Elu or Black & Decker Jigsaw

This only made a couple of appearances, then the Bosch arrived; the king of jigsaws.

Appearances: Episodes: 102, 111


I had been using a picture of a Dewalt 318, which is what the Elu became after Black & Decker absorbed Elu and changed their models over to the Dewalt marque.

However, a chance encounter on ebay yielded this photo of a Black & Decker Professional jigsaw, which is virtually identical to the Elu. Just strike out the Black & Decker and insert Elu.

Frankly, I'm no longer convinced they even were Elu, given the B & D parentage. There's every possibility they were B & D Professional to begin with. I'm especially persuaded of that since reviewing Episode 101, which indicated, “thanks to Black & Decker.” Whichever they were, they didn't last much beyond the 1st season with the exception of the 2278 biscuit joiner and the corded drill.

Last updated: 7 March 2007