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68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 06-09-2006 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I can get a brand new grinder and jig saw for less than 30 bucks each, but haven't bought power tools in a long time, so I was just seeking advice on Black and Decker tools. What's the lowest HP needed to cut holes in the hood for the jig, and to really get at the rust with the grinder. Thanks for any advice.

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William
The easiest way to find something lost, is to buy a replacement.

68 Coupe
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3:55's/Trac-Lok

68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
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posted 06-11-2006 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I went ahead and bought them, we shall see how they hold up.

68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 06-11-2006 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
I was going to reply, but wasn't sure I would be any help. I have had good luck with B&D electric drills. And my older B&D cordless drill was pretty damn good, but my new one isn't as good. Doesn't seem to have the same quality.

68 Coop
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posted 06-11-2006 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Oh well, guess it turned into a Father's day gift set now, so it'll be at least another week to try them out.

bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 06-11-2006 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
My trade is carpentry,mostly framing homes and I'm very rough on tools.There are 2 brands I stay away from like they have the plague,Black&Decker and Ryobi.That being said I use power tools every single day and my tools have to stand up to that kind of punishment If the tool in question will be used say once a month or even once a week I think the B&D and Ryobi's will work for you,their negative isn't quality but the inability to stand up to constant use.
If anyone cares my choices for tools are Dewalt,Bosch,PorterCable and Milwakee in that order,If things keep going the way they have in the tool trade, they will all be owned by Dewalt in the next 10 years anyway I believe PorterCable already is....

68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 06-11-2006 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Bob. My sawzall is a Milwaukee, but I wanted the toughest Ace had to offer for the eye bolt on the leaf spring removal. These will only see limited use, except the grinder will be used quite a bit, just not all at once.

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William
The easiest way to find something lost, is to buy a replacement.

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

gjz30075
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From: Roswell, Ga.
Registered: Apr 2004

posted 06-12-2006 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gjz30075        Reply w/Quote
For home use, I just purchased a B&D jigsaw, model JS4000 for less than $30. I really like it because it has the variable speed on the trigger and not a rotary dial like the upper models have. I used it cut a bunch of sheet metal this past weekend for the various body work I need to do and it worked really well. I also like the toolless blade chuck much better than toolless chuck on the Skil jigsaw I have. It broke with limited use and renders the tool useless.

68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
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posted 06-12-2006 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
That's the same one I have, and they had 4 different tools to pick from, so I got the grinder too. They look like they will hold up to what I'll be putting them thru. Thanks for the reply, and the good news.

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William
The easiest way to find something lost, is to buy a replacement.

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

Mooney
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From: Marietta, Ga
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 06-13-2006 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
Little late on this one-- but as far as smooth and ease of control Bosch's jigsaw is awesome.I was using a raggidy Black and Decker and when I got this one-- it made the job a whole lot easier.

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