Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Mark Brian
Bosch has an interesting story to tell from their first Jigsaw design to this day. Bosch first introduced their Jigsaw in 1947. It has been 47 years since they have been manufacturing heavy duty industrial machines. With an experience like that, we believe they would know a thing or two about jigsaw features.
Bosch JS260 is a new sensation that has been gaining popularity fast. If you are waiting to catch up on work then this jigsaw will be your new companion, it is equipped with modern features that are suitable for light and heavier industrial designing and wood engravings. Besides it is something to consider for fast and effective work.
Quick Analysis By Machine Rating
We analyze our machines according to a special machine rating criterion. That ranges from durability, ease of use, performance handling, and much more. Additionally, of all the tools Bosche J2260 has been chosen because it is among the topmost enjoyed jigsaws advertised by the company. However, it is yet to be broken down by our criteria. Let’s find out if it will be able to win us over or not!
Bosch jigsaw is way better, faster, and accurate cut. For an amateur person like me, it was almost impossible to round cut with my other jigsaw, but it was so easy with this Bosch. – Customer Review
BOSCH JS260 Corded Jigsaw
Bosche JS260 is one of a kind with a compact body made for handling tasks in multiple environments. Due to its small size, it has been handy in making cuts that are otherwise difficult. The addition of special features has made the job of woodworkers so much easier. The best part is you can start with this tool as a beginner without getting under pressure. The easy maneuverability brightens anyone’s day making challenging tasks a tad bit bearable!
Features and Specifications
0 to 500 SPM and 0 to 3100 SPM
Bosch JS260 – A Quick Look
Physical Outlook of BOSCH JS260
Bosche JS260 has been engineered cleverly and is part of the top handle Jigsaw series. It keeps your hand away from the danger and away from the onslaught of vibrations. It looks similar to Bosche JS470E, also reviewed by us. The top handle is curving at the sides and made of a strong plastic body. It has a rubber dark green rubber covering. Moreover, the power button and the logo are highlighted in a dark red hue. The cord and the cutting blade are at the opposite ends with secure aluminum footplates. It weighs 6.94 pounds with dimensions 7 x 9 x 3.5 inches.
Performance of Bosch JS260 Jigsaw
6 Amp Motor
Bosch JS260 supports a 6 AMP motor that can do most of your tasks for you. It is a sturdy motor that can be used on multiple light surfaces other than wood. As a handyman wood professional, it will help you in surface cutting and scraping easily. However, as compared to an 8 AMP motor it is less effective and does not range in the same strength. Again, if it gets the job done, you do not need to consider a higher motor. Lastly, the motor is capable of delivering up to 3,100 strokes per minute!
As far as the speed goes due to a durable motor you can reach new limits. You can choose between variable speeds by setting the limits between 500 SPM to 3100 SPM. Moreover, the variable speed trigger at the side lets you switch effortlessly. With different speed options, you can control the depth and precision of your cuts. Although we recommend using low speed for hard surfaces like aluminum and high speed for lighter surfaces like thin steel and low density wood.
Multi Durectional Blade
The multi direction blade clamp lets you switch the blade without the help of external tools. Now you do not have to regret skipping the manual at the time of need. Besides, Bosche JS260 supports T shank blades. If you are a U shank blade user then sadly you will have to switch. Since there is a multi directional blade clamp you will learn to change the blades in no time!
Four orbital blade adjustment is a pleasant surprise in Bosche JS260. It gives your blade the depth for cutting and surface designing. The variable blade strokes allow the depth of 5/7 inches on wood. Besides it eliminated the error of the blade digging deep when going for deep cuts and vice versa.
As the movement of the blade is up and down the four orbital benefits cutting lines. We recommend tilting the blade at 45 degrees to get a precise and fast woodcut. Higher angles can damage the teeth of the blades causing them to bend or lose their sharpness.
Bosch Jigsaw JS260 Design Notes
The machine’s grip is improved by the all around handle. More importantly, you can also operate the handle from a variety of positions thanks to the blue rubber layer’s high traction. It prevents vibrations from interfering with your work. Against the Bosch JS260 power, the grip will be fixed and unmovable. Not to mention that the power button is conveniently located beneath the handle. At the same place is an ambidextrous lock on button for steady long cuts, user comfort, and control.
Due to low vibration impact, your work will not interfere. The heavy rubber wrapping and the steel footbed keep the vibrations at bay. The low vibration design ensures deep blade plunging so you can enjoy detailed jigsaw cutting and designing.
The continuous rotating dust blower keeps your lines and vision dust free. As you move over your coast will always be clear. It helps you work steadily without taking breaks. At least you no longer have to clean after the mess before moving on to the next task. That is as tiring as it sounds.
The footplate of Bosch JS260 is made of strong steel that does not curve or lose shape. You can bend over the handle with additional pressure and it will not have a negative effect on your work. The leveled footbed provides stability and prevents excessive movement so you can get accurate cuts around the edges and narrow wood areas.
Plus, a battery and single blade as an accessory are definitely a real winner!
The first blade adjustment is already done for you so it will be smooth sailing from there. Besides, you can use that blade as a sample for replacement when required.
Bosche is a well known affordable brand and this JS260 jigsaw is no exception. Along with this, it has ideal features to offer at a budget friendly price compared to the competitors. Additionally,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does the Bosch JS260 include a storage case?
Although the Bosch JS260 does not come with a protective case, it does include a soft carrying bag for convenient storage. Furthermore, you can also keep the jigsaw, blades, and an extra battery on hand.
Is there a bade ejection lever in Bosch JS260?
The blade ejection lever of Bosch JS260 is worth highlighting since it prevents you from contacting the hot blade when changing it. In addition, it also boasts a secure jigsaw clamping system that keeps the blade in place and prevents mishaps.
Does the quick release In Bosch JS260break easily?
There were no issues with the quick release breaking. The mechanism, however, might gather sawdust, making it difficult to get the blades in and out. You only have to do an occasional cleaning and blow out to prevent it.
Our Final Note
We have mentioned our thoughts as well as experience with the Bosch JS260 jigsaw model. It was overall a satisfactory experience suitable for handling professional requirements. Although we recommend you double check that the features match your job requirements. Importantly if yes, then this machine is a well worth experience!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Furthermore, you can look at other Bosch models reviewed by us. Check them out!
Bosch Jigsaw JS470E
Bosch Jigsaw JSH180B