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Whats a good jigsaw?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by grommett, 13 May 2008.

  1. grommett

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    I am ready to progress beyond the cheap n cheerful Black & Decker that I have been using for years. I will have plenty of use for a quality tool as I refurb quite a big house over the next few years. Can anyone make a reccomendation? I borrowed a professional Bosch model from a friend once to cut a large curve in some decking and I was very impressed with the performance, but I was wondering about dewalt or others. Looking to spend around £70-100.

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    i dont think the words good quality and £100 for a jigsaw should be in the same sentance. i beleive one owns the other in respect of black and decker and dewalt
     
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    Bosch GST 2000 or GST120, both around £89 on ebay. No good? Alternatives?
     
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    A selection here

    http://www.itslondon.co.uk/p2_PT_Power+Tools_JIGSAWS_Jigsaws.htm

    The Bosch at £135 looks good or perhaps the Makita with the different top handle.

    Bosch (blue) Makita and De Walt are all good makes.

    Suggest that you up your budget slightly to get a decent bit of kit, but there are a some at the top end of your current budget on my link.
     
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    I got a really good one called "Wallace and Grommitt at the seaside"

    lots of sky and sand background made it difficult.

    I finished in only two weeks, which I think was very good, because on the box it said "5 to 7 years"
     
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    Either of those will be a decent purchase.
     
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    I was thinking of a gag along the same lines, but decided it would be too lame :D :D :D
     
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    De Walt is a subsidiary of Black and Decker.

    Lately it is proper cheapo rubbish imo.
     
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    Have to agree there. I used to buy nothing else but DeWalt, but I really don't like the quality of their stuff any more.

    Makita all the way for me now :D
     
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    I just bought a Makita 4350FCT 240V Variable Speed Orbital Jigsaw with worklight of ebay new for £65 plus shipping. I let my chippie mate use it first and he said it was beautifull. ite better than my 18volt corless makita jigsaw and very low noise and vibration compared to the dewalt or bosch models.

    http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/e7/f1/a517_2.JPG
     

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