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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?

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Bill
 

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I bought this one in I believe 1987 and I’m still using it. I’ve only used that model at different places I’ve 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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.

Bill
 
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