Average Customer Reviews
In the Box:
Need more help?
Like this category?
(based on 80 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
1 year and almost like new
I've owned this saw for almost a year now. As other reviewers mentioned this saw is true right out of the box and stays true even with constant transportation in a trailer. The overall...Read complete review
I've owned this saw for almost a year now. As other reviewers mentioned this saw is true right out of the box and stays true even with constant transportation in a trailer. The overall quality of this saw is top notch. The axial glide arm is what truly sets this apart from any other saw on the market. As shipped the glide action is set to very smooth movement but can be adjusted for a stiffer glide action. I personally have left it at the factory setting. After one year the arm glides as smoothly as it did on the first day. Most of my use of this saw has been for cutting framing material. The integrated rafter pitch angles is a welcome feature and has sped up my productivity in custom roof construction by atleast 10%. If I were to able to improve the angle markings and rafter pitch markings I would make the lines thinner since the width of the lines on the guide can represent about a half a percent of a degree if you are not paying close attention when setting. The upfront controls are fantastic and one of the major reason I purchased this saw over the others. The locking mechanisms still work as good as they did the first day. The override indent lever works well but can be easily tripped back to the locking position when working with the saw with gloves on in winter conditions. The fence extension wings are a little difficult to slide without frequent cleaning of the saw because the tracks fill with sawdust. This could be easily fixed if the tracks were enclosed on the top but would require the removal lever to be redesigned. The locking levers for both the extension wings and the fence extensions lock tightly every time and can be adjusted to be tighter or looser. The actual location of the locking levers in both the fence and the extension wings are in an awkward location making them difficult to use. To use the fence lock when the fence is extended you either must approach the lever between the fence and the base or from over the fence. When the fence is locked tightly this usually results in rapped knuckles because of it's location and the size of the lever. The base extension wing locking levers on the other hand are more accessible but there is not much room to maneuver the levers when the wings are not extended. If I could make changes to it's design I would try to find a better location for these two elements and perhaps making them bigger. The 12 inch blade and powerful motor are great aspects of this saw and I have yet to run into a problem with lack of power. It does have a downside though. Setting big bevel angles is difficult because of all of this weight. This could be solved if the saw had a spring assisted movement in the bevel plane or a gear driven mechanism. The only feature of this saw that does not have a pro component to it in my opinion is the depth stop. The depth stop is easy to use and adjust but seems like an afterthought feature of the saw. It is not very robust and making less than through cross cuts at a constent and accurate depth is near impossible. I do not think that this is because of the depth stop itself but rather because of a slight amount of movement in the entire arm / motor assembly where it connects to the base of the saw. As for a laser I thought this should be standard equipment when I bought the saw but after using the saw for a year I have since changed my mind. This saw is obviously designed for the professional and I have yet to see a professional that does not align their cuts manually first before comitting to the cut regardless if there is a laser guide or not. For the price of the saw I would have like to have seen the upgraded clamp included. The clamp that comes with the saw has been put in a draw after the first time I used it because it is simply to time consuming to work with. Overall I would recommend this saw to anyone. It's expensive but worth every bit of it's price.
Most Liked Negative Review
The saw will not cut square on both sides of the fence. The blade is .025 out of parallel to the glide path. Cannot be corrected as far as I can tell. I...Read complete review
The saw will not cut square on both sides of the fence. The blade is .025 out of parallel to the glide path. Cannot be corrected as far as I can tell. I have followed the instructions in the users guide to no avail. You can square the glide path to the fence or you can square the blade to the fence but not both. I will need to contact customer service to see if I am missing something. I will update my review if this problem gets resolved
Subscribe to Reviews
Reviewed by 80 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
Love that it fits up against the wall.
from Moore, OK
Comments about Bosch Tools 12" Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw:
This could be the very best saw money can buy. Up front controls, easy to adjust, built in extension wings and very accurate. The axial glide is tremendous. However, the lack of a built in laser or LED blade shadow light, the only real drawback with this saw, makes spending the extra money hard to justify. And the extra cost "blade laser washer" is a waste of money, indoors or out as it is only good on the left side of the blade and very dim.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
Comment on this review
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
1500 watt motor, Laser no good found in a luckybag I think
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Richmond, IN, United States
I bought this for my husband so I was really sure if he would like it or not but he absolutely loves it! He said it works great and I couldn't have gotten a better one for the price I paid.
from San Diego, CA, United States
Been using it a bunch and it's an excellent saw. No adjustment required out of the box, so that's a big plus. Changing angles is super easy and keeps it's setting once engaged. Only possible downside is the weight, but I also have the gravity rise table.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is a MACHINE!
from Grimsby, ON, Canada
I do home renovations as a hobby, my personal stuff and some family stuff. I had a basic mitre saw and was looking for a premium model.....when I saw this baby I needed to justify spending the money. I bought an apartment building and finally could justify the cost for this miter saw........I think I bought the building just so I could buy the saw! This is one of the best tools I have ever purchased! Tight lines and smooth operation. Thank you Bosch!
Compound Mitre Saw
from Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
I am very happy with my Bosch Mitre saw. It was purchased for me four years ago and has proven to be accurate, easy to use and durable. I have it on the gravity lift table. It is an indispensable tool for doing quality woodwork.
By far best on the market
from Midland, MI, United States
I have had this saw for 2 years now. I have come to rely on this thing more than any other tool in my shop. I recently used another brand in the field and it fell short, way short. I actually got in my truck, drove back to my shop picked it up and headed back to the site. Well worth the extra trip
it's a good saw love it even tough it's heavy, a miter saw stand is a must for this monster, the only thing i don't like with this saw is the dust extraction ,the deflector is to small i have to put a tape so it can deflect more dust to the vacuum port , i hope bosch work on that... need's bigger deflector
Poor dust collection
from Seattle, WA, United States
The dust collection is useless on this saw. It doesn't matter if the dust port is connected to a good Fein vac or large stationary shop dust collector, most of the dust ends up all over the saw and the floor. You may as well not even try to collect it because you'll need to vacuum after every cut if you want to keep a clean healthy shop
Shop show boat
from Wisconsin, United States
I have built one whole wall in my shop around this tool...enter my shop and you will see this tool and my shop built around it. This is a tool of tools!
Fill out the form below to request Better Price for this product.
Sign up for the latest information on new products, special offers, and savings opportunities at Abt and receive $25 off your next order of $250 or more.