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Bosch JS470E 120-Volt 7.0-Amp Top-Handle Jigsaw

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Tool-less blade-change system, fast insertion, blade ejection lever eliminates need to touch hot blade
  • Four orbital-action settings provide different blade strokes for smooth to aggressive cuts
  • Dial sets maximum speed and accelerator trigger controls operating speed
  • Large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert and on-board bevel wrench, secure clamping system
  • Precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design enhances accuracy


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Product Information

Technical Details
Part NumberJS470E
Product Dimensions39.9 x 36.3 x 11.7 cm
Item model numberJS470E
ColorBlue
Voltage120 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB004323NPK
Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank #13,824 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.6 Kg
Date First AvailableAug. 3 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Bosch's 7.0-amp top-handle jigsaw has a tool less blade-change system, an ambidextrous lock-on button, a variable speed-dial, a large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert, an exclusive multi-directional blade clamp, an internal precision control, constant response circuitry, four orbital-action settings, an adjustable dust blower, an ergonomic top handle, and includes a non-marring overshoe, an anti-splinter insert, a blade, a bevel wrench, and a carrying case

From the Manufacturer

Get power and ease of use with the Bosch 7.0-amp top-handle jigsaw. Its tool-less blade-change system offers fast insertion, and it has a blade ejection lever that eliminates the need to touch the hot blade. The ambidextrous lock-on button enables you to make steady long cuts, plus it has a large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert and an on-board bevel wrench. Its multi-directional blade clamp provides superior grip of T-shank blades, while the adjustable dust blower keeps the cutting line clear. The precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design gives you enhanced accuracy and smooth operation. It has 4 orbital-action settings, with different blade strokes for smooth and aggressive cuts. Plus, it has an ergonomic top handle with soft-grip areas for solid, comfortable grip.


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I had been searching for a jigsaw for a long time, this was used to replace an old Black & Decker that was a family hand-me-down. This saw lives up to all the hype. Yes you could spend more on a Festool, but why. This piece of kit is a dream to work with and has many well thought out features including the self-ejecting blade lever; not pulling or twisting. Pull the lever, whammy, it's out. the power of the tool is impressive, during my deck project it powered through pressure treated 2x10 like nothing, just remember to use the correct blade for the job. I am currently using on a metalworking project cutting sheet stainless steel and again, with the use of the correct blade, the saw works wonderfully. The nicest feature is the adjustable orbital action allowing for either an aggressive cut or a cut that mimics what could be done by hand. This is a great saw and is worth the money.
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I picked this up as a Christmas gift. The package arrived on time and was as advertised.

My initial impressions is this is a fine DIY jigsaw and is likely very good for that type of buyer. It seems well put together, although I only used it for a very short period of time so I did not get to test it fully. Sadly, the blade change mechanism on my unit failed (it came apart) on the first blade change. It appears an O-clip was improperly installed at the factory. Since it was outside Amazon's return period (30 days), I had it repaired under warranty by a local Bosch Service Center. It's working fine now.

The JS470e is a new model from Bosch, and sadly it is not the equal of the older 159x series. I personally own the 1591 (barrel grip version), and it's worked flawlessly for years. Many Bosch retailers advertise the JS470E as the 1590/1591 replacement, but it lacks a few key features including the precision cut system, tool-less footplate adjustment, and the one touch blade change system. The JS470e blade change system requires you to hold the tool and operate the release with one hand (lining the slots up) while you install the blade. On the 159x, you simply insert the blade till it clicks. Much easier.

If you are professional and are looking to buy new or replace your older Bosch jig saw, I would recommend waiting for the new JS572 (announced in Nov 2012). This model seems much more comparable to the venerable 159x series. Alternatively, the 1591 (barrel grip) model is still available. The D handle 1590 is much harder to come by as it's discontinued, but there is still some stock out there.

Update: I have since sold the JS470e and purchased one of the last remaining 1590EVSL models from a local retailer.
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This is a very powerful jigsaw, I have a cordless M-18 Milwaukee which looks like a toy compared to this one powerwise
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Well made and powerful. The jigsaw received rave reviews from many different woodworking magazines (such as finewoodworking). I have to say that I agree with them, cuts through thick lumber effortlessly and feels good on your hand with little vibration.
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Very good tool. Lots of torque and well constructed. Quick change blade is fantastic. Would buy again.
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