RE: Do I need to start looking for a new jigsaw?
I found this forum while searching for info regarding blades for my old Skil Model 514 jig saw. I got this saw from my late father-in-law, who owned a lumber yard back in the 50's and 60's. The 514 is a sweet old saw, none smoother, absolutely NO vibration, 3000/4000 SPM with what would now be called a barrel grip. VERY easy to guide and use!
However, the blades have to be the "U" style with the additional hole. The plunger has a tapped 6-32 hole, and there's a socket-head screw which goes through the blades and fastens them to the plunger. I can't find blades anywhere locally for this saw anymore, so I guess I'm going to have to go saw shopping.
I'm thinking about the Bosch JS572EB barrel-grip saw. Anyone used this model? Any suggestions? There's also a JS470EB which looks like the 572, but it's $100+ cheaper, so there must be some reason for the difference in price. The cheaper saw is a pound heavier? Go figure!
Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
mharmon at att dot net