Bosch GKT 13-225L Track Saw Reviews
Wouldn’t you really know! track saw provides unique and unparalleled cuts with vitality and precision for jobsites applications? For professionals and woodworkers, it becomes a more significant and essential part of their job.
Firstly, I used table saw and circular saw in cutting wood sheet goods, but it didn’t give effective results to my work. Later on, I had an excellent opportunity to test the Bosch track saw. At that time, Bosch was a relatively late comer in the US market. But very soon, its influence flourished in Europe and had preceded it across the Atlantic.
I have experienced it in my interior designs and find it with absolutely amazing results. The impact driver allows fast, accurate and precise chip-free cuts on laminated boards and wood sheet goods. No doubt, It was really difficult to find the best one among so many different tools.
Bosch Track Saw Specific Information
|Assembled Weight (lbs)||19.92|
|Bevel Capacity (°)||47|
|Blade Diameter (in)||6.5|
|Blade Wrench Included||Yes – Stored on Tool|
|California Proposition 65 Warning Required||No|
|Color / Finish||Blue, Silver, Gray|
|Cord Length (in)||150|
|Cordless / Corded||Corded|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|global Trade Item Number (GTIN)||00000346626629|
|Horsepower (hp)||Universal Motor|
|Housing Material||Composite, Metal|
|Internal Supplier Part #||0601675010|
|Internet Product Code (IPC)||1848EE8E25B|
|Keyless / Keyed Blade Change||Keyed|
|Main Handle Type||Angled D-Handle|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Maximum Cut Depth @ 45° (in)||1.65|
|Maximum Cut Depth @ 45° When On Track (In)||1.65|
|Maximum Cut Depth @ 90° (in)||2.25|
|Maximum Cut Depth @ 90° When On Track (In)||2.25|
|Net Tool Weight (lbs)||10.3|
|Package Weight (lbs)||19.92|
|Powered Tool Power Source||Electric – Corded|
|Saw Drive||Sidewinder Geared|
|Tool-Less Blade Changing||No|
In January 2003, The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation was created in North
America. The first Bosch circ saw was discovered in North America sixteen years ago.
My Bosch tool proved its worth, when there was a sharp competition in the market. Luckily for home depot, this carpentry tool presents sharp and useful features.
Chief Points Of The Bosch Plunge Saw
First of all, when I bought the L-BOXX-4 and opened it. I checked the quality of the tool. I have observed the tool by comparing it with another. I found that finally it is suitable for my project due to its characteristics i-e, the quality of the machine, the easy to read scales and the 12-foot long cord really impressed me. I came to know that electric saws have become a wide range of very well made tools for professionals. The Router and the Freak became my favorite and useful tools.
I also have observed the wood planer in my household from the very time, for the kitchen sink and cooking hob, for the window holes in a shed wall, for cutting a load of drywall and wood sheet goods.
Firstly, I put the saw on the track, the band saw blades really fascinated me. It was precisely fit and suitable between the saw body and the track even though there was no run-out play between them. I tried to find out any relative movement by twisting the saw tool.
and found nothing. Actually, two adjustable knobs on the foot of the saw represent this precision.(between the aluminum displacement and the saw). The movement of the saw along the track is not possible even then adjusting these knobs to be so tight. Track system plays a vital role in the best performance of the circular saw guide rail. I have also noted track saw excel with its extremely high quality aluminum exclusion and excellent work in optimizing the functional features of this track system.
Cuts With Blade
Another remarkable feature of the miter saw is advanced electronics and overload protection. It performs a tough job under heavy load without overheating the motor.
Plunge saw exhibits a 6.5 inch, 48-tooth blade, a really superb and excellent stock blade that was clearly designed for flash cuts in different varieties of wood sheet goods. The saw allows a 20 mm arbor with onboard hex key for blade quick alteration. Blades show precise depth measurements for reciprocating saw that contain both metrics and imperial marking. but specially red knobs to be twisted to precise plunge based on use with or without the track. A single bevel point gives a general setup between bevel or non- bevel cuts. The saw has a -1-degree to a 47-degree maximum bevel range of versatility. In addition, replaceable splinter guards and optional clamps are useful features.
Two tracks are joined by a connector which is another example of magnificent track features. These connectors are used by traditional saws that apply vertical pressure on the t-slots. It is also used to join two sections of track and also hold the tracks together. The connectors are not responsible to assist in making sure that the tracks align their cutting edges. But in the case of the Bosch system ,the connectors apply pressure on the segment of displacement. Four cams of the Bosch confirm that the tracks align excellently. The clamps are free to move the whole length of the track.
I’m really surprised to have super features that don’t interfere in any way with the use of quick clamps. Before this, my experiences with the traditional track system was really disappointing.
The electric planer saw provided me with an excellent opportunity to complete a mega project of interior variable wood designing. Firstly, I had an experience where I cut the length of the 6×8 long sheet first in half and then ripped them into 16 inch widths. I had long, accurate and flash cuts with the help of this track saw.
