Make that another endorsement for the Bosch with the extra blade guide (models 1590/1591 where you are - GST135BCE/GST135CE here). I use a D-handle jigsaw for work because it can be easier to handle one-handed IMHO. I've tried the Bosch against the Festoool Trion and I really prefer the Bosch. I reckon it also out performs both the deWalt and Makita top of the line jigsaws, again because I've been fortunate enough to try mine against them. Same is true of the current Metabo Ste.135 jigsaw which isn't a patch on the Bosch (and was a tool error on my part). Three of the four jigsaws I've mentioned can't cut as square as the Bosch (the Festool does, but it's very fussy about what blades you feed it - the Bosch automatically compensates for blades of differing thicknesses) and none of them have the tool-less base plate angle adjustment feature of the Bosch either - a real time saver when you are doing lots of scribing cuts (e.g. baseboard to uneven floor, etc).
Good luck with your purchase whichever way you decide to go
Last edited by Phil P; 04-29-2012 at 07:20 AM.