Jigsaws and sanders

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Jigsaws and sanders

Post by obd » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm

I am shopping for my Bosch jigsaw and am interested in opinions regarding barrel-grip versus top-handle styles. I am also interested in opinions re specific jigsaw blades for cutting frames and/or plywood. Lastly, is their an advantage to the Ridgid sanding station versus a quality(?PorterCable) bench-top belt/disc sander. Trying to choose my essential tools wisely. Thanks!

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:08 pm

obd wrote:I am shopping for my Bosch jigsaw and am interested in opinions regarding barrel-grip versus top-handle styles. I am also interested in opinions re specific jigsaw blades for cutting frames and/or plywood. Lastly, is their an advantage to the Ridgid sanding station versus a quality(?PorterCable) bench-top belt/disc sander. Trying to choose my essential tools wisely. Thanks!
I have the top handle which works fine but I have tried the barrel grip and think you have better control. Ether way Bosch makes a great jig saw I have had mine for years. Regarding the sanders for the money the Rigid rocks! It will work great on the frames and dash type work.

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by neel thompson » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:42 am

I am with Paul on the Rigid sanding station......I love mine..

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by hdunk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:02 pm

The sanding station is that the "RIDGID Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander " at homedepot? That is the only one I can find. Thanks
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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by neel thompson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:14 am

That's the one.... It comes with four or five spindles in different sizes as well as the belt. It also has a tilting table for bevels. I think I paid around $200.

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by Roberta » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:09 am

I have that one, too!!! Great sander!!!

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by jlwright » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:20 pm

You guys are a bad influence. I couldn't wait to go to Home Depot and get my Ridgid sander. It looks like it will come in very handy.

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Re: Jigsaws and sanders

Post by neel thompson » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:04 am

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