Bosch GSA 1100 E Professional manual

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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Saw
  • Model/name: GSA 1100 E Professional
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Safety Notes
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and all in-
and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or seri-
ous injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-
operated(corded)power toolor battery-operated (cordless)
power tool.
Work area safety
f Keepworkareacleanandwelllit.Clutteredordarkareas
invite accidents.
f Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
f Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
f Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
f Avoidbodycontactwithearthedorgroundedsurfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
f Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
f Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges and moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
f When operating a power tool outdoors, use an exten-
sioncordsuitableforoutdooruse. Useofacordsuitable
for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoid-
able, use a residual current device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Personal safety
f Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while op-
erating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
f Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
f Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or en-
ergising power tools that have the switch on invites acci-
f Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a ro-
tating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
f Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
f If devices are provided for the connection of dust ex-
traction and collection facilities, ensure these are con-
nected and properly used. Use of dust collection can re-
duce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
f Donot forcethepowertool. Usethecorrect powertool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
f Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
f Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
f Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
f Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or bind-
ing of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
f Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean. Properlymaintained
and are easier to control.
f Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in ac-
cordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
f Haveyourpowertoolservicedbyaqualifiedrepairper-
son using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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Safety Warnings for Sabre Saws
f Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when
performing an operation where the cutting accessory
may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting ac-
cessory contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal
electric shock.
f Keep hands away from the sawing range. Do not reach
to injuries.
f Apply the machine to the workpiece only when
switched on. Otherwise there is danger of kickback when
the cutting tool jams in the workpiece.
f When sawing, the adjustable footplate 2 must always
faces against the workpiece. The saw blade can become
wedged and lead to loss of control over the machine.
f When the cut is completed, switch off the machine and
then pull the saw blade out of the cut only after it has
come to a standstill. In this manner you can avoid kick-
back and can place down the machine securely.
f Useonlyundamagedsawbladesthatareinperfectcon-
dition. Bent or dull saw blades can break, negatively influ-
ence the cut, or lead to kickback.
f Do not brake the saw blade to a stop by applying side
pressure after switching off. The saw blade can be dam-
aged, break or cause kickback.
f Clamp material well. Do not support the workpiece
with the the saw running. Danger of kickback.
f Use suitable detectors to determine if utility lines are
for assistance. Contact with electric lines can lead to fire
and electric shock. Damaging a gas line can lead to explo-
sion. Penetrating a water line causes property damage or
may cause an electric shock.
f When working with the machine, always hold it firmly
with both hands and provide for a secure stance. The
power tool is guided more secure with both hands.
f Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped with clamp-
ing devices or in a vice is held more secure than by hand.
f Always wait until the machine has come to a complete
stop before placing it down. The tool insert can jam and
lead to loss of control over the power tool.
f Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with an
BS 1363/A approved electric plug with internal fuse
(ASTA approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should
be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an
authorised customer service agent. The replacement plug
should have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains
socket elsewhere.
Products sold in AUS and NZ only: Use a residual current
device (RCD) with a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
Product Description and
Read all safety warnings and all instruc-
tions. Failure to follow the warnings and in-
structions may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious injury.
While reading the operating instructions, unfold the graphics
page for the machine and leave it open.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for sawing wood, plastic, metal and
building materials while resting firmly on the workpiece. It is
suitable for straight and curved cuts. When using the appro-
priate bimetal saw blades, it is possible to cut flush to the
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to the illustra-
tion of the machine on the graphics page.
1 Saw blade*
2 Adjustable footplate
3 Saw blade holder
4 Stroke rod
5 SDS clamping lever for saw blade release
6 Utility hook
7 Lock-off button for On/Off switch
8 On/Off switch
9 Allen key
10 “PowerLight”
11 Handle (insulated gripping surface)
12 Clamping plate
13 Screws for footplate adjustment
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the standard de-
livery scope of the product. A complete overview of accessories
can be found in our accessories program.
Technical Data
Sabre saw GSA 1100 E
Article number 3 601 F4C 8..
Rated power input W 1100
Stroke rate at no load n0 min-1
Tool holder SDS
Stroke rate control z
Stroke mm 28
Cutting depth, max.
