Bosch recently introduced the model
B4050 Sabre Plus In-Line Jigsaw — a
streamlined cutter that can fit in
spaces too tight for conventional reciprocating
saws. This new jigsaw can
reach into a wall cavity, narrow plumbing
chase, or small cabinet to cut free a
piece of blocking, BX cable, or pipe.
It's lightweight (only 3.2 pounds), and
has a large paddle switch that affords
good control with one hand, even at
an arm's length.
While this saw is configured like a
recip saw, it's sold expressly as a "jigsaw"
primarily because it accepts any
Bosch-shank jigsaw blade, rather than
the larger recip-saw blades. I was curious
how this hybrid tool compares with
larger recip saws and with its