We discovered a new Bosch jig saw, the JS572EL (and JS572EBL with barrel grip), that is said to be the new standard in precision. Over in Europe, the new jig saw model will be known as the GST 140 BCE Professional.
Bosch came out with several new jig saws back in October 2010, but it doesn’t look the JS572 is replacing the JS470 – it looks to be a more precise higher-end model. Nevermind that in the Europe the JS470 is the GST 150 and the new higher-priced model is the GST 140.
The new JS572/GST 140 saw is very similar to the JS470 saw, but features a new Precision Control II double-roller system that is said to virtually eliminate blade wandering. A switchable LED light helps illuminate the blade area for greater visibility. And a tool-free die-cast aluminum footplate can be easily adjusted for fast and easy bevel cutting.
There are a number of differences between USA and EU models. Most notably, the EU version features a magnesium base plate instead of aluminum. The USA version is rated at 7.2A, and the EU version 720 W.
Additional features include tool-free blade change, compact and lightweight design, low vibration due to mass balance system, and constant power regulation.
Both USA and EU models come with an L-Boxx, non-marring glide shoe, anti-splinter guard, several jig saw blades, dust hood, vacuum hose adapter, and suction nozzle. The EU version is compatible with Bosch’s guide rails.
Going by UK pricing, we expect the JS572E to be priced around $200.
|Bosch JS572E Jig Saw Specs|
|No-Load Speed||500-2800 SPM|
|Max Bevel Cut||45°|
|Cutting Capacity||7/8″ Alum3/8″ Mild Steel5-1/2″ Wood|
While a new jig saw may not seem like big news, we’re huge fans of Bosch’s models. Our 1587 saw is still going strong, but we’re growing tired of its older and slower blade-change design.
About a week ago, Parke emailed in, describing problems with a February order for a Bosch 1590 jig saw kit. His distributor recently told him that the 1590 has been discontinued and is being replaced with a new model. As such, Parke’s order is in limbo and he asked for our input about what to do. To help him out, we started digging for info.
So a big thanks to Parke for the email that led us to find out about the new Bosch jig saw!