Bosch JS365 Specifications

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General Power Tool Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
! WARNING and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
power tool. Do not use a power tool while
you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
or dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard
hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off-position before
connecting to power source and / or battery
pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the
switch or energizing power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
Electrical safety
Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric
shock.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before
turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key
left attached to a rotating part of the power tool
may result in personal injury.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges
and refrigerators. There is an increased risk
of electric shock if your body is earthed or
grounded.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected
situations.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in
moving parts.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord
for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power
tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction and collection facilities,
ensure these are connected and properly
used. Use of dust collection can reduce dustrelated hazards.
When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
Power tool use and care
If operating the power tool in damp locations
is unavoidable, use a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of
an GFCI reduce the risk of electric shock.
Do not force the power tool. Use the correct
power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
Personal safety
Do not use the power tool if the switch does
not turn it on and off. Any power tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
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Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc. in accordance with these instructions,
taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfamiliar
with the power tool or these instructions to
operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Service
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts and any other condition that may
affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged,
have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the
safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety Rules for Jigsaws
Hold power tools by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden
wiring or its own cord. Cutting accessory
contacting with a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live"
and could give the operator an electric
shock.
releasing it without pressing the "Lock-ON"
button.
Keep hands away from cutting area. Do
not reach under the material being cut.
The proximity of the blade to your hand is
hidden from your sight.
Keep hands from between the gear
housing and saw blade holder. The
reciprocating blade holder can pinch your
fingers.
Use clamps or another practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or
against your body leaves it unstable and may
lead to loss of control.
Do not use dull or damaged blades. Bent
blade can break easily or cause kickback.
Do not drill, fasten or break into existing
walls or other blind areas where electrical
wiring may exist. If this situation is
unavoidable, disconnect all fuses or circuit
breakers feeding this worksite.
Before starting to cut, turn tool "ON" and
allow the blade to come to full speed.
Tool can chatter or vibrate if blade speed is
too slow at beginning of cut and possibly
kickback.
Never leave the trigger locked "ON".
Before plugging the tool in, check that the
trigger lock is "OFF". Accidental start-ups
could cause injury.
Always wear safety goggles or eye
protection when using this tool. Use a
dust mask or respirator for applications
which generate dust.
Be aware of the location and setting of
the switch "Lock-ON" button. If the switch
is locked "ON" during the use, be ready for
emergency situations to switch it "OFF", by
first pulling the trigger then immediately
Secure material before cutting. Never
hold it in your hand or across legs. Small
or thin material may flex or vibrate with the
blade, causing loss of control.
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Make certain all adjusting screws and the
blade holder are tight before making a
cut. Loose adjusting screws and holders can
cause the tool or blade to slip and loss of
control may result.
When removing the blade from the tool
avoid contact with skin and use proper
protective gloves when grasping the
blade or accessory. Accessories may be
hot after prolonged use.
Additional Safety Warnings
If your tool is equipped with a dust bag,
empty it frequently and after completion of
sawing. Spontaneous combustion, may in
time, result from mixture of oil or water with dust
particles. Be extremely careful of dust disposal,
materials in fine particle form may be explosive.
Do not throw contents on an open fire.
carbon tetrachloride, ammonia, etc. may
damage plastic parts.
GFCI and personal protection devices like
electrician’s rubber gloves and footwear will
further enhance your personal safety.
drilling, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
Risk of injury to user. The power cord must only
be serviced by a Bosch Factory Service Center
or Authorized Bosch Service Station.
Some dust created by power
! WARNING sanding, sawing, grinding,
Do not use AC only rated tools with a DC
power supply. While the tool may appear to
work, the electrical components of the AC
rated tool are likely to fail and create a hazard
to the operator.
• Lead from lead-based paints,
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and
other masonry products, and
• Arsenic and chromium from chemicallytreated lumber.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil
and grease. Slippery hands cannot safely
control the power tool.
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as
those dust masks that are specially designed
to filter out microscopic particles.
