Big Saw, Small Package
We don't mind lugging a 60-lb. miter saw to a job if we can leave it on-site for a couple of days. But no one wants to heave that beast out of their truck just to make a few cuts. A smaller saw would be great, but it's hard to find one that performs as well as the big ones—that is, until now.
The new Bosch CM8S 8-in. sliding compound saw is only 18 in. wide, but the base expands to 29 in. It can crosscut a board 12-1/4 in. long and 2-3/4 in. thick. It will create a 45-degree miter on an 8-in. board and can handle a 3-1/2-in. crown mold. That’s a lot of performance from a saw that weighs only 37 lbs.—that’s less than half the weight of some 12-in. models on the market!
The “ambidextrous” trigger handle will keep the lefties happy, and the carrying handle makes transporting the CM8S a painless undertaking. Go to boschtools.com to find a retailer near you.