|Item Weight||13.3 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||17.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 inches|
|Item model number||CS5|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Bosch CS5 120-Volt 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw
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|Included Components||bare-tool||case||Circular Saw^24-Tooth Carbide Blade^Wrench^Carry Bag||attachments||case||case|
|Item Dimensions||—||10.12 x 16.25 x 10.5 in||9.75 x 14.25 x 8.5 in||—||11 x 16 x 14 in||—|
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|Voltage||120 volts||120 volts||120 volts||120 volts||120 volts||120 volts|
2580-5599 Features: -Powerful circular saw. -Left side blade is best line of sight for clear cut-line viewing. -Spindle lock lever is easy and convenient for quick blade changes. -Anti-snag lower guard design will not hang up when making bevel cuts. Power Source: -Electric. Blade Included: -Yes. Maximum Amperage: -15. Generic Specifications: -56 bevel. -Highest power to weight ratio with 15 amps of power and tool weight under lbs. -15 amp. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -9.6 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -11.5 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -17.1 Inches. Blade: -Yes. Overall Product Weight: -9.3 Pounds. Blade Length/Diameter: -7.25 Inches.
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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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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. I tried the dust chute for cs-10 and cs20, but it doesn't really attach to the CS-5 without major modification. It's a short-coming.
Recent experience; the blade-right Milwaukee's have a giant view of the line and blade for righty's. I recommend them.
The saw has good run out (the blade doesn't wobble), has plenty of power and will cut a perfectly straight line freehand using the blade mark on the base. If you try to use a guide like a square, the front and rear corners of the base cause the saw to deviate from a straight line. If they would have put a descent plate on this saw, it would be a 5 star.
Let me start with the good.
Power. Lots of it.
Splendid line of sight with the blade on the left!
I bought the battery version of this "left" circular saw and decided I needed more power for the multiple (over 50 sheets) of 3/4 plywood and OSB to cut. ( I know, very unrealistic and naive from my part) and got the Cs10 (blade on the right and hated it. You can't see what the blade is doing, or if it's flexing or anything, just like with every other saw I guess! But not with this one.
It is heavy enough to guide you well and light enough to let you handle it comfortable.
I would give this one 4 stars just because all the dust shoots towards you if you are not a lefty, which if you were, would leave you with the blind line of sight like the other circ saws for righties. But my complain is more for it not having a way to attach a vacuum hose at all to avoid this issue.
I know I am complaining on an issue on a product that is intended to be used by lefty people, but it is such a good product for everyone that is a shame this dust shoot issue is not addressed for mankind's sake! ;)
And then, I tried using one of my other saws, and was instantly frustrated by having the motor in the way of the square. So I bought this.
Compare to other 7-1/4 inch saws I've owned from other quality tool manufactures (Dewalt & Porter Cable) the overall quality and power seems to be pretty similar. It seems I may have paid a little bit more for this saw and not quite sure there's really any reason for it to cost more, but I wanted the motor on that side, so I paid. Bosch definitely makes very good tools, but if this is really better than any of the competitors, I'm not likely to notice the way I uses it, small projects here and there, occasionally cutting through something pretty hard (hardy board) but generally I take pretty good care of my tools, and don't need them to handle excessive abuse.
Overall, it's a nice saw, if you want the motor on this side, one of few choices. It seems as good as any of the competitor, regardless of which side the motor is on, but possibly a bit more expensive.
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