The Power Saw For You
Review by: vandjbiz
Reciprocating Saw Review For The RS428
I wrote this reciprocating saw review because I’ve had the RS428 for a bit now. It is one of the Bosch power tools, specifically a power saw complete with in-stroke vibration control.
I am a full time framer, so I use a reciprocating saw a lot! The strong motor of the RS428 reciprocating saw helps make my job more efficient. I wanted to write a reciprocating saw review because I found this tool has some great qualities.
What it comes with:
- The saw (of course)
- 1 six inch wood cutting reciprocating saw blade
- A soft carry bag to put it in
- 14 amp motor
- 1-1\8 blade stroke
- 0-2900 spm
Reciprocating Saw Review Of Features
Power: With its 14 amp motor and constant response circuitry, this reciprocating saw will keep running at a constant speed under a load, so you can lean on the saw and it wont bog down. It has soft start motor. Although it does take a little bit to get used to the tool, it is okay once you become familiar with it.
For this reciprocating saw review, I tested the cutting times of different dimensions of wood. I recorded it in this video.
- 2×4 flat: 9 seconds.
- 2×4 upright: 6 seconds.
- 2×6 flat: 11 seconds.
- 2×6 upright: 9 seconds.
- 4×4: 14 seconds.
- 6×6: 35 seconds.
I was not applying any force. Instead, the saw’s weight itself is doing the cutting. As you can see in the video, I had one hand on the saw and the other on the camera. I was using a DeWalt blade that is about 1/16 thick.
Weight: At 8 pounds, it is not the lightest saw around. Because of this, I find it’s a bit heavy to be using above your head.
Vibration: It has less vibration then any other saw I have used, which is nice for when your using it a long time.
Blade clamp: It has a toolless blade clamp that holds the blade tight, while some others hold the blade loose. You have to turn the blade lock to get a blade in or out.
Other things: I like that it comes in a soft carry bag not a hard case, so you can use the bag for other things, like putting a Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw in it.
Hopefully, this reciprocating saw review gave you a good overview of the tools features as well as its advantages. If your looking for a new reciprocating saw I would give the Bosch RS428 a good look!