Re: new jig saw
I would recommend the DeWalt scrollsaw. You'll get the most bang for your buck and a very smooth, non-vibrating saw. A friend of mine sold Hegner scrollsaws which is a top of the line saw. She was well versed in the equipment, wrote books on the subject, and taught classes on how to use them. The ONLY saw that she had in her class room other than a Hegner was a DeWalt, it was nearly as good at a fraction of the price. I've had opportunity to use a few different brands and the #1 problem with most of them is vibration, which causes rough cuts, pinched fingers, and broken blades.
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