Develop a periodic maintenance schedule
for your tool. When cleaning a tool be
careful not to disassemble any portion of
the tool since internal wires may be
misplaced or pinched or safety guard return
springs may be improperly mounted.
Certain cleaning agents such as gasoline,
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Symbols
IMPORTANT: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them
and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the
tool better and safer.
Symbol
Name
Designation/Explanation
V
Volts
Voltage (potential)
Current
A
Amperes
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
kg
Kilograms
Weight
min
Minutes
Time
s
Seconds
Time
Diameter
Size of drill bits, grinding wheels, etc.
n0
No load speed
Rotational speed, at no load
n
Rated speed
Manufacturers rated speed
Revolutions or reciprocation
per minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Off position
Zero speed, zero torque...
Selector settings
Speed, torque or position settings.
Higher number means greater speed
Infinitely variable selector with off
Speed is increasing from 0 setting
Arrow
Action in the direction of arrow
Alternating current
Type or a characteristic of current
Direct current
Type or a characteristic of current
Alternating or direct current
Type or a characteristic of current
Class II construction
Designates Double Insulated
Construction tools.
.../min
0
1, 2, 3, ...
I, II, III,
0
Earthing terminal
Grounding terminal
Warning symbol
Alerts user to warning messages
Li-ion RBRC seal
Designates Li-ion battery recycling
program
Ni-Cad RBRC seal
Designates Ni-Cad battery recycling
program
Read manual symbol
Alerts user to read manual
Wear eye protection symbol
Alerts user to wear eye protection
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Symbols (continued)
IMPORTANT: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them
and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the
tool better and safer.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by Underwriters Laboratories,
to United States and Canadian Standards.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by the Canadian Standards
Association.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by the Canadian Standards
Association, to United States and Canadian Standards.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by the Intertek Testing
Services, to United States and Canadian Standards.
This symbol designates that this tool complies to NOM Mexican Standards.
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Functional Description and Specifications
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any
! WARNING assembly, adjustments or changing accessories. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Jigsaws
FIG. 1
RUBBERIZED GRIP
VARIABLE
SPEED DIAL
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROLLED
TRIGGER SWITCH
"LOCK-ON" BUTTON
HEX WRENCH
AND STORAGE
COMPARTMENT
INTAKE
VENTILATION
OPENINGS
CHIP BLOWER SWITCH
BLADE ORBIT
SELECTOR LEVER
BLADE CHANGE
LEVER
BLADE ROLLER
GUIDE
FINGER
GUARD
CUTTING
GUIDE SLOTS
FOOTPLATE
Model number
JS365
NOTE: For tool specifications refer to the nameplate on your tool.
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Assembly
BLADE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
This jigsaw is equipped with a Bosch tool-less
blade changing system for fast and easy
changes of T-shank blades. (Note: This jigsaw
does not accept U-shank blades.)
If blade is not properly
! WARNING installed, then the blade may
unexpectedly dislodge from jigsaw when tool is
energized.
1. Pull the blade change lever to the point that
the slots on the blade clamp's ring line up with
the slot in the center of the clamp (Fig. 2).
(When inserting the saw blade, the back of the
blade must rest in the groove of the guide roller)
(Fig. 3.)
4. When blade change lever is released, it will
spring back to its closed position.
5. Verify that the blade clamp has also
returned to its closed position (which is the
point where slots were previously).
Note: If the saw blade cannot be inserted into
the plunger, the slots of the blade holder are
not in the correct position.
FIG. 3
FIG. 2
BLADE CHANGE
LEVER
SLOT
SLOT
SLOT
BLADE CLAMP
RING
2. To remove a previously-used blade, simply
pull it out of the blade clamp.
BLADE
CHANGE LEVER
3. Insert the saw blade (teeth in cutting
direction) until it the “T” part of the blade shank
is completely inserted in to the blade clamp.
DUST EXTRACTION
(Not included, available as accessory)
The JA1009 Dust Extraction Kit includes a
dust shroud and an extraction tube for
connecting the jigsaw to a vacuum hose or
vacuum hose adapter.
into the footplate be sure that the plastic post
of the extraction tube engages into the
corresponding hole on the housing (Fig. 4).
