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Old 06-03-2019, 08:01 PM
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Replacement time
bosch 1690 was discontinued. What’s the latest and greatest?
I was thinking js470e
what’s your go to jigsaw? I use it for boat works to home projects. No cave man stuff
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Look for New old stock Bosch ! I can't kill mine !
Old 06-04-2019, 06:59 AM
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470 is real nice with the quick change blade lever and adjustable stroke
Old 06-04-2019, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by kawakx125 View Post
470 is real nice with the quick change blade lever and adjustable stroke
second that, and its built in Switzerland. Really like mine.
Old 06-04-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
Look for New old stock Bosch ! I can't kill mine !
I’d like to get my hands on a 1690 but I seem to be way to late. Js572 is really nice with that double guide wheel on the blade but the price just for this guide is a killer. They should put those guides on all their JS series. Just my opinion.
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i bought one of those rototools this past weekend and now i want to throw my jigsaw away
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i bought one of those rototools this past weekend and now i want to throw my jigsaw away
Different applications. hard to be a good bosch jigsaw in the right circumstances.
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trust me, once you have that blade lever you won't want to go back to the old style that required a long narrow screwdriver that you always had to go looking for when you needed a new blade.
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Originally Posted by njk4o5 View Post
i bought one of those rototools this past weekend and now i want to throw my jigsaw away
I have one. Jig saw is a different animal. Cutting out plenty exact heavy angled cuts needs a jig saw. I have 2 root tools and use them for stuff.
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When precision is what it's about

Old 06-05-2019, 06:24 AM
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Coping saw is great for molding/baseboards. I tried one of those roto tools but preferred the coping saw. Again, the right tool for the right project.
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Made the decision on the Bosch js365.
The next size up was built like a tank and I’d rather a sports car, its a compromise with this mid sized saw.
it handled nice with the Bosch blades. Tight turns no problem. Plenty power, easy blade change, it’s a keeper.
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Funny, I have a woodworking shop and do handyman/contractor work for a living. I use my jigsaw maybe once or twice a year.
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Originally Posted by rusty spoke View Post
Funny, I have a woodworking shop and do handyman/contractor work for a living. I use my jigsaw maybe once or twice a year.
I get instructed to help out in family projects as well as my own projects. My latest is Mardi Gras stuff and cruise ship stuff. Evidently it’s a thing decorating the cabin doors. Signs depicting the theme of the cruise complete with led lighting and counter sunk magnets. I always like to upgrade my power tools when possible.
oh might I add that I get to do 4 cruise ship doors and wasn’t even invited on the cruise. Go figure...

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Just get the new Bosch. I most likely have the 470 or some variation.

I also picked up a Festool Carvex last year. Like the size and some of the added features and their blade selection is second to none but not sure if it’s worth the premium.

Mafell would be my first chiice if $$ wasn’t a consideration.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
Just get the new Bosch. I most likely have the 470 or some variation.

I also picked up a Festool Carvex last year. Like the size and some of the added features and their blade selection is second to none but not sure if it’s worth the premium.

Mafell would be my first chiice if $$ wasn’t a consideration.
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I hope my Bosch doesn't die. I think I have two identical.

If you arent coping crown with a jigsaw you're doing it wrong.

A rotozip is cool but totally different than a jigsaw.
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Bought a Festool carvex. Cuts nearly as square as my band saw.
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If you have cordless tools, check to see if your brand (for battery compatibility) has a jigsaw available. I’m going cordless on everything possible and a jigsaw is next up.
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Bosch js365
the Bosch is a nice jigsaw with plenty power and it’s easy to cut straight. I made the right choice with this tool. I imagine it’s big bros are also great ( heavier) tools.

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