On Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:28:58 AM UTC-5, Brewster wrote:
I'm not sure that your situation applies to mine. The Bosch CM10GD saw is
belt driven. There is no direct geared connection between the motor and the
I guess it's possible that the gear at the motor could shift, pull the belt,
which would pull the gear at the blade which could move the blade. That's a
lot of loose parts and I sure hope that isn't the case.
My Dewalt non-slider has the gear you mention - i.e. the motor is
directly connect to the blade (more or less)
if it has been around that long than they should have gotten all the
issues out by now
first year models of anything can be a risk to buy
maybe they introduced some design change or maybe a new supplier
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:05:08 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
Have you considered the possibility that the particular saw I received is simply defective?
I haven't read a single review that mentioned the specific issue that I am experiencing.
I'll report back once I set up the replacement saw, hopefully this weekend.
anything is possible but that is always the case
my curiosity is toward manufacturing defects
with the advent of cad and cam it is more interesting as the processes
have much better visibility
possible that the unit had rough handling after assembly
maybe during packing
although knew a guy that worked at a bosch plant
he avoided buying bosch products after that experience
so stuff happens but perceptions are carefully managed and prices
are priced accordingly
Not every piece of manufactured goods comes out of the box correct. I had
a 10" single bevel MS that did that, and man you should have seen how it ac
ted up on bevels. Regardless, if the saw will only hold to 1/32", you are
doing the right thing to send it back.
I sent my back, too. I cut 5 1/2" wide pieces of cab ply to true it after
that was discovered, and I did everything I could think of. Reoriented the
blade, put the keeper nut on in a different rotation when tightening, etc.
Finally I wired the blade guard back and held a pencil next to the teeth an
d rotated it slowly with the blade tightened on the shaft. Where the blade
touched the tip of a tooth (actually it was two), I marked it. Loosened t
he blade, rotated it 90 degrees, and the marks when right along with the ne
w orientation. Local DeWalt repair shop told me that he didn't know if the
inside collet was pressed onto the shaft, or if the shaft was actually par
t of the motor.
In any event, after I showed him what I had done he pronounced it "unfixabl
e" and gave me a new one.
The point being, probably doesn't matter at this point what the culprit mig
ht be, just move on.
Interesting that CPO now sells a reconditioned unit for $599 while
amazon is 549 for a new one.
Same with the 12".. I looked at them 2 years ago, and the cpo units were
100 to 150 less than new... so it's very interesting that the prices
On Friday, February 3, 2017 at 3:10:01 PM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:
UPS can be a pain!
I set it up with Amazon so that UPS would pick up the defective saw. Turns out
UPS only picks up on weekdays during normal business hours and that someone
must be there to hand over the package. They'll *leave* a $600 saw based
on a note on the front door, but they won't take one away.
Since there is never going to be anyone home on weekdays during normal
business hours, I decided to bring the 78 lb package to a nearby UPS Store.
I called them first and told that the only tracking number I had was the
"pick-up" tracking number, having been told by Amazon that the driver would
create the shipping label when he picked up the box.
The nice lady at the UPS store said they could not create a shipping label
from the pick-up tracking number, only one of the 2 "Customer Centers" in
my area could. Guess when the Customer Centers are open. Yep, weekdays,
during normal business hours. (Actually, one of them is open until 8PM, but
still, no Saturday hours.)
So I called Amazon, explained the situation and they emailed me a return
shipping label and cancelled the pick-up request. This is one of the
reasons I bought a mini-van even though the kids moved out years ago. I
tossed (more or less) the huge box in the back of the van, took it over
to the UPS store and sent it on it's way.
"John Grossbohlin" wrote in message
On Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 10:08:20 AM UTC-6, Leon wrote:
I have a Porter Cable fiber cement shear... Cutting siding with no dust is
wonderful! The fiber cement trim still requires a diamond blade though as
it is too thick for the shear. I don't think P-C offers that tool any more
but there are certainly others on the market.
On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:44:26 AM UTC-6, John Grossbohlin wrote:
Isn't it the truth? I still see guys out there with cheap miter saws, jig
saws, circular saws and even small grinders standing in clouds of dust whi
le cutting, breathing in all the silica, and coating everything within a 10
0 feet with that abrasive dust.
I am actually no innovator on using the shear, although I was the first one
I know to have one. It was desperation. I sided LARGE house on three sid
es with Hardie and used a saw for all the cuts. I had to power wash patios
, pay for car washes, replant delicate plants, etc. Immediately behind the
cutting area there was a fence, and behind the fence was the neighbor's re
ally nice little garden. Well tended and very pretty, I killed the whole t
hing with the silica dust.
I paid their gardener about a 600 bucks to dig up the top layer of soil, ad
d new, then replace all her plants (garden was about 50'X8')to her specs.
By the time I counted up all the extra expense from the dust to clean every
thing up and included the fact that no one else in that neighborhood wanted
that done to their house (too messy!) I went found the shear and have stay
ed with it ever since. It is useful enough that I have rented it to a coupl
e of fellow contractors to use for a couple of days at a time, and they alw
ays come back telling me they are going to buy their own. So far, no sign o
f that, though.
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