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    Talking Working with wood? TOOLS!!

    I started making custom case for LCD to be installed on the dash. I only had knife and dremel to start with. It was pretty hard to cut 1/4" oak plywood with these. Whenever I tried to cut with dremel with cutting pieces, they broke. Not good. So I went out to buy jigsaw. That thing rocks!! It cuts through really easily. Well, I guess I am the only one who try to cut plywood with small utility knife.
    Anyway, if there's anyone with very little knowledge of wood-working, I really suggest you to get jigsaw. I am going to finish my work tomorrow!!

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    You're stupid.. :P
    he he he

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    Because if you try to cut 1/4" Plywood with a pocket knife, your an idiot. And If I had tried, I wouldn't have gone and told people about it.
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    YEAH!!!!!!!!
    thats why...
    I bought myself a jigsaw even before I have a use for it...

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    "Knife and Dremel" guys...Im sure he didnt bust out a pocket knife. Even if he did, it was probably MacGyver style with a saw on it.
    Still, I would have probably done the same thing. I hate going out to the hardware store to buy another damn tool, spending a lot more money, and wasting time picking the right one out which is always 50 bucks more than i planned on spending!...sometimes going back to the "stone-age" just seems easier and is always cheaper... You can call me stupid and an idiot...But I call it creative use of available resources. If it doesnt work, it didnt cost anything but a little time - and that that would have been lost anyways deciding which drill to buy. And now you know what you need to look for in the tool you are buying...so time is made up.

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    ok, listen people. I had no power tools to start with what so ever. If you go to the store and buy jigsaw + drill +etc, it certainly costs alot. I rather spend the money on computer parts than stupid tools that I am hardly gonna use again. Anyway, I was successful cutting the 1/4" plywood with MacGyver style knife. You never know unless you try. Try to post your pics and see how nice it looks since you seem like you used jigsaw to cut the wood.
    Anyway, even if it takes longer to cut it with knife, it looks better..more precise.
    Unless you are pretty good at jigsaw, I don't think you can cut the board straight.
    And calling someone you don't even know an idiot....well, I am sorry, but I have to say that I have more education than you are. You learn that kinda thing in kindergarden.

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    jigsaw are good for cutting metal too with the right blade. i mod'd my case with a jigsaw and an angle grinder.

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    Well if you don't want to buy tools (probably smart unless you have many plans to use them) Do what I do find a friend or a parent that has the tools and use theirs You save money and get the use of the tools for you 1 or 2 times that you need it.
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    Try to post your pics and see how nice it looks since you seem like you used jigsaw to cut the wood.
    Anyway, even if it takes longer to cut it with knife, it looks better..more precise.
    Unless you are pretty good at jigsaw, I don't think you can cut the board straight
    Well, I used 12mm MDF, and I cut it with the jigsaw and then used a plane to smooth it out, my jigsaw cost me $AU50, so did my cordless drill... I was going to buy an angle grinder as well, and maybe a new hammer drill, but they looked cheap, and the one I have still works...

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    If I were you, I would've spent my money on computer parts. what's the point of saying I got no money, and buy tools to make it look better? and that's only good when you are good at woodwork.

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