough about this saw.REALLY NICE!
I purchased this saw a little over a year ago with the Track Rack base. I went with the Bosch 12 because it was the only saw in its category which could make all the cuts I needed in Boston profile wooden gutters. With the others I had to finish off the cuts with a handsaw. The factory blade was very poor and the dust collection, as many have mentioned, is pretty useless. Also, while I really like the Track Rack base, it is not up to either the mass of this saw, or the job of gitting it to and from the jobsite. After changing out the blade and getting the gravit