The Bosch KEO is a compact and lightweight reciprocating garden saw powered by an integral 10.8 volt lithium-ion battery. It has been designed to fill the gap between secateurs and chainsaws, where the usual alternative for cutting back medium-sized branches would be a handheld pruning saw. It is lightweight and features a detachable A-grip hook for improved performance even on unsupported branches.
The unique A-hook removes the need for a second hand to support the branch while cutting. The KEO’s Swiss precision blades provide a clean cut, and the Bosch SDS system makes blade changing easy and tool-free. The cutting diameter achieved can be up to 60 mm with the A-grip hook attached, and 80 mm without. It is designed to suit a wealth of different cutting applications around the house and garden, using any of the blades from the Bosch ‘All-Purpose’ saw range. The KEO has been ergonomically designed to be perfectly balanced and has a soft grip handle, making it comfortable to use. It is also lightweight at only 900g without the hook, and just 1.1kg when the hook is attached.
Its simple one-handed operation enables awkward branches to be cut back without the need for assistance in reaching both hands or arms into a tree or oversized bush. The KEO’s SDS system allows easy, tool-free blade changes at the push of a button, for maximum versatility. Blade sets are available in packs of either 3 or 5 for cutting through wood, plaster board and metal, depending on which blade has been selected. There are even flexible blades for ‘flush’ cutting. The KEO is powered cordlessly by a built-in 10.8 volt lithium-ion battery which fully charges in just three hours using a simple hi-fi-style charger. This cordless freedom allows maximum manoeuvrability without the worry of cutting through cables. No self-discharge: lithium-ion batteries retain their charge while stored (in cool, dry conditions), so the KEO is always ready to use, even if it hasn’t been used in a while. Compact and lightweight: lithium-ion batteries are 50% lighter than conventional batteries--but with all the power. No memory effect: lithium-ion batteries retain their full charge capacity and can be recharged up to 4 times more than standard batteries. Fast charging: Say goodbye to 24-hour charge times- the KEO’s lithium-ion battery is fully charged in 3 hours.