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help choosing a new jig saw

by whitebeast88
posted 644 days ago

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#2 posted 644 days ago

I like my dewalt and have had no issues with it. It has a no screw way of attaching the blade and comes with a case. Tomorrow is black friday so maybe you could score one for close to a hundred bucks. Steal the adds from your wife and take a look. Set your alarm for 3 am and fight the crazies to save some money!

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#3 posted 644 days ago

I like my Hilti for 100.00 off of Craigslist.

I might suggest you get a jig saw with bearings on the back
of the blade so it tracks properly.

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#5 posted 644 days ago

Have you considered a scroll saw?

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#6 posted 644 days ago

thanks everyone for the help.i’m gonna still the sale papers from the boss and look.i’ve never owned a bosch tool but have always heard they where quality.i looked at reviews on dewalts at the big box stores,most where 3&4 star but on amazon there 4&5 star.i appreciate the help and happy thanksgiving!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 644 days ago

I have used a Bosch. It was the barrell model ( I think that is what they called it). It has no handle and you hold the motor by the barrel andI must admit I didn’t care for it. Probably just me but that is the one I had to please. fortunately I didn’t won it. I went in on Black Fri a couple of years back and ACE had this Dewalt on for $60. It has the roller buides for the blade, quick release for the blade (no tools req to replace the blade) it has a handle on the top like I wanted, I had adjustable feed rates and a carrying bag. I like it then and still like it today. Good luck in you shopping. BTW I had one of those big Craftsman saws and never cared for it either. It still sits there and hasn’t gotten any better. Maybe I can find someone I don’t like that will take it off my hands. LOL I might give that to my brother-in-law…....ha ha ha ha ha

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#8 posted 644 days ago

I have the same Bosch as Jim, and I love it. It does NOT have the barrel handle which was more expensive and I wasn’t keen on how the barrel handle balanced in my hand anyway.

My previous jigsaw was a cordless Canadian Tire special and I haaaaated it. I don’t think you’ll regret the Bosch.


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#9 posted 644 days ago

The same Bosch has worked great for me. Get the Bosch blades also.

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#10 posted 644 days ago

Whatever jigsaw you get make sure the base plate stays locked in place. I have a Ryobi saw whose base plate will not stay straight no tight the locking lever is. Drives me nuts and it would drive you nuts too.

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#11 posted 643 days ago

i braved the big box store today after work a bought me a bosch js260.also picked up a set of bosch blades so hopefully tomorrow i’ll get to put it to work.thanks for all the help.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 642 days ago

Bosch 584vs barrel grip..bought it from the tool crib…before amazon did the buy perfect..came with a steel case..


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#13 posted 641 days ago

I have the Bosch barrel type and love it. It probably has more torque than the regular body style and I feel like I have more control as I’m holding on to the unit closer to where the cutting is taking place. I have even cut 1/8 inch angle iron with mine using the Progressor metal blades. I also have a Bosch belt sander – as my tools need replacement I’m starting to look to Bosch and Makita first.

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#14 posted 641 days ago

i put my to work this weekend and am really impressed with it so far.i’m glad willardz mentioned to get there blades also cause they seem to cut well and last.i think i’m gonna look at bosch in the future for tool replacements and new purchases also.thanks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 641 days ago

Glad you’re enjoying your Bosch. I have a Bosch drill, impact driver and TS. No regrets with any of those purchases. The market here is a bit more limited than in the US, but the two brands I seem to be acquiring are Bosch and Ridgid.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#16 posted 640 days ago


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