New From Bosch Power Tools - Bosch GCM12SD Axial-Glide 12” Miter Saw
Posted by Mark Hunter - June 10, 2010
We were gutted not to have been there, but Bosch recently hosted an event at their Chicago headquarters where they demonstrated the very innovations that are boosting their economic growth in the Asian Pacific region.
One of the innovations was seen in their latest miter saw, the Bosch GCM12SD with it's axial-glide. According to the Tool Rank Blog;
"The first thing users will notice about Bosch’s latest 12” dual-bevel miter saw is that it looks nothing like any miter saw they’ve ever seen. The moment they power up the saw on a project, they’ll notice that it feels like no other miter saw they’ve ever used. The innovation responsible for both the unique appearance and the unparalleled level of performance is Bosch’s patented Axial-Glide™ system. Making its debut on the ground-breaking GCM12SD 12” Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw from Bosch Power Tools & Accessories, the new system will revolutionize what users expect from a miter saw."
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Quite a statement to make, so how exactly will your miter saw experience be revolutionised?
"Bosch’s Axial-Glide system eliminates three key challenges miter saw users have endured since the first slide systems debuted many years ago. While the traditional sliding compound miter saw approach enables users to make wider cross cuts, that system takes up more space and is prone to misalignment and stickiness over time. By replacing the sliding rail system with a hinged or articulating glide arm system – similar to the linkage used in a four-bar suspension design – Bosch created a more compact miter saw that delivers durable precision, remaining true and smooth over time.
The Axial-Glide system operates by folding the articulated arm flush with the back of the saw, saving up to 12” of workspace versus a traditional sliding compound miter saw and enabling the saw to be operated with almost no clearance behind it; ideal for jobsites and cramped workshops. By removing the rail assembly and replacing it with robust cast-aluminum arms, Bosch has built a saw that remains aligned and calibrated even in harsh conditions. With 12 sealed precision ball bearings in place of the sliding-rail interface, the saw provides infinite smooth travel and better control at all miter and bevel angles for the life of the tool. As an added measure of control, a glide damper enables users to increase or decrease the glide action to meet their exact needs."
The Tool Rank blog has several photos of this new power tool from Bosch, so click here to check them out.
We think Bosch's innovations are the key element to them doing so well financially in the Asian Pacific, as this report bears out; 37% of sales came from products less than two years old. Keep your power tools fresh, innovative and technologically advanced and force your customers to experience that "must have" desire when they see them.
Hopefully next year, the Toolstop TV team can be at the Bosch event!
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