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Quattro 07-11-2007 09:48 AM

Jig saw that won't let me down
I've been through a few jig saws. More specifically, cheap ones. It's time for a real power tool. I've been looking at the Bosch 1591EVSK Barrel Jig Saw as my be-all, end-all saw. I use my jig saw a lot (home projects), and these cheap ones really let me down (blade wander, blade camber, bevel cuts, lack of power, etc).

Anyone have input on this tool in particular? Other options I should consider before laying down the cash?


Square Eye 07-11-2007 09:01 PM

Congrats on finding one of the best jigsaws available. Look no further. I have The Bosch and I LOVE it!
I had a Porter Cable model previously and it was nice, no blade wander, but the power was very lacking.
The Makitas look nice, but the Bosch was far and beyond the others for Price, quality, fine tuning accuracy and features.

inspectorD 07-12-2007 05:28 PM

Not trying to one up anyone...hehe..but I love my cordless Bosch units.

I bought a cordless kit which comes in a really large carry bag.
It has 3 -18 volt batteries,1 skill saw,1 jig saw, 1 drill/hammer drill combo,1 sawzall and a power planer. It was about $400 bucks but I use them every day.

The replacement batterries are $80 .

I have had them for about 3 years and they still go strong.:D

inspectorD 07-18-2007 05:57 PM

Pretty well...
The cordless does a fine job of tackling a couple of doors or jambs . Then grab another battery and get back to it.

In my jobs it is a great addition to my time savin tool bag.:D

ToolGuy 12-02-2007 01:42 AM

I have a bosch top handle model (don't know the model #) with the tooless blade change system, which is really convenient. I don't know if the barrell grip design would have such a feature but I gotta say, I like the Bosch over the DeWalt and Porter Cable jigsaws I've owned in the past.

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