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Fixing a Broken Jigsaw

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Blog entry by PeteCollin posted 02-27-2020 10:20 AM 1007 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,
One of my favorite, most used tools broke. It’s too old to find a part. So I engineered a fix, and it worked!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIIvYzwNsBk



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#1 posted 02-27-2020 10:36 AM

Pete,
Saw this on your YouTube channel, pretty clever solution, well done.

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#2 posted 02-27-2020 03:36 PM

This illustrates a difference in terminology. Many of us older woodworkers refer to the tool in the video as a saber saw – a hand-held reciprocating blade. A jigsaw was more like what we now call a scroll saw.

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#3 posted 02-27-2020 05:28 PM

Nice rescue!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 02-27-2020 05:53 PM

Thank you for sharing your great tips!

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#5 posted 02-27-2020 05:57 PM

Phil, on the saw itself it is labelled as a “sabre saw”. When I think of a saber saw, I think of a Sawzall type tool. I use it very often to break down plywood sheets, way safer than a circular saw.


This illustrates a difference in terminology. Many of us older woodworkers refer to the tool in the video as a saber saw – a hand-held reciprocating blade. A jigsaw was more like what we now call a scroll saw.

- Phil32


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