For vacuuming, a Bosch Air Sweep vacuum
hose or hose adapter (optional accessory) can
be directly connected to the extraction tube
(Fig. 5).
Note: The dust shroud must be used when the
extraction tube is connected to a vacuum
cleaner system.
For maximum vacuum dust pick up, dust
shroud must be attached.
To use this feature, attach extraction tube to
footplate. When inserting the extraction tube
FIG. 4
BLADE CLAMP
BLADE
1-1/4" OR 1-1/2" VACUUM HOSE
(Not included, available as accessory)
DUST SHROUD
(Not included, available
as accessory)
VAC024
EXTRACTION TUBE
(Not included, available
as accessory)
FIG. 5
PLASTIC
POST
EXTRACTION TUBE
(Not included, available
as accessory)
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VACUUM HOSE
(Not included,
available as
accessory)
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ATTACHING NON-MARRING OVERSHOE
Your tool is equipped with a protective plastic
overshoe that protects finer surfaces.
splinter insert in the blade opening of the
footplate (Fig. 7).
Note: This insert will only work with blades that
have ground sides such as T301CD, T101B,
T101D, and T101DP.
To attach, hook overshoe over front of metal
footplate and snap into place at rear of
footplate (Fig. 6).
Note: When the insert is used with the nonmarring overshoe, the anti-splinter insert has
to be placed in overshoe.
ANTI-SPLINTER INSERT
To minimize splintering of the top surface of
the material being cut, place the JA1008 anti-
FIG. 7
FIG. 6
2
ANTI-SPLINTER
INSERT
1
NON-MARRING
OVERSHOE
FOOTPLATE
Operating Instructions
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROLLED
TRIGGER SWITCH
Your tool is equipped with a variable speed trigger
switch. The tool can be turned "ON" or "OFF" by
squeezing or releasing the trigger. The speed can
be adjusted from the minimum to maximum SPM
as set on the variable speed dial by the pressure
you apply to the trigger. Apply more pressure to
increase the speed and release pressure to
decrease speed (Fig. 1).
PLUNGER SPEED
The jigsaw cutting speed or stroke rate
required depends on the material being cut,
the type of blade being used, and the feed rate
preferred by the operator.
The best speed for a particular application is
largely determined by experience though as a
general rule, slower speeds are for denser
materials and faster speeds for softer materials.
Note that when the jigsaw is used at low speed
settings for an extended length of time, the
motor temperature will rise due to slower
speeds of the internal cooling fan. In such
cases, it is necessary to occasionally run the
tool at full speed for a few minutes to keep the
motor running at high efficiency.
Regardless of the pressure applied on the
trigger, the tool will not operate any faster than
maximum speed setting selected on the
variable speed dial.
"LOCK-ON" BUTTON
The "Lock-ON" button, located in the handle of
your tool allows for continuous operation at
maximum preset SPM without holding the
trigger (Fig. 1).
TO LOCK TRIGGER "ON": squeeze trigger,
depress button and release trigger.
TO UNLOCK THE TRIGGER: squeeze trigger
and release it without depressing the "LockON" button.
VARIABLE SPEED DIAL
Your jigsaw is equipped with a variable speed
dial. The blade stroke rate may be adjusted
during cutting operation by presetting the dial
on or between any one of the six numbers
(Fig. 1).
Setting
1-2
3-4
5-6
Low stroke rate
Medium stroke rate
High stroke rate
If the “Lock-ON” button is
! WARNING continuously being depressed,
the trigger can not be released.
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BLADE ORBIT SELECTOR LEVER
Maximum cutting efficiency can be obtained
by adjusting the blade orbit selector lever to
suit the material being cut.
The following chart will help you determine
which setting to use for your application. This
chart is intended as a guideline only, and test
cuts in scrap material should be performed
first to determine the best setting.
Setting O
Hard materials such as
metals or thin sheet
metals. This setting can
be used with knife
blades,
grit
edge
blades, rasp work and down cutting blades.
