|Review by Bob Kollman||posted 06-21-2012 03:59 AM||3384 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
I bought this jigsaw about 3 months ago. The model is no longer available new, but after visiting 5 stores I was able to find this older model on display. I wanted the 1590evsk, because there have been so many reviews done on this model I knew it would meet my needs. As you see in the picture I bought a couple blades to go with the saw. This guy on e=bay puts up 89 blades a week on e=bay auction and I bought all these blades for 65 bucks. I even got a blade for cutting leather and rubber.
I used the saw to cut a few of my patterns for my outdoor chairs, I have played with it a little, but have not done any serious work with it yet. In the future I plan on using the saw for some pattern making, and with some experimentation I’ve found that you can make a helluva plunge cut Thur solid stock for circle cutting and the like. I bought the big variety of blades so I would have the ability to cut plastic, steel, and other materials when the rare occasion arises. I have plunged Thur solid 5/4 hard maple, cut a fairly strait line Thur 1/4 steel plate, and have scrolled some nice looking curves. This saw is great for the odd jobs that you’ll run into in the shop. The blade guide cuts true and strait Thur thick hard wood, dust blower OK, blade change with the quick release is quick. I would also say this is the perfect alternative for the new wood worker who can’t afford a band saw.
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.