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  • #542786
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Okay excuse my ignorance on the subject or if the matter has already been discussed.

    After using my old Bosch barrel 1584 AVS I realized a new one is in my future, at least by the time my kitchen project next month take places.

    So at the store today I was looking and handling the tools in person. I never realized Bosch makes a 6, 6.5 and a 7 amp jigsaw. Does that little variation in amperage really matter? My current one is 7 amp but its old. I always felt the variable speed and blade selection was more of a factor that power when using this type of tool.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #542787

    Okay excuse my ignorance on the subject or if the matter has already been discussed.

    After using my old Bosch barrel 1584 AVS I realized a new one is in my future, at least by the time my kitchen project next month take places.

    So at the store today I was looking and handling the tools in person. I never realized Bosch makes a 6, 6.5 and a 7 amp jigsaw. Does that little variation in amperage really matter? My current one is 7 amp but its old. I always felt the variable speed and blade selection was more of a factor that power when using this type of tool.

    I use to have that same model lost it in a flood . Good power and nice balance . I agree with you that blade choose and the variable speed helps on material cutting over the amps on a jigsaw .

    Always willing to learn .

    #542794
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Isn’t there also a difference in barrel-grip vs D-handle?

    Isn’t the amp rating secondary to frame style?

    Delta

    #542816
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Just to make the waters even more muddy…the newest version is a 7.2 amp!

    IMO, the motor amperage is secondary to comfort and maneuvability. I also really appreciate great blade tracking (which the newer Bosch models excel in). If the blade wanders or cuts at a bevel when you want a 90* cut, the saw is basically useless.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #542827
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Just to make the waters even more muddy…the newest version is a 7.2 amp!

    IMO, the motor amperage is secondary to comfort and maneuvability. I also really appreciate great blade tracking (which the newer Bosch models excel in). If the blade wanders or cuts at a bevel when you want a 90* cut, the saw is basically useless.

    Jon one thing that has always made my jigsaw a last resort tool is because my blade wandered out of plumb. I assumed it is the nature of the tool. If that is corrected on certain models I will have to be sure I get it

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #542852
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    Just to make the waters even more muddy…the newest version is a 7.2 amp!

    IMO, the motor amperage is secondary to comfort and maneuvability. I also really appreciate great blade tracking (which the newer Bosch models excel in). If the blade wanders or cuts at a bevel when you want a 90* cut, the saw is basically useless.

    Jon one thing that has always made my jigsaw a last resort tool is because my blade wandered out of plumb. I assumed it is the nature of the tool. If that is corrected on certain models I will have to be sure I get it

    I’m with you on that one, I hardly ever use my jigsaw. In fact yesterday was the first time in months I used mine, although I think a better quality newer tool might make me use it more.

    #542856
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    I will just leave this here

    bethepro.com/forums/topic/another-js572-review/

    #542894
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Just to make the waters even more muddy…the newest version is a 7.2 amp!

    IMO, the motor amperage is secondary to comfort and maneuvability. I also really appreciate great blade tracking (which the newer Bosch models excel in). If the blade wanders or cuts at a bevel when you want a 90* cut, the saw is basically useless.

    Jon one thing that has always made my jigsaw a last resort tool is because my blade wandered out of plumb. I assumed it is the nature of the tool. If that is corrected on certain models I will have to be sure I get it

    For most of them…yes, it is the nature of the tool. But when you get ahold of a GOOD jigsaw, the experience is much better. My business partner has a JS470 (generation prior to the new 7.2) and it cuts so much better than my 2 year old 6.5 amp Dewalt.

    The difference in power isn’t all that noticeable, but the Bosch tracks so much better. Even making a straight cut, the Dewalt deflects…and it’s the top of the line Dewalt still to this day. The Bosch cuts nearly perfectly in comparison.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #542897
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I have the 18V cordless jigsaw from a redemption. I wasn’t expecting a lot, it’s a jig saw, but it really makes a nice cut. I got a bunch of blades on my redemption too.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #542898
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    With the advances in cordless tools, we rarely use a corded jig saw anymore. Maybe once or twice a year.

