Bosch Sliding Miter Saw That Isn't a Slider

Bosch Sliding Miter SawI love the capacity I get from a sliding miter saw. Where most miter saws cross-cut to 6″ – 8″, a sliding saw can crosscut out to 12-1/2″ or so. Very useful in the shop. What I don’t like about sliding saws is their mongo footprint. It would be best if you had a lot of real estate behind the tool to allow the saw’s tube room to travel. Bosch’s new Dual Bevel Glide Miter, $550, doesn’t have any tubes. It operates on a trunnion/knuckle system that folds open and closed as the saw travels from front to back. There’s no need for a room behind the saw. Very nice. I operated this saw briefly at IWF 2010 and was amazed at how smooth the travel was.

With its 12″ blade, the saw will cross-cut up to 14″, and it has a vertical capacity of up to 6-1/2″ for crown molding. It’s beveled 48 degrees left and right, and miter 52 degrees left and 60 degrees right.

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This is a cool, space-saving tool. Watch for an upcoming video product review of this new saw.

Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw


(877) 267-2499

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2 Responses to “Bosch Sliding Miter Saw That Isn't a Slider”

  1. David Henderson

    The Bosch saw is very nice, but as usual, its price puts it beyond the reach of most hobbyists.

  2. David Miller

    Definitely gets the clever award. However, it would be rather limited as a table saw without more table. But for a quick rip it might be worth it’s weight.