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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 11-03-2014 08:40 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2014 08:40 PM

Which one of the Bosch jig saws is considered the best? I do not do well with a BS. Yes I have tried and tried. I still want to move curved items opposite of the way they should go.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 09:03 PM

I prefer Dewalt over Bosch..just my opinion DW331K

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 09:54 PM

For yeas there top model was the 1590/91, it was discontinued a few years back though every once in a while you see a NOS one show up (and some used ones). If you find a second hand one it can be a very good saw. But the new ones are a little nicer, and they are the JS572 series (one has a handle, one not). I like them better, but I was a little perturbed that Bosch kicked the price up significantly with the introduction. If you don’t want that fancy case that comes with it, you can buy just the saw for a lot less, which is what I did. The new box seems to be made to compete with the Systainers and a lot of guys like them (not me, I have no use for any plastic box). Anyway, the 572 does have (IMHO) a better blade guide than the 1590. The older one had two fingers that rubbed each side of the blade, the 572 has a roller behind the blade to keep it straight. They are both great, you wouldn’t loose with eother…but the 572 is a little nicer (has a little bit more powerful motor as well).

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 05:42 AM

I like the tool free blade change on the Bosch. Haven’t tried the Dewalt. Bosch are noted for their smooth operation.

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 03:39 AM

I find a jigsaw a necessity at times. But often it’s a last resort for a particular task, rather than the first thing I grab. I hereby pass on this bit of wisdom that I ran across years ago: Jigsaw: the tool that does everything, but nothing well.

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 11:20 AM


Fine Home Building tested jigsaws.
Makita 4350FCT received the “Best Overall” and Bosch JS4070E the “Best Value”.
I had DeWALT DW331K and selled to buy Makita.
I really liked too much Makita’s model.
If you want a Bosch, JS4070E is the best option!

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 12:56 PM

I have the Bosch JS470EB and it works well for me. Barrel grip, smooth running but it is heavy. I bought a” re-built” one that looks to be new for $150

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 03:58 PM

I grab the Bosch 1584AVS, there maye a newer version I do not know but having a Dewalt and Festool I like the Bosch the best.

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 04:00 PM

I like this Bosch a lot:

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