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Bosch Professional
GKS 18V-57 Test

Test seal: Bosch Professional GKS 18V-57, Rating 9.6

last modified: 24.06.2019, 12:15

All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Cut Quality 30%
Safety 25%
Workmanship 15%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The battery-powered circular saw GKS 18V-57 from Bosch is manufactured to a high quality standard. The device has a good handling, but the automatic switch-on, is a little bit heavy to press. However the switch-on lock and the run-out brake ensure that the machine can be handled safely.

Pro

  • High quality workmanship
  • Safety and security

Cons

  • Automatic switch-on

360° View

A high quality hand circular saw, which ensures a safe handling.

General information

The battery-powered circular hand saw GKS 18V-57 from Bosch is delivered in a blue cardboard box, which is printed with information and an image of the circular hand saw. The manual is available in English, German and many other languages.

Scope of delivery

  • 18-V lithium-ion battery
  • Rip fence
  • Extraction adapter

Optics

The device is mainly in blue, black, silver and red.

Handling

The machine is very comfortable to hold. If you hold the device in your hand, you will immediately feel that the device is manufactured to a high quality. The device is easy to use, but the power lock is a bit heavy to release.

Bosch Professional - GKS 18V-57
Circular hand saw in operation

Functions

To adjust the mitre square, you must first loosen the wing screws. Then swivel the device sideways and set the desired measurement on the scale. Then you can tighten the wing screws again. To adjust the cutting depth, first release the clamping lever. Afterwards you either pull the saw away from the base plate to get a smaller cutting depth, or you push the saw to the base plate to get a larger cutting depth. A rip fence and cutting line guide are also possible.

Sawing

You can saw through wood easily.

Safety

The device is protected against children due to the switch-on lock. The run-out brake, which reduces the after-running of the saw blade after it has been switched off, also ensures safe handling of the hand-held circular saw.

close-up view Bosch Professional - GKS 18V-57
circular hand saw after operation

Cleaning

Before cleaning, you must remove the battery from the circular hand saw. You can clean dust and shavings either by blowing it out with compressed air or by removing it with a brush. It is recommended to clean the saw blades after each use in order to achieve the best possible results in the future.

We have evaluated approx. 70 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary it can be said that about 95 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 95% positive and 5% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Clean cut
  • Easy to use
  • Battery performance

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Low assertiveness

Is the rip fence included in the scope of delivery?
Yes.

Does the circular saw have a brushless drive?
No, the machine has conventional brushes.

Is it possible to saw through metal with the saw blade?
Yes.

Is there a dust extraction connection on the saw?
Yes.

Manufacturer Bosch Professional
EAN 3165140869324
Scope of delivery Rip fence, suction adapter, Instruction manual
Additional Warranty -
Quality of instructions Very Good
Manual language DE, FR, EN, ES, PT, IT, NL, DA, SV, NO, FI, EL, TR, PL, CS, SK, HU, RU, UK, KK, RO, BG, MK, SR, SL, HR, ET, LV, LT, KO, AR, FA
Width 21,4 cm
Height 23,5 cm
Depth 29,2 cm
Weight 3334 g
Type of battery Lithium ion
Battery Capacity 5.0 AH
Voltage 18 V
Material Stainless steel, plastic
Special features -
LED light Battery indicator, flashlight
Idling speed 3400 min-1
Max. volume 93 dB
Saw blade diameter 165 mm
Cutting depth at 45° 42 mm
Cutting depth at 90° 57 mm
Case included Yes
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