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Proximity
04-28-2009, 07:32 PM
I was at home depot today and I saw a Dewalt Jig Saw and Orbital Sander package for $100. Would a jig saw produce adequate cuts for making a box? There is a jig jaw guide there so I'm not worried about straight cuts, just in terms of the cut itself.

302yota
04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
i own a router, but i still use a jigsaw to cut out all of my spear holes....

p.s.- a router isnt anything without a jasper jig, (as far as cutting out circles...i just dont feel like spending 30$ for something i can do half as good with a jigsaw)

302yota
04-28-2009, 09:41 PM
and a sander is always nice to have, for those uneven edges.

99grandprixGT
04-28-2009, 09:41 PM
i tried it and failed bad and went out and bought a table saw

blackbonnie
04-28-2009, 09:45 PM
i have a router but no jig for it, so i still use a very old jigsaw for all my hole cuts, if you take your time you can do a good job.

PatFitz9
04-28-2009, 09:46 PM
A jigsaw isn't the best tool for box building. A circular saw or table saw would be better for the edges, and a router makes perfect circles.

Pyro_By_Nature
04-28-2009, 09:48 PM
In short, no. Even with the guide the cuts will not come out that great. They're only good for the circle cut-out.

A jigsaw blade is relatively small, heat builds up quick and you'll probably end up burning the wood.

Not to mention it will take an excruciating amount of time.