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Bosch PFZ 500 E All Purpose Saw

by Bosch
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
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  • Perfect for sawing tasks including cutting boards, metal and plastic pipes
  • Versatile Multi-saw that can also be used outdoors to cut back thick branches
  • Powerful 500 Watt motor
  • 23mm Stroke Length
  • Cutting depth: Steel 10mm / Wood 150mm
  • SDS blade change for quick and easy blade changing
  • Low Vibration
  • Hand protection guard for safety when sawing
  • Comes in a carrying case with two blades (wood and metal)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 603398070
Item Weight3.2 Kg
Product Dimensions32 x 29.8 x 11.4 cm
Item model number603398070
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 6,111 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 Kg
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Date First Available6 Dec 2007

Product Description

Product Description

Bosch PFZ 500 E All Purpose Saw--So Powerful it Cuts Through Every Material

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Sawing used to take a lot of effort, but now, with this innovative saw from Bosch, it’s an easier job than you could imagine. Whether wood, metal or plastic, the Bosh All Purpose saw cuts through objects quickly, precisely and conveniently. With its powerful high-performance motor and long saw blade stroke, it works its way through the material with ease. Regardless of whether you want to cut slats to lengths, saw branches, plastic or metal pies, the PFZ 500 E gets the job done quickly. When working, the efficient vibration damping with counterbalanced mechanism, unrivalled in its class, ensures that work is comfortable and less tiring.

The PFZ 500 E All Purpose Saw has a powerful 500 watt motor and a stroke length of 23 mm, which ensures an over 40% faster sawing progress than other tools in its class on a minimum level of noise.

  • Cutting depth in wood: 150 mm
  • Cutting depth in metal: 10 mm
  • Cutting depth in plastic pipe: 150 mm diameter
Bosch SDS System

The Bosch SDS System simplifies the process of switching between different applications. The system allows quick and easy tool-free saw blade changes at the slide of a button.

Electronic Trigger and Stroke Scale Rate

The Bosch Electronic Speed Trigger allows the user to vary the stroke rate for a continuously variable speed from 0 to 2,700 strokes per minute. It works like the accelerator pedal in a car. Start the machine gently and increase the speed/stroke rate by simply increasing the pressure on the trigger. The stroke rate is dependent on the material and is to be determined by a practical trial. A lower stroke rate is necessary for cutting some materials such as plastic and metal.

Counter Balance System (Low Vibration)

Low vibration working is achieved thanks to an integrated counterbalance mechanism. A counterbalance weight inside the tool is driven in the opposite direction to that of the blade to reduce the vibrations.

Easy To Use and Compact

The Bosch PFZ 500 E is newly designed for even higher usability. The saw is both compact and light, weighing in at only 2 kg. The tool features an integrated hand protector and Bosch Softgrip for safe and convenient working. The gripping surface, attached on the upper side of the machine, reduces the risk of losing control of the machine and increases user comfort. At the same time, the rubber coating achieves a vibration-absorbing effect.


To prevent the saw from being switched on unintentionally, for example when picking it up, an integrated safety switch lock release buttons are provided. Both right- and left-handed users will find a conveniently located safety button that needs to be pressed before the trigger can be pressed to start the machine. The Bosch PFZ All Purpose Saw also features an integrated hand protector located just above the saw blade for safe and convenient working.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Bosch PFZ 500 E general purpose saw
  • 1 x saw blade M 1142 H - wood
  • 1 x saw blade M 3456 XF - wood and metal
  • 1 x instruction manual
  • 1 x plastic carrying case

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars bosch saw 3 Jun 2010
    great saw , simple and easy to use. cuts small logs and timber planks with ease. wood/metal saw also cuts through nails easily. saves lots of time and sore biceps. needs a lot of care, easily lose a digit or two if not fully concentrating. kickback on cutting larger items so be careful.
    only a couple of months old so can't comment on reliability/longevity etc
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    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Kit 17 Aug 2010
    By WJ
    Verified Purchase
    This is the second of these saws I have bought in the past three years. Not a good recommendation you might think! But I use it almost on a daily basis. What I will say is that I find replacement Bosch blades far to expensive, so look around there are other makes out there far cheeper and just as good.
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good for pruning trees 3 July 2012
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this to do some serious pruning on a load of 30 foot leylandii trees. The Amazon price is the best I could find by miles.

    For tree cutting you need to buy some extra M1131 blades (about 11 quid for two on Amazon) as the wood blade supplied isn't really coarse enough for green wood. With the right blades, this saw is a dream. It goes through branches up to about 10cm easily, and will go up to about 15cm with a bit of patience and a bit of rocking forward/back over the cut. It therefore has about the same maximum cutting capacity as you can achieve with a bow saw, but is (a) a lot easier on the arm/wrist, and (b) you can get into smaller gaps where a bow saw simply won't fit. You may need a long extension lead though - the supplied cable is only about 2m.

