There are truly tens if not hundreds to look over relying upon your needs and goals. With every one of the models and brands to browse, discovering a decent double bevel saw can be a fairly precarious issue for even the most prepared DIYer/handyman.
The Bosch 5312 has an expansive 25 – 1/2 inch base that will offer you power and flexibility which can’t be contrasted with most saws available today. Additionally, it is fueled by a 15 Amp engine which can oblige an alternate scope of material sizes. Its huge 25 – ½ base with an in-assembled cast sliding augmentations permits it to bolster a sum of 40 inches long which is notwithstanding its 4 – ½ inch rate track sliding wall which take into account simple angle set ups and included crown trim cutting capability. The saw likewise comes complete with an electric brake and a 60 teeth, meager kerf, carbide tipped edge for more exact cuts.
With the Bosch 5312, you’ll get the accuracy and top execution on your undertakings. There is a large group of elements that truly make Bosch a one of a kind and top quality device and these are only a couple of things that truly emerged.
Brief Product Specs
- Up-front bevel lock lever and range selector knob for easily accessed controls for bevel settings
- Large 25-1/2-inch base with built-in cast sliding extensions for 40-inch total length
- Easily readable bevel and miter scales for easy setting of accurate bevel and miter angles
- Amperage is 15 and voltage is 120
- Electric brake for quick, repetitive cuts and ability to stop blade in seconds
No need to write a book about this saw, Eric covered most of the important features:
Recently my husband and I built ourselves a home. He worked as a professional homebuilder for many years before moving on to supervisor positions, so when it came time to pick out a sliding miter saw he talked with his guys. They had great things to say about this saw, mostly that the performance, quality, and features were equal to any saw on the market, even those that cost a lot more. They were right!
We bought ours from Smallring_Sales, not through Amazon. It arrived fast, in perfect condition.
The saw, equipped with the right blades, took care of every task from initial framing to hanging the final trim. It did it accurately, and without a problem in the year+ it was on the jobsite. It got wet, we knocked it over, etc. No issues.
I purchased this saw because it came w/a FREE zero gravity miter saw stand. It was a promo. at Lowes…I couldn’t resist. To prevent this review from being redundant, I agree all points in Eric’s review. What I would like to add is that, if you are thinking of using this saw to make miter joints on crown molding (as opposed to coping corners, it is a dream to use! I have owned and used the Makita LS1214F for years. I bought it because of its reviews at the time and some of it’s ‘features’, like a diagram on how to cut crown mldg. on it’s flat.
When I first used the Bosch, the first thing I noticed was that there was no crown mldg. corner diagram. Disappointed. Getting angles correct on crown corners can be mentally challenging, especially when cutting crown when it is laying flat, on it’s back, on the saw table(In this position, it is much quicker than propping it up against the fence -if you can get past the conceptual/math part). You need to hit angles like 31.6 accurately to make a clean corner. So I drew a diagram on the fence, remembering just how often I referred to the diagram on the Makita.
Within the first couple of cuts on the Bosch, I realized that I didn’t need the diagram for the corners. For many reasons, the Bosch is much more intuitive and all the necessary angles for cutting corners are very clearly marked and many have ‘stops’ for truly accurate angles. I haven’t owned the saw very long, but I’d say that I’ve made at least 40 inside and outside corners w/o a single backward or upside down cut and w/much less aggravation and thought. A very different experience than w/the Makita.
Introducing The Bosch 5312
This miter saw is really amazing. The angle is very flexible from side to side. It is worth giving it a space on your working area.
What You Should Put In Mind When Using A Miter Saw?
The most important rule you need to remember when using a miter saw is to be careful at all times. This is an extremely dangerous tool, so be sure to double-check everything before you turn it on. Always check whether the blade is fixed properly before using the saw.
Study the manual that comes with your device and follow the instructions to the letter. It’s imperative to do your research first as your personal safety depends on it. You also should hold the saw for a while in order to get used to the weight and adjust your grip on the tool properly. You also should do some experimenting in order to learn how all the features work so that you can use them most efficiently.
Cleaning the saw after every use is a must. Some of the dust and debris will get inside the machine, so you need to remove them in order to extend the life of your device. Follow the maintenance instructions from the manual and seek assistance immediately if you notice that the saw doesn’t work as it should. Overheating, increased vibration, and strange sounds emitted by the device are the signs you need to look out for. If you notice anything like this, turn the saw off immediately and get it checked up by a qualified technician.
