I received this tool earlier this month. I was looking for a smooth action light weight cutting tool with plenty of power. In that regard I can say that tis tool has answered all that has been asked of it. I have used it for cutting everything from Hard woods to soft woods to PVC to tree branches. Only real limitation is the diameter of the cutting/throat opening. The saw is smooth and effortless regardless of material. The fact that it uses the same 18v lithium ion battery as my other Bosch tools is another big reason that this saw has earned a spot in my tool box.
Only complaint is that I have found it difficult to purchase the replacement blades. Those that I ordered are too long, apparently for another portable band saw. I thought this was the only one Bosch made. As a result I am sending back the 24, 14 and 10 teeth blades that I purchased. Haven't had a chance to speak with Bosch about this issue yet.