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dodgeboy77 05-26-2013 12:18 AM

Bosch Jig Saw ID Question
I know that the Bosch jig saws are supposed to be excellent but some are supposed to be better than others. This one showed up on CL for $60 and I wondered if one of you guys could tell me what it is and whether it's one worth buying. The only description was "Bosch Scroll Saw"


Also, is the 1587AVSK supposed to be about the best model?


Steve Neul 05-26-2013 01:58 AM

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I bought this one in I believe 1987 and Iím still using it. Iíve only used that model at different places Iíve worked. Sometimes I get provoked at the way you have to have a foot long screwdriver to change the blade but it keeps going. I started with a ten dollar black and decker saw and when it wore out I replaced it with a skill professional saw and it lasted two weeks so I took it back and bought the Bosch.

Fred Hargis 05-26-2013 07:06 AM

The one that's usually mentioned as the "best" model is the 1590/91 (top grip and barrel). It has a toolless blade change and a pair of guides that keep the blade perpendicular as you cut curves (coped from Festool, I suppose). It's very hard to tell from that photo, but I don't believe that's a 1590.

gideon 05-26-2013 08:09 AM

i have the 1590evs. i don't use it often but, when i do, i like it a lot. easy to change the cutters and a good feel all around.

Joeb41 05-26-2013 08:55 AM

Looks like a 1587 VS. I owned several of them when I worked doing millwork installation. Every one of my workers had one to use and they rarely saw the repair shop. I kept one when I retired and still use it daily. I still have one that Steve has with the "foot long" screwdriver, very smooth. Most of those were made in Switzerland. If that 1587 is running good I would offer $50.00

dodgeboy77 05-26-2013 09:46 AM

Thanks for the replies and information, guys! I sent the seller an email asking for the model number. I think I'd like to avoid the model that needs a foot-long screwdriver for blade changes. Now that I have a couple of tools with tool-less blade changes, I'm getting spoiled!

Though the picture is blurry, it looks like the front of the shoe might be bent on the one for sale.


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