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My dad had a lot of Black & Decker tools and we had replaced the B&D jig that died with a Skill; none of those came close to my Bosch tools in terms of quality, precision, reliability, and precision.

Low end tools (Skill or B&D) will produce pretty decent results and are intended for people who don't use the tools very often (e.g. for hanging picture frames) and/or are on a tight budget. If you can afford a quality brand (such as Bosch, DeWalt, Milwaukee, etc) it's certainly worth every penny.
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Low end tools (Skill or B&D) will produce pretty decent results and are intended for people who don't use the tools very often (e.g. for hanging picture frames) and/or are on a tight budget. If you can afford a quality brand (such as Bosch, DeWalt, Milwaukee, etc) it's certainly worth every penny.
I agree if you can afford quality and you dont mind spending the dough always buy quality. I love DeWalt and Milwaukee tools. In the shops I have worked in those are usually the tools of choice; However, in my garage I have several B&D tools that do the job I need them to do at home.

It's a question of how much will you spend vs. how much do you need it to do.

In this case it sounds like the money might be better spent on the correct blades opposed to a saw that is bullet proof.
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Well, I didn't make it to the store


My box from Frozen CPU showed up with my fan controller, tubing, and sleeving, so I just did my 360 Rad.


But now I do need to go to the hardware store in the morning and get washers and a Y or T for my block. (Stinger V8)


I cannot hang my radiator without the washers, and I can't hook up my block without the T. (Doesn't look like they have Y's)


I will definately buy the best blades I can afford; and I think I've narrowed it down to a Dewault or Bosch.
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I will definately buy the best blades I can afford; and I think I've narrowed it down to a Dewault or Bosch.
You should be happy with either choice, they both make great tools.
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If you plan to have your jigsaw always up and running for a while then shell ~ $200 onto it, Bosch and Makita i think make some of the finest jigsaw out there ( blue bosch and $100 + makita of course )
If it's just for one job or weekend use then you could go for the bosch green and black & decker crap and some * insert name here * random made in prc crap ( ryobi, ozito etc )
i personally don't prefer black & decker though, in terms of power tool. Had a corded drill and a jigsaw that fail just after i dropped them from my table. My Bosch survived a drop from a two stories building and it's still working , as of today
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I think I've narrowed it down to a Dewault or Bosch.
Either of them would be an excellent choice; though TBH I'm a Bosch fanboy. Bosch has some excellent designs, in particular when it comes to their bench top tools; their gravity-rise table saw and miter saw stands are awesome, and their shop vac with power tool activation is amazing.
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I had the choice o made in Mexico or made in China. They were having blade retention issues on the Dewault as well. So, I went with the Bosch made in China. I'll post pics and specs later; but I'm in project central right now. I'll have to get the camera and to a build log or something
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