Bosch RS7 Reciprocating Saw Review 2017

Bosch RS7 1-1/8-Inch 11 Amp Reciprocating Saw

This is my review of the Bosch RS7 reciprocating saw. You may or may not be familiar with how a reciprocating saw works but you should be familiar enough with the brand name of Bosch. For those that are not familiar with what that type of saw does, I have included a very brief description below.

What Is A Reciprocating Saw?

This term is primarily used in the trade and construction industry. They are used by all the trades, especially electricians, window fitters and general construction work. They are also popular with people who do not like working with chain saws. Others who use these would be tree pruners and the emergency services. I used it recently myself to fix some deck boards at a neighbour’s house.

If you are doing any demolition work around the home then this one will really help you out. So if you are removing old doors, walls or windows then let this one do most of the work for you.

The term reciprocation actually refers simply to a back and forwards motion at speed. They usually come with different sets of blades for cutting wood, metal, tile, stone and other composite metals.

Good reciprocating saws should have the following main features:

  • Variable Speed
  • Powerful Motor
  • Cutting Precision
  • Comfortable and Easy To Control
  • Size of blade that they can handle

Those are the basics of what a reciprocating saw actually is and what purposes it can be used for. If you would like to see a top 10 list of the best ones on the market, then please click here. However this RS7 model is pretty close to the top of that list.


As you can see from the picture above, they are extremely handy for cutting through verticals.

Main Features of the Bosch RS7 Saw

Bosch RS7 11 Amp Reciprocating SawI hate to over review any product, but I could be really guilty of doing it with this one. I bought this one based on the reviews that I read myself, and having been in the trade for years, no reciprocating saw I have ever used before, holds a candle to this beauty.

This saw I am convinced could cut through just about anything you put in its way. Yes, it really is that good.

You can buy this one as a saw or with the blades. Just get it with the blades as they are high quality and flat out work. However be very aware of the note below as many people bought this one thinking it was cordless.

Please note this is a corded tool so not cordless.

The video below will show you just how tough this saw really is

Power

The 11 amps of power in this motor generates so much power it feels great, dare I say exciting. Somehow Bosch have managed to combine this power, with a lightweight tool, which produces no shudder in your hands. Previous to this I was using a Black and Decker saw which when you cut anything shook you to the core.

As it stands this is the most powerful one in the market.

This is also a variable speed saw which in all honesty is standard these days. Watch out however for those that are not.

Cutting & Blades

Many of these types of saws tend to act like rip saws. They still do the job, but you are not always left with an accurate or smooth enough finish for my liking. This one does not do that, and just to make sure, you don’t have one LED light, but you have two. That is the first one I have saw ever, with that kind of lighting.

The blades are extremely good and they provide ten of them and they are super sharp. They also offer a toll less blade change whereas others I have used before needed an Allen key. It is always nice to get at least some blades to get you started. Over time they will need to be replaced.

What Comes In The Box?

  • The Bosch RS 7 Reciprocating Saw
  • 10-Piece Saw blade set with claw pouch
  • One all purpose reciprocating blade
  • A Bosch tote bag to carry it all.

VERDICT

One of the reviewers said this at Amazon, ” Want to cut your car in half?..this will do it” Slightly tongue in cheek comment but I think you get the general impression people have with this tool. It has sheer power and you do honestly feel that no job is too big a problem for this super saw.

It is a little heavier than I would like but that probably helps when you are trying to saw your way through something. The bottom line is that I can live with a little weight as long as it rips through what I want it to. I have also used this to do some custom framing and that made the job a lot easier.


I have used a lot of this type of saw and I even bought one of the first of these ever to come out. There are always bargains to be had online, for this saw, and it is without any shadow of doubt, a great saw at a really good price.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun