The design of the Bosch GCM 8 SDE puts ease of use at the top of the list. All aspects are considered, whether its adjustments, scope of materials or your working environment. The GCM 8 SDE Professional is compact and portable, weighing just 18.5kg. Variable speed control from 3,500 to 5,000rpm, allows you to cut a wide variety of materials from wood to metal or plastics. The saw comes with an SDS blade-locking nut. Blade changes are quick and simple, without any additional tools. The ability to change the saw blade so easily, to suit different materials, means work becomes more efficient and your blades last longer. The saw will cut bevels up to 47, and has indents at 22.5, 30 and 45 for ease of setting. The positioning of the bevel-locking lever on the right-hand side next to the bevel scale, simplifies the operation. Dust extraction takes place from two points, one above the blade through the guard and a second directly behind the blade. Fitted to the saw arm with a long aperture, this second point efficiently captures the debris. A depth-stop allows you to cut trenches or tenons. The GCM 8 SDE mitre saw includes a laser-projected cutting line, transport handle and side extensions on the left and right to support longer workpieces.
|Bevel Angle Range||47° - 0 - 47°|
|Blade Diameter||216 mm|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||Yes|
|Max Bevel Cut @ 45deg||312 mm x 45 mm|
|Max Compound Cut @ 45deg||225 mm x 30 mm|
|Max Crosscut @ 0deg||312 mm x 70 mm|
|Max Mitre Cut @ 45deg||225 mm x 70 mm|
|Mitre Angle Range||52° - 0 - 60°|
|Model||GCM 8 DCE|
|Nett Weight||18.5 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||460 mm x 910 mm x 410 mm|
|Speed||3.500 – 5.000rpm|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
20 October 2017
So far so good!I have been a carpenter for over 40yrs either full time professional or part time. My wife and family bought this saw for my 60th birthday. I ordered it the day before my birthday and it arrived the morning after my birthday so 10/10 for efficiency. First thought once opened the box, the saw looks and feel very well made and robust. There are lots of good features on the saw. It did take me some time to work out all the features and how to release and set a the features. I needed to read the manual to get my head around them all, but it is not rocket science, just takes some time. As yet I have not tested the saw fully on the workshop but I know it will do all I want. I bought this saw to accompany my other saws. I have a commercial Dewalt Cross Cut which is slow to start and cross cuts 33", I used it for cutting worktops and larger panels. I often find my cross cut and my rip saw are set up for pre cut sizes and then I need something else cut and having to take a saw out of the precise setting to make the cuts, this is a pain to reset. The mitre saw will mean I don't have that problem again. I also wanted a saw that cut a range of angles and bevels and this saw does all that. It does need a good check to ensure all the angles are 100% right but that is not a problem. I really like this saw and have no issues recommending it at all. Just one final point. I wanted a stand with my saw. I looked at the stands offered with this saw and the reviews were mixed. In the end I went for the Dewalt DE7033. Not much to say about other than 100% great! As I was not used to mitre saws and stand I called Axminster to ensure the saw and stand would match, they assured they would. I am so glad I bought this stand. See my review on it. Now I have it I can see it will fix ANY mitre saw no matter what make. The fixing arms will fit any saw but if the didn't, Dewalt recommend you put 19mm/3/4" ply between the stands fixing brackets and the saw. they say make the base wider than you saw. That mean you fit the ply to the mounting brackets and you fit the saw to the ply. If you are following me here, you can see it will fit any saw and is well worth the wee bit extra cash. So go on buy both, I would if I had to do it again.
2 September 2017
fantastic light weight sawNeeded a mitre saw for domestic fitting and trim work in the workshop. looked at the Festool and this one, glad I made this choice as I can't see that for the extra money the Festool would do anymore.