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Forum topic by rantingrich posted 01-04-2015 09:29 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2015 09:29 PM

I have a DeWalt jig saw about 5 years old. Still works great. BUT somehow I lost the plastic SHOE I guess is what you call it. The Smooth plastic Shoe that went on the bottom of the jigsaw. Now I have a nekked steel PLATE where there are a few tiny bolts that stick out and they keep getting hung up on what ever I am sawing on. It is very maddening and frustrating.

I went and looked all over the internet for parts but every resources I have looked at say that particular items is no longer available

I hate to bug a new one for another$150 200 plus dollars while the machine itself works great.

I am thinking of EPOXING a piece or smooth hard wood on the bottom or even maybe a piece of Nylon or other plastic on it, but am hesitant

-- Rich

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 11:16 PM

I own a newer dewalt jigsaw and may be of no help but rather than epoxiing you might want to use some 3 double sided tape it it a extremely strong and may dampen vibration

-- father son woodworks

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 11:25 PM

I just use some masking tape on the bottom of mine. Protects the surface well and you can easily change it when it’s worn.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 11:49 PM

I’d go to HD or Lowes and take your saw. Maybe a plastic foot from a new DeWalt or a Bosch will fit it and you can order that part number. If that doesn’t work you can take some plastic from the flat side of a gallon water or milk jug cut to fit and double sided tape it on. That way it’s not too thick but durable and easily replaceable.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 11:59 PM

I would think about getting a thin piece of UHMW poly, drilling and counter sinking the screws, and attaching that. It won’t mar the surface you’re working on, and it’s really, really slick.

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 12:20 AM

It’s called a non marring pad try searching for that under your model number

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