|Review by CharlesA||posted 08-15-2014 01:52 AM||3408 views||1 time favorited||29 comments|
For years I had a Skil jigsaw, a hack tool if there ever was one. I got in the habit of always cutting well outside the line and then sanding down to the line because of the roughness of the cut, no matter the blade or cutting mode on that machine.
I found this Bosch on the CPO website for about $95 18 months ago. The first thing I noticed was how big and hefty it was compared to the Skil I think that helps stabilize it on cuts.
I’ve mainly used it for rough work. Yesterday I needed to put a slight curve on the two side ends of a long board. After drawing the line, I stayed well outside it to sand up to the line afterward. I was stunned, stunned to see the surface of the cut when I had finished—almost had a planed finish. This was a small cut, so I had a little line where I entered the cut, but after seeing the surface, I realized I could cut closer to the line.
If there are better jig saws out there, I’d love to see how they’re better. I’m sold.
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson