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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArchitectMike Excellent Jig Saw
This Bosch unit replaced a 40-year old Black & Decker unit and it's like night and day. I don't know what took me so long.
The handle is easily gripped, the work-light is great, and the power cord is plenty long enough. All the accessories (steel shoe, vacuum attachments are nice.) The trigger easily controls the speed of the unit, and the various levers to control the blade action are easily memorized. It's a powerful jigsaw and I'm glad I bought it.
As always, one of my motivations is the case, which is a nice added value. I don't have any other Bosch tools, so the stacking cases don't mean much at this time. The case provides lots of little pockets for the provided accessories. However, they should provide a clearer place for cord storage (this sort of does, but only because there's clearance from the lid.) I've not yet bought T-shank blades in bulk (I don't know that packaging) but he case has a long slot open for blade storage (no cover though).
September 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Did not know what I was missing...
This saw now takes the place as my highest quality tool. It has the power to cut through just about anything. The Bosch has replaced an old B&D. The B&D would bog on just about anything. I cut a test piece last night of hard maple (1 3/4"). The saw cut through it like butter. I am very happy with this purchase. Go ahead and spend a little extra and get this saw. You will not regret it.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutter A big improvement over our last Bosch.
Very easy to get a broken blade out of this saw. It's my favorite feature. The led light is also nice. Lights the line nicely.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie Bosch Jig Saw review
This is the second Bosch Jig Saw I have owned, only because my first one was stolen by some lowlife who figured he needed it MORE than me. I never had a problem with my old one, it ALWAYS performed to my satisfaction. With the advancement of technology since the manufacture of my old one I'm confident that this new one (7.2-Amp Top-Handle) will perform just as well if not better. I have not used my new one yet but I KNOW it will complete any job thrown its way, THAT's why I only use Bosch Jig Saws! They are the best in the industry, hand's down.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great tool
I love this jig saw. I am using it for finish carpentry. It tracks really well. I especially appreciate the levers for the blade change out as well as pivoting the foot plate. The light works well.
The saw was a little pricey compared to other Bosch models. The tool case is taking some getting used to. The saw stores well but there is little room for other things.
Overall, I am glad I bought this saw.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holland Great unit
this jig saw is an excellent tool. does the job it is intended for
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dfreeman very good tool
The saber saw is very powerful and accurate. Woodworking for the 50 years I have purchased to best to for my business and the Bosch saber saw definitely falls into this category.
January 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Skrii Not as good
i would consider myself an expert with these saws. The previous generation of this jigsaw was much much better. Even the generation before that was better. We use jigsaws a lot in my field. We cut precise and this saw does not. First of all, its bigger in size than the previous. Second, it walks way to much. The blade comes out of the guide way to easy when riding the blade which it didnt on the one it replaced. but riding the blade is key in the use of these saws. It has more power on paper but no difference in real world usage. It is very durable and reliable which is the reason why i gave it 3 stars but if it wasnt for that, it would be a 1. If all you do is use this to make cuts that arent seen. Its a good buy. If you plan on using this for precision. go elsewhere.
December 17, 2012