Amazon Deal: Bosch Jig Saw - $139
Posted 01 November 2008 - 10:30 AM
What I like about this jig saw is that it has much less vibration and therefore so much more control than the "throwaway" cheap ones.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:32 AM
I think I paid about $135 at Highland Hardware then but the new features were worth every dime.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:11 AM
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:19 PM
They are immensely satisfying to use, but you don't have the control you have with a Jig Saw.
Anyway, Bosch still makes the barrel grip Jig Saw, and they have avoided the trend of adding a bunch of plastic cladding to the tools to make them look more modern. A lot of people prefer the barrel grip. Its the same saw with just a different handle.
I hate the new trend trying to make tools look tough. The new Mikita cordless drills look terrible now:
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:32 AM
2. to move forward and backward alternately
Lots of tools do this, and today they take many shapes. Often trade names are improperly used generically, as Sawzall, Lexan, Skill Saw, etc.. Different regions of the country use different names as well. I don't think it can be quantified exactly one way or the other.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:21 AM
I got this whacky notion I could make a nice looking dining chair from laminated layers of 3/4" baltic birch, which is supposed to have no voids and a very clean looking edge grain because it uses interior-grade glue (clear in color). That's the 5x5 size sheet. Might mix in a layer of different colored hardwood in the layers for an accent effect.
Anyway, since I don't have my own personal CNC router and or a large enough stable band saw, I thought the jig saw would be nice to prototype with. If it turns out nicely, it'll give me an excuse to buy a nice big band saw. ;D