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Old 08-09-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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Need to get a decent jig saw ~ $150. Makita or Dewalt or Bosch. What have you had the best luck with?
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:26 PM   #2
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Ive had good luck with DeWalt and bad w Bosch (batteries quit holding charge w in a year). Don’t have any experience w makita. I have DeWalt 20volt everything now.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:46 PM   #3
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Milwaukee!!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:01 AM   #4
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I have a Dewalt cordless that works great for me.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:08 AM   #5
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:09 AM   #6
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Make sure the lower bearing the blade rides on has little to no slop now. The cheap models will not keep the blade square. All of those companies make a good one and a crapy model
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:32 AM   #7
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Milwaulkee. The other three are all the same imo.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:46 AM   #8
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I'm a fairly serious woodworker and I've had a Makita jig saw for nearly 10 years. It's been fantastic!
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:28 AM   #9
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Bosch is a good detective.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:50 AM   #10
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The guys that built my cabinets used a Bosch corded jig saw. They tried a different brand but took it back and replaced it with another Bosch. I don’t use one enough to wear one out in this lifetime. So no personal experience.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:42 AM   #11
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I use DeWalt.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:59 AM   #12
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Makita any day. My woodworking friends only run Makita and Milwaukee. They are not easy on tools, and swear by those two brands. After college I lived with them, and I watched them burn up a brand new DeWalt in a day. He bought a Makita the next day, and has had it ever since.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:03 AM   #13
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Milwaukee been good to me
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:05 AM   #14
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Cordless? Then hers your answer. 2nd - Dewalt.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:17 AM   #15
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Milwaukee as well.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:45 AM   #16
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DeWalt is a black and Decker with a different skin... I'm out

Makita or Milwaukee
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:58 AM   #17
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DeWalt is a black and Decker with a different skin... I'm out

Makita or Milwaukee
Yep, and Milwaulkee is Ryobi, Bosch is Skill, etc.. Most of them have a cheaper brand. Makita may be the only stand alone company left, and their older corded tools, are some of the best ever built imo, and probably still are. Since the Lithium days though, I've found nobody that compares to Milwaulkee. OP didn't specify cordless or not, but all my previous comments are strictly regarding battery operated tools.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:02 AM   #18
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:12 AM   #19
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Makita out of the ones listed dewalt second Bosch is a distant third. Have to agree with the others that Milwaukee is the best on the market.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:30 AM   #20
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Milwaukee or Makita. Try cpooutlets.com for refurbished. It's where my master carpenter buddy gets his tools.

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:37 AM   #21
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I have a Dewalt 20v drill and impact and I've seen them directly work stronger and longer than Makita and Milwaukee.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:43 AM   #22
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Milwaukee or Makita. Try cpooutlets.com for refurbished. It's where my master carpenter buddy gets his tools.

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Or try craigslist in a big city. Not sure where all the tools come from (seems too many to all be stolen), but the for sale section, Tools, and it's a plethora of anything you could want, brand new, half price. Tools can still be registered for warranty etc.. I just bought a brand new Milwaulkee, 10" compounding miter saw, for $325, still in the box. My last set of M18 fuel, I paid $175 for the 5 amp kit, hammer drill and impact, 2 batteries. Over $500 at HD or Lowes.
LetGo is the same way. This is the Dallas area, but I'm sure Houston, etc..is the same.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:14 AM   #23
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Makita out of the ones listed dewalt second Bosch is a distant third. Have to agree with the others that Milwaukee is the best on the market.
Milwaukee is the best on the market that you can buy in a box store. Hilti is the best in the market. Is 3x the money of the money of the others, and only sold from dealers that are mostly out of trucks. I have both, and swear by both. Makita is the next best IMO, and I won’t buy anything yellow.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:19 AM   #24
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I use a jigsaw every day. Makita gets my vote. I love my cordless one.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:21 AM   #25
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My understanding is Milwaukie is now all produced overseas...doesn't mean it's now crap, but I know that means something to some.

I've always been a DeWALT fan.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:23 AM   #26
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Of the three brands you mentioned, I would spend my money on the Makita. Corded or cordless...hands down.
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