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|Shipping Weight:||99.05 lbs.|
|Max. Rip Straight Capacity:||24-in|
|Max. Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees:||3-3/4-in|
|Max. Rip Diagonal Capacity:||18-in|
Reviewed by 1 customer
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This saw is amazing! 0", and I say 0", of rip sway across 24" tile. If there was any sway, it was under a 64th. Theres really too many good things to say about this saw. I do have to mention a few design flaws that can't be seen from the pictures.
First I would like to mention that I work for a tile company. I however bought this saw specifically for my own personal use, and to cut mainly glass. That being said here are the flaws.
1.) This thing is HUGE. We're talking bigger than the Dewalt. And almost twice the size of my old Target. Almost the same weight as the Dewalt though.
2.) The handle on top of the saw is plastic. Not cheap plastic, and it is attached to the aluminum body by two stainless bolts. But anybody who has moved a saw up stairs knows not to trust plastic handles.
3.) The sliding table has horizontal tracks. Right now you're probably thinking that that doesn't sound like a bad thing. And you're right. It has next to no rip sway, as I mentioned earlier, and it moves like butter. The problem lies in the rear brake. I want to kill whoever designed this. The brake not only has to be removed from the tray, but also requires an allen wrench, and then you can remove the table. Seriously?! A trigger lock system would have been perfect, or even just a hand raised/lowered bolt.
4.) Finally the last problem. The drain plug for the water tray lies under the rails. (*Note* the water tray actually slides out from the body. Nice job Bosch.) However this feature is made almost useless because the water pump sits in a raised housing and has suction cups. Is there a enough cord on the water pump to pull out the tray and access the plug? Yes. Can you pull the tray completely away from the body to clean without performing the seductive dance of the cord? No.
Those are the only problems I've encountered so far and I've put some miles on this thing already. I would absolutely have this thing with me on a big commercial job, or even a large home remodel. Unless you've got two guys though to move it around, it's a good bit of work for one person. But like I said, it's hands down the best saw I've ever run. Period. I have no desire to ever return it. And knowing its a Bosch gives me peace of mind that I will be taken care of in the event that something goes wrong.
P.S. If any companies should read this review, please, for the love of god, would somebody make a saw where you can hang a 5 gallon bucket to not only collect water from the drain, but to also have the water pump sit in its own removed "tank". Can't believe nobodies made that yet.