Last Updated on January 10, 2022 by Mark Brian
Has your previous jigsaw broken down and you are looking for a better alternative? Coming across Bosch jigsaws is inevitable because this brand is responsible for introducing some of the best and sustainable jigsaws of all time.
The model Bosch JSH180B keeps popping up on our newsfeed despite its old style. It has a strong horsepower making this beast an enviable jigsaw tool. Moreover, it is suitable for woodworkers and high professionals. You can tackle hours of work with the modern assembly of features in comparatively less time.
Brief Survey By Machine Rating
We analyze and test our machines based on our standard machinesrating criteria. From the looks to the performance there is a criterion that the machines are screened through. We survey the durability, efficiency, power, and speed of the jigsaw on multiple surfaces. As you go through our review we have mentioned the alternatives and drawbacks so you can make a better and informed decision.
Due to special features, it is a reliable machine that has more focus on vibration and control
BOSCH JSH180B Cordless Jigsaw
“It provides cordless convenience without sacrificing power. It cuts straight, cuts fast, and still gives good maneuverability. Operation is quiet and pleasant to use.’ -Customer review.
Control Maintenance of Bosch 18V Cordless Jigsaw
Bosch JSH180B is a powerful tool for low power professional woodcutting jobs. Though it is not as strong as compared to other Brosche jigsaws there are special features that make up for it. It has a compact design with a small diameter handle made for anyone that wants to be in the wood cutting profession. Along with this the low vibration and 2700 SPM speed are the best. If that is your priority then go for it!
Features and Specifications
Mid Power level
18 V lithium Ion Battery
0 to 2700 SPM
Bosche JSH180B has a small and durable construction making it lightweight and easy to maneuver. It is the best tool for complex and intricate curved cuts. This handheld coping saw is easy to control with the variable speed and a compact motor so it does not increase muscle fatigue. The handle is curved and covered with a dark blue rubber. The switch button and logo are clearly visible in their bright red glory. Lastly, the cordless charging and the blade adjustments are on the opposite ends and away from each other. It weighs only 4.8 pounds (Dimensions 7.5″ H, 10 1/4″ L, 3″ W).
A Quick Look on Both Sides – Bosch 18V
Performance of Bosche 18V Cordless Jigsaw
120 V Motor
Bosche JSH180B supports a strong motor suitable for lighter and slightly heavier tasks. Since this jigsaw is on the lighter side you can do most of your wood cutting and stencil work easily. However, balk and high density cutting can be a challenge. As long as you have chosen the appropriate speed for the motor it will work unstoppable. Besides this, the motor also has low vibration impact and shifts between the seeds like a pro. Lastly, it is powered by 120 Volts giving 27000 SPM that is below the average SPM rate of 3000 – 3500.
Now we will talk about the famous speed the motor oh so well performs with! You get a 2700 SPM speed. Although unlike the other models that offer a wide range it is pretty much a low to medium 2700 peed jigsaw. However, the blade speed can cut through wood, metal, and a variety of other materials, and it features a 1-inch stroke length and a 45 degree bevel angle range.
T Shank Blade
Bosche JSH180B is compatible with a T shank blade. If you are a regular U shank user then you will have to switch to this machine. Don’t worry this skillful jigsaw will make up for it. If you are a precision master then it has a ⅜ inch maximum capacity in steel and 3-1/2-Inch capacity in wood. That will give you a chance to get detailed and quality finish work done in no time.
To increase convenience the varying blade depths are added to the limited speed options. While it makes up for the lack of variety you get a focused alignment. Yet the best part is something else. Now you can change the blades without the help of external tools. Wait for the motor and red hot blades to cool before you get to business.
Weight Note of Bosche 18 V Cordless Jigsaw
Bosch JSH180B is 30 percent lighter and 10 percent smaller than the other well known jigsaws. It is the best jigsaw this compressed size has to offer. Do you know what that means? More convenience for mobility and control. Either you are right handed or left handed you will enjoy working with a small and convenient motor.
It has a low vibration impact. Hile the motor is running at high speed you will barely feel any vibrations. That is a relief because the vibrations will not cause your whole body to vibrate while the jigsaw slowly slips away from your grip trying to escape into another dimension.
Due to a small diameter handle, the grip comes naturally. The ergonomic handle is designed to be acceptable by small and wide hands. Besides, it helps that the power button is right under the handle and within reach of fingers for convenience. Moreover, the strong plastic handle is covered with a rubber that keeps the grip firm.
The footbed that supports the guard wire and the blade is made of strong aluminum. Don’t worry about the metal folding under the weight or against a hard surface. Though we do recommend you do not lean over and put your whole body weight on the jigsaw.
Additional Bosche 18 V cordless Jigsaw Features
Finally, something interesting to talk about. Our other Bosche JS470E and Bosche JS260 do not have an LED light. However, this comes with a strong and individually powered light that increases precision. Now you can work late hours and with a clear vision to complete your job.
The cordless mower is charged by an 18V lithium ion battery. The performance of the battery is reliable and you can work hours without interference. Although it is not as hood as 24 V or alternative batteries you can get quite a lot of work in for the speed and motor power.
Battery & Motor Safety of Bosche 18 V Jigsaw
Both the battery and the motor are protected against overload and overheating by electronic Motor Protection and Electronic Cell Protection. Not just that but the JSH180B comes complete with an onboard bevel wrench storage for easy portability and convenience. This way you can carry around the jigsaw and use it without an accident or mishap.
Bosche JSH180B is reasonably priced for some customers while others have labeled it as expensive. Depending on other jigsaws at the same price you get more performance. But then again, they lack features that this one does not. According to us, it is a great purchase if you are willing!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of battery is compatible with the JSH180B jigsaw?
The BAT618 and BAT609 batteries are compatible with the JSH180B gadget. Neither the charger nor the battery is in use at the time of purchase. These must be purchased separately. The BC 660 and BC 630 chargers, on the other hand, are compatible with this model.
Does Bosch JSH180B offer a warranty?
Yes, BoschJSH180B included a one year warranty as well as a 30 day money back guarantee. We recommend attempting the easier chores first and thoroughly analyzing the product throughout this period. Despite the fact that the majority of clients have had no problems.
What is the quality of the JSH180B dust blower?
The dust blower works as well as the other models. It is a perfect fit for the LED light as the features work in Harmoney for bringing precision. They also increase visibility. With the rotatory dust blower, you no longer have to clean the dust frequently
The Bottom Line
We have broken down all the features in detail mentioning their pros and cons. Although it is an expensive purchase, if it is up to your standards then you should definitely consider it. With 87% amazon customer satisfaction BOSCH JSH180B jigsaw is something to brag about.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Moreover, other Bosch models have been tested and reviewed by us. Check them out!
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