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Forum topic by oldrivers posted 11-27-2021 01:40 AM 973 views 0 times favorited 55 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2021 01:40 AM

I am in the Market for a new 12” sliding mitersaw I have two in mind the DEWALT Sliding Compound Miter Saw, 12-Inch (DWS779) and the BOSCH Power Tools GCM12SD – 15 Amp 12 Inch Corded Dual-Bevel Sliding Glide Miter Saw. The Bosch is few hundred dollars higher than the Dewalt. The Bosch Capacity: Expanded cutting capacity 14 inch horizontal capacity nominal 6 1/2 inch vertical capacity against the fence base 6 1/2 inch crown capacity against the fence 45 spring. The Dewalt Capacity is 2-inch x 14-inch dimensional lumber cross cut capacity at 90 degree and 2-inch x 10-inch dimensional lumber at 45 degree. Bothe are good saws no doubt and I like the fact that the Bosch has a lot smaller foot print fits closer to the wall but there is a big difference in the price Bosch is listed at $649.00 The Dewalt on sale for $399.00. I can buy either but I wanted get the input from you jocks that have had experience using these two saws. I want to get the most for the money without wasting revenue. Thanks in advance Old Rivers

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#1 posted 11-27-2021 01:45 AM

Some people have had trouble with those gliding miter saws making furniture quality cuts. On complaining they’ve been told it’s a carpentry saw. I’ve read about the glide not cutting straight and the tables/fence not being flat and square.

It looks like a cool saw and I’m sure it has a lot of satisfied users and perhaps they’ve improved it since I read these things about it.

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#2 posted 11-27-2021 02:00 AM

Thank you Loren I ask and I wanted to know. After checking the reviews the Dewalt keeps coming out on the top I was begining to wonder if there was a rat in the peanut sack, If you look at my projects you will see I need the furniture grade cuts. Looking forward to all lumber Jocks comments.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 11-27-2021 02:10 AM

I have a Bosch glide to me it’s a great trim saw. Crown molding and such.
For breaking down lumber it’s okay but don’t expect to get perfect flat square cuts from thick stock. I do occasionally use it to break up rough lumber but it’s problematic just the stress in most timbers will bind the blade and goof up a cut.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#4 posted 11-27-2021 02:17 AM

I have the Bosch saw and love it. I used my brother in laws Dewalt and liked the saw, but after checking out the Bosch, I went with it and never looked back. In fact, my brother in law also bought one when I did and uses the Bosch in his shop and the Dewalt when working away from the shop.

As you said, I also liked the fact that you can push it right up to the wall vs having to have clearance for the rails. I think the hinge system that the Bosch uses will remain more accurate over the long haul (just an opinion). I like the fact that all of the controls are up front for all of the settings – including compound angle adjustments. One downside of the Bosch is it is a bit heavier than the Dewalt (65 lbs vs 56 lbs) – only a concern if you are moving it from job site to job site.

I also struggled with the cost difference, but have been very happy with the features, accuracy, and cut quality of the Bosch and have never regretted spending the extra $. I have not experienced any issues with binding while cutting large stock, but I have not cut a large amount of it.

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#5 posted 11-27-2021 02:38 AM

Can’t comment on the Bosch but I do have the DeWalt DWS779. I’m very happy with it. I don’t need it right next to a wall as I use it on the DeWalt stand (DWX723), which I like as well. I changed the blade to a Freud 72 tooth thin kerf for cleaner cuts. I also have it under a Rousseau 5000 dust shroud.

I build farmhouse style furniture for the most part and it was a huge upgrade from the Harbor Freight saw I started out with.

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#6 posted 11-27-2021 03:24 AM

Thank you for the replies let me say the Jury is still out on this and if there are better saws out there I am not locked in on these two.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 11-27-2021 04:35 AM

Delta’s glider is nice. I use Dewalt at work, have the delta in my shop. Between the two, I would definitely take the delta. Much Smoother and just as accurate.

I have and love thousands of dollars worth of dewalt tools so this is a honest opinion.

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#8 posted 11-27-2021 12:37 PM

I have the Dewalt mentioned above. It is a decent miter saw, but all of this style saw (all makers), are carpentry tools and not for finer work. The Dewalt is smooth with accurate angles.

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#9 posted 11-27-2021 01:30 PM

Mine is the Bosch. 10”. Decided on the 10” rather than the 12” after reading of blade deflection with a 12”. I REALLY like mine.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 11-27-2021 01:43 PM

I use the Dewalt 708 for furniture building and works perectly. I just purchased a Makita LS1013 and works fine, but haven’t used it for furniture yet.

I’m not a fan of the newer Dewalts..

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#11 posted 11-27-2021 01:55 PM

Thank you all for this wonderful input I really need this. Hopefully many more Jocks will tell me their experience and the conclusions they what drawn from using Miter saws.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 11-27-2021 02:38 PM

If you keep an eye out sometimes a real nice Dewalt 708 pops up. Back when the DIY craze was happening the 708 was new. A lot over the years has came up for sale.

If you just need a sliding miter, if used you can find some deals. I gave $75 for this Makita a couple months ago and replaced my standard miter saw.

I have to sneak this stuff in these days as I’m retired and wife doesn’t understand why I need upgrades..

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#13 posted 11-27-2021 03:24 PM

The main reason I would consider the Bosch is space. It doesn’t require the clearance behind the saw for the sliding mechanism. If space is a consideration, Hitachi’s (now Metabo) sliding mechanism that stick out the front instead of the back can save the space without the high cost of the Bosch. I don’t have one so I cannot comment on the accuracy or overall quality but the one Metabo tool (a narrow crown stapler) that I own seems to be a quality tool. Lowes has the #C12RSH2M on sale for $350 right now.

Anyone own any of the Hitachi/Metabo miter saws that can comment on them?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#14 posted 11-27-2021 03:28 PM

The main reason I would consider the Bosch is space.
- Lazyman

This is a great point. My delta station at home I believe is around 16-17” deep. My dewalt at work is 32”.

Looks like ridgid has a delta clone now for 499$.

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#15 posted 11-27-2021 04:17 PM

Makita takes 20” and the Dewalt 706 takes 25” from the back wall.

The Makita miter saw took 9”

It’s not just the depth to consider, but the swing…

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