I need to replace my current saw ( Makita 1013). I was going to just
buy a new 1013 as it has proven to be a great saw, however, after a
bit of research the Bosch 4410 appears to be a contender. Some of the
4410's features look like they would be useful.
Fine Woodworking's Tool Guide gave both good reviews with the Bosch a
bit ahead. Then I read some reviews on Amazon and a few pros stated
the Bosch has cut accuracy problems.
So, has anyone had experience with the 4410? Googling this group
didn't mention this type of problem.
Word of advice--read the reviews of other SCMS--one guy who hates the
Bosch tells you that the DW708 is far superior, but read the reviews
on that and you find that some reviewers think it was utter crap from
the git-go. You'll see complaints about the accuracy of the Makita
1013 that are similar to those levelled against the Bosch. Fact is
that everybody makes the occasional lemon and they are all likely to
require tuning out of the box.
IMO if the cut you are making has to be highly precise, you need to
check and possibily fine-tune the setup on _any_ saw, no matter what
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 02:54:40 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Did you notice one of the most negative reviews stated that the saw
arrived in a very broken box? Others were upset that they had to
adjust stops? What "pro" wouldn't expect to have to calibrate a
precision tool that's been shipped all over creation, probably on end,
upside down, probably with stuff piled on top of it? A box of the
size and weight of an SCMS takes a real beating from shippers, as they
drop it, slide it, roll it end over end to flip it onto the dolly...
I don't have the 4410, but a coworker does, and I've used his on a
limited basis. I've also checked it out at Coastal, on the Big Blue
demo truck, and cut wood there with it. My take on the 4410 agrees
with the vast majority of the Amazon reviews that really like it, and
it would be on my short list. The Bosch easily blows away my older
Porter Cable 10" SCMS.
I try my best to get stuff like this locally, as Coastal, Tools Plus,
etc.. usually get stuff by the pallet load, saving some handling
damage. I can inspect the specific box before accepting it. In my
experience, most shipping damage seems to be inflicted on the leg from
retailer to me.
Can you get it locally?
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