sliding compound miter saws


I am in the market for a new 12" sliding compound miter saw. I have been using a DeWalt for about the last 10 years and am not really happy with it. I want a good quality saw that is very precise and has a laser. I also want the scales to be easy to read without parallax (I have to stand on a chair and get behind my DeWalt to read one of the scales). I have looked at the Bosch 5412L and it seems to be a good machine. Has anyone out there had any experience with this saw? Any other suggestions?
Thanks, Carol
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On Sun 15 May 2005 12:28:57p, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote in

I have the discontinued Bosch 3915. I bought it because it was about 350 compared to over 600 for the current model.
If I had my druthers and a really fat wallet, I'd have the 5412, or maybe the kind without the laser. I'm kinda ambivalent about the laser. I hear good and bad things about laser guides in general.
But this 3915 is great, even if it's not a dual. I wish I had that turnable handle like the 5412, this one is a little bit awkward to grip. But that's the only thing I don't like. It's easy to use, adjusts well, and it's accurate. Leaves a nice clean cut. It'd be nice to have the better handle and dual capability, but those aren't critical for me. I'm fine with this one. Since I built a rolling stand with wings, it's the most used tool in my shop.
Can't believe the 5412 would be anything but better.
Dan
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