2011 KMS Tools Woodshow is in Full Swing

Come on by our Coquitlam location today and tomorrow (Oct 14 & 15) 8am to 6pm to see what’s going on.

  • Free KMS safety glasses to the first 100 people each day
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Popcorn, smokies & pop (donation will be taken to help building projects in Costa Rica)
  • Tons of Live Seminars¬† and Demonstrations every hour on the hour
  • Enter to win a General Dream Shop Giveaway
  • Enter to win a King Industrial Band Saw
  • Tons of factory reps on hand
  • Pacific Woodworkers Guild project showcase

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Bosch GCM12SD Axial-Glide Miter Saw

Bosch’s new Axial-Glide miter saw (GCM12SD) is one of the most innovative products available in the tool industry. This is not the first miter saw designed around minimal rear clearance, but it is defiantly the first saw to completely remove the industry standard rail system. Hitachi does make a 12″ miter saw with a reversed rail system so instead of the rails being attached to the head, they are attached to the base which eliminates the need for room at the back of the saw for rail travel. Let’s also not forget Festool, who took a similar approach to Hitachi but then only made it available in a 10″ model. Bosch’s approach in creating a sealed bearing system has removed one of the major problem areas in a miter saw. Rails are prone to abrasive damage from particles as well as going out of alignment from day-to-day impact. The cast aluminum arm on this saw looks like it was fashioned out of a transformer’s arm. Not only does it have bulk on its side, it also has sealed bearings; no more rails to go out of alignment and no more rails that sound like nails on a chalkboard.

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