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RS20 Reciprocating Saw

Bosch - RS20 Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Bosch features LED lights that shine out of the nose

$150.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

Cutting is a little easier with this saw because of two standout features: LED lights shining out of the nose help to illuminate outlines in dark, confined spaces, and a twist collar ejects the blade and remains locked open and ready to accept a new one. Blade changes can be performed with only one hand. The saw also has Bosch's familiar rafter hook and Direct Connect plug, allowing any extension cord to plug directly into the body of the tool. Whereas the other straight-cut saws we tested cut at roughly the same speed, this saw got the job done 25 percent faster.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 3 out of 5
Handling 3 out of 5
Speed Control/Trigger Action 2 out of 5
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment 4 out of 5
Nose Profile 4 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 3.5 out of 5

More In-Depth Information

Reciprocating-Saw Showdown Online Membership RequiredThe newest corded saws cut more aggressively than their predecessors, and they're easier to adjust and handle

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.boschtools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Weight 8 pounds
Dimensions 22.5 x 4 x 8.8 inches
Amps 13
Strokes Per Minute 2,800
Stroke Length 1-1/4-inch
Special Features LockJaw™ blade change system, dual speed control, integrated rafter hooks, LED lights and the Direct Connect™ cord management system