    I did consider buying a proper full size reciprocating saw instead (eg there's a Black & Decker 1050W one you can get for about 70 quid) which would do even thicker branches, but I went into B&Q to look at it and it is massively heavy and there's no way you could use it up a ladder in a tree with two hands, let alone with one. This Bosch saw is not light, but it is possible to use it one handed, with care. I also looked at chain saws, but again they are way to heavy to use up a ladder, and can't be used one handed (and they scare the living daylights out of me). There is only one other similar saw I found, from Black & Decker (Scorpion Saw), but the reviews are poor for this type of task and it is underpowered, so I reckon this Bosch saw is the best tool for the job. I'm never going back to a bow saw again.

    This saw claims to be low vibration, and for small branches that is probably fair.
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    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to fit blade 12 Jan 2011
    By Yay!! TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Verified Purchase
    This is easy enough for someone who's never used a saw before, and has no DIY skills.
    Just using it to cut up logs - wanted something that would cut small logs, and waste timber.

    The blades are easy to fit - basically "wiggle it" in and then lock, no allen keys, just the wiggle which is so easy.

    Unlock it to take the blade out.

    Good solid build, comes with 2 blades, one for wood, and one for wood & metal.

    Excellent German engineering at work here. :)
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    57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bocsh pfz 500 16 Nov 2009
    Brought this item for a friend to saw logs for her log burner. It was easy to use, not to heavy and did the job very quickly. An idea tool for the job.
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    87 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great tool 16 July 2008
    I have found this saw fantastic. And it comes with 2 blades one for wood, and one for metal and wood. So not sure why Mr Chesters did not have a metal/wood blade, I have sawn through big screws and bolts no problem.

    I am currently digging out an old tree stump and this tool is cutting slices off it like cheese. I thought it might overheat but after 20 minutes continued use on the stump it was just warm.

    I have had no problems sourcing other blades for it so would recommend it.
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    49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent general DIY saw 10 April 2011
    By Richard
    I bought this saw as a general purpose tool, mainly to help ease the work of sawing up logs and branches for firewood. It's been excellent at this, reducing a large pile of long timber to neat short lengths far more quickly than I could have done by hand.

    The build quality is good (standard Bosch quality - with a nice robust feeling moulded body).
    I found the blade change mechanism easy to use and quick (simply push a slider -it does need a firm push, but I'm glad it does as you want the blade secure.

    I have not yet needed to replace the blades - treated well they seem to have good durability (there were 2 included, one for wood the other for metal) so can't comment on the replacement cost - I'm sure I will search on the web to see what deals there are to be had as and when I need to.

    In use the unit does vibrate so you may want to take breaks after several minutes of continuous use - but it's not at an unacceptable level. I also liked that the saw is reasonably light (lighter than a more standard reciprocating saw) so more manageable in quick day to day use.

    Overall a good purchase that I have also used for general Internal DIY, and would buy again.
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    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great for pruning 2 Aug 2009
    By Vince
    This model seems quite a bit lighter than other reciprocating saws I looked at and power has been fine. The forward grip is above the blade which feels a lot safer than holding underneath. I purchased a 3rd blade to tackle some serious pruning, which worked extremely well. Blades are very easy to load and unload and the variable speed is controlled by the trigger, which is convenient to use and beats the the more usual dial system. Very pleased so far.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    does the job
    Published 1 day ago by BRIAN PALMER
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    very very good piece of kit.
    Published 5 days ago by B Markham
    5.0 out of 5 stars very good
    I got this some time a go .I have only just started to use it .It is easy to use and does the job ,
    Published 1 month ago by S. Durrant
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
    Despite having age plus lack of grip this saw is easy to use, would not use any hand saw now.
    Published 1 month ago by Douglas C.
    5.0 out of 5 stars all purpose saw
    excellent tool, we purchased it to complete a difficult job in a very overgrown garden and it worked a treat ( cutting roots of a huge tree)
    Published 2 months ago by janet burgess
    4.0 out of 5 stars Manage your expectations
    First, this is not a viable alternative to a chainsaw, electric or otherwise, but it can do some of the things you would use a chainsaw for. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Dimbutnice
    3.0 out of 5 stars Last one out of the toolbox
    I have four Bosch electric saws in total: circular, jig, chain and this. All excellent but this.

    I have shoulder problems exacerbated by sawing so bought this to take... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Fandango
    2.0 out of 5 stars Danger
    This machine is very dangerous in inexperienced hands. I had a large fence panel I needed to cut into small pieces, so I could dispose of it. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by M. Williams
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great tool
    I bought this saw as I get given a lot of soft wood for a fire and continuously have to saw it up. When used properly this saw works really well and I have made over 100 cuts so... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Mrs G Carr
    5.0 out of 5 stars Makes light work of a hard job
    Great piece of kit - it makes hard jobs much easier as you can get into tight corners - and it's powerful too.
    Would recommend.
    Published 3 months ago by Lauren
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