FOOTPLATE ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
The footplate may be tilted to allow angle
cuts up to 45° in either direction (Fig. 8).
To adjust footplate, remove dust shroud if
used, loosen the footplate screw and slide
the footplate slightly forward towards the
back of tool, then rotate to desired angle
(Fig. 8).
The detent slots will hold the footplate firmly
at 0°, and there are additional position marks
for 15°, 22.5° 30° and 45° angles.
Intermediate angles may be set with a
protractor (Fig. 8).
After positioning the footplate, securely
tighten the footplate screw (Fig. 8).
FIG. 8
Setting I
BEVEL
SCALE
Soft materials where
cleaner cutting or
delicate scrolling work is
performed.
BEVEL
SCALE
FOOTPLATE
SCREW
Setting II
FOOTPLATE
Medium
density
materials such as
harder woods or particle
board.
2
Setting III
Soft materials such as
wood, plastics, etc. and
when fast cutting is
more important than a
clean cut.
CHIP BLOWER
Your jigsaw is equipped with a two position
chip blower to help keep the cutting line clear
of chips.
By adjusting the chip blower lever the force
of the discharge air may be altered as
follows;
BLOWER SWITCHED ON
For working with wood, plastic
and similar materials that
produce large amounts of
sawdust.
BLOWER SWITCHED OFF
For working with metals and
when cooling agents are used,
or with dust collection
accessory.
1
+/45°
TOOL TIPS
Always be certain that smaller workpieces
are securely fastened to a bench or other
support. Larger panels may be held in place
by clamps on a bench or sawhorses.
To begin a cut, clearly mark the cutting line,
and rest the front of the footplate on the work.
Engage the switch, and move the blade into
the work using only enough forward pressure
to keep the blade cutting steadily. Do not
force, as this will not make the saw cut faster;
let the blade do the work.
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Choose blades carefully, as the ability of the
jigsaw to follow curves, provide smoother
finishes, or faster cutting is directly related to
the type of blade used (See your Bosch
Dealer).
For tight curves it is best to use a narrow or
scroll blade.
When sawing metal or similar materials, shut
off chip blower and apply coolant/lubricant
alongside the cutting line.
PLUNGE CUTTING
Plunge cutting is useful and time-saving in
making rough openings in softer materials. It
is not necessary to drill a hole for an inside or
pocket cut. Draw lines for the opening, hold
the saw firmly, tilt it forward so that the toe of
the saw foot rests on the work, but with the
blade well clear of the work. Start the motor,
and then very gradually lower the blade.
When it touches, continue pressing down on
the toe of the saw foot slowly pivoting the saw
like a hinge until the blade cuts through and
the foot rests flat on the work. Then saw
ahead on the cutting line. We do not
recommend plunge cutting with a scroll blade
(Fig. 9).
To make sharp corners, cut up to the corner,
then back up slightly before rounding the
corner. After the opening is complete, go back
to each corner and cut it from the opposite
direction to square it off. Do not try to plunge
cut into hard materials such as steel.
CIRCLE AND PARALLEL CUTTING GUIDE
(Not included, available as accessory)
This (JA1010) accessory is available at an
extra cost. It is used for fast and accurate
straight and circle cutting (Fig. 10).
PARALLEL CUTTING
1. Insert bar of guide through lock knob clamp,
then through the slots provided in foot, from
either side of foot with the edge guide facing
UP (Fig. 10).
2. Hook lock knob clamp onto edge of
footplate, adjust fence to desired width, and
securely tighten lock knob clamp (Fig. 10).
FIG. 10
LOCK KNOB
CLAMP
EDGE GUIDE UP
PARALLEL CUTTING WITH
OPTIONAL GUIDE RAIL SySTEM
1. Insert bar of guide through lock knob clamp,
then through the slots provided in foot, from
either side of foot with the edge guide facing
DOWN (Fig. 11).
2. Place slot in guide onto guiderail.
3. Hook lock knob clamp onto edge of
footplate, adjust fence to desired width, and
securely tighten lock knob clamp (Fig. 11).
