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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 09-08-2014 07:54 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HokieMojo

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09-08-2014 07:54 PM

Hey everyone. I recently picked up a bosch js260. It is the 6 amp model jigsaw and it was $80. I know the bosch are supposed to be pretty good, but did I make a mistake by not picking up either the 6.5 or 7 amp models?

I dont think cost is a truly limiting factor, but from reading the features on the back of the boxes, I was having trouble seeing the benefit of the more expensive saws (130 and 160 respectively). Unfortunately, I dont get to take these for a test drive first, so any advice would be appreciated. Should I return this one, or will it meet my needs?


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Loren

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 08:54 PM

I wouldn’t worry about it for hobby work. For
a pro installer more power may make certain
tasks go a little quicker.

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 09:46 PM

Thanks Loren. You don’t think cut quality or accuracy would suffer in the lower models? They didn’t have the top model in store, but the only difference i could tell between the base and mid model was where the speed adjustment dial was (on the trigger for the base model and on the back for the mid model). Thanks again.

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 10:23 PM

I bough a Bosch once and returned it. I had
a Festool before and I was on a job in another
state without it. I did buy the lower end
Bosch. The vibration was a lot more than the
Festool, which is so smooth at times one forgets
it’s a jig saw. I used a client’s Bosch before. A lot
of people say Bosch is the best but I don’t
agree. Anyway, vibration is mainly annoying
in nicer jig saws. I don’t think it throws off
the cut. Cheap ones jump all over the place
and do make for inaccurate cuts but anything
from Bosch should cut accurately enough.

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 10:28 PM

You can fix it for $10.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 12:30 AM

Thanks again loren. Charles, that is great advice, but the only reason money wasnt an issue is I had a lowes giftcard for 150 lol. Thanks though. Kinda reaffirms my dislike for giftcards.

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#6 posted 09-09-2014 12:31 AM

gotcha. See if they’ll give you cash when you return it?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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