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Do anyone has experience with cordless and not cordless jig saws?, I need to buy one since my old B&D died, and I saw these new cordless jig saws and I liked the idea, however, not sure if it is a good idea or not.

Specially considering that where I live only 2 or 3 models are available :P.

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No matter which battery powered you buy the batteries will eventually die and the tool will be useless even though it may still work. The cost of new batteries is usually more than a new tool. Mine have always been corded and a really food quality one like a Bosch could last you a lifetime. I gave my son a DeWalt for Christmas and feels really good but he hasn't let me use it yet. However, dragging the cord around is definitely a pain in the butt.

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Do anyone has experience with cordless and not cordless jig saws?, I need to buy one since my old B&D died, and I saw these new cordless jig saws and I liked the idea, however, not sure if it is a good idea or not.

Specially considering that where I live only 2 or 3 models are available :P.

Thanks!.
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I look at it this way is this tool going to be use in situations where power will be a problem if so go cordless, but for me can not see the need for a jigsaw where there is no power.
I replaced a old craftsman jigsaw with a new corded Bosch what a upgrade ( like going from a tricycle to a very fast motorcycle ) love that saw. I gave the old craftsman to a neighbor do not think I did him any favors
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Amen to the above comments. The way I look at is, 'what's my fallback position if a battery dies on a Saturday evening, when I'm trying to get something completed?'
I have no battery tools, other than instrumentation.
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Amen to the above comments. The way I look at is, 'what's my fallback position if a battery dies on a Saturday evening, when I'm trying to get something completed?'
I have no battery tools, other than instrumentation.
I always have two batteries , one in the charger and one in the tool , but other than cordless drills I hate all the others . We have this kit at work with a jigsaw and skill saw etc and it's pretty useless . But then again it's not dewalt or makita either

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I had my dads old b&d for many years in use. Then I uppgrade it to a chinese wonder and used even that for many years. The last uppgrade was made by my wife who bought me as a xmas present the most heavy blue Bosch with a capasity of 6"/710w. I had the same feeling as Semipro, for me it was like going from a Trabant to a Mercedes Benz lorry. I wouldn't think of it as with or without a cord but rather "where do I use it?" and "power/price ratio". Here in Finland the price for a bosch 18v. Li. blue cordless jigsaw can be very very high. The price I found in Finland is 400-700€ for the saw, charger and a 4Ah battery. So for me it really is not an option. For that price I can get 2-3 of theyr best corded jigsaws.

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Buy on with a cord. Batteries are to much $.
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Bosch Gst 90 Be it is!, cheap and AFAIK good quality.

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Get one with lithium batts for a little more longevity if u go that route. I have dewalt 20v stuff (for 2 years} and it has been great.
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