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.
As always, thank you for your support and feedback.