Bosch GKS 190 190mm Professional Circular Saw 240V
As a plumber by trade I have settled for a store own brand in the past as I don't regularly need such a tool. Due to recent heavy use my "cheaper" unit gave up the ghost. Got the Bosch as a bit of a luxury item. So glad I did as this tool performs exceptionally well. I have found myself using the saw for things that I used other tools for. The blade supplied is surprisingly good. Excellent middle of the range tool for the serious DIYer or professional that needs good quality performance.
22 Apr 2015
Very nice saw
Very impressed with this circular saw, no setup needed out the box, the saw cuts straight and true, all points of adjustment are placed easily around the saw, setting angles and depth are a piece of cake.
The supplied blade was surprisingly good, I made a few test cuts in some MFC and got hardly any breakout, impressive for a rough blade, I also purchased a 48 tooth blade, which I would recommend if you are cutting anything laminated.
The carry case is also of good quality,
For a circular saw in this price range this is an excellent buy, very happy with my purchase.
10 Apr 2015
First circular saw I've ever owned, wish I'd bought one years ago.
Rips through 12mm plywood and 22 chipboard flooring with ease.
Parallel guide is very handy and comes with a long power cord (enough to let you easily cut full sheets) and case.
28 Mar 2015
Could be better
This is a good saw which could be a lot better ! The dust extraction attachment falls off just by looking at it . Also the parrallel guide cannot be set to cut less than 20mm . I have and old Green Bosch PKS 46 saw which is better in both departments . I feel this should be the other way round ! I had to modify the parrallel guide before I even started using it , and there are no pre- drilled holes in the parrallel guide to make it easy either . Cummon Bosch you can do better !
The good points are the 1400 watt motor and the spindle lock to change the blade . I cannot say what the 16 tooth blade supplied with it is like as I changed it for the 48 tooth from day one
22 Mar 2015