I just got the bosch 3915 slide miter saw. It seems pretty nice. The only
flaw I can see is that the guard operation is really stiff and choppy. No
big deal though, a few strokes with a file will take care of the problem. I
got the saw for 410.00 Canadian! (you cant argue with that). What's the
general opinion of this saw in the woodworking community?
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 00:47:54 GMT, "Michael Billings"
I don't have an actual user experience to share, however at one time,
while seriously considering getting a slider, I did the rounds at some
tool stores that had several kinds (Berland's in Chicago,
International Tool in Davie, FL, etc.). The Bosch had the smoothest
motion of all of them: Milwaukee, Makita, Hitachi, Delta, Dewalt, all
Of course preeminence in one tool doesn't necessarily translate to
quality in another in the same company's wares, but Bosch sure does
make a quality jigsaw, so I'd expect their slider to be pretty good,
I haven't gotten around to getting a slider because I still haven't
resolved the question of whether I'm going to keep my old Sears RAS
yet. And I have a decent working Makita miter saw, so there's no
hurry. However, are there any more at that price?
Oh, by the way...YOU SUCK!!!
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
I learned a bit of trivia the other day concerning the "first" jig saw. I
was always under the impression that Bosch made the first Jig saw.
I guess if Chevrolet quit labeling the Corvette as a Chevrolet and stuck
a GM badge on it this essentially would be the same.
In 1946 Albert Kauffman, an engineer for Scintilla AG, (A company owned by
Bosch) was intrigued by the ability of his wife's sewing machine to make
intricate stitches. Soon the engineer realized he could replace the needle
in the sewing machine with a saw blade. His idea evolved in the first
"portable" electric jig saw.
And the first was a barrel grip.
The information was taken from the 2005 Workbench Buyer's guide, Tools &
Accessories , August home.
Thought you might enjoy that tid bit.
Actually, there is an interesting show on the History Channel that
goes into great depth, with pictures, on the inventions of the
circular saw blade (a shaker woman), the jigsaw (a German), the
electric drill (a German), the edge sanding belt sander (Porter Cable)
and other modern woodworking tools.
I believe it is called History of Workshop Tools, and it runs every
couple of months, or so it seems.
I have the same saw and have had no problems at all. The action is very
smooth and the motor is strong. So far so good. Got it at a WWing
show, I won't say the price so you won't feel bad. ;-)
Michael Billings wrote:
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