|Review by SteveW||posted 12-26-2010 09:02 PM||6737 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
My old Delta chopsaw has served me well for a number of years,
but many recent projects hungered for a better way to cut compound
angles with a larger crosscutting capacity. Santa brought a new saw for me this Christmas.
Its a Bosch GCM12sd, which is one very large saw, compared to the Delta chopsaw.
This thing is amazing.
The slide mechanism is a bit of engineering marvel if you ask me.
The “articulating” arm, as they call it, moves effortlessly across the bed of the saw
with a one finger pull or push. Its very easy to move, almost too easy, and I’m researching
the owners manual now, just to see how to “make it move a little harder”...It may be that I’ll get used to it though…
The owners manual is well written, with virtually no work in setting this saw up from
out of the box. They have an extensive write up on “Cutting Crown Molding” which helps explain
all the detents that are set for flat bed cutting of Crown molding.
This will be a learning experience for me…...
I ordered the saw from Amazon, and it came within 2 days of ordering…great shipping, (shipping was free!)
The saw was so well padded in the box, that it was able to travel UPS with no damage to it whatsoever.
I have it sitting temporarily on a moveable bench right now, awaiting its new home of a FWW-winged miter saw stand that I intend to build in January.
The saw came with a nice 60 tooth blade, and I checked it for square against the fence, and its dead on.
I’ll be testing this more and more in the coming weeks, and will update this review with pros and cons,
although I’m biased now with all the pro’s I’m learning about.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW