As a woodworker buying a new and shiny jigsaw is the most exciting thing. It should be able to get the heaviest of the job done so you can enjoy your work.
That is why we have decided to review the Bosch JS470E jigsaw that has been gaining popularity because of its performance. It is an ideal choice for industrial work and professionals have approved it for all kinds of work. However, is it as good as it is made out to be?
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We analyze our machines on the machines rating reliable criteria. We personally test the durability, performance, and power of our machines before leaving a review. Not only that we go over numerous customer reviews to find out about the looks and overall impressiveness of the model. Let’s find out how well Bosch JS470E Jigsaw fits our criteria.
BOSCH JS470E Corded Jig Saw
Bosch has overdone the technology of handheld tools by covering more work than you can imagine. It can take on heavy work as a master. Due to its mobile size and handgrip, it is certainly easy to maneuver. Bosch JS470E is a beast that is lightweight and vibration free. You will be satisfied with its delivery. But firstly, let’s discuss the look of this model.
Customer review of BOSCH JS470E
This is, simply put, the best jigsaw I have ever used. Power to spare, easy to use, and cuts very accurately (assuming you have used one before and you know what you are doing. – Customer Review.
Features and Specifications
0 to 500 SPM and 0 to 3100 SPM
BoschJS470E jigsaw has a sturdy metal body that is lightweight and easy to move. It is suitable for creating stenciled designs on multiple wood surfaces. Besides the aluminum footplate is not easily damaged. As far as the handle goes. It has a round contoured plastic handle with blue and black rubber covering. The bade drill is at the front end under the handle. Lastly, the cord is on the opposite side and it weighs 10.4 pounds with dimensions 1.75 x 4.38 x 9.25 inches.
BOSCH JS470E – A Quick Look
High Performance Features of Bosch Jigsaw JS470E
11 AMP Motor
Bosch JS470E has a lot of power given its size. A 7 AMP motor powers JS470E that runs on 120 volts. The motor is strong enough to cut through dense wood for designing. Besides due to the automatic motor transmission there is less chance of it stopping mid work. However, as compared to an 11 AMP motor it is comparatively less performing if you are planning on doing really heavy tasks.
Just do the speed dos not get out of hand the pressure sensitive motor lets you control your movement and the speed adjustment. The side trigger lets you control the pressure. However, that also makes it a less powerful tool for several tasks. However, don’t worry Bosch JS470E is still powerful enough to do your major and common industrial engraving.
Dual Speed Adjustments
Bosch JS470E Jigsaw offers dual speed adjustments from 0 to 500 SPM and 0 to 3100 SPM. You can adjust the side button to adjust speed. You will not accidentally switch and damage your work. The low speed is ideal for high density and strong surfaces while the higher speed is for light thin wood surfaces.
Speed adjustments also allow you precision and control for your designing and wood crafting and crosscuts. Lighter speed also increases control and your dominating hand has an easy drive on the curved areas.
Design Note of Bosch Jigsaw JS470E
Bosch JS470E is built to increase performance and power. This Jigsaw is designed to be used by hands of all sizes. Additionally, it is shaped to be easy and convenient for amateur and professional handlers. The look is certainly a factor you would first consider while buying a hand control tool. It has a strong plastic handle that does not break easily. Even if you come across a stubborn spot the handle will not crack.
The all around handle increases the grip of the machine. Also, you can control the handle from several spots because the blue rubber layer with strong traction fixes your hand. It does not let the vibrations get in your way. Your grip will be fixed and unmoved. Not to mention the power right below the handle is easy to access.
Wide Blade Stroke
Four orbital action settings on the Bosch JS470E jigsaw provide possibilities for a wide range of blade strokes for smooth to aggressive cutting operations. You can start immediately because it comes with the addition of a blade. Moreover, it has a cutting capacity of 5-7/8 inches on wood and up to 7/8 inches on aluminum in general.
It does not stop there as the blade is strong enough to be used against mild steel and can give you a cut up to 3/8 inches. We recommend trying 45 degrees to get the maximum bevel cut angle.
You can change the blade without a tool or mile long manuals. It can be easily changed with a T shank blade within minutes. Although let the motor and blades cool town before you get to the business of changing red hot blades. However, Bosch JS470E does not accept the U shank blades if that is your preference.
Special Features of Bosch Jigsaw JS470E
The insulated dust blower lows out the grit so it does not get in your way. The blower is rotatory and helps clear your pat for a long design. Besides, it helps that the one directional blower does not collect dust in one place that can take hours to clean before you begin again.
Sadly, Bosch JS470E does not come with LED lights, unlike the competitors. Moreover, you can separately add the light in a way that it does not drain the motor as is done by the competitors. However, due to compact size, there is not much need.
You will see a strong and long cord attached at the end of the jigsaw. At least it is not on the upper end that can usually cross paths with your hands while working. Besides the battery operated jigsaws can take their time in charge. A long cord allows you constant hours of work.
You’d think that a machine with this much power, comfort, and durability would cost a lot of money. You can access this Bosche model at an inexpensive price. As a result, the JS470E is easily the most cost effective jigsaw of its kind.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the warranty like on this model?
If you don’t like the JS470E, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. It also comes with a one year warranty that covers manufacturing defects such as breakage and flaws. This is a reasonable warranty, especially considering the tool’s price.
What is included in the Bosch JS470E box regarding accessories?
When you buy this product, you get numerous important accessories and parts in addition to the Bosch JS470E jigsaw. A blade, anti splinter inserts, a bevel wrench, a nonmarring overshoe, and a carrying case are usually included. Yes, if you want to work in a different location, you can bring this device with you.
How Good Is the Orbital Speed Change System?
The orbital speed on the Bosch JS470E jigsaw is very similar to that of the other competitors. You get a normal dial with a notch that allows you to select between four different speed options. Simply set the desired speed based on the application of the woodworking project.
Final Thoughts on Bosch Jigsaw JS470E
We have mentioned what it is like to own a Bosch JS470E jigsaw. Now you have to take a closer look and see if it matched your needs. The performance has mostly made all the customers happy so that is out of the question. You can beg to differ but not before enjoying this machine what it has to offer.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Moreover, you can look into other Bosch models reviewed by us. Check them out!
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