Bosch CM12 12-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw

By Robert Robillard on Remodeling

Bosch CM12 Lightweight and Portable 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw

The theory of work smarter not harder also translates to travel and pack lighter!      The new Bosch CM12 12-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw fits that motto by allowing one-handed portability with a well designed and placed handle and it’s no frills design to reduce weight and make this truly a portable saw.

I run a small remodeling business and most saw applications require me to cut a 1×6 / 2×6 or smaller board.   That means, most days, I do not need the size, capacity and weight of a huge compound, sliding miter saw.  Being able to carry a miter saw one handed means I can open doors with one hand and maneuver thru them or carry an additional item in addition to the saw.   [Similar to my friend Jason in the photo – right]

The Bosch CM12 12-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw features nine adjustable miter detents and large miter and bevel scales with uniform markings, making them easy to read.   Additional a side bevel lock lever allows for quick and easy saw adjustment without having to reach to the rear of the machine. 

The Bosch CM12 12-Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw has a cross cut capacity of 8 inches and 6-inches at a 45-degrees.  The maximum vertical cut is 6-3/4-inches  and it will cut 6 inch nested crown.   Sliding supports allow for 37-inch expanding work  supports to the left or right of the saw. 

Powered by a 15 Amp, 4300 RPM motor complete with a brake this saw has an ambidextrous trigger handle to accomodate left handed as well as righ handed users.   

The Bosch CM12 has a vacuum-ready dust chute and an adjustable dust elbow vacuum adaptor attachment that connects the saw to a dust bag.  

Optional Attachments Include:

  • LS010 Arbor Laser
  • MS1233 Crown Stops
  • MS1234 Length Stop Kit
  • T4B Gravity-Rise Stand
  • GTA3800 Folding Leg Stand with Wheels

The Bosch CM12 retails for approximately $350 on line here: Bosch-Single-Bevel-Compound-Miter

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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