Bosch Power Tools Jig Saws

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.2

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We looked at the top 1 Jigsaws and dug through the reviews from 19 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Heathy Handyman, Woodwork Boss, A Concord Carpenter, Best of Machinery, Wood Magazine, Tool Box Buzz, Sympathink, All Saws, Wood Working Toolkit, Thoroughly Reviewed, Luxury Home Stuff, Top Best 10 Reviews, Cut The Wood, Sawing Pros, Cozy Down Home, Beasts Live and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Jigsaw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 94 expert reviews, the Bosch Bosch Power Tools Jig Saws placed 2nd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
19 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
653 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Comes with the most power,offers the smoothest,surest cut and is the most versatile jigsaw available.
- BestReviews
The speed can be changed due to the amount of pressure applied to the trigger.
- Heathy Handyman
June 25, 2018 | Full review
The top handle is an obvious perk for the Bosch JS470E, but another feature is far less evident. That would be the “tool-less” blade ejector.While it can’t shoot the blade across the shop at your foes, it will ensure you will never have to touch a hot blade again. This model has a lock button that’s easy to use whether you are right or left-handed as well.
- Woodwork Boss
Probably the best option of the Bosch JS470E jigsaw is the tool less blade-change system which allows the user to quickly change a T-shank blade without a tool as well as avoiding touching a red hot blade with your fingers.
- A Concord Carpenter
Thanks to its solid die-cast aluminum footplate and industrial design, this jigsaw can withstand even the toughest work conditions.
- Best of Machinery
It has a nice rubber-overmold grip and ergonomic trigger with soft start, immediate response, and its blower was strong enough to keep a cutline cleared of sawdust.
- Wood Magazine
The saws variable speed trigger was useful for starting a cut low and working up cutting speed. Once up to speed the JS470E consistently made clean, smooth cuts with no tool vibration.
- Tool Box Buzz
November 11, 2010 | Full review
This jigsaw stands out among the rest for its rugged durability (the footplate arm will withstand up to 546 lbs of load) and raw power to tackle most any job you can throw at it with a top SPM of 3,100. It will also bevel up to 45° and can cut through soft wood up to 5 7/8 inches thick.
- The Saw Guy
An efficient model of a jig saw with a long power cord. Theres no need to press it long against the work piece.
- Best Advisor
Variable speed and easy-to-use accelerator trigger for instant adjustments.
- Sympathink
The 7-amp motor delivers variable speeds from 500SPM to 3100SPM for a wide range of cutting applications.
- All Saws
We like how the SPM can rise from 0 to 3,100 in an instant, with the push of a button. It’s has a comfortable shape, size and ergonomic to limit hand fatigue.
- Wood Working Toolkit
What makes this jigsaw rank in the top three on many review sites is the industrial design that helps it withstand the roughest jobsite conditions without losing power or accuracy.
- Thoroughly Reviewed
Ambidextrous lock-on button for continuous long cut.
- Luxury Home Stuff
This saw features a toothless blade change system with fast insertion and blade ejection. The feature eliminates the hassle in need to touch a hot blade.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
It features an ambidextrous lock-on button for steady cuts and for the convenience of all its users. A tool-less blade ejection lever is built for ease of ejection without needing to touch the hot blades.
- Cut The Wood
You have the freedom to choose multiple blade speeds.
- Sawing Pros
One of the perks of the JS470E is that it comes with a handful of great accessories. It comes with a hard carrying case, along with a blade, plastic overshoe, bevel wrench, and anti-splinter insert.
- Cozy Down Home
Comes with the most power, offers the smoothest, surest cut, and is the most versatile jigsaw available.
- Beasts Live
What experts didn't like
On the more expensive end.
- BestReviews
It doesn’t accept U-shank blades just like the other models
- Heathy Handyman
June 25, 2018 | Full review
With this saw, it would be the weight as it’s one of the heavier models we’ve come across. That said, you should not let that rule it out by any means.
- Woodwork Boss
I really liked the storage location but was disappointed that a tool is needed to bevel.
- A Concord Carpenter
At just over 6 lbs, it’s a heavy saw (which helps to dampen vibration), but it’s not a problem unless you cut overhead.
- Wood Magazine
The only issue I had with this saw was the trigger dug into my finger slightly, and annoyed me on longer cuts.
- Tool Box Buzz
November 11, 2010 | Full review
There were some negative reviews that complained the blower was underpowered and didn’t move much dust and some had problems with the quality right out of the box.
- The Saw Guy
It has large weight.
- Best Advisor
We do wish it had LED track lights for lower-light situations.
- Sympathink
Requires an additional tool for beveling.
- All Saws
It is a little bit on the heavy side at 7 lbs.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Higher price compared to other close competitors.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
High on vibration when used.
- Cut The Wood
You have the freedom to choose multiple blade speeds.
- Sawing Pros
Has no laser cutting guide or LED light.
- Cozy Down Home
On the more expensive end, but we strongly recommend the extra investment.
- Beasts Live

From The Manufacturer

Bosch introduces another essential and practical piece for your power tools collection with our JS470E Cordless Top-Handle Jigsaw with 120V low-vibration, 7.0-amp variable speed for smooth cutting up to 5-7/8" inch on wood, 3/8" inch on steel. Perfect for countertop installation, woodworking, countertop cut-outs, furniture building, professional woodworkers, and DIY projects. Tool-less blade-change system. Ambidextrous lock-on button. Variable speed-dial. Large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert. Exclusive multi-directional blade clamp. Internal precision control. Constant response circuitry. 4-In-1 orbital-action settings. Adjustable dust blower. rgonomic top handle, includes a non-marring overshoe. Anti-splinter insert. Blade. Bevel wrench. Carrying case. Our woodworking tools have lightweight handling and accuracy. The variable speed dial sets maximum speed and accelerator trigger controls operating speed. Features an ambidextrous lock-on button for steadiness and user comfort. The precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design enhances accuracy and allows for the smooth jig saw operation in a variety of jobs. The unit includes one (1) Jig Saw, one (1) Blade, (1) Anti-Splinter Insert, one (1) Plastic Overshoe, one (1) Bevel Wrench, and one (1) Carrying Case. Feel relaxed during jobs as we've thought through all the details. Our JS470E jigsaw is top amp rated, having a prevailing 7.0 AMP motor. In addition, the no-load SMP ranges from 500 to 3,100 and has Up to 60 hertz. Combine power and flexibility with four orbital-action tool settings. Enjoy different blade strokes for smooth cuts on the toughest cutting tasks.

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