GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #1 by arjay18 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:35 pm

Been having a hard time deciding on which one to get. Seems like the GCM 10 MX is marketed towards the metal working crowd than woodworkers. Anybody who has experience with both please give me the pros and cons on each and or which one to get? I just ordered a 10J Table saw today if that matters.

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Re: GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #2 by bigfoot » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:20 pm

What are you cutting? width and length of you boards?
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Re: GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #3 by arjay18 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 pm

I have yet to start so I can't really answer that yet. I'm just about to get into woodworking. Any cons other than cost to the 10s? I'm really leaning towards that but my only worry is the weight incase I need to move it around and the width I need behind the saw for the sliding mechanism.
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Re: GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #4 by balarila » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:40 pm

I have a GCM 10S for a few years now and happy with it. Only quirk is that the retraction of the blade cover is a bit sticky as you bring down the blade on the material. But I heard a spoke users here solved that by replacing the bearing with a slightly bigger one.
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Re: GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #5 by bigfoot » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:12 pm

If budget is not a big factor, then GCM 10S for future proofing.
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Re: GCM 10 MX or GCM 10 S?

Unread post #6 by balarila » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 am

Not familiar with the GCM 10MX but, when I look at the photos, it does not look like a sliding miter saw. Do correct me, please, if my impression is wrong.

I would always recommend a sliding one over a fixed. Sliding miter saw greatly increases the size of wood you can cut. If you usually do repetitive cuts on 2x2 only, then the MX will serve you well, and economically. But, if you were like me usually cutting wide boards, I recommend saving up for the S.
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