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For precise cuts: New Bosch miter and sliding miter saws for do-it-yourselfers Now even more compact and lightweight

  • PCM 8: the most compact and lightweight miter saw in the market
  • PCM 8 S: 20 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than its predecessor
  • Powerful 1200 watt motor for quick and precise working
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  • March 18, 2015
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Bosch is expanding its range of miter saws for do-it-yourselfers to include two exceptionally lightweight and compact tools. The PCM 8 weighs only 7.9 kilograms, which makes it the most compact and lightweight miter saw in the market. The slide mechanism of the PCM 8 S sliding miter saw is integrated into the saw table. This makes it 20 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than its predecessor. It weighs only 11.4 kilograms. Both tools are therefore comfortable to transport and can be used anywhere.

The right tool for every application
These tools differ from each other in terms of cutting capacity. The PCM 8 cuts workpieces up to 60 millimeters high and 120 millimeters wide. Its saw blade is no longer 190, but 216 millimeters in diameter, which increases the cutting height from 50 to 60 millimeters. The PCM 8 is therefore especially suitable for cutting roof battens and square timber for interior fitting and substructures, for example for patios. Due to its integrated slide mechanism, the PCM 8 S saws workpieces up to 65 millimeters high and 220 millimeters wide. It is therefore ideal for tackling projects such as cladding facades, decking patios or laying flooring. Both tools can be used to make cross and miter cuts. The PCM 8 S also has a quickly adjustable depth stop for sawing grooves.

Both saws have a powerful 1200 watt motor and a speed of 4,800 revolutions per minute. Sawing is therefore done quickly. To make it easier for the user to cut precisely, the cutting line is projected onto the workpiece by a laser beam. On the PCM 8 S the do-it-yourselfer can choose whether the laser beam is projected onto the workpiece on the right or left of the saw blade. The workpiece is securely fixed thanks to a work clamp. Furthermore, the PCM 8 S offers four flexible side extensions which are inserted onto the tool. They can be positioned where the user needs them: on the right and left of the saw table, either inserted or free-standing, in order to provide optimal support for a long workpiece during sawing.

To make horizontal miter cuts, the saw table of both tools can be rotated up to 48 degrees to the left or right in order to adjust the position of the workpiece relative to the saw blade. The saw automatically locks into the most commonly used working angles – 15, 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees. The cutting width is then maximum 85 and 155 millimeters respectively. To make vertical miter cuts, the complete tool arm including the saw blade is swiveled up to 45 degrees.

All the controls are clearly visible, ergonomically shaped and easy to operate. The tools can also be used largely dust-free. To do so, a vacuum cleaner is simply connected to the chip ejector. Sawing is even easier with accessories like the robust PTA 2400 saw stand and the flexible PTA 1000 roller stand. They enable the user to saw materials comfortably while standing.

The PCM 8 and the PCM 8 S will be available at retail outlets from September 2015 onwards at the recommended retail price of 179.99 euros and 279.99 euros respectively including VAT. The Bosch “Optiline Wood” saw blade with 48 saw teeth comes complete with the tool.

 Specifications PCM 8
 (replaces previous
 PCM 7)
 PCM 8 S
 (replaces previous
 PCM 7 S and PCM 8 S)
 Rated power input 1,200 W 1,200 W
 No-load speed 4,800 rpm 4,800 rpm
 Circular saw blade rated diameter 216 mm 216 mm
 Circular saw blade bore diameter 30 mm 30 mm
 Cutting capacity at 0°/0° 60 x 120 mm 65 x 220 mm
 Cutting capacity at 45°/0° 60 x 85 mm 65 x 155 mm
 Miter setting 48° L to 48° R 48° L to 48° R
 Bevel setting 0° to 45° 0° to 45°
 Weight 7.9 kg 11.4 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.

PI8859 - March 18, 2015

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