I have a B&D I bought in maybe 1976. Works fine. But the blade holder, or whatever it's called, is a bit worn now. Cuts straight, but curves are not straight up and down. No biggie, I never make finishing cuts with one anyway, old OR new, just straight cuts, or rough cuts; then I sand to the line. If you don't want it anymore send it along to me. I can use it with no issues.