Hey guys. While reviewing a new Starrett tool promotion at work, I noticed a new jigsaw blade. Knowing that Starrett sells jigsaw, bandsaw, and hole saw blades, I was interested. So I went to their website, and found them. It seems they are neutral in the center, have teeth going down on the down stroke, and teeth directed up on the up stroke. I thought this was ingenious, and wished I had invented it!! I can’t speak for other woodworkers, but I seldom use my jigsaw on furniture due to the blade chipping out the wood on the bottom. I think this is a viable solution, and may very well resurrect the jigsaw!! See for yourself!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX