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Bosch 15 Amp Corded Electric 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw with 60-Tooth Blade
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Bosch

15 Amp Corded Electric 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw with 60-Tooth Blade

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

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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° 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° 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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Name 15 Amp Corded Electric 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw with 60-Tooth Blade 15 Amp 12 in. Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw 12 in. Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw 15 Amp Corded Electric 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw Kit with Bonus Gravity Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand
Brand Bosch DEWALT Milwaukee Bosch
Ratings (82) (130) (104) (6)
Miter Saw Type Sliding Sliding Compound Sliding Sliding
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Bevel Type Dual Dual Dual Dual
Power Tool Features Electric Brake,Positive Stops Positive Stops No Additional Features Electric Brake,Positive Stops
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 4 6.75 6 4
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

This saw has no light no laser??

Asked by: RAT
Correct, no laser.
Answered by: JoeConsumer
Date published: 2016-09-20

Where is this saw manufactured?

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: USworker
Date published: 2017-02-25

Is this item on Black Friday sale

Asked by: bree
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Bree. Sales and discounts will be reflected in the item's pricing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-12-13

CIRCUIT CAPACITY

I read somewhere that I would need a "dedicated 20 amp outlet" to run this saw. I believe the circuits to my garage are all 15 amp. Will I have a problem?
Asked by: Larry
This saw works on a 15amp circuit.
Answered by: KregHappy
Date published: 2017-01-04
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15 Amp Corded Electric 12 in. Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw with 60-Tooth Blade is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Near perfect! I researched miter saws and decided on the Bosch. Got it for $50 off MSRP and love it. I have a small work space and the 'no rail' design is perfect. All parts are solid/heavy quality. I'm thoroughly impressed. I spent 5 minutes squaring up things (all adjustments are VERY easy)... then I did some test cuts on a 4x4... they were super smooth... I could slice off 1/16" pieces like butter. The blade it comes with is much better than I expected. I may upgrade to more teeth, but not anytime soon. The only CON in my opinion is the weight. If you plan to move this to job sites, I would get the mobile cart. But mine will stay in my garage on a custom made cart, so weight is not an issue. NOTE: I had this delivered to my home (free shipping). The box was beat up pretty badly... I feared the worst. But I unpacked it and all was good.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and smooth Take the time to set this saw up correctly and it 's smooth and accurate as can be. There's no factory laser, but aftermarket ones work on it. Take care not to pinch fingers in the hinges. Lift with the handles cut under the base ends. This is one of the most solid feeling tools I've owned. Not cheap, but worth the price.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glide is game changer The glide mechanism is great. Super sm-ooth and no wasted space required if you ar e working in tight q9uarters. All the stops are perfect. The bed is large. Combined with the gravity cart it is my go to tool for large cuts-,anything from framing lumber to crown. Can't really compare it to my other chop saws.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are a contract glazing company. Finally had to replace the same model we have had in service f... We are a contract glazing company. Finally had to replace the same model we have had in service for over 5 years!! Couldn't be happier with the rugged construction of the saw. the slide feature has been invaluable in fabrication of larger storefront framing.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had been considering this saw for some time and when my existing 10 inch compound miter saw wen... I had been considering this saw for some time and when my existing 10 inch compound miter saw went out, I picked one up at my local HD. I am very impressed so far. The saw cuts nicely, has a great capacity, and I really appreciate that I can put it right up against the wall in my basement shop without having to worry about the sliding rails sticking out the back. This is hands down the best miter saw I have ever used and is significantly better than other saws at the same price point. The dual hinge mechanism for the sliding functionality is great. It operates super smoothly and seems well built. There is a locking lever in the back that keeps the saw either fully extended or retracted. It is simple and easy to reach so, I keep the "sliding" retracted unless I need the extra capacity that it offers. All the levers for the table extensions, fence and miter operate quickly and easily. In my time using power tools I have found that many accidents take place when you don't take time to setup the tool for the cut you are making. When it is quick and easy to adjust the tool for your operation, you will generally make the necessary adjustments for a safe cut. The compound miter adjustment only bevels to the left by default and has a stop at zero degrees so that it is dead simple to get it back to perpendicular to the table. If you need to bevel to the right, just turn a simple knob and the saw tilts to the right. There are just two things I would like to see improved on this saw. First, I would really like to see a laser included by default. Bosch sells a replacement arbor washer with a laser but that only activates when the blade is spinning which doesn't help you line up your workpiece without turning the saw on and making adjustments while a 12" blade is spinning in your face. Second, the dust collection is flimsy and fragile. The small shroud collects very little dust even compared to the budget $200 saw I replaced. In addition, the dust collection shroud is flimsy and easily broken. less than 10 cuts in, I had a small off-cut fly back and break the shroud in half. I consider the whole dust collection setup on this saw to be it's greatest weakness. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been looking for a new Miter saw for almost 6 months before I purchased this one. I looke... I have been looking for a new Miter saw for almost 6 months before I purchased this one. I looked at many different saws from many different manufactures before pulling the trigger on this Bosch. There are many great miter saws on the market but this glide saw from Bosch was the best fit for me. Let me share why it has been so great for my needs. Pro's Accurate - This saw came perfectly square right out of the box. No fine adjustments needed. Cuts are dead straight at all angles and bevels. Footprint - This is huge because my shop is in a single car garage and space is at a premium. I have this saw on a 24" deep countertop and it probably could mount on a 22" or 23" top if needed. Comparable saws need well over 30" depth of counter space. I can not overstate how important this is for me. Cut Capacity - I must admit that I was torn between the 10" and 12" model since I own so many 10" blades. However, my second project sure enough needed 14" cross cut capacity and this handled it perfectly! I would not have been able to may a 14" single-pass cross cut with a 10" miter saw. Smoothness - The glide arm is amazingly smooth and without wobble. It comes shipped with the resistance very low - easiest glide - but can be changed if you want more resistance in the glide motion. Controls - The controls are all very easy and located up front on the saw. They are almost toy-like in their size and color which is a good thing in my mind. You want something thats easy to identify and hold. The handle is very comfortable in both left and right-handed operation. Fence - Fence was dead accurate out of the box. Love the tall face and sliding top. The clamp and expanding base wings are great touches too. Con's The dust port is OK but not great. I hook it up to my dust-vac and don't use the provided bag. Ive heard about people modifying the dust scoop and making it somewhat bigger which apparently helps. This isn't a biggie in my shop but if you take this saw out into someones home to plan for it. Carrying. The saw is heavy but lacks a proper handle that some other saws have. Its cumbersome to move. This saw is a permeant resident in my shop so I won't have to worry about moving it from job to job. If you do plan on traveling with this saw you might want to look into the gravity stand as I hear its fantastic. Blade - The blade it ships with is ok but not top notch. Plan on having to spend the extra money on a high quality blade to match this high quality saw. I put a Forrest Chopmaster on there and its a dream. Insert - The insert is just slightly lower than the base. If you are using this for fine cuts or working with small pieces then you probably will want to make your own insert which can sit flush with the rest of the base. Its an easy project and tutorials are available you-tube to do this. It will increase the quality of the cut. Overall a great saw.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite tool I bought this about a month ago to tackle a wainscot project at home which had 8"+ wide baseboards. I quickly recognized/appreciated the thoughtfulness of the design and quality of construction. Miter and bevel adjustments are precise and intuitive. The dual axis mechanical arm movement is very smooth - great design and execution. When connected to my vacuum, the dust removal was pretty effective. Cuts were clean and precise. Overall, very impressed with this product!!
Date published: 2017-01-31
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