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

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  • Versatile / Flexible in applications and Material
  • Easy set up - cordless, no plug in needed; no self discharge, always at hand
  • Compact design - easy to fit in tight spaces, easy to use in corners for cutting or sanding
  • Compatibility of accessories - can take both Bosch and Fein accessories
  • Variable speed - 5,000; 20,000 RPM

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114-PS50-2B Features: -Compact design easily fits in tight spaces, easy to use in corners for sanding or cutting.-Has corded tool performance in cutting and sanding and other applications suitable for soft wood, hard woods, drywall, plastic or metal.-universal adapter makes it compatitable with competitive accessories.-Versitle and flexible in many applications.-Amps: 1.30 A.-Charging Time: 30 min.-Handle Type: Soft Grip.-Oscillations Per Min.: 5000 [Min], 20000 [Max]. Includes: -Includes: (1) Sanding Pad, (2) Max Batteries, 30-Minute Charger, Hard Carrying Case, (1) Bi-Metal Segment Blade, (1) HCS Plunge Cut Blade (1-5/8 X 1-1/2), (1) Sanding Plate, (1) Universal Adapter, (3) HCS Plunge Cut Blades (3/8 X 1-1/4 in). Specifications: -Voltage: 12.00 VDC.

The Bosch PS50-2B 12-Volt Max Multi-X Carpenter Kit includes a powerful, efficient multipurpose tool and a range of accessories for versatility, flexibility, and professional performance. This kit includes batteries, a charger, and a selection of cutting blades, so you're ready to take on heavy-duty cutting, sanding, and grinding jobs right out of the box--without sacrificing speed or comfort.

The PS50-2B 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.

The PS50-2B kit includes a (1) 1-1/2-Inch by 1-5/8-Inch HCS Plunge Cut Blade, (2) BIM Flush Cut Blade, (3) Sanding Pad, (4) Adapter, and three (5) 3/8-Inch by 1-1/4-Inch HCS Plunge Cut Blade.

With an ergonomic design, you'll stay comfortable on even the longest jobs. View larger.

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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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 PS50-2B 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
PS50-2B; carrying case; two Lithium-Ion 12V Max batteries; 30-minute charger; one adapter; one sanding plate; one sanding paper pad; one HCS plunge-cut blade (1-5/8 x 1-1/2 inches); three HCS plunge cut blade (3/8 x 1-1/4 inches); and one BIM segment blade (3-1/2 x 7/8 inch).

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Technical Details

Part Number PS50-2B
Item Weight 8.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.7 x 15.2 x 4.6 inches
Item model number PS50-2B
Color Blue
Power Source battery-powered
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components case
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 1 year warranty/30 day money back guarantee

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Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #330,395 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#230 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Oscillating Tools
Shipping Weight 8.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 1, 2006

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This bosch multi-x use tool is exactly that. I do remodeling/ finishing/framing and light cabinet building on site and install. This tool has been used much more than I had originally thought. I've used it for drywall cutting(it makes very nice straight cuts with relatively little dust flying everywhere). I've used it for flush cutting, it will cut through a 2x4 if needed. It works great where it's to hard or awkward to use a sawzall. The detail sanding pad works great and is very nice for tight spaces or small areas. I wish there was a vaccum attachment for this though...?

Also the blades are very nice and are quite durable. I'm anxious to see bosch release their own blades/attachments soon. (A rep just said that they should be released next week. Dec 8th? ) Also he said they would be priced from 10-40% LESS then the compareable Fein attachments!! Thats about time.

Another thing. I tried to use the new Dremel's sandpaper on the bosch, but the Dremel's sandpaper are too small. They don't work well at all. I think the Dremel's other attachments will work fine though.

I think i would actually give this a 4.5 star if i could because there are a few shortcomings.

1. The battery life is short. maybe 5-10 minutes depending on how hard you're pushing this tool and how high the variable speed is. Also when maxed out, this tool does make a good amount of noise and has some vibration. I've used it often dialed about halfway up. Its quieter and less agressive but usually plenty of power. Also, a bosch Rep told me that the 12 volt max batteries are exactly the same as their 10.8 volt. I just picked up the 10.8 volt impact driver because i needed more batteries to keep this tool running.
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I found this gadget to be excellent for what I wanted it for. Battery life is fine, but using the supplied batteries out of the box the first gave out after les than 5 minutes of cutting foam in place insulation. The second completed the job. Cutting green board the battery that initially had the low charge gave out in a bit less than 15 minutes, the other battery lasted a bit over ½ hour. Trying the short battery again it lasted 35 minutes. So the batteries ability to be fully charged increases with the number of charges--weird

Fein versus Bosh: I feel that there are valid reasons to buy the Fein over the Bosch. They are:
1) Accessories--the Fein has a lot more and some are impossible to fake. (BTW the new star accessories are NOT COMPATABLE with the Bosch!)
2) Corded; more powerful and faster cuts particularly in heavy materials.
3) Very good dust control system.

Bosch over Fein:
1) Fein is 2x the Bosch cost and if you get the dust remover 3x.
2) Cordless and in some cases the dust removal system can't be used due to space.
3) Fein Star connect is unique and there are no alternate sources for accessories.
4) Fein much more of a production to setup, not really suitable for small jobs.

The charger works on the older 10.8 batteries and the new 12 V so in a pinch you can use the 10.8 batteries from your old tools--short life though.

Conclusion/last thoughts: If you do renovation/remodeling for a living get the Fein and the Bosch. If you do heavy remodeling get the Fein. Otherwise unless you must have a unique accessory (or the dust collection) get the Bosh. (I can buy a lot of dust masks and throwaway paper overalls for $400.)

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I took a long time in the store to decide between the Fein and the Bosch. Ultimately, the cheapskate in me won. The significantly lower price of the Bosch and its blades and the feel of the tool in my hand were the deciding factors. The tool feels nimble and can easily be held in one hand.

Bosch has far less choice in blades and attachments than Fein, however, it comes with an adapter so you can use any other manufacturer's attachments. Out of the box it works with the Dremel blades.

For my project I had to cut the bottom of a partially encased 4 x 4 post that had been eaten by ants. The wood is redwood. It took multiple cuts to do this, but the Bosch made it through. Before completion, I exhausted the first battery (5 minutes) and put it in the charger. The battery had become so hot from the cutting that it wouldn't charge. It needed to cool down first. That means that you cannot reuse it within the advertised 30 minutes. I plugged in the second battery and resumed cutting. After 10 seconds the battery popped out and kept popping out. The vibration of the tool had broken the tabs on the battery that hold it in place. By holding the battery with one hand I could finish the cutting of one post. It did the trick, but not as as smooth as I had hoped.

I packed it all up and returned it. I've ordered the Fein and am waiting for it now. Too bad, because on paper the Bosch has a lot going for it. Probably great for small jobs or sites with no electricity. I think the battery is far too small and too low in power for this tool. Even discounting the broken battery - that may be incidental - I can only give it two stars because of the short battery life and long wait for the recharge.
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