This is a bit of a beast, about 330mm long, but then again I think all saws like this are a large size.
This is one of those tools that has more that one use. What I mean by that is that the unit itself can be fitted with different heads in order to do what you want it to do. Such as a saw, a file or even a sander.
To use this you simply slot in the attachment you need, a saw blade, the file or the sanding bit. Then you plug the unit in. Then, when you're ready, you simply pull on the trigger, which covers the entire bottom of the units handle. This makes it easy to get the machine going as you're not having to figure out where the button is.
The saw blade looks like the end of a dinner knife, The wire brush looks like a mass of wire that has been rolled in your hands and squashed together, with the other attachments looking exactly how they should. The file being a file and the sanding rod looking like a rod with sandpaper covering it.
This multi purpose tool is great for those tougher jobs that a standard jigsaw just can't get at and a hand saw would take an eternity to get through. Depending on which blade you have in depends on what the saw can do.
I tend to use this when it comes to delicately 'pruning' the many trees in and around my garden, getting at the thicker branches that other saws can't tough, either because of the sap, that seems to make the handsaw stick, or the positioning, which makes it impossible for the jigsaw to get at.
It not only allows you to cut trees of course, it can be used for other jobs too.
The footplate can be angled to 45ºs, giving you more choices in cutting through the material.
The saw blade can slice through wood, chomp through metal tubing and
The cost of this of this multi purpose tool is a about £70 - £90, depending on where you go.
But even for the full £90, if you intend to use such a tool more that a few times, is money well spent.
The Bosch PMS 400-multi- purpose saw is clearly one of the most versatile power tools ever produced. With it’s fast SDS tool- changing system, the PMS 400 universal saw can be rapidly changed from a handy saw, to a sander, a wire brush, a file, a rasp or even a polisher in seconds. It is lightweight, and has a single handed operation for ease of use, yet powerful enough to be used for a multitude of job’s around the house. For example cutting tree branches, smoothing wood, removing rust and deburring metal, the Bosch multi-saw nevertheless remains a specialist-sawing tool. In this mode it is equally suitable for rough sawing and precise carpentry is possible, thanks to two foot plates which are standard, one for accurate 90 degree cutting and the other for 45 mitres, for example picture framing. Also standard is a wire brush attachment, which is ideal for removing rust, it can also be used on stonework to remove moss. The Bosch multi universal saw is a must and excellent value for money
An exceptionally versatile saw which can also sand, derust, clean and shape / Accepts the full range of Bosch fit jigsaw blades allowing it to cut almost any material including wood, branches, tile, metal and plastic /