Bosch vacuum has an outstanding feature of dust collector and vacuum hose. These both equipment combined to form a perfect result. I observed that the bosch attached vacuum hose performed much better work and there was no dust in the result. Another additional feature, the swiveling hose port consists of positive stops along the area of rotation that keep the round hose position fixed.
Robert Bosch has a pivot point through which the user can easily understand where to position the track for a bevel. There is no need to be positioned as a non-bevel cut for the Bosch track. The Bosch garden tool is packed with bevel cuts from -1 to +47 cuts.
The saw consists of two adjusting clamping screws at either end of the saw body. The adjustment saw is situated at the front of the saw and it also represents the adjustment will range from -1 degree to 47 degree.
Quick Release Clamp
Drilling Bosch has a remarkable quality of quick release clamps that has a precise form.it also fits into the underside of t-slots on the track disposition. It shows a higher degree of precision when it is compared to the dovetail type clamp in case of my own track saw. The tool box provides an easy way to observe the point of how to install the clamps by leaving a small notch in the end caps of the track. Definitely, an excellent design enhances the user’s experience. Circular saw blade performed a great job in designing the plunge adjustment mechanism in the GKT 13-225L.
Depth Gauge Pointer
Bosch battery also has this advantage to show the red point for setting the depth. This pointer is used to flip around two different readings. The question can arise in the mind “why”? Because the saw works in two directions, it can be used with or without the track. The GKT13-225L has a super rip fence that can be used for various halts. It can be even used without track. When the miter saw marked the red pointer with symbols, it showed the user that the pointer is in the desired orientation. Symbols are somewhat confused, but the pointer orientation is enough for remembrance.
When the saw is used with the track, the depth setting requirements increase to make good for the thickness of the track. I also noticed that the red pointer showed as the lowest point of its depth settings.
Constant Blade Speed
Reciprocating saw blades are packed with a maximum of 1300 watts. It has an outstanding power to assist through the thickest materials. It also works as advanced electronics to vary the power consumption. It can also produce constant blade speed under load. Furthermore, the saw has a speed adjustment that varies the speed of different materials from 3,200 to 6,250rpm. While traditional track saw has no such capability to cut the thick material under load.
Another feature is that parallel guides are used in saw power that is used to cut small pieces of wood with no track. I experienced it with multiple cuts at the identical dimension in cutting wood flowers. The parallel guide rips range from a minimum of 1 11/16” to a maximum 4 9/16”.
The router has outstanding features with excellent performance. The Bosch model, GKT13-225L runs under $599.00,includes an L-Box Case. it is not the highest or lowest price one in the market. When we observe its remarkable features and their functions. I think it is the most reasonable and suitable price for a metal saw.
Chop saw assists for the more demanding applications with super-efficient and powerful plunge action.it provides fast, flash and clear cuts in various wood based sheet goods like laminated particle boards and plywood materials.
Points To Be Noted!
There are few points that enhance the Bosch saw beauty!
We cannot deny the beautiful relation between the track and saw body, as I have discussed above. How it is fixed accurately and gives outstanding results with no backlash. A super efficient feature like track end caps that make the cord and hoses twisted with its red indicator shows for where the track clamps attach.
An exceptional beauty of Bosch track saw is that the single pivot point is used for both bevel and non-bevel cuts. In my view, the extension between bevel cuts from -1” to 47”cut. These cuts were flawless, there are no blade marks or variation on the job sites. Track section is aligned by track connectors positively without interfering with track clamps. Bosch track saw allows the electronic power control for constant blade speed.it also protects the motor. GKT 13-225L provides dust vacuum with adjustable shroud at the position of blade exit location. Another super feature of parallelanschlag is used in ripping small pieces without track and used in various wood designs like a module.
Q. Does Bosch make a track saw?
A. The Bosch GKT13-225L with plunge action provides precise and flash cuts on the various wood sheet goods. Exact adjustment is provided by the track guidance system for plunge cuts.
Q. Are plunge saw worth it?
A. A plunge saw comes up with the highest quality of cut without splinter. When a plunge saw works on guide rail it gives long and precise cuts.
Q. What is plunge action?
A. Track saw with plunge action gives flash, clear, and easy format accurate cuts such as laminated particles and plywood.
Q. What is a plunge saw good for?
A. Mostly, it is used in making cabinets, for trimming doors and cutting off overhanging decking boards.
To sum up, firstly, I used a table saw and circular saw for my art wood design. And I had to face many critical times in facing many issues in my work due to the use of these tools. Sometimes , the blade did not function appropriately, dust issues as well as not accuracy and proper work.
But by the time, an opportunity really makes my job easier! Bosch GKT13-225L provided long, precise and flash cuts on various wood sheet works. Bosch is excellent in precision, usability, vitality and features. It is considered to be expensive. But I think the quality doesn’t effect its price. According to my views, Bosch track saw is one the best saws I have ever used.