Cordless jigsaw recommendation - Dewalt or Bosch

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Hi,

Looking at installing LVT floor in the next month or two and planning to lay 9.5mm plywood flooring first.
I have multitool and circular saw but now looking to getting a jigsaw. Was not planning on spending too much but have been recommended a pendulum one. I currently have batteries tools for both Bosch blue and Dewalt so can go for either.

DeWalt DCS331N-XJ 18V XR Cordless Jigsaw £109
https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcs331n-18v-li-ion-xr-cordless-jigsaw-bare/63581

BOSCH GST 18V-LI 18V LI-ION COOLPACK CORDLESS JIGSAW - BARE £129
https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gst-18v-li-18v-li-ion-coolpack-cordless-jigsaw-bare/2631f

Which should I go for, open for other suggestions too.

Thanks
 
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Having owned both brands, I'd say of the two go for the Bosch. Every DeWalt tool I've ever owned has fallen to bits very quickly, Bosch just keeps going.
 
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Both sh1t. I have had both brands and they are rubbish. Trying Makita now mainly for price. Need to buy 5 or 8 amp batteries though the 3 amp that they come with don't last long between recharges. I suppose Milwaukee will be next but I have read bad reports about them.
 
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Both sh1t. I have had both brands and they are rubbish. Trying Makita now mainly for price. Need to buy 5 or 8 amp batteries though the 3 amp that they come with don't last long between recharges. I suppose Milwaukee will be next but I have read bad reports about them.
I've just started moving to Milwaukee from Bosch, very impressed so far. OP asked for DeWalt vs Bosch though, I doubt they want to add a third manufacturer to their collection!
 
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Hi thanks for your replies. And yeah rather not have a third set of batteries to use.

and it won’t get used massively, laying plywood floors as the main project and after that maybe just a few times a year for odd jobs.

I was originally going to buy a £30 one :cautious::LOL:
 
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i have had the dewalt one linked to , as a DIYer, and it works well, on 3Ah Batts, used quite a lot for various projects, also used with a 5aH batt Metal Cutting, various sheet on Marine ply 12/18mm & 9/12/18mm MDF and various other stock timber
Still going OK after 2 years
Son-in-law has the body grip version https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-d...rushless-cordless-body-grip-jigsaw-bare/211hg a lot nore expensive, but the control was very good, If i had to buy again I would go for the Body grip version
 
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You can pick up secondhand units cheap on social media.
 
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