Bosch GCM12SD Reviews

Bosch GCM12SD 120-Volt 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw
The New and Innovative GCM12SD Glide Miter Saw delivers durable precision, compact workspace, and unmatched smoothness of cut! This saw features the Axial-Glide system which operates by folding the articulated arm flush with the back of the saw, saving up to 12-Inch of workspace versus a traditional sliding compound miter saw and enabling the saw to be operated with almost no clearance behind it; ideal for jobsites and cramped workshops.

  • 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

Bosch GCM12SD Video Reviews

Bosch 12” Dual Bevel Glide Miter Saw Review Model GCM12SD
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Bosch GCM12SD Review – Axial Glide 12″ Miter Saw

ToolRank reviews the cool new Bosch GCM12SD Axial Glide 12 inch miter saw. Because of the new glide system, the saw has a much smaller footprint and takes up much less space on the workbench.

Bosch 12 inch Axial Glide Miter Saw GCM12SD Review
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Bosch GCM12SD
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Walmart Reviews

This product has an average rating of 4.547 based on 139 reviews by Walmart customers. Read some of the latest feedback below or go to to find all reviews.

Skip this saw.
Review for Bosch GCM12SD by Steve on 2016-08-13T00:00:00
Ridiculous design and clearly engineered by white collars only. Slow rpm, awkward safety switch on trigger and the soft start just wastes time when you consider the thousands of cuts we make per week. We swapped back to a 16 year old saw this week, by about Wednesday we were both tired of fighting with every adjustment made on this Bosch. The new Bosch table saw bought along with this was slow too. Comes with a blade that is to wide, motor is slow, and it constantly throws dust at the operator unless a vacumn is hooked up, which is rarely done outside at a job.

Great saw, except for when you really need it :-/
Review for Bosch GCM12SD by Adam12Hicks on 2017-03-14T07:34:43
Man I was excited to get this saw. I built an entire new set of shop tables to act as work supports and built a shelf between them for the Bosch that lined up the table with my two work tables. It all LOOKS fantastic. Then I went to cut miters. It’s not square… it’s close! For construction work you’ll probably never notice it, but try to build a picture frame or miter out the trim for cabinet work, and you’ll immediately see the issue. It’s only off by maybe a degree, but it leaves a gap in ever miter. I checked this against a Woodpecker carpenter’s triangle square, and sure enough, a ridge forms and continues up the length on any piece of wood I cut a miter into. I’m going to start fiddling with it and might need to make some sort of a shim for the fence, as I do not see any way to adjust the actual miter itself.

Until then, I’m at 2 stars for an omission of something that is really very critical to the usability of this saw.

I have talked this thing up since I got it, but when I really got to work with it, was left deflated.

Does what they say
Review for Bosch GCM12SD by Dan F on 2017-04-08T22:32:02
Had the saw just over two weeks and have few complaints. It’s done everything you said it can do and I’m happy with the purchase. I only wish that somehow it were lighter and easier to transport and move. It matches well with the folding miter saw stand.

GCM12SD Miter Saw
Review for Bosch GCM12SD by TheWildBill on 2016-01-18T11:52:30
Very well made. Heavy, Easy used with right or left hand. Both side fences pull out for extended use. Both sides of material table extends out. Rather than the rod supports that the saw pulls out on, this unit has collapsing arms that make the pulling out of the saw to cut wide material very smooth and does not take up the space the rod support takes. The saw comes with an allen wrench that will allow you to adjust about anything on the saw. When rotating the saw for different degrees of cut, it’s smooth and I really like the hard confirmed click of the locking in place you feel and hear knowing the angle is locked in. The first thing I did was cut a 12 inch wide board and checked the 90 degree cut with my big precision square and it was right on the mark. The saw has a small lever that will lock the saw from pulling out for small cuts. Very helpful. I researched miter saws for some time and I believe I made the right choice. The next thing I want to do is build a table for it set in.

Exceeds My Expectations
Review for Bosch GCM12SD by redstick on 2015-12-10T16:29:18
I need a “sliding” saw for just a few of the things that I make on a regular basis. Have had a couple with bars and was frustrated by how much space they require. Was concerned about too many things that could go wrong with the GCM12SD, all the articulating things. Then I read many, many reviews. Those that were less than 5 stars talked about the weight, no laser guide, dust collection, etc. There were no negative comments about the general operation quality. I don’t care about weight, laser guide lights and dust collection seems to be pretty much impossible on most any miter saw. So I bought one. Could not be happier. Very smooth operation and I particularly like the way you can control it with either your left or right hand. I am now building a miter saw station and am very excited about being able to build it right up against the wall instead of a couple of feet sticking out into my shop. I have lots of top-name power tools in my shop and this saw is one that I am very proud to include.