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Blog entry by bubinga posted 05-26-2011 10:22 AM 5564 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bosch Red-Hot Value Packages – Buy A Miter Saw, Get A Drill / Driver, at “Woodworkers Supply
http://woodworker.com/12-dual-bevel-glide-miter-saw-mssu-158-312.asp?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IRW29E

GCM12SD 12” Dual-bevel Miter Saw with PS31-2A drill/driver $859.99

THE BOSCH GCM12SD ARTICULATED ARM MITER SAW IS THE
NEXT GENERATION OF PRECISION MITER SAWS
NEW SLIDE RAIL FREE DESIGN MAKES IT IDEAL FOR TIGHT WORK SPACES AND
TRANSPORTING TO JOBSITES
• Patented Axial-Glide™ system eliminates rails and the extra space needed for them.
• Articulated arm unfolds smoothly as saw extends forward with capacity to
crosscut a 4” x 14” at 90°.
• Dual bevel, 47°. L / 47°. R, plus large miter range, 52°. L / 60°. R, for ample cut options.
• Integral left/right table extensions telescope out/in with tool-free operation.
• Clear guard for cut line visibility.
• Dust shroud moves with the arm to scoop up dust as it is coming off the blade.
• High visibility bevel scales, etched stainless steel miter scale.
• Squarelock™ quick-release fences, front mounted miter and bevel locks.
• Includes Bosch 60T premium carbide tipped saw blade.
• One year manufacturer’s warranty.

Drill / Driver
The Bosch PS31-2A Has Over Two Times The Torque And Speed Of The Competition
With 220 in-lbs of torque, the PS31-2A 12V Max 3/8” Drill/Driver
penetrates a variety of materials with ease.
• Two speed operation (0-400 rpm and 0-1, 100 rpm)
• Compact design for use in tight spaces and areas.
• Light weight at 2.4 lbs; great for continuous overhead work.
• Illuminated work areas with improved LED light.
• Includes two 12V Litheon™ batteries, 30 minute charger and carrying case.
• Imported

This Bosch Offer Is Multi-Faceted:
Also Get The Bosch PS31-2A With These Models:
- 4410 10” Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw (NOT SHOWN) -
- 5412 12” Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw -
A $165.99 Value!
OR Get The Bosch 12V Max 2-Speed Pocket Driver PS21-2A
When You Purchase One Of The Following:
- 3912 12” Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw -
- 4212 12” Dual-Bevel Compound Slide Miter Saw (NOT SHOWN) -
- 4405 10” Single-Bevel Slide Miter Saw -
A $139.99 Value!

GCM12SD 12” Dual-bevel Miter Saw with PS31-2A drill/driver $859.99
4410 10” Dual-bevel slide miter saw with PS31-2A drill/driver $634.99
5412 12” Dual-bevel slide miter saw with PS31-2A drill/driver $809.99
3912 12” Single-bevel compound miter saw with PS21-2A driver $389.99
4212 12” Dual-bevel compound miter saw with PS21-2A driver $469.99
4405 10” Single-bevel slide miter saw with PS21-2A driver $519.99

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool



12 comments so far

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ellen35

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 12:23 PM

There have been 5 reviews of this saw on LJ… 4 positive and 1 negative.
As someone who has used the saw since January, I can say with some confidence that it is really a very impressive tool.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 01:32 PM

I have this saw in a slider. I’ve used it for a couple of years now. I can’t speak for this particular design but the accuracy and quality of the Bosch slider I have makes me believe that it must work as they say just because they make good stuff. The slider was my first Bosch purchase and made me look at a lot of other Bosch tools. To date I own their orbital sander, Jigsaw, plunge router, and drill driver combo. Lots of other brands are good too, I just keep going with what doesn’t let me down.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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rance

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 05:20 PM

Uh, Blog? What blog? A blog has words. You didn’t type a thing. Maybe add some words to let us know what your point is? :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 05:58 PM

I have a 10” bosch slider and it is outrageously accurate. I have had it a little over 3 years and would definitely get the new model if it were not so expensive…or if bosch decides to take upgrade trade-ins.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Bertha

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 06:05 PM

^dang, Rance! I’ll step in for Bubinga: “Here’s a video of a cool tool. Me want.” I guess it’s Bosch’s answer to the Kapex. What are these things running $ ? I’m intrigued. Based upon Greg’s post, I fear they’re very pricey.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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reggiek

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 06:23 PM

Bertha, these are running in the $800.00’s right now…I saw a promotion where you get a Bosch drill/driver…but so what? How about giving you a premium blade…or a set of stops for the fence? I am hoping the price will go down as other manufacturer’s jump on the bandwagon. I have the Bosch 5412 slider…and it is a great saw…as long as you are not expecting absolute precision…I have cut staves for vessels and they have fit well with the 5412.

I would love to see this saw one on one with the Kapex…..that would be a decent review…..I really like the fact that this saw can sit against the wall without needing space for the slider….but I am curious as to how well the articulated arm holds the saw steady….the slider has some issues with this and thus the lack of precision…I hear that the dust control on these are set up to collect at the back of the blade rather then in through the blade guard to the back with a bag? Wonder if that works any better as these saws are notorious dust makers.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 06:58 PM

Thanks Reggie, yeah, that’s a tad steep. It seems like anytime you have an articulated joint, you have an opportunity for a little wiggle. Compound this times 20 (or however many joints that crazy thing has) and I’d share your concerns. The biggest selling point, like you mention, is the lack of the rear clearance requirement. That’s REALLY nice for a cramped shop like mine. I’ve found litte use for my miter saw, favoring the table or radial arm. My projects just don’t seem to lend themselves to it. Most LJ’s seem to be building rearward shrouds, so I’m curious about the dust collection capabilities myself. For $800, there are a lot of things in between me and this saw, but it sure looks cool! :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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ellen35

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 07:56 PM

I have this saw. I got it on special for $699 at a woodworking show. I have been using it and pushing it hard since January. There is no play in the articulating joints and it is dead accurate for miters and other cuts. This is one nice saw. Even dust collection when hooked up to my 2 hp HF is better than I would have expected. It is larger than the Kapex (which I also looked at very closely), is a 12” blade (you really need a good blade) and has lots of extra features. I think it is worth the $$ I spent.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Bertha

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 08:14 PM

Thanks, Ellen, that answers all my questions. $700 + $100 for a blade isn’t terrible. I think the Kapex is around $1200 last time I checked. Both pricey, but I’m sure fantastic saws. I don’t own a whole bunch of Bosch tools but they have a fantastic reputation around here. Plus, some of theri routers have wooden knobs, which of course, is very cool:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bubinga

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 10:29 PM

I’m just sharing a video here, you must put it in the,blog section, for it to show up in the Video section !!
Why ? I don’t know :)
I put in some text for Ya rance

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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rance

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 12:16 AM

You guys are funny. :) Thanks. Just wanted an idea of your point in posting this.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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lanwater

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 05:55 AM

Thanks for the video.

I wish now that it was launched a year ago before I bought my dewalt.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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