Bosch PST 18 LI Cordless Lithium-Ion Jigsaw Review
For lovers of the Bosch brand, this cordless jigsaw purchase will be a no brainer. Like many tools that come from Bosch, this is another top drawer product. It is powered by a very powerful 18 volt battery pack, and that is also a high quality Lithium-Ion battery pack.
Like many of the better brands of cordless jigsaws, this Bosch model gets very high ratings from buyers. This one has achieved an average buyer satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Priced at around £126, this is in the mid price range for this type of cordless jigsaw. there is no questioning its quality, though the price is pushing most buyer's budgets.
There have been plenty of buyers for this jigsaw. That is always a good sign and all Bosch jigsaws sell really well.
Who Should Buy the Bosch PST 18 LI?
Bosch have aimed this model at those who like the freedom of using a cordless tool. With no trailing leads to worry about, they are safer. They are also portable so you are not restricted to needing a power supply to get your work done.
Anyone who plans on using a jigsaw for small to medium size projects, will find this is the ideal solution. They state clearly that this is a good tool for roofers, those who like gardening projects like building fences, gates and decking.
Key Specifications of the Bosch PST 18 LI
- This is a powerful jigsaw, and suitable for the tougher tasks such as cutting sheet metal, or doing outdoor decking for the garden
- It weighs 3.7 Kg, so solid enough to be robust and durable, and yet light enough to avoid user fatigue
- Works of a powerful 18 volt Li-Ion battery
- Comes with a 2-year guarantee, which can be upgraded to 3 years simply by registering online
- This jigsaw comes with one battery pack, a 1.5 hour charger, one blade and a hard plastic carrying case
- Has an integrated LED work light and also a dust blowing function
The Things Buyers Like
Power - Some people still believe that cordless tools are not as powerful as their corded counterparts. This model is more powerful than many of the corded versions, and the Li-Ion battery also holds its charge for much longer, than the old batteries.
Portability - the buyers loved the freedom of using this cordless jigsaw. They were not worried about accidentally cutting through a power lead.
Plastic Guide - The Bosch has a clear plastic guide on the bottom for protection. It is however easy to see through so as you can easily see your cutting marks.
Charge and Battery Life - It takes 1.5 hours to charge, and the battery lasts for ages.
Things Buyers Didn't Like
There were no major complaints about this saw. A few thought it was a little too expensive. Two people said that removing the blades was difficult.
How Buyers Rate the Bosch PST 18 LI Cordless Jigsaw
I have summarised just below, how buyers actually rate this Bosch jigsaw. Buyers rate their purchase using a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest score and 1 being the lowest score. I have summarised these by percentage just below.
As you can see from this 83 out of 100 buyers gave this jigsaw the full 5 star treatment. 94% rated it 4 stars or higher. The number of 1 star ratings was very low at only 4%
Buyers recommend using T308BF blades for cutting plywood and getting a smooth cut.
Already Own a Bosch Battery?
If you already own an 18 volt Bosch battery, then this tool is available as a tool only option. This has a price of around £77. You can read about that by clicking here. If this is not the jigsaw for you, then why not check out our top 10 jigsaws by clicking here.
Alternatively, if you prefer you can check out our top 5 list of cordless jigsaws by clicking here.