A miter saw, or mitre saw, consists of a stationary, hinge-mounted blade used for making crosscuts. Since the hinge remains in one place, the saw blade drops down in a controlled motion, allowing you to make clean and consistent cuts. Miter saws often see use cutting wood trim and molding, but they can also work well for other woodworking projects.
A miter saw typically mounts the blade on a swing arm that can pivot to produce angled cuts. Depending on the type, it may make a miter cut or bevel cut.
While all miter saws can perform a miter cut, not all can perform a bevel cut. Not all miter saws can adjust to accommodate a bevel cut. A single bevel miter saw, also called a compound miter saw, only tilts in one direction, either to the left or the right, to provide a bevel cut. However, they may pivot left and right to provide a miter cut. They work best on projects that require few bevel cuts in opposing directions. A double bevel, or dual-bevel, miter saw can tilt to the left and the right to provide a bevel cut. This allows you to easily make bevel cuts without having to reposition.
A miter saw remains stationary and the user pulls the blade down onto the wood they wish to cut. Due to its design, a miter saw offers a more precise, accurate cut and works well for cutting down long boards.
A circular saw functions as a handheld tool that the user pushes through the wood in order to cut. Circular saws offer more portability and work well for breaking down larger material.
A table saw consists of a rotary sawblade on a flat table that supports the materials its cutting. They work well for breaking down larger material into more manageable sizes. Table saws often see use making rip cuts in the wood, though they can also make cross cuts or dado cuts. A rip cut goes along the length of the board, with the grain of the wood, while a cross cut goes across the grain. A dado cut makes a groove or channel in the wood.
A reciprocating saw, also referred to as a Sawzall, consists of a handheld tool that features a horizontal blade and a trigger on the handle. The blade moves in a push-and-pull, or reciprocating, motion and remains exposed which allows it to work in tight spaces. They use interchangeable blades to accomplish tasks ranging from demolition to remodeling.
Bosch offers the 1-1/8-inch reciprocating saw which features innovative counterbalance technology and an anti-vibration handle. This helps reduce the vibration to about 1/3rd that of standard tools. It also comes equipped with a variable speed trigger to improve cutting control in various materials. Additionally, this tool features a constant response circuitry to maintain the desired speed for consistent performance under load.
A jigsaw cuts using a rapid up-and-down motion. They work well cutting shapes and curves and may work with woods of varying thickness and density.
The Bosch jig saw GST18V-47N features an ergonomic and well-balanced barrel-grip design. This powerful 18V tool provides variable-speed control. It uses a dial to control the operating speed, delivering from 550 up to 2,700 no-load strokes per minute.
Bosch saws include a wide variety of high-quality tools, including the Bosch miter saw GCM12SD. The GCM12SD is a 12 inch dual-bevel glide miter saw that features a smooth cutting motion, accurate performance, and a space-saving design of the Bosch-exclusive Axial Glide System. The Bosch-exclusive Axial Glide provides wider cross-cuts, enhanced alignment, and smooth glide for the entire life of the tool. Bosch boasts that the pre-aligned SquareLock fences help the saw maintain precision throughout its life.
Other benefits include:
Bosch also offers a selection of other saws, including:
Bosch saw blades include band saw blades, hole saw blades, jigsaw blades, and more.