Bosch JS470E Jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating


• Powerful 7.0-Amp Jigsaw – Top jigsaw amp rating.
• Variable speed - Dial sets maximum speed and accelerator trigger controls operating speed.
• Constant Response™ circuitry – Maintains desired speed for consistent performance and precision.
• Aluminum gearbox with insulated cover
• Toolless Blade-Change System – Fast insertion, blade ejection lever eliminates need to touch hot blade. Most secure jigsaw clamping system.
• Internal Precision Control - Precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design for enhanced accuracy and extremely smooth operation.
• Large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert and on-board bevel wrench.
• Exclusive multi-directional blade clamp provides superior grip of T-shank blades. (JS470E does not accept U-Shank blades)
• Four orbital-action settings -Different blade strokes for smooth to aggressive cuts.
• Adjustable dust blower keeps cutting line clear.
• Ergonomic top handle with soft-grip areas for solid, comfortable grip.
• Ambidextrous lock-on button – For steady long cuts and user comfort and control.

WOOD magazine review

Heavyweight cuts like a champ

Review Summary

In Bosch's jigsaw lineup (as of 2014), this saw is the second highest based on features and performance. Compared to the lesser-priced Bosch JS365, this saw has a more powerful motor, self-ejecting blade chuck, larger shoe, and longer cord (almost 13'). 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.
Its blade deflected slightly when cutting, about 1/32" in 3/4" stock. The JS470E's foot tilts in both directions, but there are no markings other than the 0° detent, so it can be tricky to set an exact bevel angle. 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.

Detailed Ratings

out of 5





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