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ss3079
07-16-2004, 09:47 PM
Yes, the blade is sharp. Yes, it is the correct blade. Yes, I'm ticked off.

Anyways, I went to try and cut something today ... and my jigsaw decides to ride along the edge of the wood. You physically have to move the whole tool up and down and press into the wood with a great force in order for it to cut anything, which in turn heats up both the tool and blade way to quickly of course. Haven't used it in a while, but I don't remember it ever doing this. It's an older Black & Decker model.

Guess I need one of those orbital action jigsaws.

I tell ya ... I needed this piece today ... and right now I'm sick of my drill. I went along the line and drilled holes very close together, then stuck the drill down every 3-4 holes and pushed it either way to rid of the wood in between the holes. :banghead:

Ah well. If you don't have any suggestions that work, guess it's time for a fire.

- Steve

InhumanAcura
07-16-2004, 10:10 PM
I tell ya ... I needed this piece today ... and right now I'm sick of my drill. I went along the line and drilled holes very close together, then stuck the drill down every 3-4 holes and pushed it either way to rid of the wood in between the holes. :banghead:

- Steve

Ahh yes...I have found myself doing that as well. :nerd:

My jigsaw broke 2 weeks ago aswell, must be a consiracy...

Gauntlet
07-16-2004, 10:16 PM
You can get some decent ones for around $30 at Home Depot.

*smacks himself* Woops, sorry Steve. :(

ss3079
07-16-2004, 10:20 PM
Eh, don't worry ... I'm heading off on vacation next week so I'll be able to pick up a few items at Home Depot.

Jigsaw isn't in the budget.

Gonna be one ugly mounting ring for one nice subwoofer. Oh well. Going to be fleeced over anyways. Nothing Bondo can't fix. :D

- Steve

crhye250r
07-16-2004, 10:27 PM
If i could make a recommendation, if you are going to be getting a jigsaw, look into Milwaukee's line. Very solid saws. I have one at the shop i work at and it works very nicely.

bigwheel15
07-16-2004, 11:01 PM
D@mn jigsaws. I was having trouble with mine afew weeks ago, blades kept falling out. Stupid jigsaws...

DBfan187
07-16-2004, 11:05 PM
LOL @ Steve for his gay jigsaw:D

Get a DeWalt!

ss3079
07-16-2004, 11:29 PM
Normally I'd be using a router or bandsaw to make the cut. Or even the table saw. Yes, you can cut circles with a table saw.

Stupid jigsaw. Makes me angry. The one time I try to use it, it fails.

Thanks for the Milwaukee suggestion. I'll give this POS one more try and then pick something new out.

- Steve

Strecker25
07-17-2004, 12:27 AM
I personally suggest CNC :thumbsupw .....or just rotozip (same concept i guess) ive had a lot of luck with that "as seen on TV" tool.

ss3079
07-17-2004, 12:28 AM
We do have a CNC ... I just wasn't going to drive 25 minutes and set it up to make one cut that is easier to do with a jigsaw ;)

Oh, BTW, if you don't mind me asking ... how much was that Viper amp and what do you think of it ?

- Steve

Strecker25
07-17-2004, 12:40 AM
haha, yea i use my dads cnc's hes got a shop so thats a nice luxury for a little box building on the weekends.

I got the viper refurbed on ebay from "competition soundworks" based in california. It is a great amp so far as im only running it at 2ohm on my single sub until the second comes in and my box gets built, then i could give a full rundown of its full power at 1ohm. Paid 280 i believe after shipping, pretty good price i think.

more of the same up for auction right here (http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=18797&item=5709980126&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

ss3079
07-17-2004, 02:02 PM
Yeah, that is a good price. Reason I ask, I'm looking for a cheaper 1000-1500ish x 1 @ 1ohm amp. $280 seems decent.

- Steve

ss3079
07-17-2004, 02:08 PM
No wonder their drills are only $50 for a 14.4v in the flyer ... ;)

I'll try one more blade and tighten everything up before I head out for vacation on Monday.

- Steve

ramos
07-19-2004, 07:56 AM
Jigsaw's just **** period. I personally hate jigsaws. I will use any tool but a jigsaw unless I absolutely have too. But that's just me cause I'm a weird old fart :D :)