Bosch - 1655 Circular Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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1655 Circular Saw

Bosch - 1655 Circular Saw

This circular saw from Bosch is equipped with an auxiliary lever for retracting the blade guard

$135.00 (As of 9/1/2001)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Selecting a Circular Saw

review date: September 1, 2001

This is a sturdy, well-made circular saw that is comfortable to use. The bevel adjustment has a stop at 45 degrees, with a release lever that allows adjustment up to 50 degrees. The baseplate is flat alloy with minimal reinforcing. The height adjustment has calibrations for plywood and lumber thickness, although the numbers are small and have to be viewed through the handle, making them hard to read. This saw is equipped with an auxiliary lever for retracting the blade guard, a nice feature for notching or for cutting steep compound angles.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Ergonomics Good
Sightlines N/A
Depth and Bevel Adjustments N/A
Base and Blade Guard Good

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.boschtools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Weight 11.75 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Blade Size 7-1/4 in.
Max Depth of Cut (90/45 degrees) 2-1/2 in. at 90 degrees; 1-7/8 in. at 45 degrees
Amps 15
Corded/Cordless Corded
Bevel Range Up to 50 degrees; stop at 45 degrees
Speed 5,500 rpm
Type Sidewinder

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