Bosch 1590EVSK 6.4 Amp Top Handle Jigsaw
This is one of the best jig saws on the market, and it isn't even that expensive. I love the smooth feel of the machine running and the blade ejection button - no more burning your fingers on a hot blade! It's still a jig saw, however, and even though the cuts are smooth, they still tend to wander with the grain of the wood. That's why you might need a band saw too.
My husband and I are not professionals -- just amateurs who greatly enjoy home improvement projects. I bought the Bosch 1590EVSK as a surprise, to replace our 30-year-old Honeywell. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be! All the knowledgeable reviews posted here led me to expect a good tool, and I was especially pleased to buy a tool that's made in the U.S.A. The tool has far surpassed our expectations. Some reviewers have noted the tool's weight, and I have found that to be a special advantage -- it feels solid and substantial in the hands, increasing my confidence as I'm cutting, and its solidity and power seem to eliminate the kinds of problems I've had before, as with vibration or wavering spoiling my cuts -- as big as the Bosch is, it handles the most delicate, intricate work with ease and grace. As I've said, we're novices, not pros -- but this fine tool helps us do work that makes it LOOK like we had the pros in! I bought the accessory pack of 30 Bosch replacement blades at the same time -- the blades are of splendid quality. All in all, a wonderful investment, even for amateurs! i