A new Bosch 8″ single bevel sliding compound miter saw (CM8S) is soon hitting the market. Thus far I can only see one potential cause for hesitation: the availability of replacement blades (or lack thereof). I would expect this new saw to appeal to users who would otherwise look at 10″ sliding and non-sliding miter saws.
This post was originally published on Aug 1st, 2013, and was republished with minor updates on Jan 24th, 2014.
The glide system would me better because it allows you to put the saw up right against a wall or anything else. With Dewalt miter saws, they probably figure a lot of users will be using them with a miter saw stand or similar.
Personally, I like the option of having built-in extensions, unless of course they’re poorly designed in an attempt to save costs. I was thinking about like you said dewalt might expect users to use miter stands as a reason for not including the extensions but they should atleast throw in the clamp. Many if not most miter saws are bundled with starter blades that are meant for rough framing cuts. Cutting Ipe decking and some other materials dull blades quickly – so have extra fresh blades on hand for big jobs. With a well adjusted saw, a superior blade and zero-clearance set-up – a chop saw can do nearly perfect miters. The same is true for cutting lots of wet pressure treated lumber – and then turning around to do case work. I’m not a professional carpenter, but have done my share of home improvement and maintanence.
For me, even if I was doing baseboard or flooring, I’d still want the saw on a stand with proper material support. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.
This sliding compound miter saw is designed to make smooth, accurate cuts in larger workpieces - up to 12 in.
Lightweight at only 31lbs, the C8FSE is ideal for trim carpenters, framers and woodworkers who demand precision, reliability, and mobility. Powered by a 9.2 Amp motor with a no-load speed of 5,500 RPM to smoothly handle the toughest cutting applications.

Sturdy construction stands up to jobsite travel and tough high-volume tasks while retaining accurate measurements. Adjustable pivot fence broadly supports work piece, such as crown molding lying flat, for improved stability while cutting. Self-contained test units which provide a rapid, easy to use, specific test for lead on any surface.
Includes phillips, slotted, torx, clutch, spline, square, spanner, hex, triwing, pozi, metric bits and holders. If you are in the market for both a 12-inch miter saw and a miter saw stand, HomeDepot has quite the deal for you. Designed to fit either the right or left side most 10" and 12 motorized miter saws and 10" slide saws. Another thing I find appealing about this saw is how it’s small but not stripped-down in terms of features. It’s hard to say sometimes just based on a list of features and a couple of product images.
It definitely offers impressive cutting capacity, although I wonder why Bosch designed this saw with linear rails instead of the axial glide mechanism which seems to work pretty darned well. The only thing I could think of why they didn’t design it with that is weight or cost. Or maybe Dewalt doesn’t bundle extensions with their saws purely to keep costs and prices as low as possible.
Even with extensions or supports from a miter stand, boards do move slightly while being cut if not clamped down and instead held down with a hand. We bought our first saw at our local distributor – for just this reason and brought a couple of Starrett squares with us when we went to pick it up. This article is my first introduction to the Bosch CM8S and I’m looking to replace an old Makita LS0714. They might say that it lets you pick and choose your options – and save money if you don’t want the add-ons.
While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea – I find it smooth operating with no slop – and it allows the saw to fit closer to walls in a shop. The T-Square Universal Miter Saw Tables offer extra fence and table support for improved cutting accuracy and increased production. But with a $469 price tag (as per Amazon’s preorder product listing), the saw had better be a solid performer.

I also like how the Festool Kapex and Hitachi miter saws put the rails in such a way the tool slides forward it just allows a better for more options on how you set up your saw.
This later feature is not of any value if you primarily set up on a lawn or driveway – where a convention slider will do fine. I have personally used an older version of the saw and I actually preferred it to many of the 12-inch miters saws that were available at the time – and I had used them all.
I guess people have gotten accustomed or managed to not having any but in many cases especially when doing precise work these are essential.
The table was flat (maybe not as flat as a granite surface plate) enough for good trim carpentry, the blade detents were good at 90 and 45L & R , the blade was square to the base at 0 degrees bevel and both side fences were in alignment.
My dislikes, if I had to find some are that it is a little deep(i knew this before bying though).
One thing I really like about this saw is the extra-large table that can come in handy when working with shorter pieces of material or large crown. And that the laser lens cover becomes dusty real fast and needs to be cleened (one screw really no hassle).
I think that the first one we bought was made in Taiwan – and the last one (bought this year) came from China. This saw arrived on our loading dock in good shape (some Amazon comments talk about shipping issues) – and needed only minor tweaking to adjust the bevel settings. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System:Used a standard chop saw for years. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System:After viewing many reviews, I was not sure that I had made a good choice. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System:Quick and easy assembly out of the box and set up and working well in less than 10 minutes. One Wolffrom Amesbury, MaAbout Me Avid Do-It-YourselferSee all my reviews Comments about Chicago Electric Power Tools 12 in.

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