Bosch Track Saw Corded Tool Reviews

Bosch Track Saw with Plunge Action


At the recent World of Concrete Event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bosch announced their newest track saw. The 13-amp Bosch Track Saw aims to deliver extreme accuracy as a more portable alternative to table saws.

10 Second Summary

  • Model Number: Bosch GKT13-225
  • 3,600 – 6,250 RPM
  • -1° to +47° bevels
  • 10.4 pounds
  • Single bevel point needs no adjustment on bevel cuts
  • Wide range of optional tracks and attachments
  • 13-amp motor with overload protection
  • L-Boxx-4 carrying case
  • MSRP: $599

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What’s The Big Deal?

The main takeaway with the Bosch Track Saw is that it operates as a more portable alternative to a table saw. Rather than lugging around a cumbersome table saw from site to site, you can plop down this 10 lb saw and its tracks to get the same quality with your finish cuts.

Single Bevel Pivot Point

With its single pivot point, this saw can make bevel cuts from -1° to +47° and you won’t have to position the saw any differently to make straight or bevel cuts. The saw pivots the blade at the base of the track, so it cuts through the same point at any angle.

Bosch Track Saw

Additional Features

  • Plunge mechanism
  • Electronically controlled speed
  • Overload protection
  • Swiveling dust port
  • Tracking adjustment with front and rear knobs
  • Depth scale in both metric and imperial measurements
  • Variable speed dial

Available Tracks and Attachments

  • 31.5″ trackBosch Track Saw
  • 43.3″ track
  • 63″ track
  • 82.5″ track
  • Track connectors
  • Track miter guide
  • Rip fence
  • Quick clamps
  • Carrying bags

Weight

The footplate is made of magnesium to help keep the weight down some. At 10.4 pounds, it’s heavier than Makita’s SP6000J and Festool’s TS 55 but quite a bit lighter than their TS 75. Gliding on a track, the weight isn’t as big of a deal as the saw’s ability to cut accurately and cleanly.

Performance

The Bosch Track Saw pairs its 13-amp motor with a 6-1/2″ blade with variable speeds from 3,600 RPM to 6,250. The stock blade is a 48-tooth model to give you solid finish cuts for most general applications. You can always go with a higher tooth count when you need a finer finish.

The RPM is noticeably higher than some of the other track saws out there and that will give you faster cutting on material and blade combinations that can handle it.

What Bosch Says

The Bosch Track Saw offers users a portable, accurate saw that addresses the need to precisely cut sheet goods and other wood composite materials on the jobsite or in the shop. This saw is all about productivity, but it doesn’t decrease work output at the expense of precision. The Bosch Track Saw meets both precision and efficiency requirements.”

Jim Stevens, product manager, Bosch Power Tools

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Pricing

You can pick up the Bosch Track Saw for $599 without any tracks. That’s not an unusual move since one track isn’t going to be the perfect size for everyone. Here’s how Bosch’s price stacks up to their competition.

  • Makita SP6000J: $374.99
  • DeWalt DWS520K: $449.49
  • Festool TS 55: $590
  • Bosch GKT13-225: $599
  • Festool TS75: $660

Bosch is setting a price point well ahead of their competition from DeWalt and Makita. It’s actually sitting close to the DeWalt’s cordless track saw ($579) and ahead of Makita’s 18V X2 kit ($499).

In order to sell well at that price, Bosch is going to have to impress Pros right out of the gate. On paper, it looks like it’s ready to compete against Festool or anyone else, but we’ll have to wait to get our hands on it before we know for sure.

The big question is if Bosch is setting the stage for a cordless model using their Core18V battery.

Bosch Track Saw Specs

Bosch Track Saw

  • Model Number: GKT13-225
  • Arbor Size: 20mm
  • Blade Diameter: 6.5″
  • Case Type: L-BOXX-4
  • Height: 9.45″
  • Length: 14.4″
  • No Load RPM: 3,600-6,250 RPM
  • Depth: 2.25″ at 90°
  • Bevel Angle: -1° – 47°
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Amps: 13A
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs
  • Width: 9.5″
  • MSRP: $599

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Jeremy Vistica
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When and where can we buy this?

Chris Miller
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Nice review. Now if milwuakee would just make a track saw.

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The price… Aughhh…