Bosch

Bosch Js120 12v jigsaw

What a sweet sweet saw!

I am very happy to be able to both review and give one of these away!  This is not meant to be an in depth review yet.Rather it is just my early impressions which will be added to as I get more time with the saw.

After using this for a few weeks, I am very impressed with the build quality and performance. It is very solid and has plenty of power for most light to medium tasks. The noise and vibration levels are very good as well.

The saw is loaded with most of the features that have made Bosch jigsaws the standard by which jigsaws are measured. It features electronic variable speed, three position orbital action, barrel grip body, no mar sub base to protect your work, splinter guard and tool free blade changes.

It uses the same 12v/10.8v batteries that all Bosch compact 12v tools use. For a tool this powerful I recommend the 4.0 packs. The 2.0 works but the 4.0 packs have 2 sets of 3 cell banks to deliver more power to the motor at any given time as well as longer runtime.

The giveaway includes the saw with a battery pack and a charger. To enter , subscribe or follow, comment below on what you would love to see from Bosch. Please be sure to leave your Instagram name there too??

As always, thank you for your support and feedback.

157 Comments

  1. Tony Landin

    That’s a nice little jigsaw. I most like that it is cordless and the barrel grip. I have a old Bosch corded non barrel grip that I’d like to replace with this one.

  2. @shamrockremodeling

    Hey Paul. Great job as always. I would like to Bosch get into led work lights. Bosch has top quality tools in every other area but I haven’t seen anything done in that category unless I just haven’t seen them. Thanks

  3. Andy H

    Do you have blades that you prefer with jig saws, I’ve got a Bosch with the t blades. Just curious, does Bosch have any tools for rebar tying?
    a_and_e_designs

  4. Dan Wiechman

    Nice review, I didn’t know I needed one, but now I do!

    @wiechmand

  5. I think Bosch should ramp up their brushless tools! Also they should make a brushless cordless circ saw that can be either blade right or blade left, you can configure it how you like!
    Thanks for your work Paul, can’t wait for the outcome on this giveaway!
    Now that my login is remembered each time I comment, it has become very convenient to post here.

  6. Bremon

    Definitely brushless tools. With their strong reputation in concrete I think they should put out an SDS line (including Max) to remind Milwaukee and Dewalt who the king is! I also think Milwaukee needs a healthy amount of competition in lighting, I’d love to see some solutions from Bosch in that arena. @bremon14

  7. madman_us

    I only hear good things about that jiggy. powerful for a 12V tool and easy to handle. did you notice a power difference when using the 4.0 instead of the 2.0 ? does it have LED light like the corder big brother? @madman_us

  8. SD Brown

    Sounds like another great little Bosch tool. Thanks for the info and the opportunity!

  9. Travis Collins

    I love this jigsaw but wish Bosch would have gone brushless. Great first impression. What do you think about using this jigsaw as a dedicated coping unit with a Collins coping foot?

    You should review their new 12v LED light as well.

    Travis
    Bricoleur_Design_Jax on IG

  10. J A Anders

    Definitely looks like a great new tool from Bosch…thanks for the info and the chance to win! @Johnn1e_cakes

  11. Blythe

    12v impulse driver!!

    @metalwoodandmore

  12. Kyle morrissey

    This is a great addition to the toolbox. It’s compact and versitile. Great for small jobs or jobs without power. Love to have this!

  13. Jeff Hoepker

    I have most of the Bosch 12v tools and love them. Most of the time when I need a jigsaw a cordless one will work fine. It looks like another very well designed tool from Bosch.

  14. Chris (@cabby316)

    Nice little handy tool that would be a great addition to my tool box. Not to big but big enough to handle almost anything needed around the house. Thanks for the review.

  15. Jeff Hoepker

    I forgot my username, jeff_t_dadof3

  16. Awesome little tool.This would be a perfect addition in my workshop! I make lots of signs and jigsaws are great for that. This would be great to win on your instagram post!

  17. Brittany Wilkins

    This would fit in perfect for my shop. I make lots of signs and jigsaws are definietly handy in that. I’ve been checking some out cause it’s time for me to update mine. I’ve only head good things from Bosch. @wilkinswoodwork

  18. Del

    Bosch 12v tools (and even their 18v lineup) are very underrated compared to other manufacturers. One thing they seem to emphasize on in regard to their 12v tools is size and weight. For me, 12v tools get me through 80% of my tasks, so my number one priority when buying any 12v tool is compactness. They continue to do a great job in this category.

  19. jason wooldridge

    Can’t beat a bosch!

