Bosch Jigsaw Review & Cutting Curves in Big Timbers

Bosch Jigsaw Review by Cutting Curves in Big Beams. For my Timber Frame Style Woodshed project and Garden Pavilion Build, I used this jigsaw to cut curved profiles in the ends of 6″ x 6″ beams and in rafters. This Bosch Jigsaw model JS470EB review demonstrates the capabilities of this tool and it’s put to the test cutting heavy timbers. I use a 9″ blade to cut the thick beams and a 6″ blade for the rafter profiles and birds mouth cuts. For post and beam work this jigsaw performed well.

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Comments

MAN about TOOLS says:

I used the Bosch Barrel-Grip Jigsaw all summer on building projects. I cut profile curves in many heavy beams and rafters. It worked really well!! Enjoy… Kent

Bro vs. Sis says:

Thanks for the review, I have an old Sears Jigsaw with a similar barrel grip. I’ve been looking to upgrade and you helped me choose the Bosch as even though my old Sears still works, it over heats and starts to burn my hands simply by cutting a couple of linear feet in plywood. Not to mention that it doesn’t seem to have much in reciprocating blade travel. The Bosch is a beast in comparison.

LastingBuild says:

That’s a really good review! I never thought a jigsaw could cut that thickness of wood with such accuracy. Not sure the price but I bet its cheaper than a portable bandsaw.

Cleve's Backyard Woodworking says:

Nice review, I have a battery operated jig saw and it’s ok but not the best, this one looks great!

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