Bosch PST 700 E Compact Jigsaw UK Review
The Bosch PST 700 E is currently the best selling jigsaw in the UK. If you want to own a high quality saw like this, and are prepared to pay around £40, then you will not be disappointed. There are hundreds of reviews on this saw, and buyers have rated their purchase, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
For tools of this nature, it really does not get any better than that. There are many people who like this Bosch brand. The reason is that they do make very good tools. Those include both power tools and gardening tools.
Please note that this is a corded jigsaw. As such it is one that you will need to plug into a main's socket, for it to get its power. If you are interested in a cordless jigsaw, then check out our cordless jigsaw reviews, by clicking here.
Bosch PST 700 E Summary Review
The RRP for this jigsaw is £49.99, but you should be able to pick this one up for closer to £40 online. We know that buyers rate this one highly with 4.7 out of 5 stars. That, in our opinion makes this one affordable, and we also know that the ratings are very good indeed.
The 700 E has a 500 watt powerful motor, that can cut up to 70 mm in depth (2.75") The blade is very effective, and can be changed in seconds, without needing to use any tools. An air blast keeps the cutting line clear. The grip is good and it has a very low vibration.
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 700 E Jigsaw?
Having a jigsaw around the home and garden is simply just a very good idea. Anyone who likes to work on home projects, home repairs, home renovations, crafts and hobbies, will benefit from owning this 700 E model.
If you need to make either straight or curved cuts, in wood, plastic or even light metal, then this is also a good choice for them.
To summarise, we believe that if you plan do do some cutting for small to medium size projects, will find this jigsaw the ideal solution.
Key Specifications of the Bosch PST 700 E Jigsaw
- This is an electrical corded jigsaw
- Has a powerful 500 watt motor
- It measures 29 x 33.5 x 10 cm and weighs 1.1 Kg - lightweight and compact
- Blade changes are fast thanks to the Bosch SDS system for easy blade changes - you simply click into place
- This jigsaw comes with one T 144 D blade suitable for cutting wood, a hard plastic carrying case and an instruction manual - this jigsaw uses t-shank blades
- Has an adjustable foot plate, that can be angled up to 45 degrees
- Has what is termed a soft grip handle, which helps reduce the typical vibration, that you get from a jigsaw when cutting
- Has a speed control trigger that allows what is called soft starting, an ideal way to start making a cut
- Stroke rate from 500-3,000 RPM
- You can attach a vacuum cleaner to this to collect dust
- Also has a blower function to keep the cutting line clear when sawing
- There is also a cable guide, and a hook where you can hang up your jigsaw, when not in use.
Video Review of the Bosch PST 700 E Jigsaw
We searched around on YouTube to try and find the most helpful video on this one. We found this one and we think it is the best of the bunch.
The Things Buyers Like
Quality of Cut - the buyers stated that they found the cut to be straight with no bevels, and that it cut through the wood easily
Compact and Light - Many buyers commented that unlike many other jigsaws, this was a nice size and a nice weight. It had tons of power and yet it felt easy in the hand with very little vibration in the hand or arm.
Affordable- There are many very good jigsaws on the market. Mainly they are for professional use, but they costs a fortune. Many buyers commented on the fact, that this one felt professional, but at a fraction of the price.
Things Buyers Didn't Like
There were no major complaints about this saw. Of those that we did find one or two buyers had problems changing the blade. A couple of buyers said that this jigsaw wandered off line when cutting. It is worth noting only 2% of buyers gave this jigsaw a bad review. You can see more details of that below.
How Buyers Rate the Bosch PST 700 E Jigsaw
I have summarised just below, how buyers actually rate this Bosch 700 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 77 out of 100 buyers gave this jigsaw the full 5 star treatment. 95% rated it 4 stars or higher. The number of 1 star ratings was very low at only 2%
Buyers recommend using T308BF blades for cutting plywood and getting a smooth cut.
Summary & Verdict on the Bosch PST 700 E Compact Jigsaw
We have no hesitation in recommending this 700 E jigsaw. If you need something of this nature to do some work around the home or garden, then this will get that done.
We have rated this one at 95% in terms for value for money. We would not do that if we were not confident, in just how good and reliable this jigsaw is.
However, if this is not the jigsaw for you, then why not check out our top 10 jigsaws by clicking here.
We would offer a few words of advice. Please do not be tempted into buying cheap jigsaw blades. If you own a saw of this quality, then please use the approved blades. They are of course slightly more expensive, but the difference in cutting is amazing.