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Fine addition to the shop
I have large hands, and this jigsaw accommodates them better than most. The grip is solid, comfortable and easy to handle. The only improvement would be, for me, an angled handle...Read complete review
I have large hands, and this jigsaw accommodates them better than most. The grip is solid, comfortable and easy to handle. The only improvement would be, for me, an angled handle (lower at the back) for a more ergonomic grip. The saw performs better than most others that I've used, though how it holds up under extended use remains to be seen. Blade changes are easy and fast, a plus when doing production work. The blade stays true, for the most part, unless cutting curves into very thick stock. But slowing the feed helps prevent blade wander. Overall, after just a month of use, I'm decidedly happy with my purchase.
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Great tool if precision is not really your goal
First of all I like Bosch. I have had many tools from them for years. but this jigsaw just falls short. We are an aerospace firm that makes custom interiors for large (A340...Read complete review
First of all I like Bosch. I have had many tools from them for years. but this jigsaw just falls short. We are an aerospace firm that makes custom interiors for large (A340 Airbus and Boeing up to 747) air craft. We do multimillion dollar jobs several times a year. We have been using these for about a year and are looking to replace them. The vertical cut ability is not always straight. When we are trimming at +/- 0.020" a perfectly vertical cut is mandatory. Also the distance from the bottom of the foot to the top of the stroke is too far. We are cutting composite panels that have a phenolic honeycomb core. So the top and bottom are the only real cutting areas as the phenolic is so thin that it offers no resistance. What happens is in panels thicker then 0.250" using the diamond grit blades we must use it has a tendency to pull the blade too high and damaging the bottom surface. Other than these issues which are a game changer for us. This saw is well insulated and almost vibration free. The blade changer may be the best in the industry. The build quality is very high and replacing parts has been great.
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from Raceland, LA, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 7.0A Top-Handle Jig Saw:
I had a jig saw from the 60's so I figured it's time for a new one. What a difference. Variable speed control and speed setting. Very comfortable cuts like a dream. Super tool.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I have tried many Jig Saws, this is the best one I have used for any price. Power, grip, adjust ability. Could supply more than one blade maybe.....
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Power and accuracy
from Seattle, WA, United States
I got this saw specifically to help me complete a custom hardwood table. The wood is aged NW Madrona, very hard and 2.5 inches thick. The JS470 does an outstanding job.....true, straight and efficient
from London, Ontario, Canada
The saw works better then expected. The blade lock works great, I tried the blade lock on a Dewalt after reading reviews and I struggled to get the blade properly locked in. I like that the shoe has a steel insert to resist scratches and wear.
from Albany, NY, United States
I haven't owned a jig saw for many years so I'm sure all of the newer saws are improved but this saw is great. I forgot my circular saw recently and used this saw all day to fill in and I'm amazed it did so well. Accurate and easy.
from Mobile, AL, United States
I recently retired and now have time to spend on woodworking projects that I enjoy. I decided to replace the jig saw I have had for years. After doing the research and reading the reviews I bought the Bosch JS470E. Unbelievable! This saw is Smooth, Powerful, and Precise. Everything I hoped for and more.
This saw has all features that will come in handy
from North Harris County
A great tool. My first jig saw. After reading reviews online decided this was a good choice even though more expensive. But I'm happy with it.
Best jig saw I've owned
from Dallas, TX, United States
Such a great tool! I used to try not to use jig saws because I always had trouble making good cuts but once I bought this Bosch and used it, I now try to find an excuse to make a cut with it. It has great features and is very powerful. Not only does it have variable speed trigger but you can change the overall speed with a simple dial. The blade is really easy to change and the controls for blade orbital action and debris blower to keep your cutting line visible are simple to use. Great design!
If you want the best jigsaw, from the company that wrote the book on jigsaws, then this is your tool. No gimmicks, just an amazing, powerful, and durable saw. Easy to use and powerful enough for any task.
Runs like a Swiss watch .
from Mills River, NC, United States
I needed a new jigsaw to replace another brand that was wearing out . I looked for an American made tool with no luck . When I saw this tool was made in Switzerland , and from past experience with Swiss-made products , I decided to give it a try . I am very pleased with the performance of this tool .
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