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Bosch Keo Li-Ion Cordless Pruning Saw

Bosch Keo Li-Ion Cordless Pruning Saw

3.4 from 15 reviews

Reviews

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Bosch Keo. Pruning Saw.

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I Have studied all the reviews by purchasers, which have been written over the last 7 years.
Battery appears a BIG problem. Upon reflection I have decided to buy another brand tool.

Purchased in April 2019 for $149.00.


Unhappy mower

Unhappy mowerWheatbelt, WA

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Can't live without my Keo!

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Date PurchasedNov 2012
Patricia

Patriciaturners beach

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great tool for gardeners with arthritis

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It is a very useful tool for trimming camellias, rhodos and smallpox shrubs and trees. Makes pruning a breeze. I used it to help out my elderly neighbour and my sister-in-law decided that dhe had to buy her own after using mine.i also bought the Bosch edhrr and trimmer to ho with it.

Date PurchasedMay 2013

What a waste of money

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I had the same experience of not being able to recharge after a few uses.
Would never buy this Bosch again I would probably go for a different brand.
I must admit that when it worked it worked well but do we now live in a society where you just throw away an implement after it's been used about 10 times.

Date PurchasedSep 2015

Doesn't last

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Bought this a couple of years ago, tried to charge it, just won't charge, it seems to be a common problem with this. Really liked it when I first got it but now it's useless and by all accounts it's cheaper to replace than fix, certainly won't be buying another


No longer Chuckles

No longer ChucklesNortheast, VIC

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Initially the Keo was a great handy sized product but unaware that batteries and inferior parts make

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Well I tried to purchase a replacement part and the honest repair man said to buy another saw and gut it for parts because his labour alone is the cost of a new saw. Better off with a Ryobi external battery type and they still have the quality which Bosch no longer has. Enquires were redirected to Mumbai or similar and I can see why Bunnings will no longer stock Bosch.

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Ended up replacing with a quality Milwaukee Reciprocating saw which is brilliant at cutting all material types; the 12volt is still compact and light enough.

No longer Chuckles
No longer Chuckles

Getting great service and product from Australian Direct in both camping and solar. Another quality supplier is Just Tools in South Melbourne or [online for anything smallish], great on price, quality and service also.


Barbara K

Barbara KSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Amazing tool. Great versatility

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Purchased in September 2013.

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Barbara K
Barbara K

RSaxton

RSaxtonBlackheath

  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

Liked it at first, but doesn't last

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Bailey

Bailey

  • 5 reviews
  • 11 likes

Disappointing ...

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Recently brough the Bosch Keo for my mother to do some pruning - changing the blades is almost impossible. The pin holding the blade in fails to release. Took it back to Bunnings thinking it was faulty only to all in stock had the same issue. Basically you need to tap the device a couple of time (while holding it in the unlocked position) to the right to get the pin to release - I imagine if it is this difficult with no use it will only get harder the more you use it as dirty etc will clog it up over time. Having a built in battery rather then being able to replace it is also likely to be an issue ...
Light weight
"Safety switch" is a bit fiddly, built in battery is a big no-no, blade changes are difficult

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Xavier

XavierAuckland

No more Bosch for me

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shugashack

shugashackThirroul

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Love this tool

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cjfor3

cjfor3Darwin

Good tool for light to medium work

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I found the tool to be excellent at first, there was nothing I couldn't throw at it. I still find that the strength of the tool is excellent, but the battery lets it down. When the tool was new the battery lasted for a reasonable time (even pushing the tool hard), but I've found that over what I consider a short amount of time, I have found that battery doesn't last long at all. The tool is still strong until the battery goes flat, which I might add is not very long. If it had interchangeable batteries I think it would be a much better tool.
Strong for it's size, light
Battery


ozziejack

ozziejack

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

Handy Garden Tool

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I must admit I was skeptical but when I started to use the Keo I was impressed. It seems to cut through pretty well anything within its range without difficulty and the battery life is far better than I would have imagined. I have been cutting thick bamboo as well as normal trees and shrubs. It's quick and reliable - very impressed.
Battery life, quick cuts


beech

beechSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 13 likes

Awesome!!! Makes light work of pruning

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gemmy

gemmyGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 12 reviews
  • 12 likes

Not a toy - actually works!

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My husband bought this from Bunnings after the salesman/employee raved about it and I was initially a bit skeptical but I was proved wrong. We used it to prune our five year old cherry tree and it worked like a charm. It was simple to use and made quick work of all of the branches we needed to prune - even some the width of my wrist. The unit is rechargeable and I was expecting it to run out of power before we'd finished but we managed to prune the whole tree and still had power left over to cut the branches into small pieces for kindling. There is no way anyone would go back to using anything else after you'd tried this wonderful saw.
Easy to use, cut branches quickly, not heavy to hold and use

Questions & Answers

Ray H

Ray Hasked

My Bosch Keto saw will not hold a charge.Are there batteries available..?

3 answers
Bosch Power Tools
HayleyBosch Power Tools

Hi Ray,
The Keo 10.8V saw comes with an integrated battery. If you’re finding the tool isn’t powered, it’s worth checking the end of the charger that plugs into the tool and making sure the pins are aligned. If they are bent it’s possible the charger has been damaged. Otherwise, what happens when you plug in the charger? It’s charging when the light flashes green (more info on charging in the included manual).

If the charger seems fine, other factors that might weigh in are the age of the tool and how frequently it’s been used. It’s hard to say for sure what the issue is without being able to assess it.

If the tool was bought recently you can take it back to the place of purchase with your receipt, or if you’d prefer, you can take your tool and charger in for assessment at one of our Authorised Service Dealers. They will be able to test and find out what the issue is and offer the next steps.
To locate an Authorised Service Dealer, please call 1300 307 044 or visit the link below with a list of our Authorised Service Dealers in Australia:
http://www.bosch-pt.com.au/au/en/professional/service/bosch-service-repair-and-warranty/authorised-bosch-service-dealers/authorised-bosch-service-dealers-new.html

Let us know how you go or if you have any other questions.
Cheers

Ray H
Ray H

Thanks for getting back Hayley my saw is about 8 years old and when I’m trying to charge it nothing flashes on at all and when I press the saw to go on a red light comes on and dies.It isn’t holding its charge at all even after 3 hours of charging time

Bosch Power Tools
HayleyBosch Power Tools

Hi Ray,

It's impossible to say for sure what the issue is without being able to assess the tool, however if your tool is 8 years old then its possible the tool or charger is used/had general wear and tear.

If you've tried all the troubleshooting in the manual, then you could take it to one of our Service Agents to get it repaired or to get a replacement part. The details are in my comment above.

Let me know how you go or if you're still having issues afterwards!

Cheers, Hayley.


Carolyn

Carolynasked

My saw will no longer charge, how do I replace the battery?

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Stellan

Stellanasked

How can I order one Bosch Keo Li-ion Carfless Pruning Saw?

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Price (RRP)179

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