Bosch really put everything into their 1590EVSK track puzzle. Now, depending on what you do for a living (or in your do-it-yourself project world), a jigsaw may not be your standard tool of choice. Yet, with 4-level track control, tool-free blade change and bevel adjustment, and variable speed control with trigger lock, it's a one-stop puzzle shop. We've used jigsaws a lot before, but Bosch's take on this staple seems to put it on a higher pedestal, leaving almost nothing behind.
Bosch really put everything into their 1590EVSK track puzzle. Now, depending on what you do for a living (or in your do-it-yourself project world), a jigsaw may not be your standard tool of choice. Yet, with 4-stage track control, tool-free blade change and bevel adjustment, and variable speed control with trigger lock, the Bosch 1590EVS jigsaw is a one-stop jigsaw shop. We've used jigsaws a lot before, but Bosch's take on this staple seems to put it on a higher pedestal, leaving almost nothing behind. There is also a lot of metal on this jigsaw, making it an important tool for those who want to cut details and curves with control and precision.
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The tool comes with several handy wood jigsaw blades, a thin kerf blade for precise cuts, and a rather nice carrying case to store the saw, owner's manual, overshoes without damage, accessories, and leave room for the power cord enough space.
Replacing the blades on the Bosch 1590EVSK is easy. There is a blade ejection level on the front of the jigsaw. Activating it easily ejects the blade and opens the precision control rail. These rails are just rails that provide lateral control of the blade to keep the blade steady when cutting through thicker wood. It even works on miter cuts. The precision control rail is activated via a button on the front left side of the jigsaw. Insertion of the blade is completely tool-free and the T-handle blade automatically locks into the plunger once aligned with the guide roller.
The trigger is continuously variable, with a variable speed dial setting the maximum blade stroke speed. For settings 1-6 on the dial, this will roughly produce the following equivalent speed options:
- 1 – 500 sheets per minute
- 2 – 500-800 per minute
- 3 – 500-1400 per minute
- 4 – 500-1900 per minute
- 5 – 500-2400 per minute
- 6 – 500-2800 per minute
The orbital blade selector lever changes the amount of orbital motion applied to the jigsaw blade during one stroke cycle. Higher orbital settings generally result in faster cuts, but at the expense of precision and cleanliness of the cut. Just below the track level is the chip blower. Normally, you'll want to leave it on, and it will blow air across the cutting line, giving you a better view of the cut as you push the saw forward.
The kit also includes a non-marring overshoe that fits over standard metal shoes and allows precise cutting on more delicate surfaces such as countertops. It comes with a chip-resistant clear insert that presses down at the point where the blade joins the material and helps mitigate any chipping of the top surface during the reverse stroke motion. There is an optional dust extraction kit (Model #JA1005) that connects the tool base to a vacuum or shop vac hose. A circular/parallel cutting guide (Model #JA1003) is also available to aid in precise cutting.