Black and Decker Jigsaw. I STILL HAVE IT!! (to remind me what not to do).
Get this folks;
Bought it new. First shot out of ther box, I am cutting 3/4 inch particleboard (to help the boy with his speaker project). I have had several Jigsaws over the years and picked this one up because I was out of town visiting and it was needed to cut 2 nine inch holes. 1/2 way into the second hole, the trigger was getting mighty warm so I let it rest. I was not pushing it either..letting the teeth do the cutting. After it cooled, it was LOCKED solid. I used a coping saw (rough work there) to finish it and boxed the saw back up. I inadvertantly 'forgot' to take it back to the store that it was purchased from and decided to take it apart and see what caused the problem. The dog on the shaft broke off causing the gears to bind.
Send it to B/D to get it repaired...Sorry, it was abused and dissassembled, NO WARRANTEE.
Worst 65 dollars I have spent.
Black & Decker = BD = "Bad deal"
Skil Circular saw. Side play with the main shaft (lots) after a few cuts. Send back for repair. Repair good. 20 or so cuts later, side play. Not just a little..I am talking blade binding side play with cuts more than 2 inches.
Say NO to cheap tools.
Cheap drill bits. Not worth the powder it would take to blow them up.
About 10 years ago..I went premium with the tools. This is the first time I have really looked back at the memories.
I will admit that the cheaper harbor freight 18 volt power drills are really a great deal for the home hobbiest. Pros know what to really buy to get the job done.
When in doubt, unplug the saw.