Looking for a new jigsaw

Old 09-07-18, 08:27 AM
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Looking for a new jigsaw

I have an old (got it at an auction in 1995) industrial jig saw. It's made by Bosch, but it's heavy as lead, and it is a pain to change the blades. I tend to not use it because of this. I am working on a small wood sign project and have decided to just go ahead and replace it with a new model. I don't need anything super fancy, and saw that this model gets decent reviews. It's a Porter Cable, corded (I don't need cordless for this).


The only "con" I see on it is that it does not have a blower, and the blade "sits forward" a bit -not sure that either of those things would bother me though.

Just looking for advice on my purchase. Is there a better model for around the same money?
Old 09-07-18, 05:49 PM
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For the money I would say that looks like a pretty good deal.
Old 09-07-18, 05:58 PM
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There are lots of good saws out there. The 3 things I would look for and not be without are 1). Quick change blades... 2). Blower... 3​​​​​​). LED light.

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