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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Saw
  • Model/name: GST 160 BCE
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dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
 Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
 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.
 Avoidbodycontactwithearthedorgroundedsurfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
 Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
 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.
 When operating a power tool outdoors, use an exten-
for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
 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
 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.
 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.
 Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
rying power tools with your finger on the switch or energis-
ing power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
 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.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelleryor long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
 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
 Donotforcethepowertool.Usethecorrectpowertool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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
 Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean.Properlymaintained
and are easier to control.
 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.
 Haveyourpowertoolservicedbyaqualifiedrepairper-
son using only identical replacement parts. This will en-
sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety Warnings for Jigsaws
 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.
Additional Safety and Working
 Keep hands away from the sawing range. Do not reach
under the workpiece. Contact with the saw blade can
lead to injuries.
 Apply the machine to the workpiece only when
switched on. Otherwise there is danger of kickback when
the cutting tool jams in the workpiece.
 Pay attention that the base plate rests securely on the
material while sawing. A jammed saw blade can break or
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 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.
 Useonlyundamagedsawbladesthatareinperfectcon-
dition. Bent or dull saw blades can break, negatively influ-
ence the cut, or lead to kickback.
 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.
 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.
 Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped with clamp-
ing devices or in a vice is held more secure than by hand.
 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.
 Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
 Do not direct the light beam at persons or animals and
a distance).
 Check the tight seating of the saw blade. A loose saw
blade can fall out and lead to injuries.
 The saw blade should not be longer than required for
the intended cut. Use a narrow saw blade when sawing
tight curves.
 When ejecting the saw blade, hold the machine in such
a manner that no persons or animals can be injured by
the ejected saw blade.
 Dustsfrommaterialssuchaslead-containingcoatings,
one’s health and cause allergic reactions, lead to res-
piratory infections and/or cancer. Materials containing
asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– Asfaraspossible,useadustextractionsystemsuitable
for the material.
– 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.
 Prevent dust accumulation at the workplace. Dusts can
easily ignite.
 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.
 To save energy, only switch the power tool on when using it.
 The restarting protection prevents uncontrolled start-
ing of the machine after a power failure. To restart the
machine, set the On/Off switch to the off position, and
then switch the power tool on again.
 The contact protector attached to the casing (see fig-
ure 15, page 192) prevents accidental touching of the
saw blade during the working procedure and may not
be removed.
 Before sawing in wood, particle boards, building mate-
rials etc., check for foreign objects, such as nails,
screws, etc. and remove them as required.
 Plunge cuts may only be applied to soft materials, such
as wood, gypsum board, etc. For plunge cuts, use only
short saw blades.
 Themetalovershoepreventstheplasticfootplatefrom
being scratched up, especially when sawing metal.
 Adapt the settings of your power tool to the respective
application. For example, reduce the stroke rate and or-
bital action when cutting metal or for tight curved cuts.
 When working small or thin work pieces, always use a
sturdy support or a saw table (accessory).
 In extreme conditions, always use dust extraction as far
as possible. Blow out ventilation slots frequently and in-
stall a residual current device (RCD). When working met-
als, conductive dust can settle in the interior of the power
tool. The total insulation of the power tool can be impaired.
 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.
The following symbols are important for reading and under-
standing the operating instructions. Please take note of the
symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of the
symbols will help you to use the machine in a better and safer
Symbol Meaning
GST 160 CE: Jigsaw with constant
electronic control
Grey-marked area: Handle (insu-
lated gripping surface)
GST 160 BCE: Jigsaw with constant
electronic and bow handle
Grey-marked area: Handle (insu-
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Delivery Scope
Jigsaw, splinter guard and extraction kit.
Metal overshoe, application tools and other accessories
shown or described are not part of the standard delivery
A complete overview of accessories can be found in our ac-
cessories program.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for making separating cuts and cut-
outs in wood, plastic, metal, ceramic plates and rubber while
resting firmly on the workpiece. It is suitable for straight and
curved cuts with mitre angles to 45°. The saw blade recom-
mendations are to be observed.
tool’s direct area of working operation and is not suitable for
household room illumination.
Read all safety warnings and all
Before any work on the machine
itself, pull the mains plug from the
socket outlet
Wear protective gloves
Additional information
Movement direction
Reaction direction
Next step of action
Sawdust blower device
Mitre/Bevel Angle
Low stroke rate/speed
High stroke rate/speed
Switching On
Switching Off
On/Off switch lock-on
Prohibited action
Correct result
Symbol Meaning
Saw with moderate pressure in or-
der to achieve optimal and precise
cutting results.
