Bosch Bare Metal Circular Saw - 18 V Lithium-Ion - 5 3/8-in is rated
Rated 5 out of
I've only used this a couple of days doing electrical construction on some new oilfield pump jack installations.
I am so impressed so far - but realize I've only used it a couple of days.
So far I have cut steel metal brackets quarter inch thick by 2 inches wide with ease, just a nice clean cut. Filing edges is minimal - the cut is clean. If you are steady it doesn't bind at all.
Also have cut various standard cuts on aluminum cable tray, ready rod, and cantruss. It cuts steel truss like nothing at all. I'm able to cut a straight pencil line free hand if the piece to be cut is clamped so it can't move if I'm careful...the built in light is nice at 7 am in winter darkness outside. If I used a workmate with a clamped guide for the saw I could easily get by without a big chop saw for small jobs, even larger ones. It's small and light enough it can be used to cut things in situ.
Other things I like are, lightness, extensive guarding for flying metal, low noise, blade is away from you for right hand cutting.
Although not rated for cutting electrical cable I have cut a frozen 3c#4 teck cable...it seemed like it was cutting cold butter like in 2 seconds.
I don't know how long the blade will last, we'll see.
Hope this helps someone!!! See the demos by others on youtube...
Date published: 2016-12-22