Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

The Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw has been made to tackle virtually any job. With a 15-amp motor the Bosch 5312 can cut through a variety of sizes and materials. It’s 25 ½ base has two extensions that enable it to cover over 40 inches of space.  The tall 4 ½ inch sliding fences make bevel setup a breeze.

The blade of the 5312 boasts to last longer than any other one the market. The 60-tooth, thin-kerf, carbide blade offers a precise cuts every time. It is also equipped with a up-front bevel lock lever as well as a range selector knob. These features promote visibility and make adjusting settings and angles easy.

We found amazon.com to have the best price on this product, and it also comes with free delivery. which is always nice. 

However, we also found that the Makita 10″ Miter Saw seems to have good performance-to-price ratio. Maybe it is wise to make a comparison before you settle for the Bosch.

The saw offers bevel stops and detents from 0-45 degrees on both the left and right. The miter angle settings range from 52 degrees on the left and 60 degrees on the right.

When you purchase the Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw you will receive a miter saw, blade, wrench set, clamp and a dust bag. It is also backed by a manufacturer’s one-year limited warranty.

  • Up-Front Bevel Lock Lever and Range Selector Knob ? Easily-accessed controls for quick and accurate bevel settings
  • Large 25-1/2″ Base with Built-In Cast Sliding Extensions for 40″ total length
  • Tall 4-1/2 ” Speed-Track Sliding Fences ? For easy bevel set-ups and increased crown molding cutting capacities
  • Crown Molding Settings ? 31.6° miter and 33.9° bevel detents for quick, accurate crown cuts
  • Dual Sliding Rail Design for superior accuracy

Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw Reviews

There are not many complaints about the performance of the Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw. Most reviewers find it to be accurate, durable, and easy to use.

Also check out the DeWALT and Makita Review here.

After working quite some time with the 5312, a professional contractor, states that it is the most effective machine on the market. The saw’s angles and detents were accurate right out of the box. He found no need to adjust them. The only time he has ever had to adjust the saw was after it fell off a deck. Yet even after the 9 foot fall the saw hardly had a dent—proving it is also extremely durable. This reviewer also finds that the upfront controls make tilting the powerhead a breeze. According to him, trim, baseboards and crown moulding can be cut fast and easily.

Another reviewer would concur that the angles of the Bosch are extremely accurate. As he is not very good at math, he loves that all the angles are clearly marked out and that there are many “stops” for accurate angles. It doesn’t require a lot of deliberation and thought to choose the correct angle.

Bosch 5312 Review Summary

Many reviewers do state that the  Bosch 5312 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw is heavy. Yet, they all appreciate that it’s sturdy base can support it’s own 12 inch crown more than comfortably. Reviewers find that portability has been increased thanks to the wheels and easy carrying handle.

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