FIG. 11
FIG. 9
GUIDERAIL
SLOT
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EDGE GUIDE
DOWN
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CIRCLE CUTTING
1. Before attaching the guide, draw a circle
and predrill a 3/16” (5 mm) center hole in
workpiece.
2. Drill or plunge cut near the circles edge,
turn saw off and disconnect the plug from
power source.
3. Attach guide to saw with edge guide facing
down as shown (Fig. 12).
4. Remove guide pin from end of guide, push
pin through hole provided in guide, then into
center hole of workpiece.
5. Measure the distance from the selected
hole to the blade to be equal to the circle
radius.
6. Hook lock knob clamp onto edge of
footplate, adjust fence to desired width, and
securely tighten lock knob clamp (Fig. 12).
7. Insert plug into power source, hold the saw
firmly, squeeze trigger and slowly push the
saw forward. To make a hole, cut from inside
the circle; To make wheels or discs, cut from
the outside.
Cutting Tip: Cut slowly so the blade will stay
straight in the cut. Place small wedges in the
cut as shown in Fig. 12, to keep the inner
circle from spreading when near the end of the
cut.
FIG. 12
EDGE GUIDE
DOWN
WEDGE
Maintenance
Service
Preventive maintenance
! WARNING performed by unauthorized
per so n nel may result in misplacing of
internal wires and components which
could cause serious hazard. We
recommend that all tool service be performed
by a Bosch Factory Service Center or Authorized Bosch Service Station.
TOOL LUBRICATION
Your Bosch tool has been properly lubricated
and is ready to use. It is recommended that
tools with gears be regreased with a special
gear lubricant at every brush change.
CARBON BRUSHES
The brushes and commutator in your tool
have been engineered for many hours of
dependable service. To maintain peak
efficiency of the motor, we recommend every
two to six months the brushes be examined.
Only genuine Bosch replacement brushes
specially designed for your tool should be
used.
BEARINGS
Bearings which become noisy (due to heavy
load or very abrasive material cutting) should
be replaced at once to avoid overheating or
motor failure.
Cleaning
To avoid accidents always
! WARNING dis connect the tool from
the power supply before cleaning or
performing any maintenance. The tool may
be cleaned most effectively with compressed
dry air. Always wear safety goggles when
cleaning tools with compressed air.
Ventilation openings and switch levers must
be kept clean and free of foreign matter. Do
not at tempt to clean by inserting pointed
objects through openings.
Certain cleaning agents
! CAUTION and sol vents damage
plastic parts. Some of these are: gasoline,
carbon tetrachlo ride, chlo rinated cleaning
solvents, ammonia and household detergents
that contain ammonia.
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Extension Cords
If an extension cord is
RECOMMENDED SIZES OF EXTENSION CORDS
120 VOLT ALTERNATING CURRENT TOOLS
! WARNING necessary, a cord with
adequate size conductors that is capable
of carrying the current necessary for your
tool must be used. This will prevent
excessive voltage drop, loss of power or
overheating. Grounded tools must use 3-wire
extension cords that have 3-prong plugs and
receptacles.
NOTE: The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
Tool’s
Ampere
Rating
3-6
6-8
8-10
10-12
12-16
Cord Size in A.W.G.
Wire Sizes in mm2
Cord Length in Feet
Cord Length in Meters
25
50
100 150
18
18
18
16
14
16
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
14
—
14
12
12
12
—
15
30
60
120
0.75
0.75
0.75
1.0
—
0.75
1.0
1.0
2.5
—
1.5
2.5
2.5
4.0
—
2.5
4.0
4.0
—
—
Accessories
* Non-marring overshoe
** Circle and parallel cutting guide
* Anti splinter insert
** Jigsaw guiderail system
* T-shank jigsaw blade
** Carrying case
** Dust extraction kit, includes dust shroud,
extraction tube, and vacuum hose
adapter.
** Other T-shank jigsaw blades
** Vacuum hoses
(*= standard equipment)
(**= optional accessories)
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