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Bosch JS260 120-Volt Top-Handle Jigsaw

by Bosch

List Price: CDN$ 189.50
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  • Adjustable dust blower - keeps cutting line clear
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Footplate and on-board bevel wrench storage
  • 30-Day money back guarantee- 1 year warranty
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Customers buy this item with Bosch T18CHC Shank Jigsaw Blade Set with Brute Case, 18-Piece CDN$ 28.98

Bosch JS260 120-Volt Top-Handle Jigsaw + Bosch T18CHC Shank Jigsaw Blade Set with Brute Case, 18-Piece
Price For Both: CDN$ 127.98

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Technical Details
Part NumberJS260
Product Dimensions32.3 x 24.6 x 9.4 cm
Item model numberJS260
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
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Best Sellers Rank #4,818 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 Kg
Date First AvailableJune 17 2011
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maxime Lauzé on June 24 2013
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bosch tools are by far the best. it is my first personal jigsaw and i have absolutely no complaints. very smooth, easy to change blade.
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After using the saw a couple times found I couldn't get the blade to snap in and hold. On closer look the blade holder had rotated 180 degrees and was facing backwards. Installed a new shaft and chuck assembly and it worked great, twice ! Inserted a blade a couple times and after removing the blade the chuck assembly is now facing backwards.
It's going in the garbage, at least the the carrying bag is good.
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Amazon.com: 15 reviews
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Don't buy this model, it also has been superceded March 24 2011
By Benjamin S. Chin - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this Bosch jigsaw from Lowe's for $99.00 when my cheap $25.00 generic died. I presumed buying an expensive jigsaw from Bosch would be more durable. I was wrong. The blade holding mechanism is fragile. After using it infrequently for about 6 weeks, the spring clamping mechanism no longer secure the blade confidently. Manually turning it tighter only works temporarily until the tool vibration loosen it again.

I explained the problem to the tool tech at Lowe's. As part of his examination of the tool, he tried to adjust the blake holding mechanism but can't as the mechanism has retreated deep into the tool's housing making it almost impossible to reach. When he finally reached it after squeezing his finger into the housing, he, too, found the blake clamping mechanism loose and weak. The entire frustrating experience is one more additional reason why this tool is garbage.

Having experienced the same aggravation as I had, the Lowe's tool tech gave me credit and allowed my trading to another tool. As to not take advantage of Lowe's excellent customer service, I purchased their top-of-the-line Bosch jigsaw, $135.00. After using it just twice, I found the blake holding mechanism to be superior and blade change easier than the $99 model.

Recommendation: avoid Bosch's cheap model. Buy the expensive model.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good saw March 30 2012
By Greystoke - Published on Amazon.com
Unlike the others reviewing the saw, I've had no problems with mine. I've used it extensively for a week now and the blade mechanism is fine.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's really not that bad for the money. Oct. 13 2012
By D. M. Harman - Published on Amazon.com
Used this to cut out the pattern and rough out some cherry before using a router trim bit for a set of table legs I was making. If you're used to one of the cheap $29 dollar one's like I was you'll think this is a huge improvement. It's cut out over 40 feet of curved lines ( some pretty tight) in 4/4 and 5/4 cherry and while I wish I had a band saw, well, sometimes you just have to adapt and overcome and use what you have.

I've had zero issues with the blade holder, the blower is nice, it's tough to see the line but honestly not any harder than normal, a light would be nice but I didn't want to pay for it. Compared to a cheap one it's solid, not nearly as loud, runs smoother, cuts faster, doesn't bog down and is a joy to use. It's been a good solid no frills jigsaw that's done everything I've asked of it and then some without the over $100 price tag.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
NOT an example of Bosch excellence Jan. 31 2012
By A. Quint - Published on Amazon.com
From the beginning had a problem with blade holding mechanism, but unlike reviewer whose tool wouldn't hold the blade mine had problems with releasing/loading it. Thought it might just be stiff, as it seemed to fix itself after a bit of time. WRONG. Now it won't release at all. Even when it was working performance was just mediocre (vibration; wandering), so depending on cost of repair, might not even bother....
Five Stars June 30 2014
By Jackie L. Darnell - Published on Amazon.com
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I like this saw. Like the blade release feature...

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