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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 10-20-2012 04:37 AM 956 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2012 04:37 AM

This looks like a disaster. Anyone try it?

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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#1 posted 10-20-2012 04:52 AM

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.


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#2 posted 10-20-2012 04:52 AM

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 05:45 AM

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?

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 06:43 AM

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 10-20-2012 12:30 PM

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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#6 posted 10-20-2012 03:20 PM

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.

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 03:23 PM

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.

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