New Version of GKS 18V Spotted
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If you look on the bosch website it shows that the differences are the gks-g has an aluminium base and is guide rail compatible 
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Hi all
 
Sorry for not answering the G, non G question.
I thought the question had already been answered by the OP and some of my earlier replies.
 
Craigh 9916 summed it up well above and tipically all this info can be found on our website.

Bob
 

This post was edited by Bob Community Team on 28.11.2017, 11:52 o’clock
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I have the GKS 18V 57 G version. It's a very nice saw but the lack of a riving knife makes it sketchy to use without proper support as it will be pinched and kick back. Had it happen on many occations when cutting free hand. For example holding a 2x3" over the knee using the left hand and cutting with the right hand. Yes, I know, not really safe, but less so without a riving knife.

The G base is also fairly large and if you're right handed having the blade on the right hand side makes it hard to see what you're doing unless you bend over the saw to get proper view on what's going on. If you're left handed you'll have a better view though.

I would say that if you're left handed and/or are going to use it mostly on the rails, go for it. If you're right handed and are going to use it more free handed get the GKS 18V LI instead. If you're left handed and are not going to use the rails, then the 57 non G version with a smaller base.

The dust collection is aweful on the GKS 18V 57 G so I never even bother to use it.

If you are after a saw to use 99 % with the rails go for the corded plunge saw. It's far better in all aspects. The dust collection is amazing too, and if that is important to you, the cord won't be an issue as you'd have the hose connected anyways. I don't like using the plunge saw without a rail. 

This post was edited by diygeezer on 28.11.2017, 14:36 o’clock
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I bought this saw for use use with the FSN 1600 rail. I'm not impressed at all, the saw does not cut 90degrees, even if you set it up, the moment you start to cut it undercuts by 1 or 2 degrees. When using it on a rail the front and back of the blade differs with one or 2 mm, even after adjusting the front and back. When cutting free hand, it pulles to the right, up to a point where the cut is 5mm out on a 400mm cut. All my tools are BOSCH and I'm happy with all of them, except this one, build quality is also not "professional" and feels flimsy