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#1 posted 01-02-2012 08:44 PM

The need to use a jig saw in my woodworking has never been a priority, but yet enough of a priority to have one in the shop for those moments when its the only tool to use.

I had 2 old Black and Deckers with the olive green body and orange short cords for rough cuts as they didn’t cut very precise. I used them till they burnt out. Then the kids bought a very cheap off brand that lasted all of 5 mins. I then inherited a Craftsman that worked fairly well, till it fell apart and wasn’t worth repairing.

The one I have now is an off brand called Apprentice Tool. I bought it at a close out sale/tool lottery for $15. It has the adjustable orbit cut feature, Laser/Light I find the light useful, and it has the T shank style blades. Surprisingly it has turned out to be one of those times where I won the tool lottery for a change. So far it has been a pleasure to use and cuts quite precise and smooth. Who knows this might be the jig saw that finds its way into my woodworking more. At least it gets used more than the biscuit jointer ever will.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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