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knexster

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01-10-2017 04:04 AM

It’s been almost 2 years since I was able to work in my shop (and will probably be another year before I can be back regularly), and I broke my jigsaw today. I have a Bosch JS572E that I bought shortly before I had to pack up my shop. Today while I was setting up I accidentally bumped a table I set my jigsaw on and it fell about 4 feet to the ground. This caused the base plate and the plastic cover to break off right at the blade. Turns out this is a $57 replacement bundle and Bosch won’t do anything for me. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this myself, or know of a way I can get this replaced more inexpensively? Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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cutmantom

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 04:13 AM

I have seen the plastic part made in steel which wouldn’t really need the little piece of casting to work
Sorry about your saw but you are not alone, have seen several like it

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Carloz

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 07:04 AM

You sound like you expected Bosch to do something for you. You broke the tool, just pay up those $57 and be done with it.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 12:33 PM

57.00 is much cheaper then a new saw. If it’s a good saw and you like it just fix it with a new part. That would be better then a temp fix.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 02:06 PM

Sad to say, it’s either pony up the $57, or fix it yourself. The steel plate idea may be acceptable, but if you ever planned on using some accessories, like the fence, it goes through both of those “toes” making the DIY repair less attractive. You won’t fins an aftermarket part, but if you search that part number (as in Bosch XXXXX) you might find an aftermarket parts supplier that has one a little cheaper. Not likely, just possible. Accidents like that happen to all of us every once in a while, but that doesn’t make it any less painful.

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dhazelton

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#5 posted 01-10-2017 02:36 PM

Surprised that Bosch doesn’t sell the part that wear the quickest, the plastic snap on foot, as a replaceable consumable.

I don’t know how the metal plate is made, whether it’s cast aluminum or some kind of white metal. but you may be able to epoxy it if the break is clean. Amazon shows a metal plate, not sure if it fit’s your saw, but it’s not that much money. As far as the plastic is concerned I’d try a plastic epoxy of just put tape on the sole of the saw to keep it from marring your work.

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1587AVS-Replacement-Plate-2608000073/dp/B002ENHDG0

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knexster

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#6 posted 01-10-2017 03:27 PM

Thanks all, I was hoping to avoid the $57, but it seems like that’s the best recommendation, and probably the most time efficient choice here. I’m completely disappointed in how easily that broke off, I’m not sure why the part is so fragile. I love the jigsaw, so I’ll probably buy the parts, but I wish they offered something that wasn’t the same flimsy pieces. So yes, as for expecting Bosch to do something for me, I definitely expected them to do something. For a $250 tool I expected them to go, “Wow, our tools are meant to be much more rugged than that, we’ll send you a replacement part in the mail.” I knew that was unrealistic from the start, so I would have been fine with some sort of discount code or something, but all I got was, “Even if it was under warranty, we don’t cover drops.” That’s the part that baffles me. Sure, you don’t want people throwing their jigsaw off their roof expecting it to be covered, but if it can’t sustain a 4ft fall, that sounds like a defect to me. Oh well, you live you learn. I’ll be more careful and more I’ve learned what to look for in a jigsaw in the future. Maybe I shouldn’t have had such a spending problem 2 years ago and I wouldn’t be in this situation now lol.

-- Don't think outside the box. The box was never there.

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 03:36 PM

Check out eReplacementparts.com

The metal shoe is $25, and the plastic wear base is $5…

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 06:04 PM

I dropped and broke my Bosch just like you did. After yelling and jumping up and down for a bit, I ordered the parts. I’m back in action.

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MrUnix

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 06:37 PM

Before you go and order the new parts, it might be worthwhile to at least try to fix it with something like:

Certainly won’t hurt anything at this point to try.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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William Shelley

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 07:53 PM



Before you go and order the new parts, it might be worthwhile to at least try to fix it with something like:

Certainly won t hurt anything at this point to try.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Perfect. I was about to post “Just use JB Weld”, but you beat me to it. Seriously, you’ll probably be fine with just JB-welding the broken part back on. Especially because it’s cast so the break is probably pretty “porous” or rough, the JB weld will really hold well.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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knexster

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#11 posted 01-11-2017 03:11 AM


Check out eReplacementparts.com

The metal shoe is $25, and the plastic wear base is $5…

- OggieOglethorpe

Not sure where you saw that, but when I searched the part I need (2601099256) nothing came up.

I spoke with Bosch over the phone and they asked me to send pictures of where it broke. They offered to send the plastic “work board” part, which I’m assuming is the plastic footplate. I’ll try the JB weld depending on if the pictures change their mind and whether they want me to send anything in. Thanks for all the help everyone!

-- Don't think outside the box. The box was never there.

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alittleoff

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#12 posted 01-11-2017 03:26 AM

+1 on the JB Weld. Probably be stronger than it was, and you won’t even notice the break on the cast part if you take your time and finish it out.
Gerald
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Bobsboxes

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#13 posted 01-11-2017 03:33 AM

+ 1 for jb weld, they have several formulas. Works for lots of broken fixes.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Fred Hargis

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#14 posted 01-11-2017 11:57 AM


Check out eReplacementparts.com

The metal shoe is $25, and the plastic wear base is $5…

- OggieOglethorpe

Not sure where you saw that, but when I searched the part I need (2601099256) nothing came up.

I spoke with Bosch over the phone and they asked me to send pictures of where it broke. They offered to send the plastic “work board” part, which I m assuming is the plastic footplate. I ll try the JB weld depending on if the pictures change their mind and whether they want me to send anything in. Thanks for all the help everyone!

- knexster

Ereplacementparts doesn’t show your model, but the base and shoe for the JS470 does show up as Oggie mentioned. If there was a way to find out if they are interchangeable, that might be an option.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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dhazelton

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#15 posted 01-11-2017 12:54 PM

Your saw is definitely out of warranty and you dropped it – why do you keep thinking they should send you a free plate?

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