Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive
File this under: "things we saw a comin'."
So last year Skil released their MAG77LT worm drive which was some great news (our review here). Our experience with the saw was a really positive one. It's a fantastic tool and very worthy of the Skil worm drive label.
It's no secret that Bosch owns Skil and that in certain areas there is some "technological cross-pollination" between the brands. So based on the success of the MAG77LT, it was really just a matter of time before we saw the same saw (or at least one that is very similar) painted blue.
And here it is! The Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive! It looks prettttty similar. There are probably a few little differences here and there, but it doesn't really matter, if it's even "mostly" like the Skil, it's a great tool.
$219 at Amazon
Full press release after the jump:
Lightweight Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw Delivers Increased Durability and Power
7-1/4-inch circular saw boasts all-magnesium construction for optimum handling and robustness
Mt. Prospect, Ill., January 20, 2014 - The new Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw answers user demands for a lightweight saw without compromising durability and power. Featuring all-magnesium construction, an advanced oil lubrication system and a 15-amp motor, this tool delivers unmatched comfort and control for a wide variety of concrete form building, framing and decking applications.
With an operating weight of just 13.2 pounds and magnesium construction, the lightweight CSW41 reduces user fatigue and features soft grip on the main handle for added comfort and control. Easy-to-access metal depth and bevel adjustment levers allow users to make quick modifications for multiple cuts, and contrasting scale marks help ensure accuracy with each adjustment. With a large bevel capacity of up to 53 degrees and a positive stop at 45 degrees, the CSW41 can be used to tackle even the most advanced projects.
Not only does the CSW41 deliver optimum user-handling and comfort, but it is also durable enough to withstand tough jobsite conditions. The magnesium construction remains rigid under load and effectively dissipates heat. In addition, five ball bearings provide added stability, strength and life to the motor and worm drive gears. An advanced oil lubrication system also ensures longer gear life.
The 15-amp motor delivers ample power for a variety of applications, including concrete form-building, bridge-building, framing, sheathing and deck-building. Worm drive gears feature tall, deep teeth that maximize the contact area and offer a higher load capacity than other gearing configurations. This increased surface engagement drives additional power, enabling the CSW41 to cut through various materials with speed and precision.
An on-board multi-function wrench makes it easy for users to conveniently change blades, brushes and oil, adjust the levers and remove the blade diamond arbor knock out, while a built-in saw hook allows for convenient storage between cuts. The CSW41 is compatible with the WD7RIP adjustable fence and the WD7LUB worm drive saw lubricant.
The CSW41 offers form-builders, framers, deckers and general contractors a lightweight worm drive saw that delivers the ultimate in user-handling, durability and power. Retailing for a suggested price of $219, the CSW41 will be available in February 2014 at authorized dealers nationwide. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit http://www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 22, 2014 1:11 PM