Summary: After evaluating internal components in the motor and glide system, Tom Hintz at NewWoodworker.com resolves that "the way the Axial-Glide System is designed and built all but insures a very long life in even the busiest of shops." Likewise, few owner reviews mention durability issues; however, many find the factory blade to be of poor quality (a common issue among miter saws).
Pros: Gliding action is smooth and vibration-free, Compact design saves shop space, Well built and durable
Cons: No built-in laser, 65-pound weight and no carrying handles limits portability, Shorter one-year warranty
Excerpt: OK, it is finally time to write the Bosch Glide Saw review. I have had this saw for about two months and had plenty of time to play with it. I have been dreading writing this up. Not because I don’t like this saw, but because I love this saw and want to talk about everything on this saw. So I knew it would be a long review and I hate writing. I would rather be building something or playing with some new power tool.
Excerpt: If there ever was a tool that sucked the oxygen out of the room, it's the Bosch Axial Glide Miter Saw . It's crazy, but everyone is talking about it. Even our non-tool friends are asking, 'hey have you seen that saw with the Bionicle arms?" Until recently, we had actually only seen it on paper.