Bosch Expands Footprint in the Jig Saw Category with JS120 12V Offering

Bosch Expands Footprint in the Jig Saw Category with JS120 12V Offering 

High-performance barrel-grip jig saw combines power and precision with a compact, ergonomic design 

Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 3, 2015 – Bosch introduces the next generation in jig saw cutting with the new JS120. With its ergonomic, well-balanced barrel-grip design, the JS120 jig saw is now the most compact, lightest professional cordless jig saw on the market. Part of the Bosch 12V Max system, the tool is ideal for trim carpenters, remodelers, cabinet and countertop installers, plumbers, electricians and HVAC professionals who need to make quick cuts in wood, metal or plastics.

“Pros want comfortable, well-designed tools that deliver results,” said Jim Stevens, product manager, fine woodworking, BOSCH POWER TOOLS. “We feel we’ve met that requirement with the new JS120 through its advantages of advanced ergonomics, such as a shorter distance from hand to cutting line.”    

The JS120 is engineered with a barrel grip for easier handling, especially when used for bottom-up cuts. The tool’s orbital action allows professionals to make more precise, aggressive cuts in both straight- and curve-cutting applications. The JS120 also provides a faster cutting speed and greater cutting capacity versus its closest competitor. To increase the tool’s longevity, Bosch equipped it with its industry-leading Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) and Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) technology to prevent motor overload and battery overheating.1

Additional features include a toolless, multi-directional blade clamp that offers quick and easy adjustments, as well as an LED light that lights the cutting surface for improved visibility.

Weighing a best-in-class 3.3 pounds with the 2.0 Ah battery equipped, the JS120 provides a compact solution for easy handling and fatigue-free work in tight spaces, overhead applications or repetitive cuts. A plastic overshoe and auto-stop brake help protect the contact surface and the material at end of cut.

1Bosch internal testing, 2014

When paired with the optimum Bosch T-shank jig saw blade, users will make faster and more precise cuts in multiple materials such as wood, metal and plastic. For larger wood cutting jobs, the JS120 can cut material up to 70mm thick. A 3/4" stroke makes for easier metal cutting in a variety of applications.

To learn more about the Bosch JS120 Jig Saw or to find a local dealer, call 877-BOSCH-99 or visit Check out for construction tips and videos.

BOSCH JS120 12V Barrel-Grip Jig Saw




Battery Type

Cutting Depth




Stroke Length


Bosch JS120 12V Barrel-Grip Jig Saw


Compatible with all Bosch 12V batteries

2-3/4” (70mm) in wood





Best in class

3.3 lbs. (with 2.0 Ah battery)


Best in class



US: $129




About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. 

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at, and

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures.  Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 

For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit




For further information: Steve Wilcox, BOSCH POWER TOOLS, 224.232.2417,