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Bosch CS5 120-Volt 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

4.1 out of 5 stars 172 customer reviews
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This lightweight Bosch 7 1/4in. circular saw delivers 15 Amps of power and a left blade design for the clearest line of sight while cutting. Anti-snag lower guard lets you make cuts without having to advance the guard, even while making bevel cuts. Cordless: No, Blade Diameter (in.): 7 1/4, Amps: 15, Speed - No Load (RPM): 6200, Bevel Capacity (deg): 56deg , Blade Location: Left side, Blade Included: Yes.

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The Bosch CS5 120-volt 7-1/4-inch circular saw is a tool for value-conscious professionals focusing on core user needs. The lightweight CS5 delivers 15 amps of power and a left-blade design for the clearest line of sight while cutting. The anti-snag lower guard lets you make cuts without having to advance the guard, even while making bevel cuts.

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Technical Details

Part Number CS5
Item Weight 13.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 18.2 x 11.4 x 11.4 inches
Item model number CS5
Size 1
Color NA
Finish NA
Voltage 120 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components bare-tool
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B000WMDBIE
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4.1 out of 5 stars 172 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #40,554 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#48 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Saws > Circular Saws
#2,963 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 13.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available January 1, 2006

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I take almost every crosscut to the miter saw, so for me a circular saw is only for cutting sheet goods so they will fit on the tablesaw, and the occasional trimming of large wainscoting panels. The Bosch is a nice saw with good cut-line visibility for right handed users. Power is more than adequate. It follows a clamp and guide straightedge very well.
My only negatives are minor...
1. The blade it comes with is carbide, but for framing. I switched to a 40 tooth Freud as I do with all my saws. The stock blade has a tendency to kick back, while the Freud will not. P.S. the blade goes on backwards for left-blade saws. IE: the Bosch blade is installed with logo facing outward, but Freud and other blades install with the logo facing inward.

2. The saw is a little heavier than a 6-1/2" circular saw, but is has more power too. I chose this saw over the smaller versions for its ability to perform standard framing cuts. I think it weighs about 10 lbs.

3. There is no safety switch. You know that little button you depress before you can start the saw? The Bosch doesn't have one. I never cock the blade gaurd back with a pencil, so it's not an issue for me. Just be careful.

The construction is robust, and fit and finish is good. It comes with some nice features like an onboard blade wrench, and a tool-free spindle lock. Very Nice.
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By J.Carver on October 19, 2011
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As a deck builder, I use this saw EVERY day, cutting extremely hard woods like ipe and garrapa. This saw, like all 15amp, circular saws can handle the wood and any kind of cut. I use only top quality Diablo blades, and regularly perform finger rips and compound miters without any issues with the motor bogging down and blade deflection. I also regularly have to rip wet PT wood, and this saw handles it all fine. This is a great saw and a great price, the blade-left design provides excellent line of sight when cutting with your right hand. Very lite weight and powerful, with all cast-metal parts and a tape on the foot. I'd like a detent at the common bevel cuts (22.5 and 45) but it's fine without it. Unfortunately, it requires a lot of strength to get the plate back to square (0 degree bevel)

UPDATE; I've been using the saw daily now for 2 months and I really like cutting with it. I'm a deck builder and this is a primary tool for me, it's held up well so far.

UPDATE; 6 months in of daily abuse and the saw has held up pretty nice. I did bend the foot some in a fall but it's pounded flat now and is cutting fine.

UPDATE; 9 months in and all I can say is that the saw is holding up really well. The plate bevel is still a bit tough to square up and I'd like to find one with an electric brake. Otherwise, great quality saw that has seen tons of use and abuse and stood its ground.

One real complaint; when you're cutting right-handed, the dust is directed right into your shoes and nailbags. The blade-left saw doesn't have a Bosch dust chute accessory available, and this saw really needs one. When you're cutting a post from right to left, the dust is projected straight up, into your face and eyes. Bosch needs a dust chute for the CS-5.
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Ive been using this saw now for about a week and I think its great. This is the first left blade saw Ive owned. I don't think I could ever go back to the right bladed saws. This saw makes cutting lumber a piece of cake, whether you're cutting 2x4s or plywood, having that clear line of sight really allows you to see what your cutting. Did I mention how powerful this saw is? This little gem of a saw doesn't complain one bit as you cut through a wet 2x. The blade guard works smoothly without binding. All the adjustments are done with levers, not wing nuts. Cutting depth and cutting angles are a snap to set up. There is also a little blade change wrench attached to the shoe. If there's one complaint its that this saw didn't come with a rip guide. That's a very minor thing that does not detract from the overall quality of the saw. I paid about $85 for the saw with free shipping which makes this saw a super value. A comparable product might go for $50 more. If you're in the market for a left blade saw, you should give this beauty serious consideration.
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Light weight, powerful. If you're standing at a cut station all day buy a worm drive. If you are up and down ladders, topping posts, doing "surgical cuts" this is a great saw. Simple design, practical.
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Excellent saw that finally allows you to see where your cutting. Solid build and plenty of power. The Bosch blade that comes with it is a good one, but went ahead and got a Freud blade just in case. Now for the reason I'm writing this review. I only gave it 4 stars because it lacks a carry case (also a rip fence, but that is no big deal for me). Trying to find a case to fit this saw has been a challenge, but I found a tool box at Home Depot that is as close to a match as can be had. I searched the web, Lowes, Sears....etc and this one does the trick - Husky 22 in. Wide Body Tool Box - Model # 17191706. Heavy plastic body and excellent locking clasp. The height and depth is exactly perfect and the length leaves a few inches on each end for extra blades, couple pairs of gloves...etc. When you sit the saw down in the middle of the box, it stays in place because of the way the box is made. No, it does not bulge out the sides, the fit is exact, but it does have ridges internally that holds it in the middle. For 25 bucks, it is well worth the investment for a saw of this caliber. The only better solution is if Bosch made a case for this saw (which they should have, but didn't). Hope this helps those folks looking for a case solution. As far as I'm concerned, it solved it for me.
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