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Forum topic by Gregn posted 05-31-2010 12:18 AM 1321 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2010 12:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig saw

Well what can I say, I played the Tool Lotto again. Went to one of our local stores here, which is one of our Saturday morning rituals after having breakfast. They were having a Memorial Day weekend sale so my buddy and I checked it out. I will admit that I have been good about staying away from off brand sales regarding tools. But got bit by the impulse bug once again. While there I spotted that they had 12/2 electrical wire on sale so I bought 300’ for $75.00 I felt was a bargain for our area. I need the wire to do the wiring in my new shop. Well right next to the wire were some power tools on sale as well. This was when I got bit by the bug. There was a Jig Saw on sale. I have 2 cheap ones already, so I wasn’t really looking to buy a new one at this time as I’ve been wanting to get a Bosch barrel handle. Anyway I saw this jig saw and decided to check it out. Compared to the cheap ones I already owned this one seemed to be better built. Well for the price I couldn’t walk away from it so for $15.00 I bought it. Man this thing is loaded with bells and whistles. I tried it out on a piece of scrap and was surprised how well everything works at least for now. I normally don’t include links in a post but to give you a look at what I bought I’m posting the link for those who dare to check it out. I was surprised that the laser light was inline with the blade and cut line. All the features work good so maybe I got lucky this time, but only time will tell if I got a good deal or got burned again. What more can a tool junkie say.

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

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 12:57 AM

Looks a like a nice jigsaw.
There miter saw looks decent as well. They all have a sleek look to them.

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 01:01 AM

So far so good it’s not over till it’s over lets hope it last a long time

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 01:51 AM

It does have a good feel to it compared to the Black and Decker I have thats older than the hills, and it seems like its built better than my Craftsman which I have to replace the blade holder on. This is the first time I’m using the T style blades and it seems to hold the blade in place better than the other ones I have.
Your right a1jim time will be the judge on how good of a deal it is.

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 01:06 PM

For the price, it’s a “no brainer”...

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 02:30 PM

I’d try one for that kind of money for sure.

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#6 posted 06-03-2010 08:38 AM

Kinda like the guy that fell off a building. All the way down he kept saying, So far, So good. When you get to the bottom there will be either a trash can or a safety net. lol

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