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1645K Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Bosch - 1645K Cordless Reciprocating Saw

This cordless reciprocating saw from Bosch is a fast and smooth performer and comes with two batteries

$400.00 (As of 11/1/2001)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Cordless Reciprocating Saws Almost Come of Age

review date: November 1, 2001

This cordless reciprocating saw has a unique dual-stroke range. Although longer strokes produce faster cuts, shorter strokes produce less vibration and a more controlled cut, which is useful when plunge-cutting, for instance. This smooth saw, at 19 in. the longest we tested, had the second-fastest cutting speed and was one of the endurance champions. One drawback to this saw was that the barrel became uncomfortably hot to grasp after about 30 seconds of cutting time. Although this saw was more expensive than the others, it comes with two batteries. It also comes with two blades and a plastic case.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 6.89 seconds per inch
Handling Good
Speed Control/Trigger Action N/A
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment N/A
Nose Profile N/A
Quality of Extra Features N/A
Total Run Time 4 min. 41 sec.
Cutting Distance 40-3/4 in. (into a 2x10 header)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.boschtools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Weight 2 lb.
Dimensions 19 in. long
Amps N/A
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,300
Stroke Length 3/4 in. to 1-1/4 in.
Special Features Includes two batteries
Volts 24
Battery Type NiCd