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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 Merritt Island, FL, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 7.0A Top-Handle Jig Saw:
Absolutely love using this, so much better than my previous jigsaw. Its easy to use and always works amazingly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The perfect link of power and precision
from Anna, TX, United States
A friend had told me of the carpenter who came to the job with a Bosch jig saw. No table saw or circular saw was needed. Now that I have my own, I am a believer. If you only have room for one saw, for precision or power, or both, this is it. In my case it ranges from cutting metal roofing on the barn, to wooden hangers for tack and other gear. Great product!
from Jamestown, CA, United States
This is the best jig saw tool i have ever used in my 38 career in construction.I will never use anything else but bosch.great tool!!!
Best Jigsaw ever
from Newport, NC, United States
This is the best jigsaw I have ever used. Very durable and accurate.
Great tool! well balanced, easy to use. Powerful and rugged.
from San Diego, CA, United States
Whether you are cutting straight lines or compound curves, this saw gets the job done with very little effort. Why I did not acquire one these sooner, I'll never know. This is absolutely a tool for professionals.
Cuts through stuff very easily.
from Elk Rapids, MI, United States
The reviews are correct, this is the best jig saw! Also has a very long cord.
from MontrÃ©al, QC, Canada
I've been working with this tool for a year. It's comfy and precise. It's also a strong tool, you can feel it when you put it to the test.
Great Jig Saw
from Hudson, WI, United States
I've used the JS470E for one project so far, cutting several pieces of plywood for a dust collection box for my table saw. I made all straight cuts; some were at a bevel so I could make the box narrower at the bottom than at the top and have ends that were flat on the bottom and the top. I used a straight edge guide to make the cuts. The JS470E was smooth, fast, accurate and easy to use. The blade did not wander from the cut lines. Vibration was minimal.
low vibration-easy blade change
from Wyoming, United States
overall very pleased with saw-easy to use-long cord-easy blade change -very little bounce when cutting
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