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Old 22-07-2017, 11:20   #1
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Bosch PKS 16 multi saw

I have just taken two days to destroy the gearbox for the second time on one of these saws cutting 1/2 inch marine ply.

Took the latest one back and got my money back and bought a Mac Alister version.

Decided to strip the old one apart to find out what the problem was. It uses a 45 Degree rack and pinion type drive and it had stripped the cogs. A very poor design and was obviously a weak point.

Avoid these if you plan any serious wood cutting.

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Old 23-07-2017, 09:43   #2
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Re: Bosch PKS 16 multi saw

Had the same gearbox issues with a cheap Worx compact saw. Also, because of the thin blades, it has huge issues running straight... which makes it about worthless.

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Re: Bosch PKS 16 multi saw

Bosch used to have an excellent customer support department. I would contact them and explain your problem. You might be surprised with their response. Keep us posted if you decide to talk with them. Good luck and safe sailing.
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