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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:23 pm 
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The one I had, that I paid $13 for at a disreputable outlet 10 years ago has died. RIP.
It was a terrible jigsaw.

Now - any recommendations for a good one? Doesn't need to be overkill - just for stuff we do - 3/4" ply/ MDF, etc. And quiet as possible.

And corded is fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:51 am 
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You mean a handheld saber saw or a bench tool scroll saw on a base?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:57 am 
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This kinda thing:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:34 pm 
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20 years ago I bougth a cheapo too. Horrible thing. Always crooked lines.
I for me like Hitachi and Makita's.
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Bosch makes a good one


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:02 am 
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A lot of it is feel (balance, etc), especially with a jig-saw, at least in my experience. I like DeWalt, mine is cordless but they make a corded version. Like you all mentioned, after years of struggling with a cheap junker most anything is always an improvement.

I do think variable speed, regardless of brand, is worth the extra cost.


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Thanks guys

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