Is this a "feature" (read: bad design) of my Bosch CM10GD miter saw or do a
ll sliding saws have the following issue? This is just a curiosity question
something that would make me return the saw.
I was testing the saw and tried to make a 45° cut in a board that meas
exactly 1 1/8" thick by 7 1/8" wide. I positioned the board so that the cut
would begin about 5/8" from the end of the board. This was just a random
positioning, but in real life I might even use less so as to end up with
Obviously, with a board of that width I had to use the sliding feature
of the saw. The cut was going fine until the bottom opening of the blade
guard got caught on the corner of the waste piece and stopped the saw from
sliding in any farther. Had I anticipated that problem, I would have used
the hold down clamp and had a free hand to lift the guard slightly so that
it wouldn't have gotten caught.
Is this common to all sliding miters or are there blade guard designs that
avoid catching the waste end of the board?