The 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw features the smooth cutting motion, accurate performance, and space-saving design of Bosch’s patented Axial-Glide System. The Squarelock fences keep the miter saw precise for its entire life, so you won’t be messing around to get that perfect cut. The new Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw markings are really easy to read, which will help you set your cutting angles perfectly.
Good for both right and left handed use, the ergonomic soft grip handle will keep you comfortable and promotes safe use of the miter saw. Bosch is very well known for their high quality benchtop table & miter saws however the higher quality often times warrants a higher price. All these changes sound ok if it adds up to over $100 in savings and you still get basically the same legendary performance of the Bosch 5412. This entry was posted in Bosch, Construction Tools, Wood Working Tools and tagged 5312 miter saw, bosch miter saws, bosch tools, table saws. Only a few short years ago the folks at Bosch released the very popular 12” Glide Saw GCM12SD ($799, Ohio Power Tool) which continues to be the choice of many woodworkers and professionals.
With several years on the market the long term performance has been outstanding for these 12” miter saws. Where the biggest shortcoming of these saws is in weight, for this new 10” Glide Saw CM10GD ($699, Ohio Power Tool) this short coming is actually amplified.
If portability is your focus Bosch has also recently announced a very good option in a compact 8.5” miter saws CM8S ($469, Ohio Power Tool). Overall Bosch has really got several great options in the Miter Saw category which has been an area of strength for some time.
This entry was posted in Bosch, Wood Working Tools and tagged axial-glide saw, Bosch Miter saw, bosch tools, cm10gd, cm8s, glide saw. While I am extremely lucky to have access to my husband’s woodshop I never had a miter saw. As with most power tool categories, there are many different best miter saw models currently available that cover all levels of requirements and specifications. The price of a miter saw is going to be a major consideration for most people, and you will find that the market is fairly competitive and you can find some very good models being sold at very reasonable prices. There are a few different and distinct types out there and in this article we will cover some basics of each model.
Compound – provides a rotating blade that pivots both vertically and horizontally creating angle cuts in dual planes.
It’s really difficult to choose the best miter saw amongst the many cool models available today.
The sliding compound miter saw is a favorite amongst professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike because of its, precision, durability and portability. The cut is made from above so adjusting for blade depth is not necessary when working with different pieces of material.
For example your material would be angled down towards the miter table against the verticle backing fence. When you cut, you’ll get the angle from the miter cut, plus the angle you held the material at.
A dual compound miter saw allows you to make bevel or angled cuts on both sides without having to flip over the wood. DEWALT 12” Slide Miter Saw DWS780 At first glance you might not even notice this saw is a newer version as it looks like a pretty typical yellow DEWALT miter saw however it does have some nice improvements that give this saw some advantages. The most noticeable update to the saw is probably the XRP light system which was a $60-80 upgrade on the previous model. Several steps were taken to ensure the saw stay true but if it should become misaligned we like how simple it is to make adjustments to the stops and different measures.
The new DEWALT saw added these new features but also worked to make the whole unit lighter, more compact and easier to transport.
DEWALT vs BOSCHThe Bosch Glide Saw GCM12SD ($799, Ohio Power Tool) has been very popular but especially among the woodworking crowd looking for a high quality shop miter saw. The Bosch saw however also packs on an additional 9lbs over the DEWALT and what seems to be a slightly larger overall size.
OverallIt’s a very tough call to make and unfortunately it would probably come down to your needs. The new saw’s dust collection system collects over 75 percent of dust generated in the included bag.
This entry was posted in Bosch, DeWalt Tools, Wood Working Tools and tagged bosch vs dewalt, dewalt tools, dewalt vs glide saw, dws780, miter saws. Getting back to the DWS780, I do notice that the slides are somewhat rough (at my local HD) but to me it’s an acceptable amount. The Makita 12″ slider has slightly more NCM cut capacity but I ultimately am getting the Dewalt due to its XPS light, as well as how it combines the large capacity of the Makita with the fantastic dust collection system of the Milwaukee.
DWS780 is definitely an awesome saw as compared to its previous versions as well as compared to GCM12SD saw in terms of cost. When it comes to precision cutting on the jobsite a miter saw is an essential tool but the trade-off is it is often one of the most bulky tools to lug around.
