I Saw Everything!

Believe it or not, I’m not referring to witnessing a crime, or even last night’s viewing on that wall mounted TV I have an obsession with referring back to!

No, I’m talking saws, the things that cut wood. And more specifically my handy dandy brand new mitre saw. It’s been one of those years, where I’ve been nagged (more than occasionally) about sorting out some skirting board in the house near the front door that really has seen better days. Last weekend it occurred to me that I’d been missing a trick, though. What better time to buy a new power tool that when the wife really wants something fixing?

As you can imagine, that spurred me into life, even though I’d missed the Black Friday sales by a weekend. While I was doing some research on the Bosch mitre saw range, I discovered that Amazon have sales rolling on right up to the big day, so there were still some pretty good deals to be had. For example, their Bosch GCM 8 SJL review on mitresawzone.com suggested suggested that it was a premium model, with a price to match. As luck had it though, Amazon had it on sale with almost a quarter off.

You see, one of the things I find almost as exciting as buying new power tools and bringing them home is doing the research on them. The internet is full of weird and wonderful websites, it’s not just about Twitter and Facebook. In fact, I’ve managed to avoid Twitter altogether, and Facebook isn’t something I often use, apart from clicking the odd ‘Like’ button on a DIY website from time to time.

Buying tools isn’t something I like to do blind, and while I’ve got a pretty good grasp on what I’m looking for, it’s always good to get a second opinion on what each make and model are good for. Bosch provide good information on their own website, but I can’t help but feel that you’re reading what they want you to read – they’re hardly going to draw attention to where their own products fall short, are they?

Since I took delivery on Tuesday of my new mitre saw, courtesy of a polite but slightly annoyed looking courier, I’ve been doing even more research. It’s amazing what I’ve been cutting up – just to try out all the clever features to get that perfect angle so everything fits flush. Of course, I’m getting closer to seeing ‘that look’ again. I can’t imagine it will be long before the conversation turns to the fact that I’ve paid hundreds of pounds for a saw and the skirting board still isn’t sorted. But, you know, I’m practising so I really know what I’m doing, and as I said before – I saw everything!

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