The Bosch GCM12SD is a 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw that features a smooth cutting motion, accurate performance and a space-saving design of the Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide System. Pre-aligned Squarelock fences help the saw maintain precision throughout its life; a soft-grip ambidextrous handle along with a combination dust chute and vacuum adaptor add to 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 upfront controls.
Compact Axial-Glide System
The Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide System is designed to create smooth cuts and ensures that the user has complete control over the saw’s cutting action. The glide system offers wider cross-cuts, enhanced alignment and smooth glide for the life of the tool. Axial-Glide doesn’t use a traditional rail setup, so this saw takes up to 12 inches less workspace.
The 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. 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 nested crown capacity against the fence at 45 degrees, this miter saw is useful for a variety of cuts. In addition, the saw features two sliding integrated base extensions that provide adjustable support for materials measuring up to 40 inches long.
Quick-Release Squarelock Fences
Squarelock quick-release fences offer easy, precise alignment. These high-precision fences come aligned at 90-degree angle to the saw’s table and require no adjustments. And these quick-release fences utilize a one-touch lock/unlock feature that allows the user to easily slide each fence into position for accurate material alignment.
Up-Front Bevel Controls and Marked Detents
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.