Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE is a powerful and versatile tool that can cut through wood, metal, plastic and other materials. It has a variable speed control, a pendulum action, a dust extraction port and a tool-free blade change system. In this article, we will show you how to use Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE safely and effectively.
Step 1: Read the User Manual
Before using Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE, you should read the user manual carefully and follow the instructions and warnings. You can find the user manual online by entering the part number of your tool (located on the nameplate) on the Bosch Professional website[^1^]. You can also download and print out the user manual from Google Drive[^2^]. The user manual contains important information about the features, specifications, operation and maintenance of your tool.
Step 2: Prepare the Workpiece and the Work Area
Before cutting with Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE, you should prepare the workpiece and the work area. You should secure the workpiece with clamps or a vice to prevent it from moving or slipping. You should also mark the cutting line on the workpiece with a pencil or a chalk. You should clear the work area of any obstacles, flammable materials or liquids. You should wear protective clothing, gloves, eye protection and ear protection when working with Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE.
Step 3: Choose and Install the Blade
Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE can use different types of blades depending on the material and the thickness of the workpiece. You should choose the blade that is suitable for your cutting task. You can refer to the user manual for more information about the blade selection. To install the blade, you should unplug the tool from the power source and press the blade release lever on the front of the tool. Then you should insert the blade into the blade holder until it clicks into place. You should make sure that the blade is securely locked and aligned with the base plate.
Step 4: Adjust the Speed and the Pendulum Action
Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE has a variable speed control dial on the back of the tool that allows you to adjust the speed of the blade from 500 to 3100 strokes per minute. You should choose a lower speed for softer materials and a higher speed for harder materials. You should also adjust the pendulum action lever on the side of the tool according to your cutting task. The pendulum action makes the blade move forward and backward as well as up and down, resulting in faster and smoother cuts. You can choose from four settings: 0 for straight cuts, I for fine cuts, II for medium cuts and III for coarse cuts.
Step 5: Connect to Power Source and Dust Extraction
Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE has a 4-meter long power cord that allows you to connect it to any standard power outlet. You should make sure that the power cord is not damaged or tangled before plugging it in. You should also connect Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE to a dust extraction device if you want to reduce dust and debris in your work area. You can use either a vacuum cleaner or a dust bag that fits into the dust extraction port on the rear of the tool.
Step 6: Start Cutting
To start cutting with Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE, you should hold the tool firmly with both hands and press
the trigger switch on the handle. You should guide Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE along
the cutting line without applying too much pressure or force. You should let
the blade do
the work and follow
the contour of
the workpiece. You should release
the trigger switch when
the cut or when
you need to stop
Step 7: Clean and Store Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE
After using Bosch Jigsaw GST 60 PBE, you should clean it with a soft cloth or a brush and remove any dust or debris from