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. Watch the Video Review.
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.
Bosch Jigsaw Review
Timber Frame Construction
This is a review of the Bosch 7.0 Amp Barrel-Grip Jigsaw. I bought this jigsaw specifically for a project on our homestead.
I’m building a timber frame woodshed and I have some beams and rafters that I need to cut some tight curves into the ends of. I’ve got some long blades also made by Bosch to try out.
It has four selectable orbital settings, a simple on and off switch, and an air blower switch.
When on it is on it blows air to keep the cutting line clear of chips.
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The metal footplate is adjustable with a hex head screw that’s conveniently stored inside the footplate.
The variable speed dial has six settings from 500 strokes per minute to 3100. I set mine to position 6 3100 strokes per minute and it worked well. I believe this higher setting keeps the motor cooler as the internal fan speed is higher.
The lever allows tool-less insertion of T-shank blades.
And it ejects the blades when opened so you don’t have to touch them when they are hot.
It has a plastic overshoe to protect finer surfaces and an anti-splinter insert that attaches to the footplate. For my work on these outdoor structures I didn’t use those accessories.
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