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Jigsaw - Gary G™ - 09-07-2019

I loaned my PC 7549 to my daughter and she said there’s a problem.
Apparently, the shaft roller fell out of the support arm.

I won’t see it for another week or so but the question is, if it can’t be fixed, what’s the replacement these days?
I’m not married to PC if someone makes a better mousetrap.


RE: Jigsaw - barnowl - 09-07-2019

One word.

Bosch.


RE: Jigsaw - Timberwolf - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:42 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: I loaned my PC 7549 to my daughter and she said there’s a problem.
Apparently, the shaft roller fell out of the support arm.

I won’t see it for another week or so but the question is, if it can’t be fixed, what’s the replacement these days?
I’m not married to PC if someone makes a better mousetrap.
.....................
A few months ago I bought the full line-up of cordless 20v PC tools including the vac.....Bought the heavy duty 4 and 6 amp batteries on Ebay for less than half the Lowes price..No more cords to fool with and plenty of power...Hard to beat for occasional use like I put them through.


RE: Jigsaw - McApple - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:58 PM)barnowl Wrote: One word.

Bosch.

+1 Yes.


RE: Jigsaw - sniper - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:58 PM)barnowl Wrote: One word.

Bosch.

+2

I wouldn't even consider another brand for a jigsaw.


RE: Jigsaw - gordon 131 - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:42 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: I loaned my PC 7549 to my daughter and she said there’s a problem.
Apparently, the shaft roller fell out of the support arm.

I won’t see it for another week or so but the question is, if it can’t be fixed, what’s the replacement these days?
I’m not married to PC if someone makes a better mousetrap.

three words
get a bosch


RE: Jigsaw - daddo - 09-07-2019

Stick a new pin in the roller and keep using it. Tossing it seems like a waste of a working tool.


RE: Jigsaw - fredhargis - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:58 PM)barnowl Wrote: One word.

Bosch.

What he (and they) said.......


RE: Jigsaw - Gary G™ - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 04:09 PM)daddo Wrote: Stick a new pin in the roller and keep using it. Tossing it seems like a waste of a working tool.

Meagan is an engineer; she called and said ‘This pin has fallen out and I don’t see anything mechanical to keep it in.’
She IM’ed me a couple pics from which I can only assume the non-clip side is a press fit and it’s worn.
Until I have it, I won’t know if it’s the pin or the support arm.
Probably repairable. Time will tell.


RE: Jigsaw - Sean® - 09-07-2019

(09-07-2019, 01:42 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: I loaned my PC 7549 to my daughter and she said there’s a problem.
Apparently, the shaft roller fell out of the support arm.

I won’t see it for another week or so but the question is, if it can’t be fixed, what’s the replacement these days?
I’m not married to PC if someone makes a better mousetrap.

Like 15 or 20 years ago the jigsaw market was rough.  Mostly crap, with Craftsman leading the way.  But even other big name jigsaws kinda sucked.  Bosch started changing all this with IIRC the 1581.  This saw was so far beyond anything else sold your ears would bleed with stories.  But it also had limitations.  So Bosch kept at it and came out with the 1590 which is THE PERFECT JIGSAW!!!

Time passes................................

Current Bosch saws ain't that great and other brands are.

I have a Bosch 1590 and you'll have to trust me it really lives up to the hype.  Its that good.

But I only trot it out on old timers day cause the current crop of Dewalt cordless are just as good and maybe better and you don't have to deal with the cord.  I looked up your model of PC 20v saws and it looks to be clearly in the same Dewalt family but some clear differences.

For corded I'd look for a 1590.  Must be thousands of them sitting unloved on shelves with all the cordless.  All the Bosch at Lowes I would skip.  I haven't been to the Bosch dealer in awhile to see if they have good ones but the Bosch at Lowes are crappola.