Bill wrote in with a tip about a Bosch jigsaw deal at Amazon:
FYI….. Here is a great deal on the bosch jigsaw that we’ve talked about several times, also eligible for the $25 off. I bought one before the recent price drop for about $108 delivered. This is even better price!
Bosch’s JS470EB barrel-grip jigsaw has dropped in price to just around $119. If you order before 12/22/14, then the $25 off $100+ holiday promo discount lowers the price down to $94.
I chatted with Bill about this jigsaw back in June and July, when it was priced at $140-150. It’s a great jigsaw that features a barrel grip that many users prefer, a 7-amp motor, tool-free blade change mechanism, variable speed dial, 4 orbital settings, precision blade plunging system, and low-vibration design.
This model first came out in 2010, along with a D-handle version, JS470E, which is still at its regular price of ~$145. The barrel-grip jigsaw is eligible for the $25 off $100 discount promo, although the D-handle version is not.
Bosch built these jigsaws in Switzerland when they first came out, and unless something changed they are still built there.
I tested this model briefly a while back, and really liked how comfortable it felt to use. I generally prefer D-handle jigsaws over barrel-grip ones, but that’s more born from habit and I my preference has slowly been changing. Many woodworkers prefer barrel-grip jigsaws due to the lower center of gravity which lends to better precision and control.
The JS470 saws are fantastic performers that offer high precision and great features. Both the JS470E and JS470EB are highly regarded in user reviews.
The JS470 is Bosch’s second-most-premium jigsaw. At one point it was their top saw, but the JS572 that came out later boasts a couple of additional benefits. However, the JS572 is more than double the price ($285 via Amazon before $25 promo discount).
Reminder: the $25 off $100+ promo expires in 3 days.
Thank you Bill for the tip!