Bosch’s Axial Glide 12″ Miter Saw, which made it to the number 5 spot in our kick-ass tool roundup is, believe it or not, even more kick-ass than it looks! I had the opportunity to check out the saw at a recent woodworking show, and the was absolutely floored at how smooth the saw’s sliding/gliding mechanism was.
We posted a Bosch promo video of the saw in action a while back, but it doesn’t seem to do the saw justice. There is virtually no friction in the saw’s unique arms, as the sealed bearings seem to be perfectly lubricated.
Don’t forget that I’m talking about a floor model here that must have been through hundreds if not thousands of back and forth motions. Knowing that the tool wasn’t factory-fresh made its superb motions that much more impressive.
I didn’t have a chance to actually use the saw outside of extending and retracting the arm, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about Bosch’s miter saws and expect the same from this one.