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Bosch’s 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw is Pure Joy

Bosch’s 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw is Pure Joy

Jan 5, 2012

If you are like me you spend a lot of time Making compound miter cuts and regular miter cuts with your saw. I currently have a 12″ compound miter saw by Rigid which I like, but the problem is it can only make cuts about 8″ long when it is straight. I then have to flip

Bosch 12" sliding dual compound saw

Bosch 5312 12″ sliding dual compound miter saw

the board over and make another cut. Rarely do the two sides line up perfectly. So I end up sanding down the extra material trying to get a clean smooth edge. It also only always for a bevel one way. So I am frequently having to cut my trim upside down, all of which can get confusing. This Bosch 5312 miter saw solves my problems.

Another huge feature that I like about this saw is the bevel settings are front and center on the main lever. With my Rigid I have to reach around back and manually adjust a large knob, while guessing where my correct angle is located. This saw also has a raised angle guide that is engraved into the base, no worries about it coming off or becoming unreadable.

If you are new the compound saw market you may need to have a better understanding of what the terminology means. Miter is a simple saw cut that cuts straight up and down but can be at any number of angles, such as a 45 degree cut to make a simple corner. The compound comes into play if you need to cut at a random degree angle horizontally and at some other angle vertically. This is frequently done to cut crown molding with a flat setting. If you add a dual compound angle like this Bosch miter saw does you can rotate the saw on axis left and right instead of just right like most standard saws do. Finally adding in the the sliding rails the saw can now cut much wider wood including a 1×12.

If you are debating between a 10″ and 12″ saw I highly recommend the 12″. You can cut so much deeper with a 12″ This saw will easily cut 4″ thick stock and switch over to crown in no time flat. This is definitely the saw for me.

The biggest advantages of the Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw

  • Sliding rails allowing for a much wider cut
  • dual bevel so you can make compound angles both ways and not have to turn your work upside down.
  • Electric brake keeps cuts clean and helps prevent blow out.
  • Slide out sides allow you to create a 40″ base on the saw.
  • Large back¬† guide fence slides out to adjust to your needs.
  • 15 Amp motor has the power to cut through thick stock.
  • Bosch has a 1 year limited warranty on this miter saw.


Where can I buy the Bosch 5312 Miter Saw ?

Amazon offers this saw at a great price below  $340 and as always you can get free shipping, no tax and enjoy their easy return policy.