Bosch GCM12SD 12” Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
Issue: Issue 260
Posted Date: 10/19/2010
Bosch's GCM12SD 12” Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
is the first miter saw to use the patented Axial-Glide™ system, which replaces sliding rails with a hinged or articulating glide arm system. The Axial-Glide folds the articulated arm flush with the back of the saw, saving up to 12” of workspace and enabling the saw to be operated with almost no clearance behind it. Replacing a rail assembly with cast-aluminum arms retains the alignment and calibration in harsh conditions, and the 12 sealed precision ball bearings that take the place of a sliding rail interface provide smooth travel and control at all miter and bevel angles. A glide damper also allows users to increase or decrease the glide action to meet their exact needs. Cutting capacity for the GCM12SD is 14” horizontal, 6-1/2” maximum vertical cutting capacity against the fence (for base) and 6-1/2” cutting capacity when cutting crown molding against the fence. Two sliding material supports are integrated into the base, which has a total extended length of 40”. The saw has a 52˚ left and 60˚ right miter range, with 10 adjustable miter detents and a miter detent override. Bevel angles can be adjusted 0-47˚ left and right, with two 33.9˚ stops built in. The GCM12SD has a 15-amp motor with 3,800rpm and a max 3hp. Suggested pricing is $700.