It has long been held that those of the woodworking ilk are somehow rougher folk, without refinement. This is of course not so; we appreciate sophistication and beauty in many different forms. Case in point: I submit to you the near symphony of what is achievable when engineers, market research, and many thousands of dollars in R&D are brought to bear on a simple miter saw like the GCM12SD from Bosch.
To me the axial glide saw is far more interesting than a bunch of people running around in white tights screaming in Italian or trying to stumble through 16th-century poetry in old English. This machine gets work done using an entirely new, hinged bearing arm that is almost a forehead smacker once you see it in motion.
I posted about it a few months back but until you witness what it does and all the features that are stuffed into the design it’s difficult to imagine why this saw is such a big deal. We plan to illustrate in great detail when the sample unit Bosch said it’s shipping soon arrives at the Toolmonger shop.
We are of the opinion that it will hold up to our testing and better explain why other miter saw makers are now behind a year or two. Until then, enjoy the show, even if a guy who sounds like the announcer from Need For Speed narrates it.
As we understand it the GCM12SD will run about $800. It’s available now according to Google Products, and Amazon will begin shipping the 25th of October.