Over at Amazon, Bosch’s PS60 12V reciprocating saw kit is on sale for just $99. It used to be priced at $120-$150, and it is uncertain as to whether $99 is the new price or temporary for the holidays.
I came across this deal by accident. I was in the process of writing up a “build your own Bosch 12V bundle deal” post with mention of the L-Boxx and (2) 12V battery kit and also pointing towards the bare reciprocating saw as an example. Ordering these two items, with Bosch’s $25 off $100+ holiday promo still in effect, means you get an L-Boxx, charger, (2) batteries, and the saw for $133 ($89 + $69 – $25).
It has been a while since I checked the price of the PS60 saw, and so I was surprised to see the kit on sale for just $99. You only get (1) battery, and it has a 1.5Ah capacity instead of 2.0Ah, and there’s no L-Boxx although you do get an insert tray that fits inside a separate L-Boxx.
The 12V starter kit and bare saw combo cost more, but it also offers more – the extra $34 gets you (2) 2.0Ah batteries and the L-Boxx. Still, $99 is a much more appealing price point, especially if you’re still gift shopping for friends and family.
If I were buying for myself, I would buy the separate starter set and bare tool for $133. If I were buying for someone else, I would probably buy the $99 single battery kit.
As with other cordless reciprocating saws of this class, the PS60 is designed for lighter or smaller cutting applications. It works best with 4-inch saw blades.