For many folks a longer travel (12+” on CM8S) of a slide is all that is needed vs the deep cut capacity of a fixed miter like Bosch 12” saw CM12 ($329), another nice lightweight saw. The CM8S saw does carry with it all the quality you’d expect from Bosch including the expandable work surface, solid constructions and intuitive user-friendly controls. The top carry handle had nice balance while carrying the saw however when you put the handle down it pushed against the dust collection bag which seemed to go right where you would want the dust to flow. Overall we very much like the lightweight portability of this saw and with the right blade (does comes with a pretty nice 48T), for many applications we’d put the cut quality up against any other saw on the market. As always if you have any questions feel free to give the guys at Ohio Power Tool a call 800-242-4424 and they will be happy to help you find the right tool for the job. This entry was posted in Bosch, Wood Working Tools and tagged Bosch Miter saw, bosch tools, cm8s, miter saw, miter saws.

Pre-aligned Squarelock 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.
It also has a patented space saving design called the Axial-Glide-System which makes this one of the best miter saws around.
The trademarked squarelock fences are precision aligned at 90 degree angles and don’t need any adjustments. The accuracy of both the publisher's research and alleged user results cannot be guaranteed.
The new Bosch 5312 ($590, Ohio Power Tool) aims to be the exception by providing the same high quality saw but at a reduced cost. Our goal is to find new tools, accessories, and best possible solutions that will help improve the effectiveness of professionals in their daily jobs. The authors are sharing personal opinions based on products and field testing, and are not necessarily the views of the Ohio Power Tool company. What the original glide saw did very well provide a very wide cutting capacity without having to take any space behind the saw for additional rails. This saw utilizes a rail system to be able to cross cut up to 2”x12” and will travel very well at only 37lbs. I recently had to purchase one when our contractor took a hike with out completing the job. Whether you just need a basic one for a bit of light work at home, or you need a high powered model for work purposes that will work efficiently through extremely heavy workloads, you will be able to find one to fit your needs. You also want to make sure that you get a saw that will have enough power for the work you intend it for, and that it has a big enough work area to accommodate the size of the materials you will be using. Before power tools (and even still used today for those on an extreme budget) a hand saw and a miter box would be used to perform exact degree angle cuts.
A compound miter saw has an arrangement of rotating the angle of the blade relative to horizontal plane. It incorporates these two key features: a vertical pivot that rotates allowing the blade to be tilted both horizontally and vertically and it has sliding arms horizontally which allows a much wider cut. Even though they are portable they are robust enough to maintain their accuracy and very easy to set up. Oftentimes, when working on a project, repeat cuts are needed and the sliding miter saw is made perfectly for this. Wood chips and dust tend to build up and due to blade placement, can be difficult to extract. Many people prefer this type because it can be tilted on both sides, left and right, which makes it easier to cut complicated angles like what you can see in crown moldings. If you need to cut wood for long periods of time, you should opt for a powerful and heavy duty miter saw.
The bigger the blade and the greater the ability to slide, the better the cutting capacity.
When framing a house probably not a concern but if they want to earn the respect of the woodworking crowd accuracy is a must. In testing it out it didn’t seem very practical but we are sure there are some applications this work be a handy feature. On the jobsite when you plan to constantly break down and set up this is an important consideration.
Because there is no rail the saw can butt right up against the wall, with a large miter saw station (Woodworkers Journal) this potentially saves 10+ sq ft of shop floor space. Dust collection on both if fairly good when attached to a shop vac but as the Bosch tube is vertical and the DEWALT is pretty much horizontal, we would have to imagine the DEWALT would perform slightly better with just the bag attached.
We thing the Bosch would be the easy winner for a shop environment where that 12” of rear slide clearance is simply a deal killer. The saw also miters 60 degrees to the right and 50 degrees to the left and features an adjustable stainless steel miter detent plate with 10 positive stops, allowing for fast and easy adjustments. For convenience, the power cord is routed through the rail in the back, eliminating interference with the slide. Of course you want the saw as close to the work as possible but for a remodeler, dragging a large collapsible saw cart up narrow staircases or through finished areas might not be possible. Where we see one of the biggest differences in application is with trim and crown molding, some folks will cut vertical and other want it to lay flat.
The motor is a smaller 12 amp unit but seemed to perform very well in everything we could throw at it. Didn’t seem to block it in our testing but seems like there would have been a better solution to limit potential issues down the road.
At the current price point however it goes right up against other quality 10” slide miter saws which of course offer larger overall capacity. I am a builder for General Steel and need to cut metal angle and gerts to build a steel building. 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. This new unit is very similar to the Bosch 5412 ($699, Ohio Power Tool) but without some of the non-essential features. For work shop situations this is huge as it can free up 10-15” of otherwise wasted space, if the miter station has long outriggers on either side that could mean 10 or more sq ft in a work shop! The accuracy of these saws have also maintain better than we have seen with other rail systems with both professional woodworkers in a shop situation and with construction professionals going on and off the jobsite every day.
