The Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw is an electronic table saw that has a steady cutting motion that results in cuts precise cuts. The Axial-Glide System that the saw utilizes is designed to save space. The Squarelock fences of the saw keep the precision of the saw in tact throughout the life of the saw. The handle can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people, and it has a soft grip for comfort. The saw can cut through almost anything. It has a bevel that is easy to read, and the miter scales have detents at well-known angles. The controls are up front for easy access. One of the stand-out features of the saw is the compact Axial-Glide system. This system creates smooth cuts and enables you to have the most control over the saw’s cutting acting. The saw only takes up 12 inches of space, making it one of the most compact saws on the market. The small size and compactness of this saw along with the great control the blade has definitely make this one of the better saws out there.
The Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw also has power and versatility. The 15-amp motor of the miter saw reaches speeds of 3,800 rpm. This enables for quick and accurate cuts in many different types of materials. A variety of 12-inch blades are compatible with the machine. To give a clearer cut-line visibility, the guard is made lower. Horizontally, the saw has a 14-inch capacity. The vertical capacity is 6-1/2 inches when against the fence at 45 degrees. You can use this saw for various different types of cuts. The sliding base extensions included in the saw can support materials up to 40 inches long. The saw also has a quick-release squarelock fence that provides easy alignment. The squarelock fence is aligned at 90-degree angles to the saw’s table so that it requires no further adjustments. This way, you can easily slide each fence into the appropriate position for the material alignment.
Another good feature about this saw is the miter detents and the easy-access detent override. You can set cuts up to 52 degrees left and 60 degrees right with the stainless steel miter scale that has large, easily readable markings. To ensure a fine miter angle, miter detent is activated by the simple push of a button. For easy access, it is located at the front of the saw, and is activated by using your thumb. Also in the front of the saw are the all-metal bevel lock lever and the range selector. This makes bevel adjustments super easy. With the bevel, you can cut angles that range from 0 to 47 degrees to both the left and right. These angles are easy to set with the marked detents and roof pitch angles. It features bevel detents at 0, 33.9, and 45 degrees for cuts facing both sides. In addition to all of this, the saw weighs only 65 pounds. The light weight of the saw gives is easy maneuverability. The large handle with a soft grip makes the saw easy to use, and the ambidextrous capabilities along with the size give this saw an advantage in its versatility for use.
The main features that make the Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw a great saw are its maneuverability, its versatile nature, its lightweight and small size, along with the design of the saw, which make the controls easy to access. This saw is the saw of ultimate convenience. Not only is it easy for left handed people to use, it is easy to transport, and takes up a little bit of space. With this saw, you can get some of the smoothest and cleanest cuts you have ever gotten with an electronic saw. You can guide and maneuver cuts of wood into almost any angle or shape you wish. It is also much easier to adjust the blade and the position of the blade, along with the settings of the saw. With the controls up front, you won’t have any trouble accessing them, something that is very convenient to have while you are working on a project. This saw is one of the most swift and smoothly maneuverable saws out there. You will not have much trouble with the majority of cuts with this saw. If you are one for compactness and convenience, then this is the saw for you.
However, there is no saw that is without its flaws, and this definitely has a few. For one, the Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw lacks a laser and a quick release clamp. Given the many different features the saw has already, these are big missing components. In addition, the saw advertises a baseboard against the fence height of 6 inches or more. However, this height is only accomplished with the baseboard on the left side of the blade. The highest a piece of wood can be in the saw without being on the left side of the baseboard is 4.5 inches. The glide of the saw can also be a little loose at times. The motor does not start soft all the time, there is a bit of a burst of energy that happens with this saw. The saw might be a little awkward to carry because of the weight distribution.
Generally, Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw is a top quality saw. It gives very few problems and can be used for virtually any cut of wood expect for a few. It is suitable for making kitchen cabinets, frames, furniture, or any other wood working project in general. It is an all around easy to use saw, so even the least experienced wood worker should not have any problem using it whatsoever. Moreover, if you are left handed, you do not have to worry about feeling awkward about using the saw. If you want a lightweight, compact, affordable and easy to use saw, then this is the one for you. The customer feedback for the saw has been generally positive with few negative reviews. It is truly a fine table saw that any wood worker would want to own.