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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 629 days ago 689 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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629 days ago

This looks like a disaster. Anyone try it?

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200479684_200479684

It’s a jig saw mounted on a table.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Rick M.

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#1 posted 629 days ago

Years ago I saw a shop made one in a woodworking magazine and Stumpy made one. I have a spare jig saw I’m never going to use and thought about making one just for s&g.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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jacob34

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#2 posted 629 days ago

Russell I saw one of those and thought the same thing, I haven’t tried it and do not believe I will.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 629 days ago

I was making an art deco jewelry case for my daughter and I needed a thin kerf cut and I didn’t have time to find something that would do the job! I mounted by jig saw upside down, added a couple of stop blocks for the cuts I intended to make and finished my job.

I had always thought that someday I would build this into a future tool with a case and guards …. that was over 20 years ago and I still havn’t built it so I guess that shows how important a saw like this is!

If you are not a serious woodworker and need a saw for small home repairs this may be a good choice?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Tomj

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#4 posted 629 days ago

I have an old portable router table that is designed for a router and to mount a jigsaw upside down. I have never used it for this purpose though.

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#5 posted 629 days ago

I saw these saws on TV and could see that it was not a tool I wanted. A friend of mine in our wood working club loves new gadgets and bought one. He found out what I knew, it is not a good cutting tool. Scroll saw works better for the kind of cut this does.

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Cosmicsniper

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#6 posted 629 days ago

Yeah, I thought the same thing when I first saw it. I try to avoid jig saws anyway, even the regular ones. And if I’d ever pull the trigger on a band saw, I just might get rid of mine entirely.

Well, as long as I have to cut a square out of a panel, or put a curve in over-sized stock, I’ll probably have to keep one around. But that Rockwell table version just seems like a space-waster to me.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#7 posted 629 days ago

BTW, my first near catastrophic shop accident happened with a jig saw. I was working on my Webelos badge at the time, so I guess I was about 10 years old. I still have the scar on that finger 34 years later.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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