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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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5/1/2012

This reciprocating saw has three serious flaws: 1) The "flywheel effect". The blade continues to move long after the switch is released. You cannot just put this saw down after releasing the switch - you MUST hold the saw out of harms way until all saw blade motion stops. 2) The distance between the support foot and the insulating cover (nosepiece) is considerable, probably because the stroke is so great. Don't even think of steadying the support foot against your work with your other hand! One slip and the blade holder assembly will tear your finger(s)apart. (Happily, the emergency room was able to save my finger). 3) The two flaws above combine to create the third flaw - if your hand gets caught between the support foot and the blade holder assembly, releasing the switch will not stop the saw from continuing the damage. There is no reason Bosch couldn't have designed a removable cover between the support foot and the nosepiece. It appears that all of the Bosch reciprocating saws are designed this way. I believe they should all be recalled.
12/17/2011

It is a heavy saw and a very wide