Guild variable speed 550W jigsaw just £16.66 (1/3 off, was £24.99) at Argos. 2 year warranty. Good stocks!
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Guild variable speed 550W jigsaw just £16.66 (1/3 off, was £24.99) at Argos. 2 year warranty. Good stocks!

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Found 8th MarEdited by:"Besford"
I've got several Guild branded tools (Argos' own brand, previously Homebase too) and I have to say they've performed well and offered excellent value. This looks like a good tool at a terrific price and there seems to be plenty of stock out there too! Reviews are encouraging and it has a 2 year guarantee. There are more powerful saws in the range but this one offers the biggest reduction and best price.
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i bought one of these... blade kept on falling out.. not the greatest.... if its to cut something small then yeah. but dont expect much ...
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That's a real nuisance but doesn't seem to be reflected in the reviews.
yeah i was ready them too.. i was possiby working it to hard....
paulkerr16 m ago

i bought one of these... blade kept on falling out.. not the greatest.... …i bought one of these... blade kept on falling out.. not the greatest.... if its to cut something small then yeah. but dont expect much ...


Put a bit of blue thread lock on the screw (blue isn't permanent) so easy to unscrew but should hold for vibration when using
I'm taking a chance going by the Argos reviews..
I've cutter my door with this..thing is the blade was coming off quite often. Where can I buy quality blades from?
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danflorin335 m ago

I've cutter my door with this..thing is the blade was coming off quite …I've cutter my door with this..thing is the blade was coming off quite often. Where can I buy quality blades from?


Are you sure it's the blade causing the problem (see Hoppie's post above)? I recently bought blades from Screwfix - they have a range from cheap to good brands but it's hard to tell whether you are paying more for better blades or for the name. You also need to take care to buy the right sort depending on the material to be cut and the finish you want. I have a Ryobi branded set which covers most needs (came with a toolkit years ago). Aldi had a set recently and there may still be some around - Aldi tools are generally pretty good.

If you were shortening a door(?) a jigsaw probably isn't the best tool anyway - one of those vibrating multi-tools can sometimes get the job done without removing the door - if you do take the door off I'd use a circular saw to get a nice straight cut (jigsaws are hard to keep straight on thicker materials).
I have the 700w version, works very well.

So far I have Guild brand; Cordless Drill, Corded Drill, Circular Saw, Jigsaw, Nail Gun.

All have worked really well - no complaints of using them regularly over the past couple of years. Very good value espeically when you pick them up during the "sale".
Besford3 h, 25 m ago

Are you sure it's the blade causing the problem (see Hoppie's post above)? …Are you sure it's the blade causing the problem (see Hoppie's post above)? I recently bought blades from Screwfix - they have a range from cheap to good brands but it's hard to tell whether you are paying more for better blades or for the name. You also need to take care to buy the right sort depending on the material to be cut and the finish you want. I have a Ryobi branded set which covers most needs (came with a toolkit years ago). Aldi had a set recently and there may still be some around - Aldi tools are generally pretty good.If you were shortening a door(?) a jigsaw probably isn't the best tool anyway - one of those vibrating multi-tools can sometimes get the job done without removing the door - if you do take the door off I'd use a circular saw to get a nice straight cut (jigsaws are hard to keep straight on thicker materials).


Circular saw is much better for trimming the bottoms of doors.
I can never get mine to cut straight vertical, I..E the blade always seems to bend to one side on a thick piece of wood
Edited by: "lumsdot" 8th Mar
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lumsdot15 m ago

I can never get mine to cut straight vertical, I..E the blade always seems …I can never get mine to cut straight vertical, I..E the blade always seems to bend to one side on a thick piece of wood


If you mean a jigsaw, yes, I agree. Circular saw usually better in those circumstances but not always possible (eg cutouts in a worktop).
Besford5 h, 38 m ago

Are you sure it's the blade causing the problem (see Hoppie's post above)? …Are you sure it's the blade causing the problem (see Hoppie's post above)? I recently bought blades from Screwfix - they have a range from cheap to good brands but it's hard to tell whether you are paying more for better blades or for the name. You also need to take care to buy the right sort depending on the material to be cut and the finish you want. I have a Ryobi branded set which covers most needs (came with a toolkit years ago). Aldi had a set recently and there may still be some around - Aldi tools are generally pretty good.If you were shortening a door(?) a jigsaw probably isn't the best tool anyway - one of those vibrating multi-tools can sometimes get the job done without removing the door - if you do take the door off I'd use a circular saw to get a nice straight cut (jigsaws are hard to keep straight on thicker materials).


I know...tryed my best to keep it straight:))). But still it's a bit " left/right, left right ":)) I shortened 2 door due to new carpet. Did the job ..I'm pretty sure the blade came of because of the screw that tightened the blade..keep losing it...
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Easy to handle and versatile this jig saw was reasonably priced and really sturdy. It will really serve me well.
I doubt it - I got the more powerful version earlier this week and it doesn't seem as powerful as it claims - so this one . . .
beware Argos reviews, I bought the Guild drill and discovered the description was copy/pasted from a more expensive model. Customer services only solution was take it back, 30 mile trip, no recompense. Wrote this in review, Argos review people rejected it... No value in reviews if the business being reviewed decides what goes in
I missed out last time so ended up buying Guild 750w ( buyer return ) noticed the screws holding the blade in are naff so bought some new ones and cuts through 22mm chipboard lovely!
If they censor their own reviews they probably have a team of brown tongued lackeys posting on here .
No wonder every £5 0ff £1000 spend argos deal gets voted hot.
Are the blades standard on these ? Will any jigsaw blade fit ?
Cheers
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Seems to be back to full price now so I've expired it.
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