Bosch GCM1SD Review
The Bosch GCM1SD 120-Volt is a 12 inch Bevel miter saw that features an accurate performance, a smooth cut motion as well as a space economical design of the Bosch’s Axial Gliding system. It also has pre aligned square-lock fences which ensure the saw maintains a good condition throughout its entire life.
Also, the soft grip handle with the combination of the vacuum adaptor and the dust chute offer a very comfortable user experience. The saw, additionally offers an easy to read bevel, miter scales with dents at particular angles, easy access to the up-front controls and a bigger cutting capacity.
What’s In The Box?
The miter Saw comes along with a 12 inch 60 T blade, a blade wrench, a 90 degree dust chute elbow, a vacuum adaptor, a dust bag and a tool free material clamp.
Great Features of the Bosch GCM12SD
You can always expect accurate cuts from this sliding miter saw. It is always amazing with its cross-cut ability. It can even cross-cut a 13 inch glue up at an angle of 90 degrees and give really impressive results. This is one saw you should keep as long as it performs this well.
Axial Glide System
This is what is responsible for the smooth cuts. The Bosch’s patented Axial System was designed to provide smooth cuts while ensuring that you have total control over its cutting action. The Axial-Glide does not incorporate the traditional rail setup and thus, the saw takes up to 12 inches less work space as compared to most of the saw’s competitors.
Felixable Setup with Huge Capacity
Having a 14 inch horizontal capacity, a 6 and a half inch vertical capacity for the material against the base or the fence and a 6 and a half inch crown capacity against the fence at a 45 degree angle, this miter saw is very useful for a variety of cuts. In addition, the saw has 2 sliding attached base extensions which provide an adjustable support for items that measure up to 45 inches long.
A Powerful Motor and Blade
This miter saw has a 15 amp motor which delivers no load speeds of up to 3,800 rpm for accurate and quick cuts in many items. For, more versatility and convenience, the miter saw is compatible with various 12-inch blades and has a lower clear guard that provides unobstructed cut-line visibility.
Adjustable Miter Detents
The saw has a stainless steel miter scale with big easy to read markings that help you to set cuts that measure up to 60 degrees to the left and up to 50 degrees to the right, all made accurately. However, the common angles are easy to set with detents at 0, 15, 31.6, and 45 degrees to the right and left as well as 60 degrees to the right.
The miter also has a button detent override that helps ensure a fine miter angle adjustment for a precise cut. This thumb-made control is found at the front of the miter saw for easy reach.
Quick release square lock fences
These provide an easy but accurate alignment. They are trademarked high precision square lock fences that come aligned at 90 degree angles to the table and they require no adjustment whatsoever. The quick release fences use the one-touch lock and unlock feature that allows one to easily slide each fence into position for an accurate alignment of the materials.
Roof pitch angles and bevel controls
This saw has a bevel lock lever that’s all metal as well as a range selector found at the front to ensure the bevel adjustments easier.
The bevel capacity enables one to cut at angles ranging from 0-47 degrees to the right and left. The marked roof pitch angles and marked detents make the most common angels easy to set. The saw also features bevel detents at 0, 33.9 as well as 45 degrees for both right and left facing cuts. It also includes a high visibility dual bevel scale.
An ergonomic grip plus dust capture
It weighs only 65 pounds which makes the saw easy to manoeuvre. It also has a huge ergonomic handle that has a soft grip for user comfort. It also offers an ambidextrous setup for both left and right handed users. Additionally, the saw has a vacuum adaptor and a dust chute which ensures dust capture and improved visibility.
The Bosch GCM12SD accuracy makes work faster and easier and many have not regretted it’s purchase. It a very good tool compared to others and I would really recommend it to other woodworking people out there.
As every Bosch item, the Bosch GCM12SD saw comes with a warranty too.
Bosch GCM12SD Review Score
4.5 out of 5
Score taken from 124 Amazon reviews.