Bosch GCM 800 SJ Review

Bosch GCM 800 SJ

219
8.6

Value For Money

9.5/10

Cutting Capacity

9.0/10

Power

8.0/10

Feature Range

8.0/10

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Accurate out of the box

Cons

  • No laser guide
  • Poor dust management
  • No adjustable depth stop

Bosch GCM 800 SJToday we are looking at the Bosch GCM 800 SJ which comes in at mid range at around £298. The GCM 800 SJ boasts high precision, great build quality and power for a good price. At this price point it is aimed at the DIY enthusiast but Bosch are known for their high quality tools so is a good choice for tradesmen on a budget.

You can’t go too wrong with Bosch and this mitre saw is no exception. At the time of writing Amazon had it on offer for around £219 which at that price makes this an even better bargain.

 

Hopefully it will still be on offer at Amazon.

 


Technical Specs

Power: 1400W

Max Cutting Width: 270 mm

Sliding: Yes

Single Bevel: No

Double Bevel: No

Laser: No


For anyone looking for decent power tool for home use this will certainly do the job. Their are cheaper saws available but if you are looking for quality this should certainly be in your top 10. Check out the main features in depth below.

Main Features

The Bosch GCM 800 SJ is a feature packed mitre saw. With a powerful 1400 W motor it should be able to handle all but the toughest cutting applications. This machine weighs 13.5kg which is not a bad weight making it a good choice for taking on site.

How does the Bosch GCM 800 SJ cut?

It doesn’t matter how many feature a saw has, unless it can do the one job it was designed for well. Luckily the GCM 800 SJ lives up to the Bosch name and cuts efficiently and accurately straight out of the box.

The saw has a large 70 x 270 mm cutting capacity with a no load speed of 5,500 rpm making it perfect for flooring and skirting boards.

It is capable of a 47° left and right metre cut and comes with mitre detents at 45, 22.5, 15, 0 angles both left and right.

Unlike it’s brother the GCM 8 SJL this saw does not come with a adjustable depth-stop which might make trench cuts difficult. This saw only comes with one cutting blade but others are readily available.

Safety

The Bosch GCM 800 SJ has a few built in safety features to reduce the chance of you chopping your fingers off. It features a vertical handle with a lower guard lock out button that works whether you are left or right handed,

The dust management is OK but it doesn’t have a dust bag so you may need to beware of dust when cutting.

See it in action

You can check out this saw in action in the video below:

Conclusion

The Bosch GCM 800 SJ is a great mitre saw for both home and professional use. Given it’s weight it would be a great choice to have in the van to take around on site.

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