My old Bosch jigsaw fell off the bench and the sole plate is bent.
Repair cost is "no more than $105". So rather than gamble I figured
I'd just get a new saw. The question is, should I get the new Bosch
1790EVSK which has a new blade changing mechanism and a supposedly
superior blade guide, or should I instead go for the Milwaukee 6266-22
which is $30 less and has a dust collection port. (The dust
collection would be nice sometimes, as the blower really sprays the
dust all over the place and makes cleanup a chore.)
Has anybody used both of these tools? How do they compare?
I'm personally a Bosch guy, but everyone I've heard from say the Milwaukee's
just as good, maybe with a better blade lock. I think it boils down to a
If you don't mind me asking, are you keeping your old saw? I have an old Bosch
or two that's needed parts, but probably not worth buying replacements at
normal costs. Want to sell yours to use in repairing mine?
I don't know about your Bosch, but my Bosch has had the crap kicked out of
it including being dropped from about 12 ft onto a concrete floor.
Have bent the sole plate several times.
A 4# drill hammer and a good vice and all is well.
What the heck to they want $105 minimum for anyway?
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
Hmmm. I've never been able to take a bent piece of metal and make it
flat again. Not sure if it's lack of tools, or lack of skill. But I
don't have high hopes that I can fix it to my satisfaction.
Bosch has a system where you drop your tool off somewhere, they ship
it to a Bosch repair shop where they repair it and ship it back. They
won't tell me how much a new foot plate will cost, only that it won't
be more than $105. So I can gamble on it being a reasonable amount,
or just buy a new saw.
To the person who wondered about the fate of the old saw, I figured
I'd list it on ebay (accurately described) and see what I could get
for it. The recent thread on ebay gives me high hopes. :)
Can you tell me a way to do that? As far as I can tell, the only way
to obtain the replacement plate is to go through the whole repair
system and have them install the new plate. Certainly the guy I
talked where I would have to take the tool said that was how it worked
and he could not give me a price for just the foot plate.
Have you considered affixing a piece of hardboard or similar to the bottom?
You could use washers, wedges, etc. to get the (new) baseplate at a 90
degree angle to the blade.
Have never considered a jig saw to be a precision cutting device, so for me
it is NBD; however, YMMV.
I've got a Bosch service center less than 30 miles away and they have always
bent over backwards to help me.
Why not call the Bosch service center nearest you and order a new sole
My guess is $15, maybe $20 tops plus throw in another $5 for UPS shipping.
Sure a lot less than $105.
The nearest Regional Bosch service center to me is a few hundred miles
away. The place I called was a "RapidRepair Partner" on the list of
"local service centers". They told me that all they could do was ship
it to the regional service center. They couldn't sell me the part or
even give me a price for it. I didn't try calling the service center
directly, though. I'd say your price is reasonable, but my gut
feeling was that with this repair service it would probably actually
cost $50 what with the labor and shipping two ways.
If the tools are really equivalent, then the choice is clear since the
Bosch is $30 more. But are they? The Bosch claims to have a fancy
new blade control system to give a straighter cut. I've never even
seen the Milwaukee in person, though, so I really can't compare them.
Oddly, the Milwaukee was in the $160 range 6 years ago. The saws always
seem to be more expensive as drastic new features are introduced. Still, I
went to the Bosch site and noticed that this new saw was classified and or
grouped in the "Residential Use" category on the Home page "yesterday".
That was a surprise. I wonder if this is actually going to replace the
older model or if there will be a more HD version yet to come. IMHO it does
look like it has more plastic than the 1575.
Either way, I world want to put my hands on both models being considered. I
was going to buy the Bosch 6 years ago until a salesman pointed out he
Milwaukee setting beside the Bosch. With that "drastic" new blade change
feature on the Milwaukee and comparable feel, I left with the red one. On
the smooth setting and a good Bosch blade, I "almost" get as good of cuts as
my WWII on my cabinet saw..
Yes -- it seesm to be Bosch friendly review....
Several reviews on Amazon of the Bosch 1590 complain of intense heat
in the front -- so hot you can't touch it.
The Amazon reviews of the Milwaukee 6266-22 are good -- it's actually
made by Bosch - they say -- design by Milwaukee though.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Adrian Mariano) wrote in message
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