I'm about to start making jigs and practicing new techniques (new to me,
that is) on scrap before I start making my end tables.
One of the things I'll need to do is to cut out the 1"x1" notches in the
mitered edges of these "frame" pieces
The notches are to allow the tops of the legs to protrude through the
No table saw. No band saw. I have a jig saw, but that wouldn't be nearly
neat enough. So I figure to do them by hand. Any advice for a reasonably
priced saw that can cut a nice clean line?
First off, what kind of jig saw do you have. My Milwaukee with Bosch
blades give my TS a run for its money for smoothness.
Alternatively score your top with a utility knife or sharp chisel, hog
out most of the wood with your jig saw and then chisel the rest.
I have a couple, but the better one is a very old Black and Decker.
Probably '70s vintage. It has produced smoother cuts than I would have
expected on the rare times I have used it. Another experiment to try I
guess. Does anyone use a jigsaw with a fence?
Go to the Harbor Freight web site.
Search for "Hand Saw".
Pick one of the flush cut pull saws for less than $10, buy one and
practice on your scrap wood.
For $10 max, you could even but two (2) and run your own
You don't identify your jig saw but my Bosch 1587 with Bosch
bi-metal blades still cuts a clean cut even after all these years.
LOL.. No I bought my last jig saw, the Milwaukee, about 15 years ago,
before Festool was even on my radar. My Milwaukee was, at that time,
built by the German company, AEG. Exactly like this one except red and
The sales guy steered me from the Bosch towards this one mostly because
of the superior blade change set up. With a smooth cutting Bosch blade
it leaves a burnished edge when cross cutting oak. In aggressive mode
it will cut a 2x4 as quickly as a circular saw,
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:33:01 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
Just for fun, I tried to locate a local AEG dealer.
On the Store Locator page it says:
"Enter your street, town or postcode and country below to find your nearest stockist"
I entered my Zip Code followed by USA.
The Store Locator produced a Google map showing a location that is in the middle of our local airport, but an address that appears to be in Taiwan.
King Light Department Co., Ltd.
No. 226 Shin Ron Road
Tau Jou Village
Shin Woo, Taoyuan
Phone (0)3 490 31 86
You might might find their tools here at all. IIRC they were building
drills and tools for NASA 15~20 years ago.
But they are located in Winnenden, Germany
The Crown Tool saws aren't bad. They don't cut nearly as
well as a Lie-Nielson Independance saw, but they're also
a lot cheaper.
I'm going to guess the Veritas saw is also good, and still
cheaper than the L-N - if only it wasn't so god-awful ugly.
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