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post #1 of 6 Old 09-04-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone, freud saber saw problems

Ok I have a freud saber saw that isn't cutting parallel or following the line. It likes to wander. Im about ready to **** can the Damn thing and buy me a new one. Does anyone have a suggestion? Im considering a festool. I hear their number one on the saber saw list.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 12:09 AM
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Both the Bosch and Makita got very good reviews in FW mag. I bought the makita and it works great.
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Thanks I will look into them. I believe when I was looking awhile back for a new one I had seen good reviews on the boss. Don't remember anything on the majors...
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What brand and style of blades are you using? I prefer to use the Bosch line of blades in my Freud jigsaw as they seem to work best for me and last the longest. For relatively straight cutting in wood the Bosch T234X and T308B are my favorites.

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Ok I have a freud saber saw that isn't cutting parallel or following the line. It likes to wander. Im about ready to **** can the Damn thing and buy me a new one. Does anyone have a suggestion? Im considering a festool. I hear their number one on the saber saw list.
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As far as I am concerned that is the definition of a saber saw. I would never try to use one to follow the line or do anything exact.

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While I agree that a jig saw cannot be compared to a band saw there are times where you can't use the bandsaw for certain things and that is when the new breed of high quality powerful jigsaws come in. With a high quality blade and proper feed you can get a very precise cut that is square without wandering. I am not saying I would use it for ripping or crosscutting boards or for resawing, but for some different cuts on something that is too large or cumbersome for the bandsaw this is a go to tool
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