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Bosch PS50-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Multi-X Oscillating Tool Cutting Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Case

by Bosch
3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
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  • Versatile and flexible in applications with corded performance for cutting, sanding and other applications
  • Suitable for soft wood, hard wood, dry wall, plastic or metal applications
  • Easy set up-cordless with no plug in needed, no self discharge and always at hand
  • Compact design makes it easy to fit in tight spaces, easy to use in corners for cutting or sanding
  • Compatibility with Bosch and Fein accessories and has variable speed of 5,000 to 20,000 RPM
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The BOSCHÂ Multi-Xâ"¢ Oscillating Tool Kit comes with everything you need to start working. It comes with two long-running Litheonâ"¢ 12V MAX batteries, which you can use along with the charger to keep the tool running all day long. This oscillating cutting tool features an adapter that makes it compatible with competitor's accessories for added versatility. Its plastic nose prevents damage to your work piece for a professional-looking finished project. Three LEDs indicate how much charge you have left, for easy power management. The tool's ergonomic handle and soft grips make it easy to hold and use without developing hand strain.


The Bosch 12-Volt Max Multi-X Cutting Kit offers professional performance that you can trust, accessories that let you take on a range of jobs, and the power and reliability of premium Li-Ion technology. To help lighten your load, this kit includes the PS50-2A, an ergonomically designed tool that provides optimum comfort and stability, even during heavy-duty cutting, sanding, and grinding.

The PS50-2A 12-Volt Max Multi-X Cutting Kit offers:
  • Lithium-Ion batteries for long-lasting power.
  • Variable speeds for versatility.
  • Play-free drive system.
  • Compact design for getting into tight spaces.

With an ergonomic design, you'll stay comfortable on even the longest jobs.
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The PS50-2A kit includes a (1) HCS Plunge Cut Blade, (2) Sanding Pad, and (3) Adapter.

The Multi-X Cutting Kit lets you:
1. Saw flush with a surface.
2. Scrape and remove paint from a window frame.
3. Make cutouts in furniture for power sockets.
4. Sand and remove paint from wooden surfaces.
12-Volt Lithium-Ion Batteries for Long-Lasting Power
The PS50-2A uses 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion batteries with unmatched battery runtime and a 400-percent-longer lifetime than traditional lithium-ion batteries. In fact, two battery packs should allow you to perform primary applications without down-time. Lithium-Ion batteries are the most advanced lithium-ion batteries available today. They allow more battery charges and provide longer runtime without memory effect--meaning the batteries do not need to be empty before charging.

The batteries can also be taken out of the charger before charging is complete. Other benefits include: significantly less self discharge; electronic cell protection that guards against overheating, overload, and deep discharge; and no loss of power from the first to last screw or hole. Best of all, these batteries will fully charge in 30 minutes and will be at 85% capacity in just 15 minutes.

Handles a Range of Applications and Materials for True Versatility
Versatile and flexible, the PS50-2A offers corded performance for cutting, sanding, and a range of other tasks. It's suitable for use with soft wood, hardwood, metal, drywall, and plastic, and it creates less dust than most other sanders. For added convenience, when used with the adaptor, it's compatible with most accessories.

Compact, Well-Balanced Design for Easy Handling
Measuring just 10.9 by 2.32 inches (LxH) and weighing only 2.12 pounds, the PS50-2A easily fits in tight spaces and corners when sanding or cutting. The plastic nose prevents marks on work pieces, and the ergonomic design with small perimeter and front soft-grip provides comfortable handling, even if the tool grows warm.

Variable Speed and Angle Adjustment for Superior Control
The PS50-2A provides a speed range from 5,000 to 20,000 RPM that's controlled by a variable-speed dial for quick and easy speed adjustments while you're sanding.

And, for precise results, the tool holder provides variable-angle adjustment within 240 degrees.

Innovative Features for User-Friendly Operation
The PS50-2A offers a range of helpful features to keep your work going smoothly from start to finish. First, a cutting-depth scale clearly indicates cutting depth, while a flush-cutting mechanism allows you to work flush for precise angle cuts. Second, Bosch's patented play-free drive system provides precision and optimal force transmission. Third, a hole pattern lets you set the blade in 30-degree increments for optimum ergonomics. Finally, optimized tooth geometry with large gullets ensures clean cuts in the hardest of woods.

And because the PS50-2A is cordless, you can take it anywhere. With a fuel gauge that lets you know when it's time to recharge, this tool is ready when you are.

ProVantage Guarantee
The PS50-2A comes with the ProVantage three-year protection plan, which guarantees two years of battery protection and one year of tool protection. Under this plan, you can receive two years of free battery replacements, tool replacement for one year, and a free tool repair package for the second and third years.

What's in the Box
PS50-2A; carrying case; two Lithium-Ion 12-Volt Max Batteries; 30-minute charger; one adapter; one sanding plate; one sanding paper pad; and one HCS plunge-cut blade (1-5/8 x 1-1/2 inches).

