RE: [MedievalSawdust] Using a Hand-Held Jigsaw
i doubt they will get that much for a b&d. when my shop was broken into the crackhead was given $10 for my three month old bosch. when i questioned the pawn shop worker about how on earth he could purchase a $200 jigsaw from a crackhead and not know it was stolen he replied “he proved it was his by demonstrating he knew how to work it”. what? lets see, there is a plug and a trigger. but i digress…..
also bitter when it comes to thieves
"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."
Harry S Truman
"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared"
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Bill McNutt
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: [MedievalSawdust] Using a Hand-Held Jigsaw
For the price you are quoting, a new B&D is probably a good buy.
Make sure you have extra blades when you start to work. They dull quicker than you think, and there's no sharpening them. Higher quality blades are generally worth the money. If the casing gets too hot to touch comfortably, you are forcing the cut and need to either slow down or change to a sharper blade. If you intend to cut straight lines, get a wide blade. This is a specialty blade, but not hard to find.
Do not use it on thick stock. Thick stock is anything over an inch. (You can, of course make a quick cut as far as the blade with throw, but extensive work will both dull the blade and ultimately burn up the motor.)
And keep it locked up. It's exactly the kind of thing the local indigents like to steal to finance their daily bottle of MadDog 20/20.
Do I sound bitter?
From: medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com [mailto: medievalsaw dust@yahoogroups .com ] On Behalf Of Sharon Henderson
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:04 AM
To: medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Using a Hand-Held Jigsaw
Good morning gentle cousins,
I have the opportunity to acquire for practically
nothing a brand-new jigsaw, hand-held as opposed to
table variety, and was wondering if anyone would be
willing to share thoughts, warnings, ideas, tips, etc.
on this power tool? Is it really difficult or
(outside of the ordinary cautiousness) dangerous to
use? I believe the one being offered to me is a B&D,
still in the box with all instructions, etc. I will
say I've never used a jigsaw before, and am not too
proud to take a class.
Just seemed to me a good thing to have, and this a
good group to ask questions/seek advice from. :) I
have several chair patterns I'm itching to work on...
Thx in advance,