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Bosch JS470E 7.0A D-Handle Jigsaw

Power to spare, plus all of the innovative features and convenience you've come to expect from Bosch.
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As the original developer of the handheld jigsaw, Bosch has always been on the cutting edge of jigsaw technology. The JS470 continues this tradition with a powerful 7-amp motor for smooth, easy cutting, and Constant Response circuitry that maintains the desired speed under heavy loads. Bosch's unparalleled blade change system lets you quickly swap blades without tools, and you can even eject hot blades without having to touch them. Blade speed is variable from 500-3100 SPM, and four orbital action settings let you vary the stroke pattern from straight up and down for fine, low-splinter cuts, to strongly orbital cuts that sail through the toughest materials. The lock-on button is ambidextrous, and the saw also includes a dust blower to keep the cut line visible.


Features:
  • Powerful 7.0-amp motor
  • Variable speed dial sets maximum speed.
  • Constant Response™ circuitry maintains desired speed for consistent performance and precision
  • Aluminum gearbox with insulated cover
  • Toolless blade-change system for fast blade changes
  • Blade ejection lever eliminates need to touch hot blade
  • Precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design for enhanced accuracy and extremely smooth operation
  • Large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert and on-board bevel adjusting wrench
  • Exclusive multi-directional blade clamp provides superior grip of T-shank blades (does not accept U-Shank blades)
  • Four orbital-action settings for smooth to aggressive cuts
  • Adjustable dust blower keeps cutting line clear
  • Ergonomic top handle with soft-grip areas for solid, comfortable grip
  • Ambidextrous lock-on button for comfort during long cuts
(1) Bosch JS470E 7.0A D-Handle Jigsaw
(1) Blade
(1) Anti-Splinter Insert (2601016093)
(1) Plastic Overshoe (2601099183)
(1) Bevel Wrench
(1) Plastic Carrying Case
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Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number JS470E
Weight 10.2500
Tech Spec
  • Certifications: cULus
  • Cord Length: 13 ft
  • Cutting Capacity, Soft Wood: 5-7/8''
  • Cutting Capacity, Aluminum: 7/8''
  • Cutting Capacity, Mild Steel: 3/8''
  • Width: 4''
  • Length: 14''
  • Height: 7''
  • Hertz: 60
  • Max. Bevel Cut: 45°
  • No Load SPM: 500-3,100
  • Stroke Length: 1''
  • Weight: 8 lb
Amps 7
Cord/Cordless Corded
Stroke Rate 500-3,100
Volts 120
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Great tool for the shop
Lots of power, comfort in my hands. If you have big hands this tool is for you. If your small or medium hands try one size smaller. Come in a case for storage and a few blades. I recommend this tool if your looking for power variable speed.
April 6, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Classic Design and Stout Construction
This was purchased to replace a 20-year old Bosch jigsaw that, while still working, didn’t cut straight. When faced with all the new options, I settled on this classic.
Pros: It feels like a well built quality product and cuts as expected. The ability to quickly change blades is an awesome feature.
Cons: Very few gadgets. I would like an LED by the blade to see the cut lines. Heck, even my cheap Skill jigsaw has a laser.
March 10, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The jig saw handles Beautifully. Cuts tight circles on line, does not waiver during straight cuts.
November 6, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Bosch quality continues
I recently bought this jigsaw to update my original, which was a Bosch as well that was purchased in 1998 and was still working fine. Out of the various wood tools I kept when closing my furniture business in 2001, that original jigsaw is the one I used the most often, and for many types of work, metal, cutting thick hardwood, ply, you name it. The only issues I had with it were the table was tough to get 100 percent square, and the dust blower quit working some years ago. Other than that it has been perfectly reliable, and the smoothest jigsaw out of any I've ever used, having tried all the top brand's products over the years as potential replacements. Virtually no vibration. So it was a no-brainer to get a new Bosch. The only issues I find with the new one are I am not sure about the new blade retention system. While it's very easy, although the original's top-mounted rotating "click" setup was fine, it seems like putting the setup right where it takes the most abuse might lead to premature failure. Time will tell. In addition, it's a bit less smooth than my original, not a big amount, and it might be due to having a stronger motor. Cord is longer which is welcome, weight is about the same and the table seems very rugged and should remain level. I've already used it for some tricky cutting and it's performed perfectly, the extra strength of the motor helps keep it under control, less kickback. I'd recommend it (and other Bosch products, of which I have a few) to anyone.
September 21, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great piece!
Love it ... buy it!!!
August 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jigsaw review
A nice tool for a fair price. Cuts well easy to operate love the variable with trigger control very smooth. The guys in the shop are great help in choosing the right tool for the job.
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April 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
plenty of power
best jigsaw ive ever used, wish i would have bought one sooner.
January 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent Saw!
BOSCH makes the best jig saws! Very accurate cuts nice and square. Even has a multi speed sawdust blower so you can always see your cut line. Highly recommend!!!
October 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
fantastic
it works so much better than my old jigsaw. i used the Bosch JS47OE to cut a round top for a coffee table. it went through the wood like a knife through butter and it was fairly easy to keep it cutting on the line. very happy i purchased this!
January 9, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jig saw
Love it, it's a bit pricey, but quality.

Surprised it came with ONLY one bit. Also, Rockler doesn't carry any metal cutting blades.

Love my Rockler store, and employees.
October 24, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
name brand.
Patrick M on Mar 18, 2020
Variable speeds and Bosch quality
Karl A on Nov 21, 2018
name brand.
Patrick M on Mar 18, 2020
Good price for Bosch quality
A P on Nov 23, 2018
Variable speeds and Bosch quality
Karl A on Nov 21, 2018
Have purchased these before and they work great.
Charles D on Dec 11, 2017
My 15 year old similar model just failed. Years of construction and hard use. MUSH HAVE! I is used for most every type of material cutting. I failed while cutting metal hurricane shutters to fit.
RICHARD C on Sep 2, 2017
Good Reviews. Need replacement for poorly performing jig saw
Kent G on Jul 17, 2017
Excellent reviews
David S on Feb 25, 2016
Unanimous excellent reviews. I can't afford a band saw yet, but this jigsaw should do the trick for most of my woodworking projects.
Charles H on Dec 27, 2015
I have one of these and think it is an excellent jig saw. So, I bought one for my son.
Daniel J on Dec 18, 2015
best brand
James C M on Dec 7, 2015
good reviews
Mark D on Nov 27, 2015
Good price for Bosch quality
A P on Nov 23, 2018
Have purchased these before and they work great.
Charles D on Dec 11, 2017
how do you change the bevel of the foot plate?
Richard H on Mar 9, 2019