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Featuring an intuitive operating concept: New Bosch sliding miter saws for professionals Two models for different requirements

  • Compact and precise for mobile applications: GCM 8 SDE Professional
  • More flexibility thanks to a higher cutting capacity: GCM 12 SDE Professional
  • Quick and tool-free changing of saw blade due to SDS tool holder
  • High dust protection by two-unit dust extraction system and “Click & Clean System”
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  • October 13, 2015
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Bosch made the requirements of tradespeople a priority when developing the GCM 8 SDE Professional and GCM 12 SDE Professional compound miter saws. Both tools have an intuitive operating concept that enables them to be adjusted for use with different materials even more easily and rapidly than their predecessors. This means that they meet the requirements of various trades: The GCM 8 SDE Professional is particularly compact and, with a weight of 18.5 kg, is ideal in particular for mobile applications – for example for use by floor layers or joiners. The GCM 12 SDE Professional has a cutting capacity of 120 x 400 mm – with a standard 305 mm saw blade. This is the highest cutting capacity in its category. It enables carpenters, landscape gardeners or stand constructors to effortlessly machine particularly large diameters in timber beams, boards or planks.

Cut different materials quickly, easily and precisely
Flooring, cable ducts, aluminum profiles: For flexible cuts in different materials, such as wood, plastic and metal, both sliding miter saws have a variable torque setting of 3,500 to 5,000 rpm or 3,100 to 4,000 rpm. Both saws feature the established SDS tool holder, so that the saw blade can be changed especially quickly and easily, and without the need for additional tools. It enables the saw blade to be replaced in just a few steps. The intuitive operating concept of both tools also includes a bevel setting for both sides, and the bevel lock lever for this is located on the right-hand side next to the bevel scale. The position of this lever makes it simpler to operate, and tradespeople can fix the required angle more easily.

Two-unit dust extraction system compatible with “Click & Clean System”
For efficient dust protection, both models are equipped with a two-unit dust extraction system: One dust extractor is positioned on the tool body, behind the saw blade, as is customary. A second dust extractor is fitted on the saw arm – each time the saw is pulled, it moves forward too. This system extracts sawdust and shavings effectively. Both miter saws are compatible with the Bosch “Click & Clean System”.

Other features of the new GCM 8 SDE Professional and GCM 12 SDE Professional sliding miter saws include a laser-projected cutting line, a transport handle and two removable side extensions to safely machine longer workpieces.

The GCM 8 SDE Professional and GCM 12 SDE sliding miter saws are available at specialist retail outlets for EUR 599 and EUR 899. A premium-quality “Expert for Wood” saw blade is included in the scope of delivery for each saw. “Expert” circular saw blades offer a reliably high cutting quality and are available in a wide range of variants for a vast number of materials.

 Specifications GCM 8 SDE Professional GCM 12 SDE Professional
 (replaces GCM 12 SD Professional)
 Rated power input 1,600 W 1,800 W
 Rated speed 3,500 – 5,000 rpm 3,100 – 4,000 rpm
 Cutting capacity 70 x 312 mm 120 x 400 mm
 Saw blade diameter 305 mm 305 mm
 Miter setting 52° L/60° R 52° L/60° R
 Bevel setting 47° L/47° R 47° L/47° R
 Weight 18.5 kg 28.4 kg
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

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.

PI9088 - October 13, 2015

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