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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RogerRamjet Great Jigsaw for a first timer..
I started getting into woodworking and needed some basic tools. I had a Bosch 18v drill already so got this "tool only " version of the Jigsaw so i could save some money not needing another battery & case..
This Jigsaw is awesome. I was using a friends corded Bosch Jigsaw before, and this cordless one works just as well, but its better because its easier to use and the cord is never in the way..
Its battery life is great using the slim version batteries.. I've cut MDF board, plywood, aluminum, and A/C case (steel) and cut my cat's litterbox opening wider which was plastic. The Bosch brand blades are very nice as well...
Basically if you already have a battery and need a Jigsaw i'd definitely recommend this one..
August 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hockeynut works great
I bought this tool only version since I already had a spare battery and a charger from a drill/driver combo kit. It appealed because it is very light, compact, does exactly what I need. After using it for a week, I am very happy with it. It handles easily and cuts very smoothly. As far as getting a box for it, I bought (on recommendation from Bosch) an L-BOXX-2 from Bosch. The box is just the right size for the saw and accessories, and looks great. I did look around for alternative boxes or bags, but the L-BOXX-2, though pricey, was the best choice I found. The tool came with three saw blades, but I also got a box of blades (Bosch T18CHC) so now I have a great variety to choose from for wood, metal and other materials. The blades came with a nice little box, and that goes in the L-BOXX too.
April 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ODpipi Tool is fine. Battery overheats and shuts down.
No issues with the design of the tool. Good feel, good weight and Bosch blades are sharp and cut well. I have 4 different cordless tools and the jigsaw is the only one that seems to overwhelm the battery. The battery will overheat with continued use and shut down - it can be used again when cool.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay1980 Excellent value
I already had a Bosch 36618-02 power drill, with a slim pack battery--so this made perfect sense. I've had corded jig saws in the past, and there doesn't seem to be a loss of power, going to this cordless model. My only complaints, which led to the lower rating, are: I wish that this came with a case, and the [removable] saw dust guard does not seem to work.
May 16, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newyorkstudio Bosch is done it again!
Great jig saw, light weight and most important works great with my Bosch slim line batteries. Cuts through 1 inch ply wood effortless, overall great product!
June 18, 2013