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Cordless powerhouse for fast cuts: The PSA 18 LI saber saw from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers Orbital function for time-saving use

  • Robust cordless tool for flexible use in the house and garden
  • Equipped with orbital function for fast sawing progress
  • SDS system for quick, easy accessory changes
  • Expands the existing “Power4All” 18 volt cordless system
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  • September 04, 2013
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With the PSA 18 LI, Bosch is adding a cordless saber saw with lithium-ion technology to its existing saber saw range. This powerful tool with 2.0 Ah battery enables coarse sawing work to be done flexibly in the house and garden – in all conventional materials such as wood, metal, plastics and composites. A special feature of the PSA 18 LI is its orbital function that can be switched on and off: it causes the saw blade to move in a pendulum stroke, which results in an especially fast cut. In this way, applications such as sawing firewood or cutting parts to size for garden fences and playground equipment can be performed very quickly. The orbital function can be comfortably activated using a switch close to the handle. The standard setting without pendulum stroke has to be selected for more accurate cuts.

Great ease of use and easy accessory changes
With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the PSA 18 LI is considerably lighter than comparable corded tools. It is therefore also suitable for working overhead or in hard-to-reach areas, for example when pruning trees. Thanks to its two-hand gripping system, this robust saber saw sits comfortably in the hand and is easy to control: whilst one hand operates the accelerator switch on the main handle, the other hand supports the saber saw behind the hand guard on the saw shaft. The softgrip coverings on the housing ensure secure, non-slip handling. As a result, the do-it-yourselfer always has complete control over the tool. The moving base plate is made of metal and serves as a stop for various angles. Cleanly shortening pipes, for example, is therefore also easy to do. A safety switch above the bow-shaped handle prevents the saber saw from being switched on unintentionally.

The saw blade is changed easily and without the need for additional tools thanks to the SDS system. All standard saber saw blades with an S-shank can be used, such as the Bosch bi-metal saw blades. They are flexible, which enables the PSA 18 LI to also saw close to the edge.

Great flexibility due to interchangeable battery
Bosch is expanding the existing “Power4All” 18 volt cordless system with the PSA 18 LI saber 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 Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) ensures long battery life. It reliably protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge.

The PSA 18 LI saber saw will be available at specialist retail outlets from October 2013 onwards in the following versions:
  • in a carton including saw blade for wood and metal, 18 volt battery with 2.0 Ah and charger at the recommended retail price of 179.99 euros,
  • in a carton including saw blade for wood and metal without battery and charger at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros.
All prices are including VAT. Accessories such as saber saw blades are available in the Bosch range of accessories.

 Specifications PSA 18 LI
 Battery voltage / capacity 18 V / 2.0 Ah
 No-load stroke rate 0 to 2,800 spm
 Saw, stroke length 22 mm
 Max. cutting capacity in wood 100 mm
 Max. cutting capacity in steel 20 mm
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 430 x 80 x 265 mm
 Weight including 2.0 Ah battery 2.3 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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