Tool Test: Bosch Jigsaw: Good Performance With Minimal Investment

By Glen D. Huey
Page: 32

From the August 2008 issue #170
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From cutting a fancy apron on a high chest to breaking down lumber for a project, jigsaws tackle many jobs around the shop. But for the average woodworker, a jigsaw is not going to be the most-used tool in the cabinet. Why spend a considerable amount of your tool budget for such a saw provided you could find a reasonably priced – if not downright inexpensive – equally capable jigsaw?

That’s exactly the jigsaw Bosch – the leader in the catagory – has launched with the JS5. It’s a 5.7-amp, variable-speed jigsaw with four orbital settings. The JS5 features Bosch’s “One Touch” tool-less blade changing system. There is a rubberized grip for comfort and a blower switch to clear debris from a cut – or you can leave the blower off and connect the jigsaw to an optional vacuum hose through a rear-vented dust port.


From the August 2008 issue #170
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