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Fits the Bosch PFZ500E Reciprocating Saw
on 5 June 2015
I got my Bosch PFZ500E reciprocating saw with the express purpose of trimming some tree branches of up to about 4" diameter. The saw itself comes with a wood cutting blade which is intended for finer cuts. Though a trial showed it to be very capable of cutting branches I thought it preferable to get the blade designed for that purpose.
I first made the mistake of getting the wrong type of bade. The PFZ500E has a quick blade release mechanism and needs the correct blade type to fit it. If the blade does not have a 'blunt end' the same as those which come with the saw, or look exactly the same as in the photo of these blades, then they are the wrong type, and will not fit.
These blades seem a tad expensive compared with those designed for other Bosch saws, but at least they will fit! And, as there are two blades in a pack, they are half the price one might have imagined.
As for effectiveness, it made fairly quick work of the half dozen branches I've cut so far - branches between 2" and 4" diameter - including cutting them into short logs. Not as quick as a chain saw, but it feels a lot safer, and is certainly much quicker and less hard work than a hand saw. The blade I used still feels as sharp as the unused blade, so I would think there's plenty of wear left in it. A good buy.