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    best jigsaw blades

    A question about the best jig saw brought to mind, I don't know what is the best, or even a good, jig saw blade. I have a lot of B&Ds which are the pits, IMHO. Make saws (I have two) jump more than cut. Rarely ever use because of this but they could be very useful if I had decent blades.
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    They might be Bosch, white with red or blue lettering. Good blades cost more, but man they make a jig saw cut a JIG!!!
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    Bosch blades will make a bad saw cut half way decently. I buy nothing else.
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    Has anybody mentioned Bosch yet? Bosch blades and a Bosch saw make a nice combination...I wasn't sure how much it was the saw and how much it was the blades, but when I first tried mine it was an "aha" moment. I finally saw how a jigsaw was supposed to cut. (Not like the B&D jig dancer I had before.)
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    Not sure if anyone here has ever tried the 'Bosch' brand, but they seem to work pretty well for me

    Anyway, when I look at them versus the cheaper blades, the cheaper blades just appear to have the teeth cut into the metal and then the teeth are bent to make the kerf. The bosch ones actually look like finely crafted little mini saws that apparently go through quite a lot more manufacturing to create...

    I had an old cheapo jigsaw before I bought my bosch. Basically I think the thing was a hand massager more than a wood working tool. When I got done using it I could barely feel my hand. The bosch with the bosch blades is just so smooth...
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    Did someone say "Bosch"?
    Even my thick ole skull, I git the message. Thanks guys.

    BTW, while on the subject. A funny story. Wish I could say it was someone else but I don't lie, at least not very often.
    I'm mentioned before, I inherited a lot of miscellaneous wood working 'stuff', most not very useful. Among all the 'stuff' was a drawer full of jig saw blades. Some would not even go in the jig saws. I later figured out they were for Scintilla (sp?) saws, one of the original jig saws.
    Well, enneyhow, I needed to make some plywood silhouettes for a Christmas display the wifey wanted. Put in a blade from the 'stuff' and proceeded to try to cut. Well, folks, that jiggy saw was a bouncin' and dancin' like a drunk at hoe down. Wadda mess. Hours to cut out the smallest piece. After giving up and just leaving my things where they were I went in the house saying not nice things.
    Next day I came back and looked at my disaster. Looked carefully at the jig saw and found the teeth were pointing DOWN . Dunno what purpose they served but there were quite a few like that amongst the 'stuff'. I picked them out and discarded. It's easier with the right blades.
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    Frank they are for use south of the equator.

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