Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt DB Glide Miter Saw Review

Bosch GCM12SD

Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw Product Description

The New and Innovative Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw delivers compact workspace, durable precision and unmatched smoothness of cut. This saw presents with the Axial-Glide system which operates by folding the articulated arm flush with the backside of the saw, enabling the saw to be operated with almost zero clearance behind it and saving up to 12-Inch of the workspace against a traditional sliding compound miter saw. This saw is ideal for cramped workshops and jobsites.

The Bosch GCM12SD is a 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw that features a smooth cutting movement, exact performance and a space-saving design of the Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide System. Pre-aligned Square lock fences can help the saw keep precision all over its life. In addition, a soft-grip ambidextrous handle along with a combination between dust chute and vacuum adaptor add to make user comfort. The saw also gives easy-access upfront controls, easy-to-read bevel and miter scales with detents at regular angles, and large cutting capacity.

The Bosch-exclusive Axial-Glide System has been designed to create smooth cuts and makes sure that the user has complete control over cutting action of the saw. The glide system gives improved alignment, wider cross-cuts and smooth glide for the life of the tool.

The powerful 15 amp motor of this Bosch miter saw delivers no-load speeds of 3,800 rpm for quick and accurate cuts in many materials. In addition, the saw features two-sliding integrated base extensions that give adjustable support for materials measuring up to 40 inches long.

Square lock quick-release fences offer easy, precise alignment. And these quick-release fences utilize a one-touch lock or unlock feature that makes the user to slide easily each fence into position for accurate material alignment.

Generally, the Bosch GCM12SD includes 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw, Sixty-Tooth Blade, Blade Wrench, Material Clamp, 90 Degree Dust Chute Elbow or Vacuum Adaptor, and Dust Bag.

Product Features:

  • Patented axial-glide system that for durable precision and compact workspace
  • Extended cutting capacity: 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity, 14-Inch horizontal capacity, 6-1/2-inch crown capacity (45-degree spring)
  • With large easy-to-read uniform bevel and stainless steel miter scales with marked detents and top pitch angles
  • With large form-fitting ambidextrous ergonomic trigger handle provides comfort for all-day use

The Bosch GCM12SD Reviews


The Bosch GCM12SD DB Glide Miter Saw is one of great tool. The saw seems rock solid. It is a durable, accurate, and portable saw. This saw weighs less, so that it makes easy moving around. The belt driven of this Bosch GCM12SD is extremely quiet since there is no gear clash. The saw has two safety switches on the top of the handle. Therefore, you can cut from any side and find an easily located safety switch for any hand. In addition, there is a thumb safety release. The trigger safety (red button) is on both sides of the grip so it can be used by righty and lefty. The swivel and tilt functions are accurate and intuitive. The other positive side of this saw is that it put in some locking pins that are easy to find and engage. It was a solid piece of plastic.


Besides having some great features, the Bosch GCM12SD has also some downsides. One of its downside is that kick from non-soft start motor. Therefore, this saw is kind of fussy whenever starting. In addition, the glide is very loose and does not track straight. Also, the blade does not bury itself as deeply. And the table is not really flat.


In conclusion, with some great features, the Bosch GCM12SD miter saw is one of the awesome saw. Even though it has some downsides, this saw still can work great and gives accurate cuts. Setup is easy. Controls are responsive and intuitive to use. In addition, dust collection is pretty good as long as you cut with the blade fully down and rip through the board. The cutting angles are accurate as factory set. Thus, if you need a precision outcome, I think that this Bosch GCM12SD DB Glide miter saw is recommended to use.