What sets this Miter saw apart from all the rest is the design. Specifically the patented axial-glide system. The system uses a hinged or articulating glide arm in place of the traditional sliding rail system. This allows for deeper cuts, a compact, space-saving design and a more precise cut. The additional design features of the Bosch CM10GD include upfront bevel controls which are made of metal and consist of a bevel lock lever and range selector. The upfront location of these items allow for quicker and much easier adjustments preventing potential accidents by eliminating the need to reach behind the saw to adjust.
Weighing in at a solid 78.4-pounds (shipping weight) this product is packed with extras including a crown/chop lock which locks the head in place providing maximum chop cutting capacity when cutting upright base molding and nested crown molding. There’s also a large form-fitting ergonomic handle with a soft grip for easy handling for long days on the job. The handle is also ambidextrous. Then there’s the power – the Bosch CM10GD comes with a 15-Amp 4,000 RPM motor that runs smooth and provides fast cutting action.
The miter adjustments range from 52-degrees left to 60-degrees right and the bevel capacity ranges from 47-degress left to 47-degrees right. The cut capacity ranges from 12-inches horizontally to 5.5-inches vertically and 6-inches crown against the 45-degree spring fence. The Bosch CM10GD package includes the saw, a 60-tooth blade, a material clamp and a dust bag.
Online reviewers agree that the design of this miter saw does stand out and make it a very competitive product based on the patented axial-glide system. It operates smoothly and is accurate for many different cuts but can be slightly off on other cuts, but not by much. One reviewer has learned to adjust his cuts so that they end up true once factoring in the adjustment. The laser guide light is extremely useful however, some users indicate that the laser is not effective when cutting outdoors in bright sunlight. The compact size is a bonus as is the easy to read and locate cutting guide markings. All other buttons and controls, as well as the soft grip handle all are noted as positives by online reviewers. Overall, the Bosch CM10GD is a great saw. It does provide value for cost but is maybe not the best choice for outdoor construction but performs well for smaller jobs and for hobbyists. Read more…