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The One To Buy!
Each year, at Christmas time, my wife and I always buy our own main gift. Because, let's face it, you know what you want. And this year, I got exactly what...Read complete review
Each year, at Christmas time, my wife and I always buy our own main gift. Because, let's face it, you know what you want. And this year, I got exactly what I wanted. The Bosch - GCM12SD. Thanks, honey! The Bosch - GCM12SD, is the logical conclusion to sliding miter saws. Which is interesting, in that it doesn't slide, Instead it utilizes an axial glide system. These are two articulating arms that allow the GCM12SD to cut up to fourteen inches horizontally, and six inches vertically. And this, as firmly and accurately as any miter saw that slides on rails. Not to mention that it fits in the same area as my old twelve inch non-sliding miter saw. Try that with any slider on the market. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this tool. While I was leaning towards the Bosch from the beginning, it was the axial glide sytem that cinched the decision. That, and the fact that I had used Bosch tools professionally, and had never been disappointed. The dual bevel is really nice, and with the up front controls, are much better than constantly reaching behind the saw to change the miter. The one hand operation, and the detents for changing the angle, make the GCM12SD a breeze to use. The hundred plus degrees of miter cuts available, are simply icing on the cake. I particularly apreciate the ability to cut with either left, or right hand, provided by the two seperate safety switches that are built into the handle. The built in stock supports are great for holding a project piece, and ensure a clean, precise cut. The GCM12SD was everything I anticipated, and more. Don't wait for Christmas. Go out and get one now.
Most Liked Negative Review
Potentially great saw, unfortunate experience
I love the saw, but to give it a higher rating would be ignoring the troubles I've had so far. It has the potential to be the nicest slide mitre on the market....Read complete review
I love the saw, but to give it a higher rating would be ignoring the troubles I've had so far. It has the potential to be the nicest slide mitre on the market. The general build quality and standard features like the extension wings make this saw stand out. If I could change one thing, it would be to include a soft start. Sadly, my first saw developed a bearing related problem after about four weeks of moderate use. It was returned to the vendor only to wind up with a saw that had uneven table heights....specifically, the centre turntable sat too high. It was taken to an authorized service centre for inspection and determined to be not repairable, so it also went back to the store. The most recent saw arrived with a broken vacuum/dust bag attachment. I actually haven't even tried the latest saw (three weeks old)...I'm afraid something else is going to go wrong. Bosch has been wonderful to deal with and obviously I see the potential of the saw or I would have given up by now, but it's really unfortunate that a brand that I've had such good luck with in the past may be faltering. Even though these products are now made in China, the quality doesn't need to suffer. I'm still going to recommend the saw on the belief I just had a nasty bit of bad luck. My last slide mitre saw lasted over twenty years and this one has the potential to do the same....fingers crossed!
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My new favorite tool
from Chicago, IL, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 12" Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw:
I bought this about a month ago to tackle a wainscot project at home which had 8"+ wide baseboards. I quickly recognized/appreciated the thoughtfulness of the design and quality of construction. Miter and bevel adjustments are precise and intuitive. The dual axis mechanical arm movement is very smooth - great design and execution. When connected to my vacuum, the dust removal was pretty effective. Cuts were clean and precise. Overall, very impressed with this product!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I like it very much
from Toronto, ON, Canada
I bought it three weeks ago and I finally used it two days ago I love it very and bring much wouldn't change it for anything it's a beautiful saw and I love Bosch Tools
from Los Angeles, CA, United States
Exact settings right out of the box. Smooth operation, compact for what it can do, and solid built. Could not have asked for more. Not exactly portable but a great machine once it is set up.
Very cool saw
By Cadman 01
from Corpus Christi Texas
bought this about 2 months ago, and all is well, haven't had a chance to use it too much, but was disapointed that the usa model didn't come with a laser sight....so I purchased one. Thats all that I can say was wrong with it in my opinion so far.
First Class Professional Grade Tool
By Tony in Montana
from Molt, Montana
I have found this tool to be powerful, smooth, accurate and sturdy!! It is another great Bosch tool that has not dissappointed me the least little bit.
Great saw. Accuracy ...
By BD from Oregon
from Vida, Oregon
Great saw. Accuracy counts!! Dust collection a little awkward but the saws accuracy and flexibility make it , for me a big winner.
from Elysburg, PA, United States
I have many Bosch tools. I had 3 other saws prior to this. Best saw I ever used. Using a Freud 100 tooth blade for straight and miter cuts. I use a thick kerf blade for bevel cuts. Amazing results! The saw tracks without a hitch. Dust collection is great. This was money well spent.
from BC, Canada
Got my saw and the dust housing was broken. Phoned and a replacement was here quick. The saw is very good. I used the old slide kind before and this one is even nicer to use.
from Alberta, Canada
I bought this saw almost a year ago and have been extremely satisfied with the performance for stair rail as well as trim work.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Brookings, Oregon
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