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Instead of a Jigsaw, Use a Bow Saw

Compared with a squat, heavy jigsaw, a bow saw is an elegant piece of sculpture that turns on a tighter radius and won't scorch wood sides. This one, based on a 17th-century design, has a slender 12-inch blade resting on brass pins in a tough hickory frame. You tension the blade by turning the toggle, which twists the braided line at the top taut. Approximately $140; Tools for Workingwood
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