I have a table jigsaw. It differs from my definition of a scrollsaw
because it is only powered on the down cut - the upcut being spring
drawn. if you take the sideways U shaped arm off and put in a nice
stiff saber saw blade it becomes a table based saber saw. I like my
Bosch handheld jigsaw but I very seldom use my Craftsman scrollsaw.
Damn, I have them all ;-)
when I was a kid both names were in use. grampa called it a saber saw,
other people called it a jig saw...
Grampa's gone now- I can't ask him what it was called when he was a
kid... probably nothing... not too many hand held power tools in the
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