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Bosch RS7 Reciprocating Saw Review

When Bosch designed the RS7, they had a vision of material-munching powerhouse that would be versatile, dependable, and cost effective reciprocating saw.  With a power-to-weight ratio that is the best in this class, the RS7 is probably one of the best reciprocating saws you can find.  This is the saw that hardcore professionals would gladly use on their toughest projects.

Best Features

Probably the best feature of the RS7 would have to be the powerful 11 AMP motor.  This dynamo can cut the toughest material you can feed it and will be ready for more.  Combined with the 1-1/8 inch stroke, you can make quick work of tough tasks.

Another feature that stands out is the price.  You would think that a saw this powerful and reliable would cost an arm and a leg but it doesn’t.  With a price starting price tag of less than $120, you would be hard-pressed to find another saw at this price with comparable features.

And probably the best feature of all, the RS7 comes with a blade and jobsite tote.  Many manufactures have went away from this package deal, leaving the buyer having to purchase additional items before they can even begin using their new saw.  Not Bosch however.  They continue building their legacy of customer satisfaction.

Advantages

The powerful motor sends 3,000 timber-ripping SPM’s to the blade and the bright LED lighting system will keep plenty of light on the work surface, even in dark, hard to reach spots.  With a soft ergonomic handle, soft rubber fore grip, and easy-to-use variable speed trigger, users will have maximum control over the saw while it is in use.  Blade changes are fast and easy with the tool-less blade change system and the RS7 can use nearly any blade available on the market.

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Disadvantages

One of the few disadvantages with this saw is the blade change system.  Many users have reported that the release mechanism is difficult to use.  While it does work, it could use some fine-tuning.

The other drawback is that you have to use heavier blades with the RS7.  With so much power being produced, thinner, cheaper blades have a tendency to warp and flex, causing broken blades and inaccurate cuts.

Conclusion

The Bosch RS7 is probably the best corded reciprocating saw on the market.  Boasting a balance of power and control, this saw can handle any project you may have.  Whether your tearing down an old porch, or sawing up that old junked out car behind the barn, the RS7 can make light work of it.

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While the RS7 has the power to handle tough professional jobs, the beginning do-it-yourselfer can learn with confidence in knowing they have a tool powerful enough to handle whatever new project they set their mind too.

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