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Offers maximum horizontal cutting capacity: The Bosch GCM 8 SJL Professional sliding miter saw Compact tool for jobsite use

  • Especially high cutting capacity of 312 x 70 millimeters
  • Powerful 1600 watt motor for quick and clean sawing
  • Low weight and handy carrying handle for easy transport
  • New two-point dust extraction for especially low levels of dust during work
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  • January 07, 2013
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With the GCM 8 SJL Professional sliding miter saw, Bosch is launching a tool onto the market that makes it easier to cut wide workpieces such as large pieces of laminate, parquet, decking and floor boards, and also furniture components or cable ducts. This is made possible by the high horizontal cutting capacity of 312 millimeters, which is so far unique on benchtop tools in this class. Product manager Christof Weitbrecht knows why larger cutting widths are becoming increasingly important for professional tradespeople: “Many floor coverings nowadays are following the same trend as tiles, with smaller tiles increasingly being replaced by larger tiles. Floor boards up to 310 millimeters wide are customary nowadays.” The GCM 8 SJL Professional enables professional tradespeople to easily saw panels of this size. Further advantages are the tool's low weight of about 17 kilograms, its compact design and its handy carrying handle. They make it easier to use the tool on the jobsite.

Powerful tool with improved dust extraction
The GCM 8 SJL Professional offers 15 percent more cutting width and 100 watts more power than its predecessor model, the GCM 8 SJ Professional. Its 1600 watt motor drives the saw blade at 5,500 revolutions per minute to ensure especially clean, fast working. Tried-and-tested functions have been adopted from the predecessor, such as the soft start electronics for a long motor lifetime and a jolt-free start of the tool, and the projection of a laser line that makes it easier for users to make precise sizing cuts. A new feature is the two-point dust extraction, which is being used for the first time on a Bosch sliding miter saw. A dust extraction outlet is positioned as usual on the tool body behind the saw blade. In addition to this, there is a second dust extraction outlet fitted on the saw arm itself. It moves forwards with the arm with each sliding movement. This ensures that sawing dust and chips, which are ejected backwards by the rotation of the saw blade, are effectively extracted in all applications.

Easier angle setting
The bevel angles are especially quick and easy to adjust on the GCM 8 SJL Professional: you simply throw the new rocker lever and fix it again at the desired value on the scale. Bevels of 47 degrees to the left to 2 degrees to the right are possible. The miter angles are also freely adjustable and lockable. The work table engages automatically at the standard miter angles. The tool's features are completed by two pull-out side extensions for safe sawing of longer workpieces.

The GCM 8 SJL Professional sliding miter saw will be available at specialist retail outlets from February 2013 onwards at a price of 499 euros plus VAT. It is supplied with a standard saw blade for woodworking and a G-clamp for fixing the material. Anyone wishing to make especially precise cuts in wood can use the “Expert for Wood” circular saw blade from the Bosch accessories range.

 Specifications GCM 8 SJL Professional
 (replaces GCM 8 SJ Professional)
 Power input 1600 W
 Rated speed 5,500 rpm
 Saw blade diameter 216 mm
 Miter setting 52° L/ 60° R
 Bevel setting 47° L/ 2° R
 Maximum cutting capacity at 0° 70 x 312 mm
 Maximum cutting capacity at 45° bevel 70 x 214 mm
 Horizontal standard miter angles
 (to both left and right)
 0°, 15°, 22,5°, 31,6, 45°
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 910 x 460 x 410 mm
 Weight 17.3 kg


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7978 - January 07, 2013

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