You may have heard Chuck mention that I’m, well, somewhat frugal. That’s an understatement. I’m cheap-ass Toolmonger. For me, shelling out the green is like parting with children; I just can’t bring myself to do it. So when I saw the Task Force jigsaw at Lowe’s the other day for just $19.97, even the inner cheapness in me said… maybe.
Just from looking at the box, I’d say that I’ve seen more menacing looking bread slicers, but at this price point we’re not exactly interested in looks, are we? The truth lies in the stats: a four amp motor, 800 to 3,000 strokes per minute, a keyless blade clamp, and a max wood cutting capacity of almost three inches. Not so bad.
Actually, it sounds pretty good. Yeah, it’s probably cheap crap, but for under $20 I might have to go pick one up and check it out just to see how it does under actual working conditions.
Hey, it’s not like you’re betting the farm picking one of these things up. Have any of you given ’em a shot yet?
Task Force Variable Speed Jigsaw [Lowe’s]