Shown here is the new Bosch GKS18V-264GC brushless 18V circular saw. Part of the new MegaWatt Crew of cordless power tools, the new Bosch circular saw is designed to take advantage of their higher performance CORE18V Li-ion batteries.
Not much is known about the new Bosch Strong Arm circular saw, aside from its 7-1/4″ blade size and 18V battery compatibility.
As mentioned in the product family introduction, I like the look of the Strong Arm’s dust chute, which has an integrated dust port. It remains to be seen how well sawdust ejection works when a dust vac is not connected, but I don’t see cause for concern.
If you look closely, there’s a module in the tool’s handle, but at this time we don’t know what that means. Does it offer Bluetooth connectivity for tool tracking, or for performance customizations?
Like other high-performance cordless 7-1/4″ circular saws, such as the Dewalt FlexVolt saw (first impressions here), the Bosch Strong Arm is a blade-right saw.
We’ll share more details about the Bosch Strong Arm circular saw once we know more.
Based on the few details presently available, how do you feel about the new Bosch circular saw?