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Blog entry by Al posted 02-04-2009 01:49 AM 1661 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi again. I’m in need of a good jig saw. As a newcomer to this, I seem to get the saws that just don’t give me a cut that is true, (uneven sloppy type cuts…or maybe it’s just me).......anyway, any recomendations. I don’t want a B&D but I don’t want to break the bank. Looking for some thoughts. Thanks

-- Al Meriden, Connecticut



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Gary

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 01:53 AM

Bosch

even if you do panic!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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pickles

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 01:54 AM

I love my Bosch!

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Woodchuck1957

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 01:59 AM

Bosch 1591 or 1590 with Bosch blades.

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sIKE

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 01:59 AM

Bosch, the higher end models cut the best (other than festool but I don’t even want to go there)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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davidroberts

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 02:19 AM

Bosch 6.4 amp barrel grip. I forgot the model number. Buy one reconditioned at CPO. You won’t be sorry. Buy their “clean edge” blades for best results.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Woodchuck1957

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 02:24 AM

1591 is the barrel grip, and 1590 is the top handle I believe, the barrel grip is the one I have.

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sIKE

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 02:30 AM

I have the 1591 with the Barrel Grip, it is awesome. I use the Festool blades with them and it cuts so smooth it is not even funny.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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FredG

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#8 posted 02-04-2009 02:43 AM

In the States this is the 1591 EVSK.

-- Fred

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 02-04-2009 02:47 AM

Bosch or freud…...........Both great jigsaws

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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kolwdwrkr

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#10 posted 02-04-2009 02:50 AM

Bosch seems to be the word of the day so BOSCH it is!! I started with a ridgid. It works alright but I lost the little insert thingy that helps keep the blade straight. So my brother bought a bosch and it worked great. Then he bought the barrel grip and I took the hand-me-down. Still in use to this day.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mrtrim

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#11 posted 02-04-2009 03:33 AM

bosch barrel handle ! thats my pref. i might add that it dosent matter how good the saw , if its not opereated properly you will still get a bad cut . so ill offer a tip . do not push the saw into the cut , just a bit of pressure to keep it going in the right direction . if you push it , it will overheat the blade and get you a bad cut you mostly need to worry about steering it and let the saw work at its own pace . the pace will be different with diff. woods . if you should buy the bosch read the manual it has setting for how you want it to cut . hope it works out for you

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Brian024

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#12 posted 02-04-2009 03:51 AM

Do not buy the Skill.

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Jimthecarver

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#13 posted 02-04-2009 04:04 AM

The Bosch’s have it!
Thats what I have and its been working great for years.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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mmax

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#14 posted 02-04-2009 04:29 AM

Bosch

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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MedicKen

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#15 posted 02-04-2009 05:03 AM

Bosch

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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