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Offline Daviddubya

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Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« on: November 10, 2008, 09:57 PM »
I saw a small article in the November 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking (page 32) about a new Bocsh T308B jig saw blade.  According to the article, and also a thread at Sawmill Creek, these blades cut exceptionally smoothly.  Has anyone here tried them in your Festool jig saw?  I cannot find any reference to these blades on the Bosch web site.  Hmmm.  Here's the SMC thread:

http://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=94476

I'll be looking for some to try out, and will report back when I find them.
David W. Falkenstein
in Cave Creek, AZ, USA

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Offline wnagle

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 10:12 PM »
I'm going to hartville hardware tommorow... I'm gonna see if they have them yet or can order them, last time I was htere they hadn't heard of them yet and I didn't have the product number.

Here is a place online that carries them...I've never dealt with them though....

http://www.ohiopowertool.com/P-1662-bosch-t-shank-jigsaw-blades-for-wood-t308b.aspx
Wayne

 

TS 55, CT 33 x2, ROTEX 150, RO 90, DOMINO 500Q SET, TRION PS 300, OF 1400, MFT/3, ETS 150/3, KAPEX KS 120, DOMINO XL.

Offline fidelfs

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 10:23 PM »
I saw a small article in the November 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking (page 32) about a new Bocsh T308B jig saw blade.  According to the article, and also a thread at Sawmill Creek, these blades cut exceptionally smoothly.  Has anyone here tried them in your Festool jig saw?  I cannot find any reference to these blades on the Bosch web site.  Hmmm.  Here's the SMC thread:

http://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=94476

I'll be looking for some to try out, and will report back when I find them.

David, Amazon has the blades for $10.51 and if you have prime account with them shipment is "free" (between quotes because you pay a fee every year for prime account).

Fidel

P.S.

Let me correct myself.  I just double check and the amazon website says "Usually ships within 1 to 2 months"
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 10:26 PM by fidelfs »
There is never a situation where it can't be done with the right hand tool - even though it may be a lot more work.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 10:37 PM »
Tyler had 4, but 8.00 shipping so I bailed.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline Daviddubya

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 06:07 PM »
A couple of people posted at Sawmill Creek that the Bosch T308B blades are available now at Lowe's:

http://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=97161

I will to check to see if my local Lowe's has them.  Has anyone found them at any other place?  Apparently Amazon and Ohio Power Tool have them on backorder.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2008, 06:12 PM by Daviddubya »
David W. Falkenstein
in Cave Creek, AZ, USA

Offline wnagle

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 08:36 PM »
David,

I picked up a pack today at the Hartville Hardware sale but haven't tried them out yet.  I will try out the blades and let you know how they are.  I also picked up the DeWalt fixed 90 degree stop and they fit the Festool guiderail just right. 
Wayne

 

TS 55, CT 33 x2, ROTEX 150, RO 90, DOMINO 500Q SET, TRION PS 300, OF 1400, MFT/3, ETS 150/3, KAPEX KS 120, DOMINO XL.

Offline Sparky977

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 11:55 PM »
I just picked up a package of them from Lowes, the last package they had in stock, but haven't tried them yet.
TS 55, RO 125, CT 22 w/ Boomarm, Domino, OF 1400, RS2E, C12, MFT3, 4 guide rails (1080, 1400, 1900, and 2700), Sortainer, Router bit Systainer, Sandpaper Systainer, Domino Systainer

Offline wnagle

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 08:33 AM »
Well I gave the new Bosch blades a try and they are as advertised.  Very nice cut!!!
Wayne

 

TS 55, CT 33 x2, ROTEX 150, RO 90, DOMINO 500Q SET, TRION PS 300, OF 1400, MFT/3, ETS 150/3, KAPEX KS 120, DOMINO XL.

Offline Jarrah67

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 07:04 AM »
These blades are excellent, as well as a very very clean cut, they enabled me to cut quite straight lines freehand. 

I paid AUD$15 for 5 blades. Recommended!

Offline robbo

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 02:32 PM »
These blades are excellent, as well as a very very clean cut, they enabled me to cut quite straight lines freehand. 

I paid AUD$15 for 5 blades. Recommended!


Hi Jarrah,

Where in oz did you get the blades? Do Bunnings of Mitre 10 sell them?

Cheers,
Rob.

Offline Sparky977

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 05:32 PM »
Love 'em!
TS 55, RO 125, CT 22 w/ Boomarm, Domino, OF 1400, RS2E, C12, MFT3, 4 guide rails (1080, 1400, 1900, and 2700), Sortainer, Router bit Systainer, Sandpaper Systainer, Domino Systainer

Offline Jarrah67

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 07:00 AM »
Hi Robbo, I've been trying to get them for over 4 months. Oz Bosch site didn't refer to them; an email enquiry to Bosch asking who stocked them was ignored.  US Amazon didn't have stock.  A UK online retailer had was them but postage to Oz was prohibitive. 

Then then after having checked the shelves at Bunnings every couple of weeks or so, I walked into the Big Green Warehouse yesterday evening and the assistant was hanging them onto the rack hook.  The shelf price was listed as $42! but when I took it through the checkout it charged at $15 (AUD that is).

This was at Bunnings Joondalup in Perth, so I assume that all Bunnings will be rolling them out as a stock item. Good luck.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 07:03 AM by Jarrah67 »

Offline fidelfs

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 11:55 PM »
I have bought from amazon since Nov 10 and I got an email that they shipped the blades today.  Meaning they are available at Amazon.
There is never a situation where it can't be done with the right hand tool - even though it may be a lot more work.

Offline tvgordon

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 06:48 PM »
I bought a pack of them at Lowe's (about $14) over a week ago.  I've been using them on plywood with almost no tear out on either side of the cut.  Expensive but nice.

Tom.

Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Has anyone tried the "new" Bosch T308B jig saw blade?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 09:25 PM »
Cuts are as smooth as the cuts from the 48 tooth on my TS55.
Les (near Indy) XL