Bosch CM10GD, $550

WOOD - - GET TO KNOW THE 10" SLIDERS -

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.)

Low Points

▼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.

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