What Informations Should You Know When Buying A Miter Saw?
The great thing about a miter saw is its versatility; regardless of whether you need a miter/bevel cut, a cross-cut or a compound cut, this tool will get the job done. It can also be used by anyone, be it an amateur who loves doing his own home improvement projects or a professional making a living through his workshop.
Before you read any of our miter saw reviews, you need to determine what it is you are going to use it for. The type of materials you’ll be working most often with as well as the amount of work you plan to do should both impact your decision when buying your new miter saw. Not only that, but you also must know if you will need to do any compound and/or bevel cuts, as not all miter saws are suitable for this kind of work.
Finally, you should decide if you need a cordless tool or not. Not everyone has constant access to electricity in their workshop, in which case a cordless tool could be a great choice. Each of our miter saw reviews lists whether that particular model is cordless or not.
What Type of Cuts Will You Work With?
The type of miter saw you get will be determined by the type of cuts your project will require. There are four basic types of cuts:
- The Cross Cut: this is just the typical cut which involves cutting your material to length, just like you would with a regular saw.
- The Miter Cut: this type of cut is angled across the width of the material you are working with.
- The Bevel Cut: this is an angled cut that goes through the thickness of the material.
- The Compound Cut: this one is a combination of a miter and bevel cut. Basically, it’s a cut that is angled across both the width and the thickness of your material, at the same time.
What Type of Miter Saw To Buy?
Again, the type you choose will be determined by your requirements. Each of our miter saw reviews lists the type of the equipment as being one of the following:
- Standard miter saws: this is a saw where the blade has a fixed pivot, so it will remain vertical at all times, except for when the table is angled horizontally.
- Compound miter saws: in this type of saw the pivot can be rotated vertically (to one side), which – in additional to the table’s horizontal rotation – makes it possible to cut horizontally and vertically, in both planes.
- Sliding compound miter saws: same as a regular compound miter saw, only there are additional arms for the cutter head which can slide horizontally, making cuts in wide materials much easier.
- Dual compound miter saws: same as above, however the motor & blade can be tilted either right or left. An excellent choice for very complicated projects where many different cutting angles are needed. More about dual’s further below.
What Cutting Capacity To Choose?
Different tools have different capacities, and whichever you choose make sure that it is enough for the type of work you’ll be doing. The capacity can be determined by taking a look at the miter saw blade’s sliding capabilities as well as diameter. The majority of miter saws nowadays have a 12″ or 10″ diameter blade. Ask yourself these two questions:
- Will you be working only with smaller “amateur” projects, such as wooden frames, small house models and such? If so, then a 10″ miter saw will offer you more than enough capacity.
- Are you a professional woodworker who constantly works with larger projects, such as roofing elements, pillars, and such? If so, then you’ll benefit greatly from having a 12″ diameter blade.
Of course, there are miter saws with an even smaller blade diameter available (as small as 5″), however we do not recommend those as while they are a great choice for very small projects, you will likely find your cutting needs expanding soon enough, in which case you’ll have to make a switch to a 10″ blade or larger fairly quickly.
Single or Double Bevel?
As you have learned above, you can tilt the blade of a regular compound miter saw to one side only, which makes bevel cuts a breeze without any need to tilt the material. However, a double/dual compound miter saw does you one better – the blade will tilt both left and right, so that you will not need to flip the material or move to the other side of your work-surface to successfully complete demanding tasks. Just keep in mind that a dual compound will weigh somewhat more than a regular compound, so please take this into account when making your purchase. We made sure that our miter saw reviews contain the net weight of each machine, which will hopefully help you out.
Cordless Miter Saws
While these are an excellent option for those who have trouble with constant access to a power outlet, it’s worth to remember that a miter saw generally uses up a lot of energy, so even a fully-charged battery will seldom last more than a day’s-worth of heavy work. Because of that, the cordless option is usually good as an addition, and if you want to work in cordless mode 24 hours a day then you need to consider buying extra batteries (they are usually 24V and 18V, depending on the model). You can also get a lithium-ion-powered miter saw, which generally last longer before requiring a recharge, however they are also considerably more expensive.