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Forum topic by rtb posted 05-18-2008 05:42 PM 1611 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rtb

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05-18-2008 05:42 PM

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My B&D jig saw decided it no longer needed to saw, although it had very few hours of operation. This seems to be happening with several o0f tools frof that source lately. Any way I am looking for something of good quality, that I will be able to count on for years to come. NO BATTERIES, reasonable price ( if its hallf the price of a table saw its not in my budjet) I do not use this very often but do want something that will do quality work and dosen’t require a 2 semester college course to understand..Suggestions PLEASE ?

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love


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Dano

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#1 posted 05-18-2008 05:48 PM

Well, they are pretty pricey but I have a Bosch and love it. Woodcraft has them for $119.99.

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=20935

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#2 posted 05-18-2008 10:04 PM

I have a Bosch and love it as well!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Steelmum

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#3 posted 05-18-2008 10:22 PM

Had a Dewalt, LOVE my Bosh!

-- Berta in NC

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-18-2008 10:31 PM

I have this Bosch and LOVE IT!

I LOVE the Progressive Blades… they cut as smooth as glass!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001X21RG?tag=goodlyddondatasy&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B0001X21RG&adid=1P1NFBVCHQ1F025JREYZ&

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rtb

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#5 posted 05-18-2008 10:47 PM

THANKS GUYS..i THINK THAT WE HAVE A QUARUM (however it may be spelled)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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rtb

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#6 posted 05-18-2008 10:56 PM

WOOPS… which Bosch there seem to be about 4 or 5

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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TedM

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#7 posted 05-19-2008 12:15 AM

Mine’s the Bosch 1587 AVS, the same as Dano

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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teenagewoodworker

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#8 posted 05-19-2008 12:29 AM

I’ve heard wonderful things about the Bosch so I’d go with that. just to put it out there the Festool one it amazing, its about half the price of a table saw though so I guess its out of your price range like it is for the majority of us.

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bhack

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#9 posted 05-19-2008 12:34 AM

Mine is a Bosch 1590EVS and to spite the operator it cuts GREAT!!!!

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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GaryK

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#10 posted 05-19-2008 01:29 AM

If I was going to get one it would be the Bosch.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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GMman

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#11 posted 05-19-2008 01:36 AM

I had a B&D jig saw for 25 to 30 years now but that is something that I never use now since I discover a cut-out tool I got the whole kit you can cut drywall, wood, paneling, you also can use it as a small router trimmer with that you don’t need a jig saw.

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Tony Z

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#12 posted 05-19-2008 02:31 AM

I recommend the Barrel Grip version of the Bosch. I have one and love it. I feel as though I have a lot more control with it over the traditional grip.

-- Tony, Ohio

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teenagewoodworker

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#13 posted 05-19-2008 03:35 AM

i do agree with GMman, i have a dewalt roto-zip and with a nice spiral bit in it you can really do anything that a jigsaw can do just more precise and you can turn on a dime. i used it here to make this project.

Click for details!

I’ll include the blog where i used the roto-zip too.

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#14 posted 05-19-2008 03:57 AM

I have a delta – changing blades seems like a pain to me..

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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miles125

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#15 posted 05-19-2008 04:06 AM

You can build a house with a Bosch jigsaw. A must have tool for any woodworker.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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