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    Posted: 27 Jun 10 at 13:27
Just bought an erbauer jigsaw and the blades swings to the left constantly and it does not cut square either. Only cutting 12mm MDFCry

Whats wrong?
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Common fault, You have to use good bosh blades--- but most of all do not push the saw steady steady let the blade control the speed of cut GO SLOWER AND STEADY untill you get used to what it will do High speed blade very slow push --  trust me -- However don't expect it to do what a circular saw wil do. Good Luck.
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I thought you was having trouble with a puzzleEmbarrassed
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 Sure its the tools ?
 
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Controversial as ever Elvis.

Had a look at it and the blade is crooked in its mount. Changed the blade and it is still crooked. My old jigsaw didn't do that.
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bit of a puzzle then!!
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Back to screwfix with it I think. There is a "guide" just infront of the blade and that is bent to the left too so maybe it is just faulty.
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Don't the guide plates swivel to 45 degrees so you can cut bevels and stuff.
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It was not the guide plate that was bent it was just a vertical pointer that was bent to the left. Which made me think that maybe it had been dropped during production/transport.
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yes well known quality brand them erbaur erabe oh whatever - they're crap!! had a heat gun it lasted less than 2 minutes takin a sticker off, got another n still shit! LOL
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theyr not that shit......arnt they made by makita?
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like I say shit, got a makita drill not a patch on the bosch it replaced!
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A carpenter recently told me he now only uses Makita. Though Ebauer were meant to be ok. Taking it back anyway.
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Took it back to Screwfix, the Milton Keynes store is very good and the staff are generally excellent by the way.

Decided to ditch the curved edges to the cupboard doors and just go for square. Simples.
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Thank god for that how can a thread for a saw hold on for so long!!!!!!
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Erbob's ya issue there mate. Either that or the thing operating the jigsaw.
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I dislike Erbob, doesn't matter they made by makita they use cheaper internal parts because of this they crap, they do the job for DIY but day to day use they shite in my opinion. I use Makita cordless or bosch 110v both are smooth action, very impressed with the cordless makita, far better than the dewalt equivalent.
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Yeah I have been told Makita are better than Dewalt.

It was only meant for DIY. But definitely not operator error as I have used a number of more expensive jigsaws before and did not have a problem.

I just thought I would get away with buying a cheapo as I would only ever use it once in a blue moon.

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Even when only used once now n then, I'd still buy better quality smoother action nicer finish!

Just to add though there's usually certain settings on jigsaws which alter movement of the blade this can effect cut, also if you used the wrong kind of blade that might play a part.
All this said, even with shit tools if you have razor sharp blades it makes a huge difference.
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Well, mainly to keep this thread going ;)

It was a brand new blade supplied with the tool. I set the jigsaw as described in the instructions. I tried slowing the speed, increasing the speed. Was still rubbish.

What a great thread!
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