NanoBlade saws

NanoBlade saws

NanoBlade saws offer effortless, vibration-free cutting, and maintenance-free saw blades – no oiling, sharpening, or tensioning required. Simple one-handed saw blade changes are possible thanks to the saws' SDS system.

  • Vibration-free cutting
  • Maintenance-free working
  • Ideal for straight right-angle cuts
  • For cutting in wood and in plastics up to 65 mm


Ideal for sawing precise straight and curved cuts, the Bosch jigsaws are suited for exact results in a diverse range of materials.

  • Ideal for accurate cuts in a range of materials
  • Sawing control on straight and curved cuts
  • SDS enables quick and easy keyless saw blade changes for efficient work
Reciprocating saws

Reciprocating saws

From the workshop to the garden, Bosch Reciprocating Saws have got it covered with straight and rough cuts in a wide variety of materials.

  • Ideal for straight, fast and rough cuts
  • Cuts wood, metal, plastic, rubber, plaster board
  • Adjust speed with Bosch Electronic for better results
  • SDS for quick and easy keyless saw blade changes
Hand-held circular saws

Hand-held circular saws

Bosch circular saws are the perfect choice for long, controlled straight cuts in flat wood and wood-based material. With a parallel guide, adjustable angles and depths, and mitre or bevel options, these saws deliver precise cuts on a wide variety of projects.

  • Ideal for precise, straight cuts in wood
  • Long cuts in boards and flat materials like MDF
  • Wide range of cutting depths
  • For mitre and bevel cuts

Electric saws for DIYers

Hand saws are great, but they can be very limited in their cutting ability. That’s where electric saws come in. From large and heavy-duty jobs to fine-tuned precision cutting, electric power saws make it possible to work quickly and effortlessly. But buying a new saw is never easy, especially with a wide range of tools out there all suited to different purposes.

Which saw is best for which job?

How, then, do you find the right saw for the task in hand? Before buying an electric saw and getting started on your DIY project, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What type of cuts do you need?
  • What materials are you going to be cutting?
  • What kind of quality do you want for the end result?
Cordless portable circular saw with convenient handling

Types of cuts: Get the right saw for the best results

Different saws produce different types of cuts. The results you’ll get depend mostly on the tool’s design:

  • Short, straight cuts: These can be done with practically every saw.
  • Long, straight cuts: Hand-held circular saws are best for long, precise cuts thanks to their large rotating saw blade. They’re also ideal for mitre and bevel cuts up to a 45-degree angle. Long, straight cuts can also be done with a jigsaw – just remember to use a guide rail for best results.
  • Curved cuts: With its slim blade, a jigsaw is perfect for cutting curves and circles. Tighter curves require a narrower blade. For rougher, less precise work, a reciprocating saw can also be used.
  • Plunge cuts: In theory, plunge cuts can be done with any saw. For best and easiest results, however, we recommend using a NanoBlade saw.
  • For use in the garden: Reciprocating saws are the best gardening companion, since their long, narrow blade provides easy access to hard-to-reach places around your garden. From pruning trees to cutting firewood, reciprocating saws can handle a variety of outdoor tasks – and they’re resistant to dirt! You can also use NanoBlade saws for many gardening jobs.

Materials: Which saw suits which surface?

Anyone with a passion for DIY has to handle a wide variety of materials. But which type of saw is best for which material?

  • Wood: With the correct blade, any saw can be used for woodwork.
  • Metal: This tough material can be cut using reciprocating saws and jigsaws. However, you’ll need special saw blades for the task.
  • Building materials: On construction sites, reciprocating saws are often preferred for their ability to reliably cut through a range of hard and soft materials. You can use them for DIY projects too, but jigsaws work just as well with many building materials – such as insulation, plasterboard, wood, and metal piping. With special blades, they can even cut through brick.
  • Plastic: For soft plastics and acrylic glass, a jigsaw works perfectly. Reciprocating saws and NanoBlade saws are recommended for harder plastics. Cutting plastic is tough, so the blades on your battery-powered saws should have the finest teeth possible. Use a specialised blade for the cleanest cuts.
Saw for flush cutting on walls

Cut quality: clean finishes or quick sawing?

Another important factor to consider when selecting a saw is the quality of the cut. Do you need fine-tuned, clean-cut edges? Or will rough cuts be enough? Precise work is particularly important in interior design, sculpting, and building furniture, so it’s certainly worth comparing saws if your projects involve any of these disciplines.

Hand-held circular saws enable very precise cutting without the risk of chips or splinters in the material, regardless of what you’re building. That said, these saws only limited to straight cuts. If you want rounded edges without compromising on quality, a jigsaw is your ideal choice. For best results, stick a strip of tape on the cutting line or use our Bosch anti-splinter guard.

Depth of cut: How thick do different saws cut?

The cutting depth of a saw depends on the length of its blade. Given the variety of saws out there, it’s worth choosing the one that best suits your requirements in terms of depth and material thickness. Bosch saws can achieve different maximum depths depending on the material and design:

  • Reciprocating saws have a maximum cutting depth of 200mm in wood, and 20mm in steel.
  • Jigsaws have a maximum cutting depth of 100mm in wood, and 10mm in steel.
  • Hand-held circular saws have a maximum cutting depth of 66mm.
  • NanoBlade saws have a maximum cutting depth of 65mm.

Bosch saws for a wide range of applications

Below, we’ve highlighted some different purposes you can use a saw for to show just how practical and essential these tools are.