Bosch improves mitre saws
Bosch has updated its sliding mitre saws to make them more easily adjustable for use with different materials.
The latest GCM 8 SDE Professional and GCM 12 SDE Professional compound mitre saws have ‘prioritised ease of use”, Bosch says.
Both have a variable torque setting of 3,500 to 5,000 rpm or 3,100 to 4,000 rpm. This gives them the flexibility to cut a variety of materials such as wood, plastic and metal.
The GCM 8 SDE Professional is aimed at “professionals on the move” such as floor layers or joiners as it is compact and weighs just 18.5kg.
The GCM 12 SDE Professional is for bigger jobs, such as cutting thick timber beams, boards or planks. It has a cutting capacity of 120 x 400 mm, with a standard 305 mm saw blade.
Both tools also include a bevel setting for both sides, and the bevel lock lever for this is located on the right-hand side next to the bevel scale. The position of this lever makes it simpler to operate, and tradespeople can fix the required angle more easily, says Bosch.
Both models are compatible with the Bosch ‘click & clean system’ and have a two-unit dust extraction system. One dust extractor is positioned on the tool body, behind the saw blade; a second is fitted on the saw arm.
The GCM 8 SDE Professional (pictured below) is priced at £379; the GCM 12 SDE is £579.
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This article was published on 18 Dec 2015 (last updated on 18 Dec 2015).