The Bosch 10-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw is a workhorse saw for stationary use in wood shops. It is highly compact with a unique design and provides smooth, even cuts. This is a sturdy, heavy saw designed for pros and experienced woodworkers. It weighs in at 64 pounds, so it is a saw best used in the workshop and might be a bit heavy to lug around on the jobsite.
This saw should be versatile and tough enough for most major woodworking projects. For a professional-grade miter saw, it has a streamlined design, taking up 10 inches less of your workspace. This is due in part to its unusual glide action and design. It has an axle instead of rear slide rails. This design allows the saw to sit flush against a wall, and the rear axle provides extra-smooth cutting action. It has a horizontal cutting capacity of 12 inches, vertical of 5.5 inches, and six inches for cutting crown when nested against the fence at a 45-degree spring.
This saw has a sliding 4.5-inch fence that can be adjusted both left and right. This high fence increases the cutting capacity for wide crown and baseboard molding. The overhead lock holds the head in place for vertical base molding and nested crown molding. This miter saw has a right/left bevel range of 47 degrees. The bevel stops are set at 0, 33.9 and 45 degrees, both left and right. It has a miter capacity of 52 degrees left and 60 degrees right. Its detents are set at common miter angles: 0, 15, 31.6, 22.5, 34 and 60 degrees. The vertical handle is oversized with right and left controls on either side for both left- and right-handed users.
All the bevel controls, locks and range sets are located on the front of the saw. The push-button detent override provides easy thumb control to make fine miter angle adjustments. The dust collector attaches to a standard-sized hose and plugs directly into your vacuum. The side attachment helps keep the hose out of the way while you're working. The saw has a 15-amp, 4,800 RPM, no-load motor for smooth cuts. It has a one-year limited warranty.
The Bosch 10-inch miter saw is an investment-grade piece of equipment for the professional or experienced woodworker, carpentry enthusiast or finishing carpenter. It should work well in a tight space or against a wall on a jobsite if it can remain stationary. This compact design may help if, for example, you need to create extra space for a walkway or in a cramped room. The sliding arm action and compact design may make this miter saw an option for woodworkers who are looking for a saw with smooth cutting action that could fit into tight corners in crowded workrooms. The Bosch 10-inch miter saw is an investment-grade piece of equipment for the professional or experienced woodworker, carpentry enthusiast or finishing carpenter.