Bosch launches its miniature chainsaw

By midian182 · 17 replies
May 26, 2017
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  1. Have you ever held an enormous, powerful chainsaw in your hands and thought: “This is great, but I wish it was so small that I could fit it in my (admittedly spacious) pocket?" Probably not. But for those who do long for a fun-sized version of Leatherface’s favorite weapon, Bosch has you covered with the EasyCut 12.

    The German engineering and electronics company isn’t actually referring to the device as a chainsaw; it prefers the term “cordless mini-saw.” But the fact it looks like a chainsaw made for leprechauns that's been attached to a hand unit is glaring.

    This is no novelty item, though; the vibration-free device is said to give a straighter cut than a jigsaw. It has a cutting depth of 2.55 inches in wood and 1.18 inches in plastic, weighs just under 2 pounds, and comes with a no-load speed of 4,000rpm. Bosch says it’s the world’s first saw blade with a micro-chain with 44 teeth.

    Bosch adds that its SDS system allows the saw's Nanoblade to be changed without requiring additional tools, and you can use its 12v battery and charger to juice the company’s other cordless power tools.

    While there are plenty of other cordless miniature saws available, many designed specifically for indoor or outdoor use, the versatility of the EasyCut 12 could make it popular. T3 reports that the saw quickly sold out when it launched at the Royal Horticultural Show in Chelsea, UK. Even the Queen of England’s husband, the now-retired Prince Phillip, is said to have bought one, perhaps to scare off the British paparazzi while he’s out and about.

    No word on a US release or price, but a direct conversion from pounds works out at around $167.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,888

    Does it come with a mini Jason mask?
     
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,629   +1,016

    yes, but it only covers your nose.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    It's cool, it's something I could make good use of.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    Have you ever held an enormous, powerful chainsaw in your hands and thought: “This is great".
    Yes, a few times. But I've never never thought about it being smaller, just thought about wanting to check out it's power and effectiveness on a few peoples necks.
     
  6. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +614

    Oh, you can bet some whacked out nut job will rob a store and or kill someone with one of these.
    Shoot, wouldn't surprise me if the IS IS bunch uses this.
     
  7. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 351   +209

    Can it be used for carving? If so will buy one.
     
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  8. I can not get out of my mind that early scene with Pacino in the movie Scarface, involving a chainsaw and a drug deal gone bad.
     
  9. Technosense

    Technosense TS Member Posts: 42   +25

    You've obviously never been in a real knife fight.
     
  10. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +382

    This is too small. I have a 16 inch bar on my Husqvarna which is perfect for doing my firewood. I often wish I had a one handed (armed) chainsaw. This toy is for reporters that get body slammed by real men. A workshop chainsaw? Really? It'll sell
     
  11. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,816   +545

    Needs offhand handle and might still want helmet & faceshield, but won't need ripstop leggings or hearing protection.
     
  12. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,185   +1,863

    I was thinking to myself, it would make a dandy back scratcher ...... then again, NO!
     
  13. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 205   +117

    No video anywhere and the pictures are not showing it as it actually cuts wood for real. Something smells fishy.
     
  14. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Addict Posts: 164   +131

    Perfect for dismembering.....pieces of wood
     
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    "It has a cutting depth of 2.55 inches in wood and 1.18 inches in plastic"

    Just a slight problem with that. Standard "dimension lumber" IE, a "2 by 4", is about 1 5/8" thick after planing. The next size up, say "4 by 4" is about 3 1/2" thick, which renders the tool useless.

    Besides, if those "micro teeth" aren't carbide tipped, you're liable to be buying chains every other day.
     
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  16. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 456   +213

    *really ignorant men

    A real man in such situation would be able to answer the question without resulting to violence.

    I agree though this saw is for wimps
     
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  17. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +382

    I enjoyed that patty cake getting slammed and make no excuses for my enjoyment. "You broke my glasses"
    He should got up and started swinging even if he got pulped. There are many smiles going around in private. Mine? Not private
     
  18. sammysamsam

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