– in wood
– in non-alloy steel
– Pipe diameter
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 kg 3.6
Protection class /II
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Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level 93 dB(A); Sound power level
104 dB(A). Uncertainty K =3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values ah (triax vector sum) and uncertainty K
determined according to EN 60745:
Cutting board: ah=18.5 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
Cutting wooden beam: ah=19.5 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
EN 60745 and may be used to compare one tool with another.
It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
The declared vibration emission level represents the main ap-
plications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
applications, with different accessories or poorly maintained,
the vibration emission may differ. This may significantly in-
crease the exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also
take into account the times when the tool is switched off or
icantlyreducetheexposurelevelover thetotalworkingperiod.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
accessories, keep hands warm, organise work patterns.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product de-
scribed under “Technical Data” is in conformity with the fol-
lowing standards or standardization documents: EN 60745
according to the provisions of the directives 2011/65/EU,
2004/108/EC, 2006/42/EC.
Technical file (2006/42/EC) at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ETM9,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Leinfelden, 15.06.2012
Replacing/Inserting the Saw Blade
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
f Whenmountingthesawblade,wearprotectivegloves.
Danger of injury when touching the saw blade.
f When changing the saw blade, take care that the saw
blade holder is free of material residue, e.g. wood or
metal shavings.
Selecting a Saw Blade
An overview of recommended saw blades can be found at the
beginning of these operating instructions. Use only saw
blades with ½" universal shank. The saw blade should not be
longer than required for the intended cut.
Use a thin saw blade for narrow curve cuts.
Inserting the Saw Blade (see figure A)
Press the SDS clamping lever 5 forward and guide the saw
blade 1 behind the clamping plate 12 into the saw blade hold-
er 3. Release the SDS clamping lever 5.
f Check the tight seating by pulling on the saw blade.
A loose saw blade can fall out and cause injury.
For certain work, the saw blade 1 can also be turned through
180° (withtheteethpointedupwards)andre-insertedagain.
Removing the Saw Blade
f Before removing, allow the saw blade to cool down.
Danger of injury when touching the hot saw blade.
Press the SDS clamping lever 5 forward and pull out the saw
blade 1. Release the SDS clamping lever 5.
Dust/Chip Extraction
f Dusts from materials such as lead-containing coatings,
some wood types, minerals and metal can be harmful to
one’s health. Touching or breathing-in the dusts can
cause allergic reactions and/or lead to respiratory infec-
tions of the user or bystanders.
Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are considered
as carcinogenic, especially in connection with wood-
treatment additives (chromate, wood preservative).
Materials containing asbestos may only be worked by
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filter-class respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your country for the
materials to be worked.
f Prevent dust accumulation at the workplace. Dusts can
easily ignite.
Operating Modes
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
Pivoting and Retractable Footplate
(see figure B–C)
Due to its movability, the adjustable footplate 2 adapts to the
required angular position of the surface.
Depending on the application and the saw blade being used,
the footplate 2 can be moved variably in length direction.
2 to the requested position. Tighten the screws 13 again and
check if the footplate 2 is tightly seated.
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
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Utility Hook (see figure D)
Your tool is equipped with a utility hook 6 for hanging it, e.g.,
to a ladder, etc. Simply fold out the utility hook 6 to the re-
quired position.
f When the tool is hanging by the utility hook, ensure
that the saw blade is protected against unintended
contact. Danger of injury.
Fold the utility hook 6 back in again when you are ready to
continue working.
Starting Operation
f Observecorrectmainsvoltage!Thevoltageofthepow-
er source must agree with the voltage specified on the
nameplate of the machine. Power tools marked with
230 V can also be operated with 220 V.
The “Power Light” 10 is lit when the mains plug is inserted,
and allows for illumination of the working range under unfa-
vourable light conditions.
Switching On and Off
To start the machine, first push the lock-off button for the
On/Off switch 7 andthenpresstheOn/Offswitch 8andkeep
it pressed.
To switch off the machine, release the On/Off switch 8.
Note: For safety reasons, the On/Off switch 8 cannot be
locked; it must remain pressed during the entire operation.
