Bosch 1-1/8″ Reciprocating Saw RS7 Preview Reviewed By: joshuah on 03/16/2013 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
I bought this saw after reading several positive reviews. I was very pleased with it when I received it and have used it for cutting wood and trimming trim pieces.
However, after using it for a few days, I noticed some problems that were not mentioned in any of the other reviews.
The first problem I encountered was that the blade stopped working. When I tried to use it, the blade would not cut through the material.
Instead, it would just make a loud clunking sound and then stop making noise altogether. After trying many times to get it to work again, I gave up and returned it because I did not want to deal with having to return another expensive item that had failed me so badly.
My second issue was with the belt drive system itself. The belt would sometimes slip out of the teeth and fall off onto my floor.
I had to take it apart every time I wanted to change the belt.
Finally, there are two issues with the saw itself that I found extremely annoying. First, the blade does not stay sharp at all times; it will start losing its edge within minutes if not seconds.
Second, the blade will vibrate so much that it will actually start to push the saw back and forth slightly (creating a smaller cut than you wanted).
I thought about returning this item because I had read such great reviews about it online and I was prepared to do so. However, I decided that maybe I just got a lemon and chose to keep it anyway.
I now wish that I had taken advantage of the return policy.
In my opinion, this saw is not worth the money that it costs. If you are looking for a good reciprocating saw, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Reviewed By: J.Powers on 05/26/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
This saw is amazing! It’s powerful, lightweight and easy to use.
I have several recip saws and this is by far the best one ive used so far!
Reviewed By: Rob on 11/08/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Great saw. Well worth the money.
I almost want to get another just to keep around as a backup because I like it that much.
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