  20. Ken Barnard

    Love your tool reviews! As far as what I’d like to see out of Bosch?… work lights would be awesome, as well as more brushless tools. Awesome giveaway, this looks like a solid jigsaw!
    IG @nowuries

  21. Brad Shaw

    Would love to expand my brands. Currently all dewalt and use the 18v jigsaw.
    Looks like a great tool!

  22. Justin Kendall

    I would love to see a track saw from them, corded or cordless. I wish more companies would put out track saws in general.

    Also a 7-1/4″ cordless circular saw. I don’t know how they can expect more people to use them versus Milwaukee, Makita, and DeWalt when their biggest cordless saw is only a 6-1/2″

    @justinkendall

  23. Connor Kuhlmann

    My fathers old jigsaw broke, so hopefully I can add to my Bosch tool lineup and make this a replacement !

  24. That’s a great looking little jigsaw! I also think that Bosch should finally have their track saw enter the NA market.

  25. Brokk

    Sweet little saw for on the go cuts, seems nice.

  26. Gabriel DeLapp

    Great feedback on the jigsaw. Good to know. I would like to see some LEd lighting and more ergonomic drills that compete power wise with The BiG dogs.

    Ig-IntegrityCarpentry

  27. Chris

    Looks very versatile, and compact!

  28. Ed Deleon

    Maybe a stronger batt. Seems like a tool that I’ve been waiting for.

  29. Eric Hauck

    This looks like a great little jigsaw. The barrel style grip is better than a high handle for maneuverability. I’d like to replace my corded DeWalt jigsaw.

    I’d like to see Bosch come out with a hybrid battery and corded version of the GTS1031. Also it would be great to have add on table extensions like the Rousseau workstation that were as portable and easy to attach as the GTA500 stand.
    @hauckeric

  30. Ashley Huber

    Would love to see Bosch do a track saw as well.

    This little jigsaw looks great. Would love one.

    @cityboyfarmgirl

  31. This thing is slick, I wish it had a cord but I will take your word on the power it’s got. You should pick me because I am using a vintage Milwaukee heavy duty jigsaw that is borrowed from a good friend. IG: .tre.dimarzio

  32. I wish it had a cord but will take your word on the power it’s got. My current jigsaw is a vintage Milwaukee 6250 Sawzitt. Actually my good friend let me borrow it and I still have it.
    IG: tre.dimarzio

  33. I wish it had a cord but will take your word on the power it’s got. My current jigsaw is a vintage Milwaukee 6250 Sawzitt. Actually my good friend let me borrow it and I still have it.
    IG: tre.dimarzio

  34. I wish it had a cord but will take your word on the power it’s got. My current jigsaw is a vintage Milwaukee 6250 Sawzitt. Actually my good friend let me borrow it and I still have it.
    IG: tre.dimarzio

  35. Rutter Construction

    I love a good Bosch jigsaw. Although I fell in love with the makita 18v jigsaw. I’d like to see how the Bosch 12v compares to the Milwaukee m12 and the makita CXT!

  36. Matthew Manning

    I would also love to see them add more brushless tools and cordless. I think a multi tool would be nice. Ig:mm_builders

  37. Brandon Blatchley

    Looks like the perfect tool for installs and small projects. Of course, like with most cordless tools, it will quickly become the everyday grab simply for convenience. Nice review.
    @blatchley_building

  38. Tim Brian

    Nice looking tool. Great size for smaller projects and limited space applications.

  39. Dwain Lindesey

    This would be nice to add to my saw arsenal!!!
    @dlindesey

  40. Anthony Frasco

    I didn’t own any Bosch tools. Are they any good?? I would like to own one I have heard a lot of people in the woodworking community talk about Bosch and I would like to try it out!! I hope I win this tool!

  41. Matt

    Moved out west and couldn’t bring any tools. Looks about what I need to cut out ply for surf fins. Keep it up man love the site !

  42. @jtkendall

    I would like to see them make a benchtop (or free standing) planer or jointer. Dewalt has a planer, but reviews vary in whether they are good machines or not (snipe, dust collection, etc.). A quality entry level benchtop planer from Bosch would be great. A quality benchtop jointer would be amazing especially if they could get it to a size larger than other benchtops on the market which are usually 8-10″.

    Instagram: @jtkendall

  43. @bradleyshomeservices

    I would love to win this saw! @bradleyshomeservices

  44. Richard Seery @seery340

    Looks like a great little saw! Does the Collins coping foot fit on?
    Love my Bosch lasers would to see them accept the 12v batteries

  45. Scott Bullinger

    Instagram: spbull472

    Other than Bosch Jigsaw blades, I don’t have any Bosch tools in my arsenal. I’ve always wanted to try a Bosch product and a new cordless jigsaw would be the perfect introductory to the Bosch line.

