For all the right-handed guys out there who’ve long suffered with a left-handed circ-saw, Bosch now makes a saw for you. Available soon, the new CS5 prominently features the blade on the left side of the unit to provide a good sightline for all the pros out there who desire it.
Growing up with a saw that has the blade on the right side, I just learned to use it with my left hand. It never occurred to me that someone might use it in the other hand and not be able to see where the blade is. However, I won’t claim that my learned method is superior in any way — far from it. If there’s one thing we’ve learned at Toolmonger it’s that folks use tools in all kinds of different ways to get the job done. If a left-bladed saw helps you get your work done more efficiently, we’re all about it.
Of course, along with the new blade setup, the folks at Bosch have packed a few extra goodies into the CS5, like a beefy 15A motor that spins up to 6,200 RPM — not a bad resume for the blue-clad newcomer. We can’t wait for them to hit the shelves.
CS5 Circ Saw [Bosch]