When sawing metal, apply coolant/
lubricant alongside the cutting line
Article number (10-digit)
P1 Rated power input
n0 Stroke rate at no-load
Cutting depth, max.
Particle board
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
/II Symbol for protection class II
(completely insulated)
LpA Sound pressure level
LwA Sound power level
K Uncertainty
ah Vibration total value
Gear head
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Technical Data
The technical data of the machine are listed in the table on
page 183.
The values given are valid for a nominal voltage [U] of 230 V.
For different voltages and models for specific countries,
these values can vary.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product
lowing standards or standardisation documents: EN 60745
according to the provisions of the directives 2009/125/EC
(Regulation 1194/2012), 2011/65/EU, 2004/108/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, 22.05.2013
Noise/Vibration Information
The measured values of the machine are listed in the table on
page 183.
Noise and vibrational values (vector sum of three directions)
determined according to EN 60745.
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet
has been measured in accordance with a standardised test
given in EN 60745 and may be used to compare one tool
with another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of
The declared vibration emission level represents the main
applications of the tool. However if the tool is used for differ-
ent applications, with different accessories or poorly main-
tained, the vibration emission may differ. This may signifi-
cantly increase the exposure level over the total working
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should al-
so take into account the times when the tool is switched off
or when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
from the effects of vibration such as: maintain the tool and
the accessories, keep hands warm, organise work patterns.
Mounting and Operation
Thefollowingtableindicatestheactionobjectivesformounting andoperationofthe powertool.Theinstructionsforeachaction
objective are shown aside. Depending on the type of application, various instruction combinations are required. Observe the
safety instructions.
Henk Becker
Executive Vice President
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
Action Figure Please observe Page
Inserting the Saw Blade 1 184
Ejecting the Saw Blade 2 184
Switching on the sawdust blower
3 184
Connecting the dust extraction 4 185 –186
Adjusting the Cutting Angle 5 186 –187 Page 12 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:24 AM
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Maintenance and Cleaning
 For safe and proper working, always keep the machine
and the ventilation slots as well as the tool holder
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.
blade from the machine and lightly tap out the machine on a
level surface.
figure 16, page 193).
Check the guide roller regularly. If worn, it must be replaced
through an authorised Bosch after-sales service agent.
Lubricate the guide roller occasionally with a drop of oil (see
figure 17, page 193).
After-sales Service and
Application Service
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:
concerning our products and their accessories.
clude the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the machine.
Mounting the metal overshoe 6 187
Mounting the splinter guard 7 188
Orbital Action Settings 8 188
Adjusting the stroke rate prese-
9 189
Switching the Power Tool On/Off 10 189 –190
Guide the power tool toward the
workpiece only when switched on
11 190
Switching the worklight On/Off 12 191
Lubrication when cutting metal 13 191
Plunge Cutting 14 192
Selecting Accessories – 194 –196
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3 601 E17 0.. 3 601 E18 0..
P1 W 800 800
n0 min-1
800 –3000 800 –3000
mm 160 160
mm 20 20
mm 10 10
kg 2,2 2,3
LpA dB(A) 86 85
LwA dB(A) 97 96
K dB 3 3
ah m/s2
4,0 6,5
K m/s2
1,5 1,5
ah m/s2
7,5 –
K m/s2
1,5 –
ah m/s2
3,0 3,5
K m/s2
1,5 1,5
ah m/s2
6,0 –
K m/s2
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GST 160 CE
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max. 80 mm
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T 144 D
T 244 D
T 144 DP
T 101 B
T 308 B
T 308 BF
T 101 BIF
T 118 B
T 123 X
T 127 D
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2 605 510 296
2 605 510 301
2 601 016 096
2 601 098 123
2 608 438 692
2 605 438 686
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T 140
GAS 50
GAS 50 M
Ø 19 mm:
2 607 002 161 (3 m)
2 607 002 162 (5 m)
Ø 35 mm:
2 607 002 163 (3 m)
2 607 002 164 (5 m)
Ø 40 mm:
1 600 A00 0JF (3 m)
Ø 22 mm:
2 608 000 572 (3 m)
2 608 000 568 (5 m)
Ø 35 mm:
2 608 000 570 (3 m)
2 608 000 566 (5 m)
Ø 22 mm:
2 608 000 571 (3 m)
2 608 000 567 (5 m)
Ø 35 mm:
2 608 000 569 (3 m)
2 608 000 565 (5 m)
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