It's a bit of a toy.
Sadly, this little job is just not up to it.
If you want to cut a few branched about 10mm, it will just do it, but anything else, forget it.
The saw dust builds up around the blade and needs constant cleaning.
However, it does have it uses. Relatively easy to use, battery seems to last OK, depending on use obviously.
Bought it cheap as a special at Bunnings, otherwise would not have bothered.
I am a civil engineer and home renovator not associated with bosch or Bunnings. I don't have any other 12v bosch tools, I use either Makita or dewalt mostly.
I bought this saw for $199 from Bunnings a few months ago, used it for tight timber cut outs, plaster board outlet holes and pvc plumbing. It is fast and easy to use, no vibration, certainly the best method for cutting off in the wall. Beats a renovator tool for plunge cuts hands down. Will cut a 100mm radius if need be in melamine. New blades are expensive at $46
Questions & Answers
How does the Bosch 12V Micro Chainsaw Easy Cut 12 compare to the Bosch Easyprune cordless secateur? For the extra $20.00 is the micro chainsaw more all-rounded? Looking at either for ergonomic and ease of use.
Hi Jen, I don't have the secateurs so can't comment directly, however the easycut 12 performs better me better as a construction tool rather than a pruner, having used it for both. That being said, the guy at Bunnings told me 90% of their sales were to older people for use as a pruner. Bosch advertise the easycut as no maintenance blade but you would need to keep the unit cleaned after use in the garden for sure, wipe down and maybe oil. There are recipro pruners that are faster with less maintenance concerns out there might be worth a look
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