Monday, 23 January 2017

Bosch GKS 190 Circular Saw Review

Bosch GKS 190 Circular Saw Review - Intro


I bought this saw from my local builders merchants. . . Jewson I think. . . and it was a good little saw for what I needed it for. I pushed this thing to its limits and is coped just fine. There are bigger more powerful saws around I am sure, and if you need to cut more than about 3" / 60mm thickness stuff then perhaps a bigger saw is what is required.

Bosch GKS 190 Circular Saw Review - In Use 


I was cutting 7" x 3" timber down the grain, this is slightly more than the maximum cut depth, and so I had to flip the timber and run the saw down the other side too. I did a whole pile of the timbers, and the saw although a little slow was not tedious to use.

Across the grain it cuts like an animal. Pretty much as quick as you could want. The saw comes with all the usual guides etc. If you are using the saw to cut along a line without the guide (which might be bad practice?) there is no slot in the rest plate that allows you to follow the line, so you have to make a mark with a permanent maker, and use that the line the saw up. 

Bosch GKS 190 Circular Saw Review - Photos



The Safety Switch is Activated with the thumb.

The saw has the normal clamps etc. for angled cuts.

The saw is quite wide, which may hinder some.

Some facts and figures.

The cuts depth is around 3"

Underside of circular saw.

The balde despite being large toothed give a clean cut.

Bosch GKS 190 Circular Saw Review - Conclusion

A good saw which I have tested do so prolonged and demanding cuts, power wise excellent. A great saw to use.

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