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Looking to buy a new jigsaw any suggestions thinking of a cordless this time but not reallly sure, My old Dewalt has been recently semi retired, any comments welcomed

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Warren, I could not believe the difference from other jig saws when I started using my Bosch. I hope there is one available for you to try before you purchase any other brand. The first cut will convince you. Oh and by the way, I bought one of the anniversary models that had been used extensivly by a contractor... just imagine what I might be saying if I had shelled out the money for a new one?

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I've gone through a few inexpensive jigsaws and even a a high priced Dewalt, failure!! I returned the Dewalt within a couple of days and purchased a barrel grip Bosch. Wonderful piece if machinery. Still working as well as the day I brought it home over twenty five years ago. Quality tools are worth the cost.
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I quite like my convertible Craftsman. Does scrolling, barrel grip/top grip, has a blower...really good value for the price.

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I've got a Porter-Cable which does the job. I wish I had bought the Bosch, though. I used a friends a couple of times since I bought mine and I like it much more than the PC.

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I did some looking and the Bosch does not have one negative review. So I am thinking that will be the one I may pull the trigger on when I do.

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barrel grip is the best. Try it, you'll like it, ha,ha. Seriously you will
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Since my work tools are used by everyone I get first hand test results. ! will 2nd the endorsement on the Bosch but the Porter Cable is a nice little tool and a good bang for the buck too

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Hi Warren

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).

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I did some looking and the Bosch does not have one negative review. So I am thinking that will be the one I may pull the trigger on when I do.
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