Miter Saw / November 30, 2018 / Tina Abrahamsson
Exclusive to Bosch this feature provides maximum working space without the use of a bulky table. Lastly Bosch has stuffed this mighty miter with a gorgeous 15amp motor with 3 max horsepower and a resounding 3800 rpm. In the end this lion-hearted space-craft of a miter saw has a surplus of authority a surplus of power and truly superior innovation and certainly the good-looks to complete the package with a perfect glistening cherry on top. The saw is for lack of a better term flabbergasting and performs with something like ethereal precision and perfect simplicity. Woodworking and carpentry is an art. Just like other arts the woodworker and carpenter need to have precision. For instance a miter joint should be perfectly done. Otherwise pieces of molding would not fit in at a right angle. In the old days miters are made using a manual miter saw. Cutting an accurately-made miter out of wood may take some time though.
Before mounting the fence or fences to the miter saw table top draw a pencil or chalk line where the front of the fence is to be positioned. Take a long straightedge lay it flat on the miter saws metal table and push one edge of it long the miter saws metal fence. Keeping it in this position draw a pencil line along the table top out as far as possible. Repeat on the opposite side of the saw if you have tables on both sides of the saw. Extend this pencil line as far as possible. Place the fence along the pencil line with the end of the wooden fence almost touching the end of miter saws metal fence. (Leave a 1/16" gap between the wooden fence and the metal fence.) Drill appropriately sized holes for the lag screws through the table top and into the 2x4 joist underneath the table top (one for each slot).
Slide the guard up slightly. This will reveal the screw that holds the guard to the miter saw. Loosen that screw so that you can slide the blade guard further backward. Slide it back as far as it will go positioning it about 170-degrees behind its usual position. This gives you access to the saws locking pin and blade bolt. Depress the saws locking pin (in the very center of the blade) and spin the saw blade until it locks. If your saw does not have a locking pin wedge your scrap wood (ideally a piece of 2x4) in front of the blade to prevent it from moving. Next using an Allen wrench (or an open-ended wrench) remove the blade bolt. Though many saws have a reverse threaded blade bolt the thread pattern is not universal to all miter saws. Accordingly you should look for an indicator on the tool of which way to loosen the bolt or review your tools manual before going to town on it. Remove the flange and finally remove the blade.