Bosch PST 18 LI 18v Cordless Jigsaw
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Battery AH Explained
The best way to describe battery amp hour is that this is effectively the size of your fuel tank, the more amp hours your battery has then the longer the battery will last between charges. More amp hours does not increase the power of a given tool.
Battery Voltage Explained
A tool with a higher voltage than another is a bit like choosing an engine in a car, the higher voltage will generally mean higher power & performance. As with cars though a bigger engine does not always translate to better performance so it is important to compare the specifications of tools at different voltages between different manufacturers.
The Bosch Power4all Tool range is a range of tools you can buy knowing that batteries are compatible with all tools in the range providing they are of the same voltage. eg 18v fits 18v, 12v (10.8v) fits 12v (10.8v) etc. Please also note that 10.8v is compatible with 12v & vice versa as it is just a name change.
Power4all has many advantages not least the fact that once you have a tool with a few batteries then there is no need to buy the more expensive versions with battery & charger, you can just go ahead & buy the much cheaper no battery versions!
So remember Power4all signifies complete battery compatibility throughout the range. There is however, one caveat to this, some of the very first older chargers will not charge the very latest batteries & a battery charger upgrade will be required if you have a first generation charger. All batteries fit all tools however.
Read 19 Customer Review(s) for Bosch PST 18 LI 18v Cordless Jigsaw
Handles nicely; safety latch takes a bit of getting used to; blade change is easy; very useful pointer as part of base plate makes following a line so much easier; useful blade storage in base plate; 4 position pendulum action switch; haven't used it enough to comment on battery life.
Product arrived on time and the kit is first class.
Already have a Bosch Drill using the same batteries and needed to replace my Jig-Saw. Saw this excellent offer from Tooled-Up and was not disappointed. Used a lot already, easy to handle, lasts well and has a nice balance. Using it for coping some skirting at the moment with the small blades and it works great. Always use Bosch tools and having the drill with charger and two batteries in the case made this an easy choice. Try one, you will not find better for the price and convenience.
Great quality power tool from Bosch and tooled up were good at posting it quickly and well packaged. There was a slight issue with payment on their site but upon forwarding paypal order confirmation, they sorted it out immediately. Would recommend Tooled-up and this Bosch cordless Jig Saw. Will buy from Tooled up again in the future.
Haven't had time to use yet
I love this product. Easy to use and safe. It is cordless too so you can do the work anywhere you like
Handy tool. Easy change of blades - good safety features (chip guards). Useful blade store on baseplate and can fit (separate purchase) parallel guide easily. Standard guide (on plate and additional clip on) and light also useful. Handles wood and MDF well plus metal (screws, nails and thin thickness sheets). Provided that you have a charged up battery, can't go wrong.
Great product and an integral part of my tools.
Works well, accurate cut with no twisting. Not run the battery down yet so can't comment on how long it lasts.
Very good very quick
Excellent next day service with competitive price. The Bosch jigsaw is very impressive. Used it to cut MDF and other wood to make a wardrobe. Would probably need to buy additional blades for more challenging materials. Already had the Bosch drill with two batteries so was happy to buy the jigsaw without a battery. Surprised at how powerful it is as a cordless and with good running time. Makes it so much more flexible without cord. Highly recommended.
Excellent value for money jigsaw. Have used it often. The battery life is good and does everything I need and more.
Great value for money - does what it was bought for.
Don't know how i managed before without it. More than enough power and good battery life. Do agree with neil larner though about the baseplate 'drifting from square'.
Fantastic unit, i used this for laying out the boards in the loft and cutting out all the notches etc, it performed very well. Cutting is so much easier now.
The jigsaw is everything i would expect from bosch, good build quality, easy to assemble and great value for money. I have used the jigsaw for several projects on a variety of materials and it has tackled them all with ease. The universal wood blade that comes with the jigsaw is find for both soft and hardwood with minimal flex, improving accuracy when cutting. You can angle the base plate for 45deg cuts by loosening a screw on the base. It would be nice if this was a tool-less feature but it's fine as it is. Highly recommended.
Excellent product and so much easier than my old one that had a cable. I found that having two batteries was really useful and removed the need to wait between charges.
Does lots of work on one charge. speed is easily variable and the weight is right to be easily controllable cutting straight or curves, even if it has to be held to cut a vertical panel. cut quality is brilliant with very little surface fracture even on plywood. only slight downside i have found is under heavy use, and probably me putting sideways pressure on it, the baseplate can drift from square. if not checked before starting the next work, the cut is not vertical.
Customer Questions & Answers
Q : Which are the best jigsaw blades to use with this jigsaw? thanks
A : Hi Raymond, this jigsaw is compatible with all T-shank blades (the standard type these days) but aside from this, it really depends on the application and there is no real answer to this question! You can get lots of different jigsaw blades and they all have different strengths and weaknesses. We have a blog post which covers this exact topic in more detail which you might be interested in reading.
Q : Is there a recommended dust collector/extractor for use with this PST 18Li?
A : Hi Nigel, well any vacuum cleaner or dust extractor will be suitable in theory, though you may need a stepped adaptor to connect the hose to the dust port on the jigsaw. You could look at the Bosch EASYVAC 3 (21008607) or ADVANCEDVAC 20 (21008596) - these machines will come ready to connect straight onto the PST 18 LI, and have the advantage of power tool take off sockets so you can use them with corded power tools and they will start up automatically each time the tool is switched on.
Q : Hi I have just purchased from you the Bosch advanced multi 18 volt oscillating multi tool, will the battery fit the this jigsaw ?
A : I can confirm that this Jigsaw is apart of the Power4All range and will be compatible with the Power4All batteries supplied with the Bosch ADVANCEDMULTI 18v Cordless Oscillating Multi Tool
Q : Can Bosch Li-on 18 volt batteries from the pro range be used with this Jigsaw
A : This tool is designed to work with power4all batteries and is not cross compatible with Bosch professional batteries.
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This product carries a full 3 year manufacturers warranty covering both faulty materials and faulty workmanship, it does not cover general wear and tear or damage, batteries, blades, bulbs and other consumables. In the unlikely event of a fault the item returned is subject to fair wear & tear and must not have been used beyond the scope of it's design. Please note that cordless products will normally have a shorter warranty of just 1 Year for the battery and or charger supplied.
Some manufacturers will offer a direct repair or replacement service (as applicable) which will often resolve your problem more quickly.
We will exchange or refund within the first 30 days if a manufacturers fault is found with this product. Thereafter a repair or exchange as appropriate will be offered.
After the first year any warranty claims should be resolved with the manufacturer directly. To claim the full warranty a registration form may need to be completed - please check the paperwork enclosed with this product when purchased.
Get help regarding Bosch PST 18 LI 18v Cordless Jigsaw
For any technical enquiries relating to this product it is best to call the manufacturer, Bosch Home and Garden, direct on 0344 736 0109.
For any other queries relating to ordering this item, stock availability, existing orders or returning faulty items etc please contact us at Tooled-Up at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 8805 3535.