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Whats a good jigsaw?


 
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grommett

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:40 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:14 pm Reply with quote

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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grommett

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:53 pm Reply with quote

Bosch GST 2000 or GST120, both around 89 on ebay. No good? Alternatives?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:56 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:15 am Reply with quote

grommett wrote:
Whats a good jigsaw?


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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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 12:23 pm Reply with quote

grommett wrote:
Bosch GST 2000 or GST120, both around 89 on ebay. No good? Alternatives?


Either of those will be a decent purchase.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 1:37 pm Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
grommett wrote:
Whats a good jigsaw?


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"


I was thinking of a gag along the same lines, but decided it would be too lame icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
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ModernMaterials

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:21 am Reply with quote

De Walt is a subsidiary of Black and Decker.

Lately it is proper cheapo rubbish imo.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:54 am Reply with quote

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 icon_biggrin.gif
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NB516090

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:26 pm Reply with quote

Why not try one of these from Toolstop which are both Bosch Professional and both in your price range

For 79.95 try this - http://www.toolstop.co.uk/bosch-gst75be-jigsaw-p3335

Or for a bit more expensive at 99.00 try this - http://www.toolstop.co.uk/bosch-gst2000-orbital-action-jigsaw-p376
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:35 am Reply with quote

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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