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Offline Shadytree

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Bosch copied the Glide
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:54 PM »
I thought you all might enjoy a bit of history. While looking at radial arm saws I came across a reference to a little known saw produced by a company called Irvinton. A quick check with google images and it is basically a Bosch Glide Miter Saw only 50 years older and cast iron. Fascinating eh?

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Offline vkumar

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Re: Bosch copied the Glide
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 06:38 PM »
Cool. Nice find.
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Bosch copied the Glide
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 01:11 AM »
this is cool, though this was the classic solution before inexpensive linear bearings .

Offline aloysius

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Re: Bosch copied the Glide
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 02:42 AM »
Then there's the Spida saw from New Zealand, which is equally as old.
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Bosch copied the Glide
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 02:45 PM »
It wasn't the only cross cut saw with that design. Oliver made something fairly similar.

Danckaert made a different style as well, almost like a sliding miter saw.