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Old 06-15-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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I think everyone should have one IMO... I'm just a DIYer not a professional, so I use the Black & Decker jigsaw ($30) for a lot of small projects around the house. For someone like me it's good to have around the house. Jusy my 2 cents

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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I bought a DeWalt jigsaw about 18 yrs ago and it is in constant use. Still works like a charm. The problem I have is that the blades are getting hard to find. HD (where I live) only sells Bosch blades.

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I bought a DeWalt jigsaw about 18 yrs ago and it is in constant use. Still works like a charm. The problem I have is that the blades are getting hard to find. HD (where I live) only sells Bosch blades.

Dewalt has great stuff from what I hear and see in the store. I am not a Dewalt owner of any kind believe it or not. Does anyone else make the blades that may fit that? can you prder straight from Dewalt?
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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The only place I have found that sells a good variety of them is Canadian Tire
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The only place I have found that sells a good variety of them is Canadian Tire
My local Home Depot here has a decent selection.. Lowe's as well...
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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They are indeed very versatile. They might not do a certain job better then a tool designed for said job, but it does make a good first power tool to get. I actually used a jig saw to demolish my basement. Drywall and studs. I cut a blade slightly shorter then the thickness of drywall, and cut out sections at a time instead of just smashing through with a hammer. Less dust, and easier to carry the pieces out.
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They are indeed very versatile. They might not do a certain job better then a tool designed for said job, but it does make a good first power tool to get. I actually used a jig saw to demolish my basement. Drywall and studs. I cut a blade slightly shorter then the thickness of drywall, and cut out sections at a time instead of just smashing through with a hammer. Less dust, and easier to carry the pieces out.

Pretty good idea! Probably even gave the old lungs a break too. Since you went the smart way and didn't just go nuts demolishing everything you didn't have to breathe all that sticky dust in!!
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just go nuts demolishing everything
But its so much FUN!
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But its so much FUN!
Indeed it is fun! But, not so much fun doing the clean up. And as I've mentioned previously... hard on the lungs!!! You did it the right way though, so kudos to you
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Pretty good idea! Probably even gave the old lungs a break too. Since you went the smart way and didn't just go nuts demolishing everything you didn't have to breathe all that sticky dust in!!
Yep, it did take much longer and was less fun, but the cleanup was faster and less dust. The thing is, the upstairs was finished and all brand new at this point so I really did not want dust going upstairs.
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I think everyone should have one IMO...
Maybe after they get their first Drill.
Most jigsaws in the US that are used in DIY seem to be Top D-handled models while the Barrel-grip models are popular in Europe and for US woodworkers.

Consumer Reports has good things to say about Jigsaws:
http://www.consumer-reports.ca/home-and-garden/jigsaws/

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