Bosch JS470EB Barrel-Grip Jigsaw Review



Designed in the typical Bosch style, this blue and black tool is sturdy and rugged, weighing in at 5.9 lbs. It’s lightweight enough to allow for easy mobility but with an aluminum gearbox with an insulated cover, a die-cast aluminum footplate, and a large upfront barrel grip, it’s built to withstand even the toughest projects.

It also comes loaded with enough features and versatility to tackle virtually any project and is capable of producing clean, smooth cuts in any material. Best of all, the JS470EB is so easy to use that even the most inexperienced beginner can produce professional results.

What Features Does It Offer

The Bosch JS470EB runs on a very impressive 7 amp motor that is capable of producing no-load speeds from 500-3,100—SPM (strokes per minute). Fully aware that different materials and applications have different cutting requirements, Bosch has designed this power tool with four orbital-action settings and a variable speed dial.

The four orbital-action settings allow you to adjust the performance of the tool to provide different blade strokes from fast and aggressive to smooth. And the variable speed dial sets your maximum velocity allowing the accelerator trigger to control your operating speed. With these functions, you can easily tackle anything including soft wood, metal, tile, and various other materials.

The JS470EB has a 45 degree bevel feature that allows you to quickly adjust for making beveled cuts and a plastic overshoe is included to ensure you don’t damage any delicate materials during operation.

Designed to be durable, the JS470EB has a large, sturdy die-cast aluminum foot with a steel insert for added stability and protection. It also is built with an aluminum gearbox and an insulated cover that ensure this power tool can withstand even the most demanding projects.

You want your jigsaw to make clean, precise cuts and with this in mind, Bosch built this tool with a precision-machined plunging system and a fully counter-balanced low-vibration mechanism, offering enhanced accuracy and smooth performance. Plus, Constant Response circuitry ensures that the JS470EB delivers consistent performance under load. And a built in dust blower with an on/off switch allows you to keep your sight line free of dust and debris.

Comfort and efficiency were also paramount in Bosch’s design of this power tool. With an ergonomic body featuring an upfront grip area and a soft barrel grip, you have increased comfort and control, allowing you to work for hours without fatigue. And the tool-less blade change system comes with an ejection lever that eliminates the need to touch hot blades and lets you swap out blades in seconds.

Combined with the ability to accept any T-shank blade, you can easily transform this woodworking tool into a multipurpose saw capable of tackling metal, pipe, plastic, aluminum, laminate flooring, tile, or even countertops.

What Accessories are Included

The Bosch JS470EB comes with the Bosch JS470EB 7-Amp Barrel-Grip Jigsaw, 1 blade, an anti-splinter insert, plastic overshoe, bevel wrench, manual, and carrying case. You can open the box and start your next project in minutes.

Why We Liked It

The Bosch JS470EB runs on a best-in-class 7 amp motor capable of achieving a high no-load speed of 3,100 SPM. It is built with a very solid body and the comfortable barrel grip makes using this saw comfortable and easy, even during prolonged use. Tool-less blade changes make switching to other applications a breeze. Plus with the variable speed settings and orbital-action adjustments, you can use this versatile tool on almost any material.


The Bosch JS470EB is one of the best corded jigsaws on the market today.  It is durable and comfortable to handle and is capable of making quick, precise cuts in almost any material. It comes with a variety of features that allow it to be used in numerous projects and applications, while providing one of the most powerful motors in its class. It’s an outstanding power tool that will last through years of even the toughest applications.

  • Powerful 7 amp motor capable of 3,100 SPM
  • Solid, durable aluminum gear box and die-cast aluminum footplate can withstand years of heavy use
  • Large ergonomic barrel grip handle for added user comfort and stability
  • 4-orbital adjustments and variable speed setting allow for fine tuning in any application
  • Built-in dust blower, plunging mechanism, and low-vibration mechanism allow you to achieve smooth, precise cuts

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