When not using the power tool, switch it off in order to save
Controlling the Stroke Rate
Increasing or reducing the pressure on the On/Off switch 8
enables stepless stroke-rate control of the switched-on ma-
Light pressure on the On/Off switch 8 results in a low stroke
rate. Increasing the pressure also increases the stroke rate.
Reducing the stroke rate is recommended when the saw
blade engages in the material as well as when sawing plastic
and aluminium.
After longer periods of work at low stroke rate, the machine
can heat up considerably. Allow the machine to cool down by
running it for approx. 3 minutes at maximum stroke rate.
Working Advice
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
f When sawing light building materials, observe the stat-
utory provisions and the recommendations of the ma-
terial suppliers.
objects such as nails, screws or similar, and always use the
correct sawblade.
Switch the machine on and guide it toward the workpiece.
Position the footplate 2 onto the surface of the work and saw
through the material applying uniform contact pressure and
feed. After completing the working procedure, switch the
machine off.
If the saw blade should jam, switch the machine off immedi-
ately. Widen the gap somewhat with a suitable tool and pull
out the machine.
Plunge Cutting (see figures E–F)
f The plunge cutting procedure is only suitable for treat-
ing soft materials such as wood, plaster board or simi-
lar! Do not work metal materials with the plunge cut-
ting procedure!
Use only short saw blades for plunge cutting.
Place the machine with the edge of the footplate 2 onto the
workpiece and switch on. For power tools with stroke speed
control, set the maximum stroke speed. Press the power tool
plunge into the workpiece.
piece, continue sawing alongside the desired cutting line.
For certain work, the saw blade 1 can also be inserted turned
throughby180° andthesabresawcanbeguidedaccordingly
in a reversed manner.
Flush Cuts (see figure G)
Using elastic bimetal saw blades, items still attached to a wall
(e.g. projecting building elements such as water pipes, etc.)
can be sawn off flush at the wall.
f Pay attention that the saw blade always extends be-
yond the diameter of the material being worked. There
is danger of kickback.
Position the saw blade directly against the wall and apply
some lateral pressure via the tool until the footplate faces
against the wall. Switch the power tool on and saw through
the workpiece, applying constant lateral pressure.
When sawing metal, coolant/lubricant should be applied
alongside cutting line because of the material heating up.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
f For safe and proper working, always keep the machine
and ventilation slots clean.
a soft brush. Remove the saw blade from the power tool for
this. Ensure proper operation of the saw blade holder by ap-
plying a suitable lubricant.
Heavy contamination of the machine can lead to malfunc-
tions. Therefore, do not saw materials that produce a lot of
dust from below or overhead.
If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to
be done by Bosch or an authorized Bosch service agent in or-
der to avoid a safety hazard.
If the machine should fail despite the care taken in manufac-
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clude the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the machine.
After-sales Service and Customer Assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concern-
ing maintenance and repair of your product as well as spare
parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can al-
so be found under:
Our customer service representatives can answer your ques-
tions concerning possible applications and adjustment of
products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: +61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: +27 (011) 4 93 93 75
Fax: +27 (011) 4 93 01 26
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: +27 (031) 7 01 21 20
Fax: +27 (031) 7 01 24 46
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: +27 (021) 5 51 25 77
Fax: +27 (021) 5 51 32 23
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Fax: +27 (011) 6 51 98 80
People’s Republic of China
China Mainland
Bosch Power Tools (China) Co., Ltd.
567, Bin Kang Road
Bin Jiang District 310052
Hangzhou, P.R.China
Service Hotline: 400 826 8484
Fax: +86 571 8777 4502
HK and Macau Special Administrative Regions
Robert Bosch Hong Kong Co. Ltd.
21st Floor, 625 King’s Road
North Point, Hong Kong
Customer Service Hotline: +852 2101 0235
Fax: +852 2590 9762
PT. Multi Mayaka
Kawasan Industri Pulogadung
Jalan Rawa Gelam III No. 2
Jakarta 13930
Tel.: +62 (21) 46 83 25 22
Fax: +62 (21) 46 82 86 45/68 23
Robert Bosch, Inc.
28th Floor Fort Legend Towers,
3rd Avenue corner 31st Street,
Fort Bonifacio Global City,
1634 Taguig City, Philippines
Tel.: +63 (2) 870 3871
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