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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Saw
  • Model/name: PSA 900 E
  • Filetype: PDF
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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
1 609 929 X53 (2012.04) O / 70 WEU
PSA 900 E
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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-
sioncord suitablefor outdoor use. Useofa cord suitable
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
sensewhen operating apower tool.Do notuse apower
toolwhileyouaretiredor undertheinfluenceofdrugs,
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 inju-
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 Donotforcethe powertool.Use thecorrectpower tool
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 powertool’s operation.If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
f Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean. Properly maintained
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 en-
sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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
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f Use suitable detectors to determine if utility lines are
hiddenintheworkareaor callthelocalutilitycompany
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.
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 author-
ised 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 sock-
et elsewhere.
vice (RCD) with a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
Product Description and Specifica-
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.
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
workpiecesurface. Thesawbladerecommendationsmustbe
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to the illustra-
tion of the machine on the graphics page.
1 Saw blade*
2 Base plate
3 Saw blade holder
4 Stroke rod
5 SDS clamping lever for saw blade release
6 On/Off switch
7 Handle (insulated gripping surface)
8 Clamping plate
*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
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level 90 dB(A); Sound power level
101 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=20 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
Cutting wooden beam: ah=32 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet
has been measured in accordance with a standardised test
given in EN60745 and maybeused tocompare one toolwith
another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of expo-
The declared vibration emission level represents the main ap-
plications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
the vibration emission may differ. This may significantly in-
crease the exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of thelevelofexposuretovibrationshouldalso
take into account the times when the tool is switched off or
when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may sig-
nificantly reduce the exposure level over the total working pe-
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
Sabre saw PSA 900 E
Article number 3 603 CA6 0..
Rated power input W 900
Stroke rate at no load n0 min-1
0 – 2700
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 3.5
Protection class /II
The values given are valid for a nominal voltage [U] of 230 V. For differ-
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Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
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
end of these instructions. Use only ½" universal shank saw
blades. The saw blade should not be longer than required for
the intended cut.
The shank thickness of the saw blade must be 0.8–1.6 mm.
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
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)and re-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 infections of
the user or bystanders.
Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are considered
as carcinogenic, especially in connection with wood-treat-
ment additives (chromate, wood preservative). Materials
containing asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– 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 Footplate (see figure B)
Due to its movability, the adjustable footplate 2 adapts to the
required angular position of the surface.
Starting Operation
f Observecorrectmains voltage!Thevoltage of thepow-
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.
Switching On and Off
To start the machine, press the On/Off switch 6 and keep it
To switch off the machine, release the On/Off switch 6.
Note: For safety reasons, the On/Off switch 6 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 6
enables stepless stroke-rate control of the switched-on ma-
Light pressure on the On/Off switch 6 results in a low stroke
rate. Increasing the pressure also increases the stroke rate.
Therequiredstrokerateisdependentonthematerialand the
workingconditionsand can be determinedby apracticaltrial.
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 When sawing light building materials,observethe 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 workingprocedure, switchthe ma-
chine 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.
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
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Plunge Cutting (see figures C–D)
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.
Assoonasthefootplate 2fullylays onthesurfaceofthework-
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 E)
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-
an after-sales service centre for Bosch power tools.
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
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