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Bosch

Model GCM12SD

Internet #202568455

Store SKU #1000054082

Store SO SKU #1000094990

15 Amp 12 in. Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw

$649.00 /each
  • Push-button miter detent override
  • Category best 90% dust collection
  • Large easy to read uniform bevel and stainless steel miter scales

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The 12 in. 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 Square lock 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.

  • Patented axial-glide system durable precision consistent precision over tool life compact workspace saves up to 12 in. of workspace glide action unmatched smoothness of cut
  • Expanded cutting capacity 14 in. horizontal capacity nominal 6-1/2 in. vertical capacity against the fence base 6-1/2 in. crown capacity against the fence 45-degree spring
  • Upfront bevel controls all metal bevel lock lever and range selector located upfront for quick and easy bevel settings without reaching behind the saw
  • Square lock quick release fences high precision square lock fence aligns fence 90 degree to table and requires no adjustment 1-touch lock/unlock to slide fence for added support
  • Integrated expanding base extensions 60% more left-to-right material support than leading competitor 40 in. left to right
  • Ergonomic ambidextrous trigger handle with soft grip large form fitting ergonomic handle provides comfort for all-day use
  • Laser ready Bosch LS010 laser washer guide compatible accessory-only
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Where is this saw manufactured?

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This product is made in China, as most power tools are (even the professional grade). I especially like the Bosch official response. I know that the quality aspect is very important, however Chinese products have consistently not lived up to the standards of other countries such as USA, Germany, or even Japan. For me, I do expect quality in my tools, but the fact that the production work has been removed Read More
This product is made in China, as most power tools are (even the professional grade). I especially like the Bosch official response. I know that the quality aspect is very important, however Chinese products have consistently not lived up to the standards of other countries such as USA, Germany, or even Japan. For me, I do expect quality in my tools, but the fact that the production work has been removed from the United States is upsetting. For this reason, I personally shop for products made in the USA. I expect that the US jobs aspect is the reason this question was asked and is frequently asked about almost every tool. Read Less
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China, why?
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Thank you for your question. Robert Bosch Tool Corporation utilizes a global manufacturing strategy, which incorporates a global network of suppliers with our worldwide manufacturing locations in countries such as Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, China and the United States. Our manufacturing facilities around the globe are all owned and operated by the Bosch Group and maintain the highest quality Read More
Thank you for your question. Robert Bosch Tool Corporation utilizes a global manufacturing strategy, which incorporates a global network of suppliers with our worldwide manufacturing locations in countries such as Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, China and the United States. Our manufacturing facilities around the globe are all owned and operated by the Bosch Group and maintain the highest quality standards. You can be assured that whatever country your Bosch product was made in, it will be made with the quality you would expect from Bosch. This miter saw is manufactured in China. Read Less
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This saw has no light no laser??

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January 27, 2016
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The GCM12SD does not come with a light or laser.
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Thank you for your question. The GCM12SD does not come with a light or laser. We do offer an accessory laser washer LS010: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-Miter-Saw-Laser-Arbor-Attachment-LS010/202716942
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Model # LS010 approved/compatible with this saw?

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And to what tolerance?
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February 10, 2016
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Yes, that is the model I bought to put on to my saw. I believe it to be within 1/32". It is very accurate for what I do with it.
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Thank you for your question. Yes, the LS010 laser washer is compatible with our GCM12SD miter saw.
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Will this fit on a Rigid Mobile Miter Saw Stand Store SKU #948386

