In case you missed it, we’re huge fans of Bosch jig saws. So of course we’re very eager to hear that Bosch is rolling out a new line of saws, starting with a new flagship model. It’s hard to get excited over specs and fancy marketing phrases, but Bosch has already proved that they know a thing or two about how to make a great performing jig saw.
Bosch JS470E and JS470EB Jig Saws
Bosch built these two saws around a new 7.0 amp motor, which we’re told is currently the highest power rating on the market. The JS470E is a top-handle model, and the JS470EB a barrel-grip.
These saws feature Constant Response circuitry that maintains saw speed under load, and a low-vibration design for greater cutting accuracy and smoother operation. A new footplate and mount are optimized to withstand tough use and even accidental drops. Insulation was added to the outsiude of the gearbox to add protection in case a blade cuts into live wiring.
Both handle models feature tool-free blade changes and one-hand blade ejection, four orbital action settings, a plastic no-mar overshoe, anti-splinter insert, bevel wrench and case.
This is a 6.0 amp top-handle saw with a heavy-gauge steel footplate, tool-free blade-change, four orbital modes, ambidextrous lock-on button, and a dust blower.
Top-Handle JS260 via Amazon
This top-handle version features a 6.5 amp motor, a die-cast aluminum footplate with steel insert, and is otherwise very similar to the JS260.
Bosch 1590EVSL and 1591EVSL Jig Saw Kits
Bosch upgraded these two top-of-the-line jigsaw kits. The saws (top-handle and barrel-grip respectively) feature Precision Control blade guidance for cutting accuracy, one-touch blade change, a tool-less aluminum footplate, dust extraction kit, and new L-BOXX interlocking case.