  46. XX Construction

    I would like to see bosch do some job site lights

  47. Wilkes woodworks

    I love what Bosch is doing already. They have their niche where they lead the market. And it’s great seeing them step up their tool game with a great jigsaw like this to go along with their blades. Keep that up!
    @ehinwwoodworking

  48. Sean France

    Bosch is a great brand! As a painting contractor I also do a fair amount of woodworking and repairs as well. Definitely a premium jig saw I would love to give it a try.

  49. Chris Rossong

    Thing looks great, I don’t know what to improve! @floyd_rules (Instagram)

  50. Jrrusticdesign

    This little 12volt would be perfect to add to my 12 Volt collection!

  51. I’ve always heard good thing about Bosch jigsaws. Wouldn’t mind adding one of these guys to my arsenal.
    @sstauffer7

  52. Josh Evink @jjevink

    Nice stuff from bosch. Can’t wait to try it. Hope Dewalt makes one soon. Oh wait, I think they abandoned their 12v max line.

    @jjevink

  53. Matt

    IG @MatthewStGeorge
    Could really use this cordless beauty anywhere

  54. Daniel (@power7renovations)

    Love it and would like to add it to my collection

  55. Congrats on 40k and thanks for the opportunity for some awesome giveaways lately!

    I’d like to echo the request to see more brushless options from Bosch as well as some additional attention to dust collection features. Granted my Bosch mitre saw is a bit dated, but it doesn’t do a very good job. Love Bosch tools though!!
    Thanks!
    @ejinnovations

    • Eric Mann

      *mitre saw doesn’t do well with dust collection, crushes at everything else 😉

  56. Todd O.

    Congrats on the 40k on IG. Haven’t owned a Bosch product yet, but this little jigsaw could be a good start. Thanks for the giveaways.
    -Todd
    @tolson_44

  57. Justin Box

    Definitely need this little monster! @jtb0020

  58. John(@Ohiostatebuckeyefan)

    I’d love to see Bosch’s Reaxx saw in a cabinet table saw model.

  59. Hope to win!!! My ig name is: @velardemoeckel

  60. @velardemoeckel
    Hope to win!

  61. Liran Nirenberg

    I needs! @liran_berg

  62. Andrew Luethge

    I think this would be a great saw for coping Crown. Light, compact and easily stored on the saw stand. I’d love to try it out!!

  63. Keith

    This little jigsaw looks like it would get the job done!

  64. Wicklowcarpenter

    It looks great i have two corded bosch jigsaws but the are not my favorite, I normally go to my cordless dewalt ?
    I would love the chance to try this little guy out ✌

  65. Andrew Luethge

    I forgot to leave my Instagram username. @aluethge

    I think this would be a great jigsaw for
    coping Crown. Light, and easily fits on the saw stand.

  66. Liam

    Would love to add a compact cordless jigsaw to my kit

    IG- @wlfpk

  67. My 1960’s era Black & Decker jig saw isn’t quite cutting it anymore. This would be awesome!
    @joshedquist

  68. Johnny

    Looks sick. Love how compact it is

  69. Dan Wiechman

    This would be great for coping crown for me.

    Instagram name is @wiechmand

  70. Jason B Yeckel

    Thanks for the sweet giveaways! @chainandable

  71. Bolton Electric

    this tool looks and sounds incredible. would love to add some bosch 12V to our lineup

  72. @boltonelectric

    just commented
    @boltonelectric

  73. Aaron Stone

    Aaronston

  74. Rob Thompson

    Thanks for all the testing you do, it has helped me decide which model tools to pick up when needed. cheers.
    Rob (@carpenternotcarpainter)

  75. Aaron Stone

    I am in need of a good jig saw, bosch I’ve heard had the best.
    @aaronston

  76. Todd K

    Would LOVE to get my hands on one of these sweet jigsaws! Already have the 12v rotary tool, grinder, circular saw, light, radio, PS22, PS32, PS42, and jacket!

    I’d like to see a little brushless reciprocating saw from Bosch.

    thewildroamer

  77. Todd K

    Great review toolpig! I’d LOVE to get my mitts on that jigsaw.

    Already fully immersed in Bosch 10.8/12v line. Have the GKS 10.8 V-LI circular saw, GRO 10.8 V-LI rotary tool, GWS 10.8-76 V-EC grinder, FL12 light, PS22, PS32, PS42, radio, and heated jacket.

