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JS470E Top-Handle Jigsaw

Bosch - JS470E Top-Handle Jigsaw

This jigsaw from Makita offers a bright LED that illuminates the cutline even when working in dark spaces

$140.00 (As of 7/14/2011)

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I recently purchased this to replace my Bosch 1581VS that I had for over a decade and was a great tool! Much to my horror, the JS 470E has a blade support bearing that has a groove that is much wider than the thickness of the bosch blades. As a result, the blade wanders all over the place when trying to make a straight cut. I,ve been a Bosch jig saw owner for over 30 yrs. and they have been great tools. This one (JS470E)makes a rediculously sloppy cut! The blades still fit snugly in my 1581VS bearing and I was getting very accurate cuts from it until it died. What is up with the oversized bearing groove on the JS470E??? It doesn't make any sense. I have to rate this tool a #1-Poor.

I have had this tool for a year now and would recommend it to anyone. The blade change is flawless. The blower option is a must, great idea. The tool has more power then I have had to tap into. It seems minor but the case is well designed and it doesnt take a rocket fixer to put it back in at the end of the day! Nice tool Bosch.

Great tool!

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