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Cordless hand-held circular saw for do-it-yourselfers: The Bosch PKS 18 LI with lithium-ion battery Compact and powerful with 18 volts

  • Powerful interchangeable battery with 2.0 Ah capacity
  • Easy handling due to low weight and ergonomic design
  • Equipped with “Cut Control” for precise cutting line guidance
  • Expands the existing “Power4All” 18 volt cordless system
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  • September 04, 2013
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A powerful cordless hand-held circular saw with lithium-ion technology will be available to do-it-yourselfers in future: the PKS 18 LI from Bosch. Bosch is therefore expanding its range of hand-held circular saws to include a cordless tool for flexible indoor and outdoor use for the first time. The PKS 18 LI is powered by a high-performance 18 volt interchangeable battery with a capacity of 2.0 Ah. This makes the cordless hand-held circular saw suitable for medium sawing applications such as cutting skirting boards, laminate and square timber to length, through to cutting panel materials to size for loft conversions or interior fitting work. The maximum cutting capacity is 48 millimeters, and for miter cuts up to 45 degrees it is 36 millimeters. Cutting depth and miter angle can be set conveniently in only a few moves.

Compact, easy-to-operate tool with “Cut Control”
The PKS 18 LI is easy to handle with its compact design and low weight of only 2.6 kilograms. The bow-shaped handle and the front second handle – both with softgrip covering – enable especially precise and safe control of the hand-held circular saw. As a result, do-it-yourselfers always have complete control over the tool and can concentrate fully on sawing and precisely tracking the cutting line. This is made easier for them by “Cut Control”, which is a transparent, forward foldout extension with a cutting line mark, and a base plate mark for 90 and 45 degree angles. Both show where the saw blade will saw into the material. This enables do-it-yourselfers to position the saw correctly and track the cutting line precisely.

Special saw blade for cordless operation
The “Fast Cut” saw blade that comes complete with the tool is specially designed for cordless circular saws and has a 150 millimeter diameter and 18 teeth. It is quickly changed thanks to the spindle lock. The hex wrench required for this is always within reach directly on the tool. A safety switch with lock-off function that can be operated on both sides prevents the saw from being switched on unintentionally. There is a fixed connection on the tool for dust extraction. Hoses with 35 millimeter diameter can be attached to it.

Great flexibility due to interchangeable battery
Bosch is expanding its existing “Power4All” 18 volt cordless system with the PKS 18 LI hand-held circular saw. This means flexibility for the user: the 18 volt lithium-ion battery can be used in more than ten different garden and DIY tools from Bosch within this voltage class, including drill/driver, jigsaw, hedgecutter and grass trimmer.

The PKS 18 LI hand-held circular saw will be available at retail outlets from October 2013 onwards in the following versions:
  • in a carton including saw blade, parallel guide, 18 volt battery with 2.0 Ah and charger at the recommended retail price of 179.99 euros,
  • in a carton including saw blade and parallel guide without battery and charger for 99.99 euros.

All prices are including VAT. Accessories such as circular saw blades are available in the Bosch range of accessories.

 Specifications PKS 18 LI
 Battery voltage / capacity 18 V / 2.0 Ah
 Charge time approx. 90 mins (complete charge)
 No-load speed 3,800 rpm
 Cutting depth at 90°
 Cutting depth at 45°
 48 mm 
 36 mm
 Saw blade diameter 150 mm
 Max. saw blade thickness 1.7 mm
 Weight including battery 2.6 kg


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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