    As for what is like to see out of Bosch? How about a brushless 12v reciprocating saw!

  78. Toby

    Excellent information and give away! My Instagram name is @lowerfrets. Thanks!

  79. Sam_k_

    Would love to have something small and agile like this Bosch, my corded Milwaukee is big and bulky.

    Great giveaway!

  80. Zach

    Would love to see a bosch drywall router!

    Instagram tag: smith_wood_works

  81. ryan

    Looks good, entered and followed both accounts IG name rydorydorydo

  82. James E @jjdewalt1

    Can’t wait to test this little beast out!
    @jjdewalt1

  83. nick daloia

    Nice giveaway congrats on 40k

  84. nick daloia

    I would like to see a cordless miter saw from bosch

  85. Looks pretty cool to have

  86. Chris kubiak

    Have an older Bosch jigsaw. Works awesome. Would love one of these!

  87. Tungsten Management

    @tungstenmanagementllc

  88. EG Perkins

    This would make much cleaner cut than my black and Decker jig saw!!

  89. Daniel Hunt

    I could use this at work for sure!
    @beachboymotorsports

  90. Frank IG=58chev_delray

    Great 12V jig,

  91. Hhprogressiveconstruction

    I’m in the market for a small jigsaw . Does it run well on a 2.0 battery .

  92. kyle nelson

    Thats a pretty powerful lil barrel saw. Great review, thanks!

    @klnelson66

  93. I’d love to see the Bosch Glide.

    Instagram: @stoneandsonsworkshop

    Thanks for the opportunity

  94. Matt

    I’ve been looked my for a new jigsaw to replace my old dewalt. This looks sweet! IG- buckeyes903

  95. Fernando Hinojosa

    Hey brother , love your pages on Instagram looking forward to the content here. Keep up the great work!

  96. ben

    Nice little tool, would be super handy for all kind of projects. Would be a great headstart as I’m starting out as a builder. Love the bosch tools, great quality. Would like to see a battery powered chop saw from bosch if they don’t yet exist. @ben_rowe16 or @bensbuildingwork

  97. joshua mason IG @wizkid13_

    in it to win it! @wizkid13_
    might as well follow while your there! goodluck to all.

  98. andrikjacobsen

    I would love to have a cordless jigsaw as all I have now is an old corded skil jigsaw

  99. Bryan

    Love it! @babel11

  100. joshua mason IG @wizkid13_

    @wizkid13_
    congrats on 40k!

  101. Robert Rauf

    I was showing my wife these telling her I really need one. One tool I definitely need to replace in my shore for sure. @robrauf

  102. I must have to have this! Our super old jigsaw is on the fritz and this looks amazing.

  103. Pat Feehan

    Looks like a great cordless tool to have in the truck.
    Looking forward to see how the Milwaukee Surge pans out
    @feef14

  104. John

    Hey toolpig,
    Great job on the reviews! Love seeing the direct comparison videos (like your drill comparisons).
    Can’t complain about a give away either. My Instagram name is jizzlewizzle. Keep up the good work!

  105. I would love to see how it compares to Dewalt tools.

  106. John

    Hey toolpig,
    Love the reviews, especially the direct comparison ones (the drill reviews and such).
    And who doesn’t love a giveaway! My Instagram handle is @jizzlewizzle.
    Keep up the good work!

  107. mvbies

    I’m a fan of all things Bosch and would like to see more options in dust collection

  108. Martin B

    Love Bosch tools. I could seriously use this. And more dust collection options would be awesome.

  109. Shane Watters

    @hoagietime
    Id just like to see that great belt sander bosch had with the flat back around again. And maybe a small, sand cat size, version of that same tool.

  110. Matt Cannon

    I’d love to run this thing through the paces! Lord knows my current jigsaw is lacking! I’d love to see a domino type tool from Milwaukee!
    IG @redemptive_woodworx

  111. Alec OBrien

    I saw a while back bosh making the stackable storage containers which I was interested in. However, they never showed up in the stores. The displays were ther, but not the boxes. Not sure why. All the other brands have them. Would just loved to have seen them in person before I try to buy them. I did see them online though so they are available that route.

    Instagram: Lordvadr

  112. Josiah martin

    Would be awesome to have!

  113. Shane Watters

    @hoagietime
    I would like to see the old flat back belt sander again, maybe a cordless belt sander

  114. Stephanie Ballard

    Steph_ballard on Instagram

  115. Jason (wooldridgehomes)

    Looks like an awesome little jig… ?

  116. Jeff

    I’d like to see a new 10″ sliding mitre saw, @smallmade Instagram

  117. Jason (wooldridgehomes - ig)

    It’s like Baby Bigfoot!

