new jigsaw

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by foxy, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. foxy

    foxy New Member

    I was thinking of buying the makita jigsaw in the sfx catalogue when i saw some good reviews of the freud one on the left here. I know one of you said he paid £99 for one and i am wondering if the halving of the price is a result of lowering the quality of the tool? Also anyone got an oppinion on the makita?

    thanks
     
  2. softinmiddle

    softinmiddle New Member

    I dont know about halfing the price. Its advertised on my screen at £49.99 but you try and buy it and it goes up to £69.99. Put your mouse curser over the picture and see what i mean.
     
  3. hab

    hab New Member

    I was lucky as I got my Freud saw for £49.99 a couple of days ago but the price shows clearly £69.99 now.It seems an excellent saw even at the higher price.It is still £10 +pp cheaper than the Toolstation price.
     
  4. Thermo

    Thermo New Member

    Foxy, ive had this as well and just sent a grumbling e-mail off to screwfix as its not on, to show it at one price and have it at another
     
  5. foxy

    foxy New Member

    So the freud was £20 dearer than advertised was it. SFX will probably lower the price to match what they are telling the world they are selling it for..... F* me what a surprise, they've changed the ad. Anyone know how it compares to the makita as the price gap is closing fast.
     
  6. Knot competent

    Knot competent New Member

    As a DIYer I've only ever had the cheapest jigsaws, i.e. B & D saws in the (currently) £20 region. OK, they aren't brilliant, but with care you can make a reasonable cut which, if you err on the correct side of the line, you can then trim up with a plane.
    Can any of you professional guys explain what extra you get by spending £115 on a Makita?
    Regards, a curious John
     
  7. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    eer yes, speed of cut,had 2 use the householders diy jigsaw one day, as left mine at home, and my god seem 2 take ages 2 rip an 8 x 4 sheet.
     

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