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Written by Michael     December 16, 2008    
 
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Manufacturer
Model #
CS20
MSRP
$248.00
Includes:
24 Tooth Carbide Blade
Carrying Bag
Wrench

  • Plug extension cord directly into the saw
  • Lightweight with durable composite footplate

Features

  • 15 Amp motor
  • Direct Connect™ Cord Management System — Saves user time and money on jobsite with no end-plug snagging, easy cord repairs, and easy tool storage
  • High strength composite footplate — For unmatched durability and flatness
  • 56? Bevel
  • Saw hook — Convenient saw storage between cuts
  • Powerful blower to clear dust in line of cut
  • Unmatched line of sight
  • High strength and lightweight magnesium upper and lower guards
  • Anti-snag lower guard
  • Adjustable bevel and depth levers — For years of consistent locking
  • Removable end cap — Easy, servicable brushes
  • Textured soft grip
  • Heavy duty 22 amp switch
  • Spindle Lock

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Started looking at circular saws when my Skil saw went south. Considered Hitachi, Porter-Cable, De Walt & Bosch. I have several other Bosch power tools. And with the exception of a few of them, I've been satisfied with their quality, construction and capabilities. All of the circular saws I looked at each had their strong points, but the Bosch won me over because of its weight and ergonomics. It's a very light weight saw and the controls and gripping surfaces are all comfortable and easy to use. That being said, if the saw didn't actually pass the on-the-job tests after getting it home, I wouldn't have had any hesitation on returning it for another brand. Didn't have to do that though because it turned out to be a great saw.
The only potential drawback with the saw for some people might be the fact that it doesn't come with a cord. The saw's configured with a female socket w/ a spring clip that accepts a 12 AWG power cord. This isn't a problem for me because I've got a Bosch reciprocation saw with the same configuration.
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5.0
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Quality 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Michael December 16, 2008
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A good circular saw

Started looking at circular saws when my Skil saw went south. Considered Hitachi, Porter-Cable, De Walt & Bosch. I have several other Bosch power tools. And with the exception of a few of them, I've been satisfied with their quality, construction and capabilities. All of the circular saws I looked at each had their strong points, but the Bosch won me over because of its weight and ergonomics. It's a very light weight saw and the controls and gripping surfaces are all comfortable and easy to use. That being said, if the saw didn't actually pass the on-the-job tests after getting it home, I wouldn't have had any hesitation on returning it for another brand. Didn't have to do that though because it turned out to be a great saw.
The only potential drawback with the saw for some people might be the fact that it doesn't come with a cord. The saw's configured with a female socket w/ a spring clip that accepts a 12 AWG power cord. This isn't a problem for me because I've got a Bosch reciprocation saw with the same configuration.

Pros
light weight, good controls
Cons
no power cord
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