Hitachi C12FDH vs Bosch GCM12SD

Model Hitachi

Basic Info

Suggested Price $249.99 $649.00
Release Sep 2012 Sep 2013


Top Features
  • Laser marker system
  • accurately indicates where the blade will cut on the material and can be easily adjusted to the right or left of the cut mark depending upon the users preference
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor with 1,950 Watts of output power
  • smoothly powers through hardwoods with ease
  • Tall, pivoting aluminum fence that stands at a height of 5-1/8″”
  • allows crown molding to be cut vertically for convenience
  • Elastomer compound
  • coats the horizontal handle, reducing vibration, while adding comfort and preventing slippage
  • Large base
  • provides better support and balance to prevent material from warping
  • Externally accessible carbon brushes
  • allow for quick and easy maintenance to prolong too life
  • Miter scale ranges from 0-52 degrees, both to the right and left,
  • for a broader range of cuts
  • Miter angles can be quickly adjusted
  • using Hitachi’s thumb actuated positive stops
  • Bevel scale ranges from 0-48 degrees to the right and left
  • allowing the material to stay in place while the saw head flips to make opposing cuts
  • After major bevel angle is secured, micro-bevel adjustment knob
  • can be used to dial-in to a precise angle without the weight of the saw head compromising the accuracy
  • Download the
  • C12FDH Tool Card
  • 12″” 32T TCT Saw Blade (726100)
  • Dust Bag (322955)
  • Vice Assembly (323677)
  • Box Wrench (985051)
  • Hex Bar Wrench (944458)
  • 12-inch dual bevel compound miter saw with laser marker
  • Miter range 52 degrees right and left; bevel range 48 degrees right and left; 15 Amp; 4,000 rpm
  • Micro bevel adjustment knob for fine tuning bevel angles; larger pivoting fence raises to 5-1/8 inches for cutting crown molding
  • Includes TCT 32-tooth saw blade, dust bag, vise assembly, box wrench, hex bar wrench and holder assembly
  • Measures 24.6 by 30.7 by 27 inches (W by D by H); 46.3 pounds; 5-year warranty
  • Patented axial-glide system for durable precision and compact workspace
  • Expanded cutting capacity: 14-Inch horizontal capacity, 6-1/2-inch vertical capacity, 6-1/2-inch crown capacity (45-degree spring)
  • Large easy-to-read uniform bevel and stainless steel miter scales with marked detents and roof pitch angles
  • High-precision Squarelock fence aligns fence 90 degrees to table and requires no adjustment; one-touch lock/unlock to slide fence for added support
  • Large form-fitting ambidextrous ergonomic trigger handle provides comfort for all-day use

All Features

UL Listed Yes
Voltage 110 Volts
Spindle Lock Yes
Fence Type Pivoting flip fence
Blade Wrench Included Yes – Loose
Cord Length 6 ft 6
Assembled Weight (lbs) 66.00 lbs
Electric Motor Brake Yes
Blades Included 1
Miter Saw – Preset Bevel Angle Detents (°) 0° & Left / Right 22.5° & 45°
Vertical Crosscut Capacity (in) – 0° Miter 0° Bevel 2.75 in
Dust Port Yes
Package Depth 23.00
Base Construction Aluminum
Electronic Speed Control No
Cordless / Corded Corded Corded
Crosscut Capacity – 45 Miter 45 Left Bevel 5.5
Maximum RPM – No Load 4000 rpm
Package Width 23.00
Package Contents Saw, 32T Carbide Blade, Dust Bag, Vice Essy, Box Wrench, Hex Bar Wrench, and Holder Essy
Crosscut Capacity – 45° Miter 0° Bevel 5.5
Saw Blade Diameter (in) 12 in
Bevelling Capability Dual
Assembled Width (in) 23.00 in
Fence Size (HxL) 5.125×20
Assembled Height (In) 27.30 in
Maximum Left Bevel 48 °
Package Height 27.30
Assembled Depth (in) 23.00 in
Dust Collection Yes
Internet Product Code (IPC) F2DDE36CECA
Crosscut Capacity – 45 Miter 45 Right Bevel 5.5
Saw Drive Direct Drive
Color / Finish Green / Black / Grey
Horizontal Crosscut Capacity (in) – 0° Miter 0° Bevel 8 in
External Motor Brush Access No
Maximum Right Bevel 48 °
ETL Listed No
Miter Saw – Preset Miter Angle Detents (°) 0° & Left / Right 15°, 22.5°, 31.62° & 45°
Crosscut Capacity – 0° Miter 45° Right Bevel 8
Warranty 5-year
Maximum Right Miter 52 °
Package Weight 66.00
Crosscut Capacity – 0° Miter 45° Left Bevel 8
Amperage (A) 15 A 15
Tool-Less Blade Changing No
Arbor Size 0.625 in 1
Maximum Left Miter 52 °
Integrated Laser Guide Yes
Product Data Last Certified 2013-06-07
Miter Saw Type Dual Compound Miter Sliding
CSA Certified No
Integrated Work Light Yes
Tool Weight 47.4 lbs
Certifications and Listings 1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Power Tool Features Electric Brake,Positive Stops
Tools Product Type Power Tool
Product Width (in.) 22.5 in
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts – Right 60
Dust Collection Method Bag
Table Length (in.) 16
Bench & Stationary Tool Type Slide Miter Saw
Bevel Type Dual
Blade Diameter 12 in
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Product Depth (in.) 31 in
Maximum Cutting Thickness (in.) 4
Maximum Degree Miter Cuts – Left 52
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left 4″X14″
90 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Right 4″X14″
Maximum miter capacity 60
Power Tool Product Type Bench & Stationary
Bench or Stationary Bench
No Tool Blade Change No
Maximum Speed (rpm) 3800
Electric Brake Yes
Reconditioned No
45 Degree Crosscut Capacity Maximum – Left 4″X10″
Returnable 90-Day
Table Width (in.) 40
Product Height (in.) 24.25 in

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