I have not seen this written up in here, so I thought I would post it.
There have been many threads on Bosch and Milwaukee jigsaws in the last
5-10 years in this group (wow!). Everyone loves their Bosch, but
Milwaukee blade change mechanism is acknowledged to be the finest.
I availed myself of a service on www.coastaltool.com called the Tool
Doctor. You can post a question about anything and they try to respond
within one business day. I asked them to give me a comparison of the
blade change mechanism for a Bosch 1584, 1591 and Milwaukee jigsaw.
Basically I wanted to know if Bosch had made in big improvements in the
newest model. Here is the response I got:
The new 1591 saw is like the Milwaukee Quick Change just pull a lever
, insert blade and release.
Bingo your in.
The older Bosch you had to pull up the black Handle and treat it as it
were a screwdriver.It was a pain in the neck!