I have received some Lowe's gift cards for my birthday and plan to use
them to buy a jigsaw. Everything I read about the Bosch 1590 is great
but my hands are kinda small and that is a pretty big chunk of tool.
I was looking at the Hitachi jigsaw today. It has a little less power
and reqires a hex wrench to rotate the sole. It fit my hand a lot
better, but I have not seen any reviews of it. Do any of you have any
experience with it?
That certainly sounds reasonable if you have small hands. Seems the barrel
grip would be a bit hard to grasp for some one with small hands. I have
pretty large hands and still small the top handle. When I was about 10 my
father owned an old Sun Beam Saber saw that was ALL metal and a barrel grip.
That sucker would get too hot to hold. When I finally saw a top handle
style I found that it was not as hot to handle for long periods. Now that
every thing is plastic I doubt that the heat is as much of a factor anymore.
I struggled over the jigsaw purchase as well, and I bit the bullet and
bought the Bosch and I am so very glad I did. I was able to compare it
to a Craftsman (newest model) and a Skil and there was NO comparison.
The only other jigsaws I tried that compares are Hilti and Festool.
They are VERY nice but I did not see additional features or a smoother
feel to spend another $100+. Hilti does have one that is $200 but
doesn't have any of the features Bosch has.
Lowes does special order as was mentioned in a previous post if you
want the barrel version, which they offered to do for me.
I don't think you can do better than the Bosch. I have 4 pieces of
Hitachi power tools that I really like, but I could not rationalize
anything less than the Bosch. That said, I have heard from a few
woodworking friends and my brother-in-law (general contractor) who like
the new DeWalt, which Lowes just got in and it is $10 less than the
Here's what Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, has
to say about "irregardless." "Irregardless originated in dialectical
American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use
in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as
1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is
no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used
primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in
edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is
still a long way from general acceptance. Use "regardless" instead."
Dick "I am not a revisionist" Durbin
Many people believe a "Webster's" dictionary is authoritative.
However, there is neither a copyright on the name nor a set of
standards for publishing a "Webster's" dictionary. Therefore, anyone
can publish his own version of a "Webster's" dictionary without meeting
any generally agreed-upon definitions.
Additionally, Webster's dictionaries tend to be "descriptive" - that
is, describing how words are being used in society, rather than how
they *should* be used.
The more prescriptive American Heritage College Dictionary, Third
Edition, provides these guidelines on "irregardless:"
ir-re-gard-less adv. NON-STANDARD. Regardless
Usage note: The label Non-Standard does only approximate justice to the
status of irregardless. More precisely, it is a form that many people
mistakenly believe to be a correct usage in formal style but that in
fact has no legitimate antecedents in either standard or nonstandard
varieties. The word was likely coined from a blend of irrespective and
[with apologies for continuing OT]
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 21:02:42 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, John
"Fracking" is a Battlestar Gallacticaism and probably hasn't hit the
revisionists' dictionaries yet.
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Lowes can order anything you want from a current vendor's lineup - but
you DO have to wait for their next ship to come in. And good luck
finding anyone qualified to read the catalog and successfully _place_
the order. The help around here has degenerated into $5.75/hr. warm
bodies. And if it's a non-stock item, expect to pay a premium.
With that said, I love my Bosch Jigsaw - the feel of precision and
balance are hard to beat. The first time I used it, I could have
kicked myself for waiting so long to replace my existing jigsaws -
which both suck and will be gleefully placed in our next Garage Sale.
(One of which is an ancient B&D with a metal case - and as Leon points
out, it get's so hot you can't hold it - same with the same era sheet
Don't know about Lowes, but I do know that HomeDepot
does NOT accept giftcards for payment of online or catalog
orders - and only have the 1590 on the shelf, the 1591 is ONLY
listed online and in the catalog - and at least the local HD
will NOT special order the 1591 for instore purchase
On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 14:10:46 GMT, "Leon"
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