The 10” glide is within a 1lb of the larger saw because it essentially uses the same Glide mechanism with same motor and very similar base. We expect this to saw to launch within the next 2 months so really a couple very nice bench top units from Bosch before the end of this year!
For questions about any Bosch Tools give the pros at Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 a call and they will be happy to find to the right tool or accessory for the job. The exact degree angle cuts are necessary for joining two or more pieces of material together in a flush manner.

The blade guard automatically gets retracted when you pull down the saw blade for cutting and when the blade retains it’s original position the guard will cover the blade automatically. Since the back-piece is fixed against the fence, a kick-back is almost impossible and it helps to keep hands clear of the blade. Most saws have exact stops at commonly used angles and adjustable stops at 45 and 90 degrees allowing the head to easily tilt. If you are on the lookout for the dual compound type of miter saw, you have come to the right place.
This is the main reason why a lot of DIYers prefer to invest in a dual compound saw because it makes this complicated task much easier. It is important that you know how to read and understand the machine’s specifications to be able to choose the right one for your needs. If there is anything we have learned in the past 5 years with power tools, Laser Beams = BAD, LED lights = GOOD! The saw can also be used like a radial arm saw when blade height is set and slide used to move the saw across the material. The saw also moves the fence in slightly to provide better support for small and delicate material. The saw not only has 2 pretty comfortable side base handles but also gets a single top handle and at 56lbs is heavy but still lift-able and balanced. The Bosch upfront controls are more comfortable and easier to work with than the DEWALT pretty simplistic beveling controls in the back. On the jobsite it is a much tougher call, but the $200 low price doesn’t hurt in any category. The DWS780 is ideal for a variety of end users including cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and many other professional contractors who require a product that delivers the accuracy, capacity, durability, portability and ease-of-use that this saw offers. Since it does not require recalibration over time or when changing blades, this alignment system can be more accurate and durable than traditional laser guides. It also incorporates ergonomic handgrips and folds to a compact package that makes transporting the unit easy. But, Bosch Glide Miter GCM12SD saw has its own customers base, who are satisfied with the product. The new Bosch Miter Saw CM8S ($469) may be an ideal option for professional quality cutting with lightweight portability. Whichever way is correct is moot, we’ve seen folks do it both ways with artistry precision so who are we to tell them they are wrong. With a dust collection vacuum hose attached the handle stays more upright against the hose so again not in the way but does seem awkward if we are being critical. (*** UPDATE Bosch Product Managers inform us this ships with the handle down but there is a thread, you can see in the picture, where a provided screw is inserted to fix the handle upright permanently. In comparing the 5312 vs 5412 you will find the same great 15amp motor, upfront controls, 40” extended length, same large cut capacity, same quality manufacturing, double fence slide and same overall tool weight. For those on the move constantly this weight could be a deal killer, however for those looking for one of the highest quality 10” saws at arguably the best value out there this is a winner. Many compound miter saws have a laser guide to exactly locate the cutting point before the cut is made by the saw. Make sure you read the customer reviews written by these people so that you can easily compare what you are looking for in the kind of cutting tool you are looking for. Binding is rare because the saw head is drawn back, lowered and then pushed through the material. A basic sliding miter saw (not a compound saw) has the blade mounted solid to it’s sliding track. This allows you to make angled cuts or “miter cuts” If you’re looking to do crown molding on your house, or even baseboards and window frames, this is not the saw may not be for you.
If you need to cut large pieces of wood, you should opt for a bigger blade for a more efficient performance.
Not only does the light provide obvious luminescence to view markings and such but it also creates a shadow of the blade on the material. From those who have been using it for almost a year now we have received only high praises and reports that accuracy has stay very true.
Certainly there are situations where the rear clearance could still be a big factor such as working inside on smaller new construction but not as big of a concern generally.
To simplify and maximize vertical cutting capacity, the unit includes a rail lock latch for holding the head away from the fence. The smaller blades on the upside are typically going to be less expensive and by nature smaller diameter blades are going to have less flex in hard material. You’ll find this similar to a radial arm saw.Because of the forward sliding motion, you can pull the saw forward (after pulling down). But if you need to cut smaller pieces of wood, you should opt for a smaller blade for a more precise cut.
This shadow is directly below blade and provides both outside cutting edges where the blade will actually go. The DEWALT is more portable and the XRP light while maybe not a big deal in a well lit shop environment could be very handy on many jobsites. The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. A couple of the common uses of this type of saw are floor boards and crown molding; each needing to meet up flush at their joints.
As DEWALT leads the miter saw category with 1 of every 2 professional miter saws sold we are guessing this new model is going to do very well. It would be much easier to do your projects anywhere at home if you are using a cordless miter saw model.

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