Bosch GSA1100-E 1100W Reciprocating Saw 240V
Solid Bosch engineering. Chunky piece of kit thats making light of 9" x 3" roof beams. You feel it will last as well - workload is heavy.
30 Aug 2014
Great saw but
The saw works a treat, nice case as well. Blade fitment easy.
I found the interlock safety button awkward/stiff to use and ended up with a blister where I have been activating it.
4 Feb 2014
Knife through butter tool
Brilliant piece of Bosch tooling. Cuts well and no vibration. Once you realise that the front guard needs to be in contact with what you want to saw that is - I initially held it back like a chain saw and that is not "the way to do it" as Mr Punch said on the pier show.
Only slight quibble is the blade change is not as easy as say an AEG jigsaw blade but doubtless with practice will get more used to it.
Have a brick wall to cut through early next year with a change in the house (yes non-load bearing!!) so will get the brick cutting blade to make an easier and tidier job of it.
If you have previously used an old Black & Decker powered saw then this isn't just one step up it is an Empire Building above it. Well worth the extra money above its competitors eg Hitachi and Makita which were my other two main alternatives as I didn't want a cordless option.
As usual delivery speedy from Screwfix - just wish the King's Lynn branch had more of these items in stock though to save waiting a day or so!
4 Sep 2012