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Forum topic by Matt Michaud posted 03-05-2012 03:01 AM 2505 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt Michaud

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03-05-2012 03:01 AM

So we are trying to come up with a complete dust collection plan for our shop. The only tool that I dont have a good plan for is the jigsaw. Luckily we are planning to replace our beaten B&D, so if a specific saw dust collects best that is a viable solution. My searching has come up with not many answers (nothing like chopsaws). What have people found to work best for a very clean collection (fiberglass dust is nasty, but I love using a jigsaw to cut flash)?

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 03:04 AM

Festool.

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 03:07 AM

I’ve not used one but Festool’s jigsaw probably has the best collection on the market. They have a reputation for dust collection.

Bosch also makes an attachment that can be purchased for around $30.00 or so I think. It’s been awhile since I got my jigsaw and I didn’t get the attachment. I’ve no idea how well it works either.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 04:56 AM

Agree with Loren. I was using my Festool jigsaw this afternoon. I have a number of their products primarily because of their superb dust collection. Every time I pick one up I recall doing it the old way when dust was everywhere. They are priced high and work better with their own dust collection but from a health standpoint what are your lungs worth.

The saw is very heavy duty and the blades are the best I’ve ever used. It’s a no tool process to change the blade. Even in thick material there is no flex to the blades which helps to insure a straight and plumb cut.

Good luck in your search.

Ken

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