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I have my Bosch Dual Bevel Glide saw on the Rigid miter saw stand. Most of the miter saw stands are fairly universal. I've had a Dewalt and a Delta miter saw on the same stand. I had to trim the supplied bolts in order to get the full miter range, but that is not a big deal at all.
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Thank you for your question. We know that the Ridgid miter saw stand will work with several manufacturers miter saws however we have not tested our miter saw stand with the Ridgid stand to verify compatibility.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful. Engineering Masterpiece. Amazing Form Factor. The Porsche of Miter Saws. Won't Cut Straight. This was my dream saw. The first one wouldn't cut straight, leaving teeth-marks down the length of the board. I calibrated it. I tried to get it fixed at an authorized service center to no avail. I exchanged it for a second saw. Same exact problem! Called Bosch. No help. I'll be returning this one too. I hated to do this--it's like trading a Porsche for a Volvo--but I bought a nice Dewalt and, though it's not pretty and takes up the majority of my two-car garage, it cuts perfectly. I'm so flippin' bummed. 2 saws , 2 setups, 2 calibrations, and 3 blades later, I've had it. September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smooth, accurate, great saw! This new design of sliding, compound miter saw allows for much reduced space behind the saw, which is great for constructing a built in set up on a shop bench with extended fences, without needing to cut a hole in the wall behind to allow for the sliding rails of most saws. The only other saw with such a feature I know of is the Festool Kapex, and that saw is almost 3 times as much money, and is in 10 inch only, I think. Needless to say, the features of this saw, with the increased capacity the 12 inch blade allows makes this an amazing deal for less than $700. The only trade off I can see is more plastic parts than are on the Festool, and the adjustable throat plates don't adjust far enough to get anywhere near a true zero clearance to prevent blow out on the back of the wood, but I believe there are aftermarket zero clearance inserts that can be purchased. Either that, or I will make one myself. Have been using the saw on a large deck project, and no problems have been experienced at all. One small complaint, the adjustable hold down is a nice feature, but the star nut on the top is not very ergonomic, and the threading is so fine, it takes forever to adjust it. I may design my own "quick clamp" style hold down to replace the factory one. Works okay once adjusted, just not a quick or easy feature to use. Also, came well calibrated from the factory. I went through all of the set up checks to be sure everything was accurate, and did not have to make any adjustments. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I looked long and hard and even bought the Milwaukee 6955-20 before I wound up with the Bosch When I bought the Milwaukee, the blade wasn't 90 deg. from the deck. I tried the Owner's Manual instructions for adjusting it and got nowhere. Then I called Customer Service and was informed that this adjustment should actually be performed by an Authorized Service Center. My local Service Center said I was at least a two weeks away from getting it done. This was way too long before I could use my new tool? I did like the digital display and it was accurate but time to move on. Talked with Home Depot's 800 number and got them to match an online price for the Bosch. Picked it up in a couple of days and wow! everything was dead on. That was 2 1/2 years ago and it's still dead on. Awesome! June 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Piece of junk I wouldn't even use this saw to build a dog house. I'm a cabinet maker and thought this would be a great addition to my shops limited space (WRONG) My 50 year old craftsmen radial arm saw put this piece of junk to shame. I'm just glad for the hassle free return policy Home Depot has. May 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I thought it would be I was excited to buy and use this saw coming from a dewalt 10 in saw. It was great for the first two weeks.. After that with each cut and as the saw warmed up there was a clicking noise coming from the bearing housing that supports the blade When the blade was slowing down after a cut. I thought it was normal and ignored it but it got louder as time and days went on. Checked for pieces of wood in belt area, none found. On top of that I was putting a 5 degree bevel on a piece of 1x10 pine. It was out of square on the far end from the fence about 3 degrees. Tried everything nothing helped so I returned it and ordered a Milwaukee hope it turns out better February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miter detents are not correct, Not for anyone requiring accuracy I'm trying to figure out how this saw gets good reviews. I challenge anyone with this saw to check the accuracy of the 45 degree detents. After fine tuning the detent plate - it should cut square on both sides of the blade. Right? (mine cut square on left side of blade but not right side). Next, I checked the 45 degree detents by cutting a 45 degree miter on 2 pieces of 5" wide stock. (cut on both sides of blade). The miters are not 45 degrees - (2) 45 degree miters should make a 90 degree corner, but holding these pieces against an accurate square the inside of the joint has approx. 1/16" gap. Bosch customer service sent me 2 new fences, and a new detent plate. These did nothing to fix the problem. I returned the saw for another GCM12SD. Sadly, this second saw was exactly the same. Bosch customer service would like me to take the second saw to a repair center or return it for another brand. In fact - while on the phone with a customer service agent they told me to go buy another brand.... and that this saw might not be accurate enough to make a picture frame. (they seemed very unwilling to help and basically wanted to get me off the phone) Bosch is also unwilling to check if there is a production run error in the detent plate (like I requested). I'm guessing they (GCM12SD) aren't all like this, but maybe a slight change in the factory in China has taken place.?.? Who Knows I do know, without a doubt that the 2 saws had the same major issues right out of the box and sending a brand new saw to get repaired is ridiculous - i'll be returning the second saw. June 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bosch miter High end price, superior function. Only 4 stars because of price May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yes Cuts every way possible. Right and left hand safety switch. Would recommend this to anyone May 24, 2016
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