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03-10-2011 11:51 PM

I’m looking for a new jigsaw and don’t want to spend more then $150. I was looking at the Bosch 1587AVSP and the Dewalt DW331K. Which would you get?


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#1 posted 03-11-2011 12:14 AM

Stay away from the 1587 – you’ll be disappointed as I was. I would look for a Bosch 1590/1 EVSK (depending if you prefer D handle or barrel-grip). These were recently discontinued but still can be found for just under your budget. You will find countless woodworkers that swear by them.

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#2 posted 03-11-2011 02:07 AM

I’ve been very happy with the Freud FJ-85. Well within your budget to boot. It’s plenty powerful with the 6amp motor and tool less blade change and many other features found on more expensive jigsaws.

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#3 posted 03-11-2011 02:48 AM

I’ve got the bosch one you mention. I’ve used it in a new house refinishing and have been very satisfied, especially after having moved up from some older Craftsman ones.

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#4 posted 03-11-2011 02:57 AM

freud has always worked well for me

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#5 posted 03-11-2011 03:23 AM

I bought Hitachi jig saw reconditioned about two years ago and its great, I have put it through the paces.

It’s only $65 reconditioned! Alot of my power tools are reconditioned from Hitachi and I have never had a problem with them, they look like new.

http://www.reconditionedsales.com/Hitachi_CJ110MV_Variable_Speed_Jig_Saw_(Reconditioned)___i262.aspx

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#6 posted 03-11-2011 03:37 AM

just got the new bosch barrel grip

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.aspx?pid=JS470EB

sweet and easy to change blades
most amps on the market

paid $149 for it
amazon has them too

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#7 posted 03-11-2011 10:12 PM

Thanks for all your help guys.

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#8 posted 03-14-2011 09:37 PM

I went to look at the Dewalt DW331K and the Bosch 1590EVSK. I ended up going with the Dewalt. I liked the way it felt in my hands better and the way the base locks. I did a few little test when I got it home and I have to say it cuts great.

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