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Technical Details

Part Number PS50-2A
Item Weight 8.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.5 x 14.5 x 4.5 inches
Item model number PS50-2A
Color Blue
Finish Blue
Voltage 12 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components case
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Battery Cell Type NiCAD
Warranty Description 1 year warranty/30 day money back guarantee

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Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #259,674 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#204 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Oscillating Tools
Shipping Weight 8.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available April 1, 2004

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I purchased this tool prior to installing 600 feet of hardwood floor. It turned out to be just what I needed. After reading several review ([...]) I knew that I would need more than the alloted 2 batteries. So i purchased the reconditioned I-Driver with 10.8V ($69) batteries and that gave me two more. BTW the 10.8 and the 12V are the EXACT same Bat with a different sticker so stock up on 10.8V. I used this tool to undercut all the door jambs! PERFECT! I used this tool to Scrape glue I let sit too long. Perfect! I even used this toold to make angle cuts in the pieces after I undercut my fireplace. Perfect! This tool really is amazing. If the batteries were not an issue it would be an easy 5 star. If you are going to buy this then go ahead and invest in the pocket driver or I driver and get 4 batteries total. That should be plenty with the 30 minute charger


I tried Bosch, Dremel, Craftsman, and even Harbor Freight. All work fine for this tool. So buy the ones you need. I personally think the craftsman rasps are the best. A 2 pack for 14.99 can't be beat at sears.
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Before selecting this tool, i looked at Fein, Dremel, Sonicrafter, Secco and the multifunction tool from Harbor Freight.
All are good tools, the guy at Harbor Freight store told me that they had many returns. I really liked it for the price and the cheap accessories i.e. diamond blade for $5.99.

I finally selected the bosch and i believe it is the best choice. I like it cordless, during my use, power lasted 9min, but have 4 batteries and 2 chargers on hand as i also own the PS40.
Very powerful tool. Did sanding, grouting, cutting and scraping all with ease and no fatigue on my hand (love the ergo).
i am not a pro, just a diy guy.

I strongly recommend this tool.
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I would not buy this (In fact I returned it the next day). The big issue is not how it cuts, as it did just fine in this aspect. It is about the battery life. In addition, the batteries in my unit were very hard to remove, I even had to disassemble the tool to remove the battery once.

I bought the tool, because I extended my stairs and needed to make some modifications to the hardwood (basically cut two boards at 45 degree angles so I could put another mitered board against them). To accomplish this I went through 3 batteries before I completed the job. Each battery was lasting about 3-5 minutes before it lost enough charge that it wouldn't cut anymore.

With the battery life, it just doesn't seem like a valuable tool addition in my opinion. If they had a corded version then I would take another look as the one thing I really liked is that it is compatible with most other attachments (Such as the Fein) for this I gave them 2 stars, otherwise it would have been 1. If they could just come out with better battery life this would be worthwhile.
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By Paulza on September 6, 2010
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I've used the PS50 for about 25 minutes of actual working time over the past 3 months. The good news is it's small, doesn't require an extension cord and cuts as advertised. The bad up to yesterday was the battery life, but with two batteries I can work around that for small jobs. If I needed a tool to work more than 10 minutes at a stretch, this is not the one I would choose. (The Dremel likewise is not on my list of tools to own as the blades are inferior.)
Yesterday the PS50 lost 5 stars. While cutting thin alumimium guttering, the plastic sleeve that fits between the drive shaft housed in the main body of the tool and the gear in the head stripped. (If you remove the 4 bolts holding the metal head of the PS50 to the body of the tool you will see where the drive shaft fits into the head. Actually, the shaft fits into a removable plastic gear fitted into the metal head gear.)
While I can understand that a sacrificial plastic piece is better than possibly burning out the motor, I am surprised that it would strip under a moderate load, that I must take the tool to a service center to be fixed as parts are not orderable and finally that Bosch would engineer such a tool.
I'm definately going to check out the inexpensive universal blades I've seen advertised for the Fein tool and if satisfied I will be faced with the trauma of deciding which of my kids I will be selling to buy a Fein.

Update: It's now 2012. A new motor was installed which is better designed and doesn't have the above weakness. I still wish I had bought the Fein. One of two batteries doesn't recharge and the other lasts a good 3 minutes at most. Total usage of the unit to date has been about 3 hours. That's about 10 brief uses for cutting and the rest waiting for a battery to recharge. The good news is the Bosch blades were rated best in a national building magazine. The bad, they come attached to the PS50.
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I'm a handyman, contractor & novice electrical guy. Almost all my tools are Milwaukee, including 11 M12 tools, but I decided to buy the Bosch 12V Max Pocket Driver instead of the M12 screwdriver. I bought THIS tool to have at least another tool on the Bosch 12v platform. The complaints about battery life are true, the battery provides 4-8 minutes of moderate-to-serious cutting or sanding, (no worse than Ridgid's 12v JobMax) I also own an M12 Multi which I use predominantly with an XC battery that gives 15-20 minutes of work & roughly 10 minutes w/ a 'standard' M12 battery. The speed dial on this is 'fluid', I've accidentally changed speeds in mid cut which can be a little dangerous, so mind the dial, while the M12 has detents making it almost impossible for that to happen. Frankly, I like the feel & finish on this tool better than the M12 overall. The problem here is that this tool and others like it, (usually cutting tools), is that they are "high-draw", and suck way more juice than say...a drill or impact driver. I'm hanging on to the hope that Bosch will release a 'Higher Capacity' 12v battery, however, there's no love lost here because I really like the way this tool operates & feels. As for the rapidly draining batteries, the solution is simple, (albeit a bit co$tly), *buy an extra battery*...that's what I did.
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