Bosch CM10GD, $550
877-267-2499, boschtools.com High Points
▲One of the most powerful saws in the test.
▲The articulated-arm mechanism works smoothly and solidly, and reduces the amount of space required behind the saw (141∕2", compared to traditional sliders at 19–24"), when mounted against a wall.
▲It has an easy-to-calibrate miter scale.
▲The bevel lock and angle-range selector, located at the front of the saw, make it easiest in the group to tilt the blade.
▲A tall fence and textured table and fence surfaces make it easy to securely hold and cut stock. ▲This saw’s depth stop and chop/crown lock work best among the test group. (See the photo at top right, previous page.)
▼At 64 pounds, this saw weighs the most and is awkward to carry and lift. ▼Changing blades requires a six-step process—far more difficult than with other saws.