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I almost exclusively invest in Bosch power tools. Adding this Jig Saw to my tool assortment was a no brainer. It's light, powerful and radius cutting is a breeze. The quick-change blade and dust blower features are awesome!
I would give it a perfect 5.0 score if two features were improved:
1. I wish that the LED light functioned only when the toll was actually cutting... it comes on the moment the tool is plugged in. I guess it was designed that way to let you know that the tool is energized???
2. This jig saw needs a trigger type switch... the sliding switch is cumbersome and shutting down the tool in a panic situation is difficult.

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UPS stopped by today  

These are the most recent purchases. I need to replenish the too buying funds  

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I've had the Bosch 1587 for almost 20 years and aside from replacing a few parts it's held up well as a job site saw. Now I'm thinking about getting a new saw and keeping the Bosch at home. Sadly I know that none of the brushless tools or tools with MOSFET controllers will last as long as the Milwaukee, Porter cable and Makita tools I bought in the mid 90s when I started my business. 

That said, do I go Makita, Bosch, Milwaukee or Festool for a new jigsaw?

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When it comes to Jigs, I am a huge fan of Bosch, but only for the same reason as you.  I have an old one and it has been a champ.  When mine goes, I am going back with Bosch. All great tools but just seems like Bosch holds up over the time and especially with their jigs.

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It's a nice tool but I don't know why I bought it other than I have an addiction haha.  I already have the m12 stubby 1/2" and to be honest I just don't use it except for specific situations.  For my everyday work the slimmer gen2 compact impact wrench just work better for getting into tight corners and flanges.

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