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Bosch Mini Chain Saw 

When I went to a recent Bosch event that featured items like fridges that were connected the one item that seemed out of place was a tiny chain saw, ideal for use in the home or even the garden but it works in the same way as it would on a tree branch but for smaller items.

Bosch EasyCut 12 LI Cordless Multi Saw
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Having recently tested a powerful hedge trimmer I took one of the thickest items it had cut at 2.5cm across and cut into it with ease with the Bosch saw looking at the two ends bore no resemblance, the Bosch saw cut was smooth the hedge trimmer end was a work of three slashes to get through.

Certainly in the home you do not want anything but a smooth finish.

Bosch call it the EasyCut 12 cordless NanoBlade saw.

It is 30cm long from the base of the handle which goes at 45 degrees from the saw past the trigger; it is 5.5cm wide and 7.5cm from the top to the bottom of the cutting area. The other measurement of note is the 7cm of the saw blade that is exposed and this is less than 2cm from top to bottom.

The unit weights 948grams with wrist strap attached.

It is battery powered and has a 12volt Lithium battery which is charged in situ with the supplied charger. It is stated to last 2.5Ah between charges.

The saw is finger and thumb operated and joy of joys can be used left or right handed. The trigger is locked until you press the button that runs through the top of the housing and then you can press the trigger and start cutting.

While the event I first saw this device at was before the Hampton Court Flower Shower I gather it was one of the hits of the show but to call it a garden tool is to narrow its use as it can be equally at home indoors.

The claim on the unit’s case is 65mm for maximum cutting area and while my 2.5cm branch was small it would certainly have troubled even long handled loppers.

Single hand use must be a big selling point as often hard to get at places either require the other hand to clear a path or you need a second pair of hands so this device has a big plus there.

In the home cutting anything from the edge is easy where you need some lateral thinking is to remove something from the middle of a piece of wood and there a drill can make a cut to allow the saw to penetrate and then to be able to remove the size of hole required.

The Bosch website tells me it has 44 teeth although I have not checked this myself keeping my digits well clear of the blade.

Apart from wood this is equally good at cutting through plastic.

Full details of this new breed of tool are available on the second link below.

The Bosch EasyCut 12 is available from Amazon for £119.77 with free delivery.

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