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Default Bosch JS572EL and JS572EBL jig saws

On Saturday Brian and Chris put the new top of the line Bosch jig saws through their paces. These jig saws pull 7.2 amps which puts them at about 1 hp! Both saws have built in dust blowers, toolless blade change and toolless shoe adjustment. Both saws are soft start/speed controlled versions with a dial at the rear of the saw to set the variable speed range. The top handled version also has a variable speed trigger while the barrel grip version is a fixed switch. These saws also have two switchable LED work lights. Both saws include a swivel dust collection accessory and dust shrouds that work with Bosch vacuum hoses. An adapter is included so you can use small diameter Shop Vac hoses too. Both saws include both a non marring shoe and a steel shoe for rough work. These saws are packaged in the #2 L-Boxx. 3 blades are included with the sets.

A couple of thoughts: These saws use a double roller blade guide for accuracy. Blade changes are quick and easy by pulling the tool change lever. One feature I like is the fact that after cutting you pull the tool change lever and the blade is ejected by a spring: no more grabbing hot blades. There are 4 cutting modes selected by a lever; metal/precision soft wood/hard wood/ fast soft wood. There is a selecter lever for the dust blower which keeps the cut clear of dust. If the saw is run at the lowest speed for an extended period of time Bosch recommends switching the speed to high and running the saw for a couple minutes to cool it. The dust blower is not very effective on the lowest speed. When using the dust collection you shut this feature off. With the dust shrouds installed and the vacuum on there was no apparent dust left behind but the shrouds limit visibility. Using a vacuum hose on the saw takes a bit of getting used to but the swivel feature really helps. The LED worklights are a nice improvement. To tilt the shoe you pull the locking lever out, push the shoe towards the rear of the saw and swivel to the desired position and then lock in place. To me this is a great feature; no screwing with Allen wrenches that can get lost. There is also a fine adjustment feature for the shoe.

Which handle design is best? The barrel grip gives you a lower center of gravity so the saw is less likely to tip. It also requires less height clearance. The top handle design has the variable speed trigger which is a nice feature; it controls the speed up to what you selected on the rear dial. Tough choice.

Jig saw blades: These saws use the Bosch T shank blades. I can't say enough nice things about the Xtra-Clean blades, virtually no sanding is required. Many blade types are available including carbide grit or diamond grit. Bosch also makes a nice selection of quality U shank blades for other brands of saws. There is a photo of my Bosch jig saw blade storage case, it holds a nice selection of blades. The blade packages have two scales; turtle to rabbit and rough to smooth with 5 ranges each. This makes it easy to select a blade for fast rough cutting or slow precision cutting and in between.

The new JA1010 edge guide accessory will be available in February. You can flip it over and use it as a circle cutting guide. Something else to watch for is the new rail system.

These new jig saws are available now.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 06:10 AM
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Morning All, This is Chris, just wanted to give you my thoughts on these two nice pieces of equipment. I liked both models the top hand model felt more natural, but then the lower handle put you more over your work and gave you a great view. Speaking of views, with all the dust collection pieces on the front cover on both models gave sort of a fuzzy view of the line. If you took it off you had a great view but then lost some of the dust collection. As with all "New" products after practice and use you would get used to it, especially with the dust collections hose. It did swivel with the unit, which was nice, just something else to get used to.

I own a battery powered Skill jig saw and these units put mine to shame, no doubt! Blade change was very slick. A pull on a handle and the hot blade shot out on to the table. No burning fingers that way. I did very much like the variable start with the top handle model, matter of a fact that was the nicest feature. The lights do help with any shadows you might have as your cutting.

Would I purchase one, I would have to say YES. We needed to get a scroll saw blade in it do see how it did with tighter turns, but the blades that came with it left a flawless cut line. I would suggest go to your closest Bosh pro dealer and give them a good look over, you should be impressed.

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Hi folks. I have to say, either one of these saws would be a GREAT addition to anyones tool collection. I, like I'm sure a lot of members here, have an "el cheapo" jig saw.. the brand is unimportant as there are several just like it by a multitude of manufacturers. Believe me when I say that there IS a difference!! If you upgrade your jig saw, I highly recommend either of these units. If you don't upgrade the saw, at least try the Bosch brand blades for yours.. I was very impressed with the cut quality of the blades.


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LED worklight was a great addition. Really makes a difference in low light or shadowy conditions.

Toolless blade change. Very nice not to have a "Now, where did I put that allen wrench" moment.

Variable speed adjustment. Very nice for different material and feed rate.

Dust blower. Worked great at keeping sawdust off the cut line.

Dust collection. Did a great job at cutting down on the residual sawdust. The hose was a bit cumbersome at first, but it didn't take long to get used to it and realize what an asset it was.

As was mentioned, the plastic shroud/blade gaurd did distort visiblity somewhat, but that's just the nature of the beast. This is something else that would take getting used to.

The two different shoes were something new for me as the previously mentioned "el cheapo" only had a metal one. The non-marring shoe is a GREAT addition for wood that is easily marked. And the ease of angle adjustment is really nice too.

As I mentioned earlier, I was very impressed with the Bosch blades. Very smooth cut with no feathering along the edge of the cut like the "el cheapo" blades I'm used to.

Both of these saws performed flawlessly. My "personal" preference would be the one with the top handle. And, this is ONLY due to the variable speed trigger. I found this to be very usefull when doing fine detail cutting or moving into a corner where one could slow the blade down and ease up to the final cut point. Outside of that, the two are identical in performance and options.

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I recently purchased the Bosch JS572EBL referenced in your review. I also have the same blade case you mention that came with the 21 piece Bosch blade set. I agree with you , Brian, and Chris: this is a good quality tool with plenty of power.I do have a problem with the "L" box system that Bosch is pushing with all their tools now. It's a fairly nice sturdy box with plenty of room for most of the accessories you might need with this saw, however, if a little common sense were applied to the design of the layout of the box you might also be able to store that nifty "blade case" and maybe even the "edge guide" that you mentioned. As it is there is too much wasted space blocked off by the molded insert.
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The release date for the JA1010 edge guide was pushed back until 07/22/2013. While the L-Boxx inserts are not perfect they are a vast improvement over the old blow molded cases.

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Thats is a great tools. Bosch is a great brand they always priority to giving their best service for their customer. This tools has good performing ability. Thanks to give us a good review about this Tools.
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The JA1010 edge guide looks like this and sells for about $30 on Amazon. It will also cut circles.
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