Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw

August 1, 2013 - Comment

The 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw features the smooth cutting motion, accurate performance, and space-saving design of Bosch’s patented Axial-Glide System. Pre-aligned Squarelock fences help the saw maintain precision throughout its life, and a soft-grip ambidextrous handle and combination dust chute and vacuum adaptor provide user comfort. The saw also offers a large cutting capacity,

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The 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw features the smooth cutting motion, accurate performance, and space-saving design of Bosch’s patented Axial-Glide System. Pre-aligned Squarelock fences help the saw maintain precision throughout its life, and a soft-grip ambidextrous handle and combination dust chute and vacuum adaptor provide user comfort. The saw also offers a large cutting capacity, easy-to-read bevel and miter scales with detents at common angles, and easy-access up-front controls.

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Miter Saw
At a Glance:15 amp motor delivers 3,800 rpm no-load speed to handle a variety of materials

Compact Axial-Glide System provides smooth, accurate cuts

Squarelock quick-release fences allow for easy, precise alignment

Easy adjustments with upfront bevel and miter controls and detents at common angles

Backed by a one-year limited warrantycallout box bottomBosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Easily adjustment the upfront bevel, miter controls, and detents for common
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Bosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Ensure smooth cuts with a patented Axial-Glide System giving you complete control over the saw’s cutting action. View larger.Compact Axial-Glide System Creates Smooth, Controlled Cuts
Bosch’s patented Axial-Glide System is designed to create smooth cuts and ensure you have complete control over the saw’s cutting action. Axial-Glide doesn’t use a traditional rail setup, so this saw takes up to 12 inches less workspace than many competitors.

Blade Compatibility and Powerful Motor for Versatile Performance
In addition, this Bosch miter saw’s 15 amp motor delivers no-load speeds of 3,800 rpm for quick, accurate cuts in many materials. For further convenience and versatility, the saw is compatible with a variety of 12-inch blades, and it has a clear lower guard to provide unobstructed cut-line visibility.

Flexible Setup with Large Capacity
With a 14-inch horizontal capacity, a 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity for material against the fence or base, and a 6-1/2-inch crown capacity against the fence at 45 degrees, this miter saw is useful for a variety of cuts.

Additionally, the saw features two sliding integrated base extensions that provide adjustable support for materials measuring up to 40 inches long.

Quick-Release Squarelock Fences Provide Accurate, Easy Alignment
High-precision, trademarked Squarelock fences come aligned at 90-degree angles to the saw’s table and require no adjustments. These quick-release fences utilize a one-touch lock/unlock feature that allows you to easily slide each fence into position for accurate material alignment.

Adjustable Miter Detents and Easy-Access Detent Override
An etched stainless steel miter scale with large, easy-to-read markings lets you accurately set cuts measuring up to 52 degrees to the left and up to 60 degrees to the right. Common angles are easy to set with miter detents at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees on the right and left, and 60 degrees on the right.

A push-button miter detent override helps ensure fine miter angle adjustment for precise cuts. This thumb-actuated control is located at the front of the saw for easy access.

Up-Front Bevel Controls, Marked Detents, and Roof Pitch Angles
The saw’s all-metal bevel lock lever and range selector are located up front to make bevel adjustments easy.

The bevel capacity allows you to cut at angles ranging from 0 to 47 degrees to the left and the right, while marked detents and roof pitch angles make the most common angles easy to set. The saw features bevel detents at 0, 33.9, and 45 degrees for both left- and right-facing cuts, and it includes a high visibility dual-bevel scale.

Ergonomic Grip and Dust Capture for User Comfort
Weighing only 65 pounds, this compact miter saw is easy to maneuver. It features a large, ergonomic handle with a soft grip for user comfort, and it offers an ambidextrous trigger setup for both right- and left-handed users.

To further ensure user comfort, this Bosch saw’s combination dust chute and vacuum adaptor provides dust capture for a cleaner work environment and improved visibility.

Like all Bosch power tools, the 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What’s in the Box
Miter saw, 12-inch 60T blade, tool-free material clamp, blade wrench, 90-degree combination dust chute elbow and vacuum adaptor, and dust bag.

Bosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Quick release fenses provide accuracy and safety while making cuts. Bosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Push button miter detent lets you preset your cutting options.

Product Features

  • Patented axial-glide system for durable precision and compact workspace
  • Expanded cutting capacity: 14-Inch horizontal capacity, 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity, 6-1/2-inch crown capacity (45-degree spring)
  • Large easy-to-read uniform bevel and stainless steel miter scales with marked detents and roof pitch angles
  • High-precision Squarelock fence aligns fence 90 degrees to table and requires no adjustment; one-touch lock/unlock to slide fence for added support
  • Large form-fitting ambidextrous ergonomic trigger handle provides comfort for all-day use

Comments

jet-thro says:

a bit disappointed in cutting height capacity Just picked this saw up from Tool King. they shipped it right away and I got the tool days before the earliest expected delivery date…took just 4 working days. Very heavy saw if you plan to cart it to and use it on job sites which I do. Man the gliding action is sweet. none of the typical resistance from the rod saws I’ve owned and I’ve about owned them all. I have the latest Ridgid and Dewalt 12″ crosscut saws now and had their previous evolutions as well as the Milwaulke, Makita and Bosch…

Roger D. Feeley "JollyRoger" says:

Saw table is not flat. Had to return I have a 12″ Dewalt DW703 that has served me well. I put a furniture grade blade on it and when it’s sharp, I don’t have to sand the cuts much at all. I wanted something that would cut wider pieces of material and I also wanted something for dados. I really hate my table saw dado insert. I never made a zero clearance insert for dados and that big hole just scares me. My lovely bride of almost 35 years bought me this saw for my birthday. I am one lucky guy.The saw seems rock…

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