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I'm finally expanding my tool collection for modding. I have my 12cm hole saw, 1/2, 3/4, 1", 1 1/2.

I'm about to go purchase a jigsaw, because I just cannot seem to cut as straight of a line as I would like with my dremel. (I butchered my P180B)

So, what are some good high-quality blades I should look for when I get this jigsaw?

Hopefully some I could get more uses out of.

I have my ATCS 840 gutted right now, and it wants to get cut.
Edited by gre0481 - 3/12/11 at 7:43am
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All depends on what brand of saw you get, but the stock wood blades will not work. Get metal specific blades with at least 24 tpi (teeth per inch).

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On that note, recommend a jigsaw I'm looking at Lowe's and Homedepot right now.
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post #4 of 17
get some 18,24 and 36 tpi blades, should have you covered

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Originally Posted by gre0481 View Post
On that note, recommend a jigsaw I'm looking at Lowe's and Homedepot right now.
always been a fan of hitachi and metabo power tools

http://www.lowes.com/pd_25199-67702-...uantity_sold|1

but generally asking for industrial instead of semi industrial power tools yield good results
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I love my Bosch tools; IMO they're among the best out there.
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I love my Bosch tools; IMO they're among the best out there.

Any particular Amperage ? I don't really want to go cordless. I'm still upset I cannot seem to find the Bosch pocket driver. Really wanted one.

I don't want to spend 200 + for something that will do for a construction site; but what I do want is something powerful enough to do sheet metal, aluminum; (cases)
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post #7 of 17
Any one of them will do the trick; I personally prefer the top handle ones.

BTW, I have the pocket driver and it is awesome; really comes in very handy. for smaller drilling/screwing jobs I actually use it more than my cordless brute tough.
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Any one of them will do the trick; I personally prefer the top handle ones.

BTW, I have the pocket driver and it is awesome; really comes in very handy. for smaller drilling/screwing jobs I actually use it more than my cordless brute tough.
Any idea where to get one?? or did they just stop making em? I guess I'll go for the first one that doesn't say for carpentry only. Was only a difference of 10 bucks.
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post #9 of 17
Bosch still makes the pocket driver. Mine came with a 10.8V Litheon battery, but the newer ones come with a 12V Litheon; though Bosch did tell me they are interchangeable

I know for a fact that Lowe's sells them and they are also readily available through Amazon.

See here for the Bosch product page with part numbers. Of those I have the PS20-2A pocket driver and PS10-2A i-Driver, both of which come in very handy; I actually bought the i-Driver and got the pocket driver (bare tool) free with the purchase (via mail in rebate).
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I have a Black and Decker JS660 and love it. Variable speed, on-board blade storage, plenty of power for anything I have done with it. There are higher end jigsaws out there but if your using it for moderate carpentry and light gauge metal work like on a computer case it will do it all day long. At $40 at lowes its a great deal. The real trick then is to purchase quality blades for a specific job.

This saw with a high tooth count blade for metal work will be a much better combo than spending too much on a beast of a jigsaw and using the blades that come with the over priced beast to shred the metal on your case. Also for clean cuts on a case be sure to set a jig to keep your cuts true.
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