Bosch GCM12SD 12″ Miter Saw Review

Bosch GK-GCT12S 12″ Miter Saw – What’s it all About?

The Bosch GK-GCT12S 12″ Miter Saw is one of the most popular and versatile miter saws available today. With its compact size, wide range of cutting angles, and easy operation, this miter saw makes it possible to perform any type of work with ease. Its large blade allows for fast cuts, while its heavy duty construction ensures long life. The included dust collection system helps keep your workspace free from dust and debris.


• Compact design makes it ideal for small shop or home projects.

• Wide range of cutting angles make it suitable for trimming, shaping, and other types of woodworking.

• Easy to operate with smooth action and full power motor.

• Dust collection system keeps your workspace clean.

Specifications: Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.6 x 10.6 x 15.9 in

Well-Designed to Provide a Comfortable Cutting Experience

The comfortable grip and lightweight design of the GK-GCT12S make it easy to use this miter saw for longer periods of time without causing hand fatigue. The shoe is designed in such a way that you can easily see your cutting line, and the large handle allows you to make quick adjustments to your cutting angle. You also don’t need to worry about the dust or debris created by your project as the built-in dust collection system keeps the air clear while you work. The GK-GCT12S can be stored vertically or on its side, which allows you to save space in your workshop.

The GK-GCT12S’s key features make it easy to use for almost any type of woodworking project. (Courtesy of Bosch)

Versatility and Precision cutting Angle Capabilities

The 12-inch blade allows you to quickly cut through larger pieces of lumber, while the wide range of adjustable cutting angles (0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45°) gives you the freedom to choose the right angle for your project. The detent override enables you to quickly shift between angles, giving you fast and efficient results.

The GK-GCT12S features a large cutting capacity at each of the adjustable angles. (Courtesy of Bosch)

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Powerful and Precise Motor

The GK-GCT12S is outfitted with a powerful 280 watt motor that delivers smooth, accurate cuts with each pull of the trigger. The vibration reduction system built into the Bosch GCMT1245 gives you an experience that is both smooth and comfortable, even after extended use.

Ergonomic Grip and Lightweight Design

The GK-GCT12S features an ergonomic grip that allows you to comfortably hold the saw for longer periods of time without experiencing hand fatigue. The saw’s weight (only 31 lbs) also gives the user better control over the tool, allowing for more precise and accurate cuts.

Multiple Features for Enhanced Safety

An oversized thumb knob makes it easy to securely lock the saw’s blade in place, which prevents it from moving during use. The large handle can be easily gripped even when wearing gloves, which provides further peace of mind.

Like all of the top-quality tools available from Bosch, the GK-GCT12S is designed to provide both exceptional performance and ultimate safety for the user. (Courtesy of Bosch)

Heavy Duty Design and Components

The GK-GCT12S is designed to deliver reliable and consistent results time after time. The saw’s blade can easily handle a wide range of cutting projects, while the durable frame and components are built for extended use in demanding environments.

What users are saying:

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My first miter saw was a cheap one from [a big box store] that was just all around pretty terrible. I replaced it with a second one from the same place and it was better, but the quality still wasn’t there. I did some research and found that many people recommended the Bosch GK-GCT12S. I went to [a large home improvement store] to see one in person since I hadn’t heard of the brand before, and picked one up. I am very glad I did!

This is an excellent saw. The build quality is much better, it’s lighter yet still very durable, the detents make it much easier to switch between angles, and the integrated clamp is very convenient. It isn’t too expensive either. All in all I am very happy with this miter saw.

This is a quality tool. I have only used a miter saw a few times in the past when my table saw wasn’t large enough or I needed really accurate cuts. This thing is solid. Very well made and the adjustments are precise. It also has plenty of power.

I really like that the guard is metal as I had one on a previous cheapo that was plastic and would always fall off. This one stays in place and does its job. The saw is pretty easy to adjust and I like the way the handle folds down for storage or transport. The dust collection works well with my shop vac hooked up. I haven’t used the laser at all and probably won’t. Just another thing to waste battery life or need batteries replaced. If you are looking for a quality miter saw for both precision and heavy duty use look no further.

This is a great saw. Cuts very smoothly, easily adjustable, and well balanced. I’ve seen other reviews that talk about the durability of this saw. I own this saw, a Rigid miter saw and a cheap Black and Decker miter saw. While I do own the RIDGID and the B&D for a few years (both of them have been heavily used in remodeling 2 houses) I would bet that my Bosch is the most used out of all of them.

It has been dropped from 8ft several times and it keeps on going. I think some of the people leaving reviews about it being broke after a few months of use don’t understand you need to take care of your power tools. If you take care of them, then they will last you a lifetime.

And for $100 less than the RIDGID counterpart, it’s a no-brainer.

This is a fantastic saw. I looked at all the major brands and settled on this one as the best one for me. I looked at the Ridgid, but for the price the bosch just seemed to have more to offer. The major selling point for me was the material both sides where the blade goes. They are made completely out of metal (unlike the ridgid) so if you drop it its less likely to get dinged up.

It also has great clamp, and the detents for common angles are very easy to fine tune with a small flathead screwdriver.

I have no regrets on this purchase.

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I had the previous version of this saw and it was an amazing tool. It lasted through years of construction work and still runs today, although I eventually upgraded to the magnesium body model. The only thing that I would change is making the stock detent a little more accurate.

I love this saw. I had borrowed one from a friend for the last year and finally bought one of my own when my rental house needed some trim and casing replaced. I had originally planned to buy another brand, but my buddy offered me a great deal on this saw so I went with it. (Thanks again Garret!) It is very light and very powerful.

It is extremely smooth through a wide range of cut options. With blades that fit this saw, it will cut through framing lumber like butter. The “Magnesium” body is the cats meow too. It is basically the same construction as the new style iPhone. Its light and durable. I know this thing will probably outlast me. It comes with a nice bag and battery. If you are a professional, or even a serious-hobbyist, this is a must have in your arsenal.

I’ve been using this for a couple months and I love it. The magnesium compound body is very nice, feels like quality. It is fairly light weight, but seems super durable. Bevel adjusts smoothly with detents at important angles (22.5, 45, etc.) Rip fence is actually very accurate for a tool of this price and category.

Miter scale is easy to read and accurate. Laser, as others have said, is extremely handy for long cuts.

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