  118. Matthew Stuart

    Love Bosch! I’d like to see more of everything!

  119. It’s hard to say what else I’d like to see from Bosch. They are killing it with all the subtle design changes they are making with their tools. I love the new miter saw with arm that hinges to reduce the depth needed for the saw. @jjordanwade

  120. Eric Hanzel

    @eric.hanzel
    This jigsaw would be a great addition to my tool collection. I’d like to see better dust collection options from Bosch. I love my Bosch miter saw table saw, and multi tool. Thanks for making his offer available.

  121. Jarrod Johnson

    Wow… I think I’m choosing Bosch for my 12v lineup after seeing this. Hope I win!

    Instagram :

    double_jn_it

  122. Laura

    Would love to add this to tools. Much needed thanks for the chance!

  123. Laura

    @lakly94 thanks for this opportunity.

  124. Eric

    Bosch makes pretty great everything right now. I haven’t seen a cordless pin nailer or Brad nailer but maybe i just missed it. @ecdwoodworking

  125. Zdesignbuild

    Bosch makes the best jigsaws. Have always used corded but this would sure be useful!
    Thanks for providing such a great resource for us all! – @zdesignbuild

  126. Matthew riddick

    I want to be on that
    @mattriddick

  127. Ryan kasper

    @ryankasper52

  128. Justin Crawford

    Would love to get my hands on one of those! These new saws have so much more power and battery life.

  129. Suzy Settle

    Nice! I’d like to see more options for noise control. (Not for me, but for the neighbors).

    IG Name:
    @suzzyd

  130. Ryan

    New follower! Looking forward to diving into your archives!

    IG – @reddog_carpentry

  131. ruquik

    I love my 12v impact and drill. The magnesium housing on the led light is super robust but the detents and the magnet certainly could be better. I would love to see a battery comparison between the 12v Bosch line. A 1/4″ ratchet would be awesome. I don’t want to buy S-O 14.4..

  132. I want to see the lights from Bosch step up to Milwaukee with USB chargers on tgem

  133. Ryan Lynch

    Great review! Looking forward to seeing this tool in action.

    IG @reddog_carpentry

  134. Russ McRae

    Always love to read what other people think of the tools I’m researching. Keep it up Toolpig. Just bought the Bosch heated jacket and would like to see some battery options, perhaps a flat pack, to lose the bulk and make it easier to wear with a tool belt. Thanks!

    @lonefircarpenty

  135. Cameron Wright

    Love your reviews! You’ve helped me make lots of wise decisions on purchasing tools! My makita arsenal is getting quite large, and I’ve started dabbling into festool as well. Have not had much luck with Bosch tools in the past. I had their drill, impact, and circular saw, all were louder, and weaker than my Dewalt 18v tools. I do love their speaker tho! I wouldn’t mind adding a 12v jigsaw to the mix tho! I have been looking for a good cordless one, since the barrelgrip makita isn’t available here yet.

    Thanks again!

  136. Robb P

    I would love to see a Bosch Reaxx cabinet saw. @buzzkill_illini.

  137. Ryan Kulhanek

    @rckulhanek thanks!

  138. Keld Rudat

    I would like to See a cordless Router from Bosch for trimming edges and other small stuff. IG Name @sjlr2000

  139. James

    love how smooth and his turns is when cutting!

  140. @ejrastetter
    Would love to have this. Congrats on 40k!

  141. Austin knierim

    Instagram handle : dorlivewearspace

    Not sure what’s out there now but I loved my Bosch belt sander

  142. Colin Miller

    I would like to see more tools from that 12v lineup
    Colin__miller

  143. Colin Miller

    I would like to see more from the 12v lineup
    Colin__Miller

  144. Simon N

    That looks serious. @myfolklore

  145. Harold

    That is a sweet looking saw! I’d like to see some 12V tools from Bosch, do they have those?

  146. Todd K

    When is the drawing?

    wildroamer

    #tiacrew

  147. Harold Ibarra

    Can’t remember if I had left a comment, but this is a sweet jigsaw that I’d like to own. It would be nice to see Bosch market a larger array of tools in the local stores. The usual selection for 18v seems smaller than what other brands offer at least at big box.

  148. John

    Are you really giving one away, or just working on generating traffic…

    • Find me on instagram. All giveaways are announced and completed there

    • Jason Wooldridge

      Hey John.. Toolpig is legit. I won the jigsaw… I posted it on my instagram account too.. Wooldridgehomes. I’m gonna do a little review of it too.. Just haven’t had time yet…. ?

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