With a unique 2-point view for allowing the user to follow the line of cut, looking from both the right and left hand sides of the saw blade and cutting line. Supplied with L-Boxx Speedline blade and stackable L-Boxx carry case.
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Bosch GKS 85 235mm Circular Saw 110V
"I bought this saw primarily for two reasons; Firstly, I believed Bosch professional range to be of high quality, and so choosing one would be a good investment, if a little pricey. Secondly there seem to be relatively few circular saws with a cutting depth as large as this, and I needed to rip 3" stock.
On the plus side the saw is extremely powerful. It effortlessly glided through anything I put in its path. The L-boxx is nice, if a bit flimsy. Mine was also slightly damaged as the saw had come loose inside during transit. The build quality is solid, the lead is long and rubbery, and it's also a nice looking machine, but then perhaps that's down to personal taste.
Unfortunately there is one major flaw in the design of this saw. The base plate does not have a straight edge on either side. If accuracy is even slightly important to you, do not buy this saw. I am now currently sending back my second one. After receiving the first and looking at the base plate, I thought, this can't be right, it's all bent out of shape, and sent it back only to receive a second with exactly the same fault. The deformation in the base plate was identical for both of the saws I was sent. I belive it to be a design flaw rather than a one off damaged item.
If all you want to use this saw for is quickly and roughly cutting chunky wood, then by all means go for it, but as soon as you come to use the base plate guided by a straight edge, don't expect that line to come out straight.
I spoke to Bosch about the problem and they claim to have had no other complaints, and almost seemed as though they didn't belive me. When I asked them to look at one for themselves they explained that was not possible. Odd, seeing as that make the things. Oh well, think I'll try the 9" Hitachi C9U2 next... fingers crossed!
By the way ScrewFix were helpful and suprisingly efficient at sending the replacement saw, collecting the unwanted ones free of charge. Although I will think twice before buying Bosch again, I will definately be using ScrewFix in the future."