I'm considering getting a Bosch 1590 jigsaw. You are supposed to use
the t-shank blades in this jigsaw, but I was wondering if you can also
use u-shank blades too? (I checked the Bosch website, and I couldn't
find anyplace where they say one way or the other.) The reason I ask is
that I have a pile of u-shank blades that I would prefer not to throw
away just because I'm getting a new jigsaw.
Don't bother with your old blades! If you're spending $150 on a new
jigsaw (and every penny of that will be well-spent on a 1590), you
shouldn't worry about an extra $20 for a good selection of new blades.
Once you use the new saw with the new Bosch Progressor blades, you'll
want to throw away everything having to do with your old jigsaw. Trust
If you haven't found a good place to buy one yet, check Coastaltool.com
- it's $149 including a blade assortment pack. Or reconditioned from
Bosch on ebay.
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