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Hello all.

I am looking to purchase a used jigsaw and am willing to spend up to a maximum of $100.00 if possible. I will be using it on 3/4" MDF. If that helps any.

Would you be so kind as to give me some recommendations. Thank you. Peter

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Under $100 is going to get you a lighter duty saw. I have the old corded Grizzly, and it is a beast, but I don't think they sell that one anymore. Dewalt sells one that looks a lot like it

Try a couple and see which feel good in the hand. Hitachi, Dewalt, some of the craftsmans look solid. The best advice I can give on a cheaper saw is to use good blades. I use Bosch blades, usually the progressor series. They make a underpowered saw cut better.

Refurbished is another option https://www.sears.com/bosch-factory-...5&blockType=G5

Check out the classifieds, if you find a Bosch under $100, go for it

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/tls...793496557.html

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Huh, I've got a B&D I got around 1977, probably the least expensive they had. It's been used from 1/4" plywood, up to 2X4s, and still working just fine.
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Hello all.

I am looking to purchase a used jigsaw and am willing to spend up to a maximum of $100.00 if possible. I will be using it on 3/4" MDF. If that helps any.

Would you be so kind as to give me some recommendations. Thank you. Peter
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I too am looking at buying a new Jig Saw. I currently have about a 10 year old Black and Decker. I absolutely hate the thing. It was made before the newer crop that have orbital patterns and still has the older blade mounting. The newer saws have the bayonet type blades that are easier to change and get right.

I have Dewalt 20V tools and have looked at the 20V Jig saw to cut the cord. I bought the drill first that came with 2 small batteries. I later bought the 6.5" circular saw and a 4" cutoff/grnder tool. The saw and and grinder eat batteries so I bought 2 five amp hour batteries.

So what I have read the Bosch corded is pretty good. They have several models but of course the most expensive one is the best.

So I have a similar problem about deciding what to buy. I do not want a used one for a tool in this price range. Besides finding a used decent tool is like looking for a needle in a hay stack. Usually you do not find the needle but you sure can get stuck by a needle in the haystack.

Should I get a new Bosch corded or go for the Dewalt 20V. The Dewalt is about 160.00 everywhere and the Bosch is about 150.00 to 220.00 (model JS470E and JS572EK respectively) on Amazon.

Please give me any feedback about the Dewalt 20V Jigsaw and/or the Bosch saws.
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I too am looking at buying a new Jig Saw.

Please give me any feedback about the Dewalt 20V Jigsaw and/or the Bosch saws.
visit the link I posted...

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i have had a few Jigsaws , old B&D from the 70's and a borsch , I do like the Borsh.
However, I recently started investing in cordless Dewalt (circular saw, planner , drill etc ) and purchased the cordless Jigsaw - NOT the brushless version
its great , not having to worry about the cable and works very well with both 2AH and 3AH Batteries
Although I'm only a DIYer so the usage is not high
I recently made up a Window seat using 18mm MDF and it worked well and the batteries on the Circular saw, Jigsaw, Drill and Impact driver , easily lasted the couple of days, without recharge, to construct and install

Although the blower set to blow across the sw, did not seem to clear the dust easily

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why play around...
move to the head of the class..
https://www.cpooutlets.com/bosch-jig...n&prefv1=recon
Thank you @Stick486 . I would have jumped on a Bosch refurb. Had I not lived in Canada! Deja Vu right!
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Thank you all for the great suggestions. One thing that I have working against me is that some of the suppliers that have been mentioned do NOT sell / ship to Canada. One more question Barrel-Grip vs Top-Handle

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Under $100 is going to get you a lighter duty saw. I have the old corded Grizzly, and it is a beast, but I don't think they sell that one anymore. Dewalt sells one that looks a lot like it

Try a couple and see which feel good in the hand. Hitachi, Dewalt, some of the craftsmans look solid. The best advice I can give on a cheaper saw is to use good blades. I use Bosch blades, usually the progressor series. They make a underpowered saw cut better.

Refurbished is another option https://www.sears.com/bosch-factory-...5&blockType=G5

Check out the classifieds, if you find a Bosch under $100, go for it

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/tls...793496557.html
@kp91 Thank you. I came across a used Bosch 1587AVS that comes with several blades for $100.00. Your thoughts? Actually, I just came across the Bosch JS260 120-Volt Top-Handle Jigsaw from Home Depot for $82.00. I wonder if it is that an Uber entry level unit though

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