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timothyedoran

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I would be super grateful for some advice about jigsaws. I don't really want one as I won't use it much but think I need one to build a skate ramp like this:

I don't think I could cut the curves with a hand panel saw.

I had a cheapo jigsaw that cost about £15 15 years ago and it recently died. Only reason it lasted so long was lack of use. I do miss it a little bit as it was occasionally very useful.

I don't want to spend much as I won't use it much but also don't want a wasteful throwaway either.

Screwfix have a couple of cheaper options. Any thoughts on these or any other suggestions around the £50 mark?

£45 The base plate looks a little cheap and it doesn't have a speed selection wheel. It is a Makita but their red range which I think is their diy range. Edit: actually it's available elsewhere for £33.

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£60 looks like it has a better base and speed wheel. But it's erbauer, which is not Makita. But is it twice as good as the Makita?
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Many thanks in advance of your help.
 
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LJM

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Or look for a second hand one. in my experience, there’s a huge difference between the low end and high end jigsaws; I’d take a used high end model over a new low end one. I’ve found the Bosch (blue) jigsaws to be very good.
 

Jameshow

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I have a Bosch green one works fine and cuts straight!

Not comparable to a blue Bosch bit it works!

Cheers James
 

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