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Fantastic, except for 1 (potentially fatal) flaw

Fantastic, except for 1 (potentially fatal) flaw

11-23-2016 05:22 PM by stevet47 | 5 comments »

I am generally not a fan of Ryobi tools, although I think my option may be tainted based on their older tools, the newer green ones are slowly winning me over. I have owned this for about a year now, so I feel I have plenty of time with it to offer up a fair review…Maybe i’m a little out-of-date, but I have never used a jigsaw with variable speed that wasn’t just “pull the trigger less” and I’ve never used an orbital jigsaw, let alone one where the orbit wa...

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A Saw For a Lifetime, Even for Proffessionals

A Saw For a Lifetime, Even for Proffessionals

02-09-2016 09:57 PM by Kelly | 6 comments »

For reference, this is my third Bosch saber saw. I bought my first one over twenty years ago. Before it, I bought “high end” B &D’s and others touted as professional quality. They all died within six months of heavy use. In contrast, I sold my first Bosch to my brother seven years after I bought it, when I upgraded [to the first model not requiring a screw driver for blade changes]. My first Bosch was a barrel and was bought by mistake. I had never used one before. A ...

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Top notch

Top notch

10-26-2015 12:53 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 4 comments »

For years I had been getting away with my Black and Decker Jig Saw, and honestly I hated it. Then I saw a You tube video of a guy demonstrating an orbital jigsaw. So I finally broke out my wallet and bought a new Jigsaw, I was looking at several different models and decided on the Porter cable, The price was with in my range, I have and older Porta Cable Jig saw (when I say older, I mean it is older than me and still works great, except I can’t find that style of blades so I use her ver...

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This is a serious jigsaw!

This is a serious jigsaw!

05-14-2015 12:42 AM by Shadowrider | 16 comments »

I just purchaced this saw from Amazon on my Prime membership because my wife wanted some arts and craft projects cut out. They were about 16” x 20” and are going to be painted to look like a Mason Jar. I used 5mm birch ply. I was able to cut two at a time and the saw didn’t even know it was cutting anything. However a 10mm thickness in a pretty tight inside radius was a little too much for the Bosch 20 tooth Xtra-clean blade. I turned it a nice blue oxide color. Oops. ...

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Well, s**t in my hat, an Aldi jigsaw (No, really)

Well, s**t in my hat, an Aldi jigsaw (No, really)

11-26-2014 07:36 AM by ajw1978 | 11 comments »

OK, fellow jocks, I know you’re snickering: “this newbie bought a power tool at Aldi.” And yes, I probably would have laughed at it too but damn if it isn’t a decent saw. The background: Needed to cut some circles out of plywood. Was going to use points at Sears, but missed the sale on the C3 by a day. Figured I’d just grab something cheap at HFT until I could get what I really wanted. The woman made me stop at Aldi on the way to grab some dinner stuff and ...

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Great value for money

Great value for money

10-16-2014 02:47 PM by edwood1975 | 5 comments »

I needed a new jigsaw and since most of my tools are from Ryobi I decided to give this jigsaw a go, and to be honest its probably the best $40 I have spent on a tool, extremely fast and accurate and love the following features: 4 Position orbital actionVery powerful motorThere is a LED light that illuminates the blade entry point into the wood (extremely handy)No key needed for blade attachment

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Can't believe how smoothly this jigsaw cuts

Can't believe how smoothly this jigsaw cuts

08-15-2014 01:52 AM by CharlesA | 33 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 ...

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HELP¡

HELP¡

10-02-2013 11:31 PM by mauricio cruz | 2 comments »

HOLA AMIGOS SOY DE CHILE Y QUIERO QUE ME AYUDEN QUIERO COMPRAR IMPORTAR DE U.S.A. A CHILE UNA SCROLLSAW Y QUIERO LA MEJOR HASTA $1000 ESTOY ENTRE EXCALIBUR Y HEGNER NO CONOSCO OTRAS ACA EN CHILE NO HAY MAQUINAS DE BUENA CALIDAD .ACEPTO SUS CONSEJOS Y SUJERENCIAS AYUDENME DESDE YA MUCHAS GRACIAS SALUDOS CORDIALESMAURICIO CRUZ A.

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Probably the best $40 I've spent on a tool

Probably the best $40 I've spent on a tool

08-19-2013 07:47 PM by Jofa | 22 comments »

Hey fellow LJ’s, I found myself in need of a new jigsaw as the old Skil I had been using was just impossible to dial in to make a perfect 90º cut. No matter what I tried, I there would always be an angle on the inside of the cut piece and the metal blade guide started to rust, marking up my stock. I did a little research on some low priced saws (I go low price with pretty much everything) and ended up with the Ryobi JS481L 4.8 amp VS jigsaw. Overall:Very powerful, excellent cu...

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Older Jigsaw

Older Jigsaw

06-21-2012 03:59 AM by Bob Kollman | 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. ...

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