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Does anyone have a recommendation on a good jig saw. I have a 10 yr old craftsman that I am ready to heave accross the garage and hope that it breaks. That is the point that I am at with it. What is the thoughts of the forum on this.
 

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Hi rh111

Many good ones on the market :
What price range are you looking for ?
Hobby shop or to use as a comm.tool. :)
Fine work or just a all around good jig saw ?

Bj :)

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I have the PC and the Bosch and I like the battery PC the best because I don't need to drag out a cord to use it :) BUT it needs to be charged all the time but for real power I use the Bosch jig saw.

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The Sears is nice one also because of the Laser light guide that's helps alot.
Craftsman Professional Laser Trac™ 2-in-1 Jig saw with LED
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/prod...EARS&sid=I0093600100004900085&pid=00927245000

Bosch Factory-Reconditioned Top Handle Jig Saw with Case
http://bosch.cpotools.com/saws/jig_saws/corded_jig_saws/1590evsk-rt.html?ref=froogle1590evsk-rt

Porter-Cable Factory-Reconditioned Quik-Change Jig Saw Kit
http://www.shop.com/op/~Porter_Cabl...g_Saw_Kit-prod-17351036-24344435?sourceid=298

Porter-Cable 643 19.2 Volt Cordless Jig-Saw

http://www.shop.com/op/~Porter_Cabl...ess_Jig_Saw-prod-36784324-49220996?sourceid=3
 

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I have the same one that Joe is linking to and absolutely love the thing. Difference is night and day between it and my old one. This is what a jig saw is supposed to be. :sold:
 

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I have the 1591 Bosch. I had probably half a dozen 20.00 jig saws over the last 20 years. Spent the $$ on the Bosch Barrel Grip and I absolutely love it! Power and cuts straight etc. This is one place where $$ are well spent!

Corey
 

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I went to the local store and got a feel for a few different brands of jigsaws and liked what I saw in the Bosch 1590 series. The salesman said that this thing is smooth and will works like their is no other. Being a previous donater to the Bosch Company, I would venture to say that the salesman is right. Heck, have a router and 2 sanders from them and have not been dissapointed. The salesman also said that the price of their blades is higher, but greatly worth the price for the quality. Is there that great of difference in this piece of equipment compared to what most think of a jigsaw? My 10 yr old jigsaw I gave $30 for back then and I thought it was great as well 10 yrs ago.

I guess, I am just looking for a little more insight on this topic. If the product is as good as the salesman says, and the forum members rant the praises as well, I do not have a problem give a couple Benjamins for it. The LOL might have a problem with it, but I will pass it as a project related expense for the shelves that she wants me to start this weekend.
 

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RH111, I think it is day and night with regards to Bosch routers. I know of no 20.-50 jig saw that could compete with the Bosch. I spent a 100.00 on a Craftsman jig saw before I bought the Bosch... not even close. And yes the blades make a big difference and I wouldn't use anything but.... even on non Bosch units they will improve the cuts.

Corey
 

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Ok, I bit the jigsaw, so to speak, this weekend and made the purchase. Tested it on some scraps and look forward to this weekend when I will actually put it to use. Bought an assortment pack of bits while I was at it as well. Dug to the back of the pile and got a package that has a hard case as well for the blades. From the "playing" that was done to get a feel for it, smooth is an easy way to sum it up.
 

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I think you made an excellent choice and feel that you are going to be very happy about it in the long run. Instead of dreading using the jig saw, I now actually enjoy using it.
 

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rh111,

i have 3 words for you... bosch,bosch,bosch.. either the 1587 or the 1590 you cant go wrong with either. HD has them for $129 and $159 respectively..
 

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Man.....I guess I made a BIG mistake. I went whole hog and bought a Milwaukee a couple years back. Nice long cord, multiple adjustments and I could start my own sawmill with the thing. Now I go out LOOKING for things to cut around the neighborhood!! Guess I should have bought a Bosch. Oh....wait....I DO have a couple Bosch drills and they are great!
 
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