I picked up one of these the other day and don't know why I've waited so long to buy one. For years I've had an old B&D jigsaw that was more work to run than it was worth. This Bosch cuts extremely smooth and never bound up even when cutting "S" shaps in red oak. The guides kinda remind you of a bandsaw, two guides on each side and a rear guide keeping the blade straight. It was probably the price stopping me all this time, but glad I finally spent the money, I am very impressed with it.