    #542945
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Alright cord or not corded the manufacturer in this case Bosch is same isnt it? Same features I assume just portability as the difference.

    I will have to dig into these reviews on tracking to make a good decision. They usually have a bevel feature and if it cant stay on course whats the point.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #542951
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    I have the 18V cordless jigsaw from a redemption. I wasn’t expecting a lot, it’s a jig saw, but it really makes a nice cut. I got a bunch of blades on my redemption too.

    I’ve been looking at it, would you say that it compares to a corded model?

    #542952

    I have the 18V cordless jigsaw from a redemption. I wasn’t expecting a lot, it’s a jig saw, but it really makes a nice cut. I got a bunch of blades on my redemption too.

    How do you like the feel and balance of it . Have you used the bevel to cut with . How’s the blade attachment feel like it hold s the blade down .

    Always willing to learn .

    #542955
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I have the 18V cordless jigsaw from a redemption. I wasn’t expecting a lot, it’s a jig saw, but it really makes a nice cut. I got a bunch of blades on my redemption too.

    I’ve been looking at it, would you say that it compares to a corded model?

    Absolutely. I think the 18v cuts better than my older 1581 corded saw.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #542971
    redwood
    Pro

    I have the top of the line Bosch corded jigsaw and it rarely get’s used. I use my 18V Makita Cordless model. If I didn’t already have the Makita, I probably would go with a Bosch. They have kind of set the standard for jig saws from the companies in the Big 3, 4 or 5.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #542975
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    Good to hear!

    I might make the 18V a redemption in the near future.

    My Dewalt 18V that i hardly ever use doesn’t cut very true, and none of my batteries seem to hold much of a charge anymore. So if I’m replacing it im thrilled at the idea of getting a better tool and staying cordless.

    #542985

    I have the 18V cordless jigsaw from a redemption. I wasn’t expecting a lot, it’s a jig saw, but it really makes a nice cut. I got a bunch of blades on my redemption too.

    I’ve been looking at it, would you say that it compares to a corded model?

    I say don’t just look, but go for it, I had the older ni-cad version, then upgraded to the new lithium, it’s a very nice jigsaw, and seeing how you have the 18 volt impact, you definitely will not be disappointed,



    @Skillman
    oh yeah no problem with the blade holder, it feels very solid.
    Great jigsaw. I know Ron mentioned he also liked it, and I know @svensshutters has it also, and I believe he had good use of it so far.

    #543000
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    @boschmanbrian the main reason I’ve been thinking avour it is because I’m already switching g cordless platforms to Bosch.

    For the amount I use a jig saw, a cord wouldn’t bother me that much. But if it’s comparable then it’s a no brainer to go cordless.

    #543003

    @boschmanbrian the main reason I’ve been thinking avour it is because I’m already switching g cordless platforms to Bosch.

    For the amount I use a jig saw, a cord wouldn’t bother me that much. But if it’s comparable then it’s a no brainer to go cordless.

    Very good, it also comes with those nice L boxes 🙂
    And for the piggys it makes for a nice redemption.

    As far as comparing to the corded version, I can’t say, all I know is it has definitely not disappointed me yet,
    And the older version ni-cad, I put it through a lot of work, and never had any issues, and to be honest, the battery lasted quite long on a charge.

    What ever you choose, you can’t go wrong with the Bosch blue 😉

    #543004
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    @boschmanbrian the main reason I’ve been thinking avour it is because I’m already switching g cordless platforms to Bosch.

    For the amount I use a jig saw, a cord wouldn’t bother me that much. But if it’s comparable then it’s a no brainer to go cordless.

    Very good, it also comes with those nice L boxes 🙂
    And for the piggys it makes for a nice redemption.

    As far as comparing to the corded version, I can’t say, all I know is it has definitely not disappointed me yet,
    And the older version ni-cad, I put it through a lot of work, and never had any issues, and to be honest, the battery lasted quite long on a charge.

    What ever you choose, you can’t go wrong with the Bosch blue 😉

    The lboxx is a bonus, tons of room For blades!

    Like you said, for the piggies it’s worth it for sure.

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