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The 10 Best Jigsaws for 2020

Useful tool for all the wood workers.

Jigsaw cutting plywoodFrom sharp stones and bone in the primitive Stone Age to modern, state of the art cutting equipment, man has always had to cut materials for various purposes. For millennia, cutting technology advanced at a rather slow pace until, in 1947, Albert Kauffman noted the oscillatory movement of the needle in sewing machines, as ideal for a blade.

The jigsaw was born and brought about one of the most prominent leaps in mechanized cutting. Since then, jigsaws have continuously evolved to fit into standards for safety, efficiency, power, and user convenience.

Whether as a skilled craftsman or a DIY hobbyist, choosing the right jigsaw is important to the quality and speed of your work, and can mean the difference between great and extraordinary work experience.

But here’s the catch; there are just so many brands out there who claim to be the best your money can buy.

So how do you sift through the multitude and pick one that will give you real value for your money? Well, fret not.

In the rest of this article, we will show you our top ten tested and trusted jigsaw brands, ultimately streamlining your options. At the end of this article, we are positive you’ll have found your perfect jigsaw match, and hit the start button on that next DIY project as soon as possible!

Best Jigsaws for 2020 – Quick Look

(Click on the name of any jigsaw to read it’s an in-depth review)

JigsawMotorSPMPrice
BLACK+DECKER BDEJS600C
(Editor's Choice)
5.0 AMP3000 SPM
DEWALT DCS331B
(Editor's Choice)
5.0 AMP3000 SPM
Bosch JS470E7.0 AMP3100 SPM
WORX WX550L5.0 AMP3000 SPM
TACKLIFE PJS02A6.7 AMP3000 SPM
SKIL 4495-026.0 AMP3100 SPM
PORTER-CABLE PCE3456.0 AMP3000 SPM
TECCPO TAJS01P6.5 AMP3000 SPM
Hitachi CJ18DGLP41.5 AMP2400 SPM
WEN 336066.5 AMP3300 SPM


1. Black + Decker BDEJS600C

BLACK+DECKER BDEJS600C Smart Select Jig Saw, 5.0-Amp Top on our list is the Black+Decker BDEJS600C smart select jigsaw. When it comes to power and functionality, this handy tool stands at the top.

State of the art motor technology with unique control features for versatility will give you all the power you need to make quick work of cutting jobs over a wide range of DIY projects.

Stuffed with ergonomic features, this bad boy is made just for your convenience.

All the effort is taken from you, and you don’t have a break a sweat to get the work done. This highly dynamic tool is sure at the forefront of commercial jigsaw technology.

Specifications
  • Powerful 5 Amp high-speed main motor with speed control.
  • Pendulum cutting action of 3000 spm blade with wire guard.
  • Rubber coated handle, trigger switch, and tool-free blade change.
  • Dust cleaning system.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Black+Decker BDEJS600C is a real beast. A powerful 5 Amp electric main motor is the main powerhouse of this device. As just a little under the power of a horse (1hp), this main motor provides all the torque that is transformed into brute cutting force. Delicately balancing torque and impressive speed, this motor can drive the blade at speeds of up to 3000 strokes per minute.

This combination gives you a device that will eat through hard materials like butter and quickly at that. Backing the main motor is a speed control knob that gives you the ability to alter the blade speed to fit the requirement of the work material. The low-speed setting produces higher torque and cutting force for harder materials; while the high-speed setting produces lesser torque and quicker passes for softer materials.

A revolutionary feature on the Black+Decker BDEJS600C is its pendulum cutting action. Apart from the vertical oscillation of the blade, it can also oscillate in fine forward-backward movements.

This allows for the blade to be pressed firmly against the material in the cutting stroke, for deeper and quicker cuts. At an impressive blade top speed of 3000 strokes per minute, this handy tool will make quick work of cutting materials in your DIY projects.

Now all this impressive power will definitely cut the material with unforgiving force, and anything else that finds its way into the blade path. A wire guard fitted just ahead of the blade tip ensures only what you want to get into the blade path. This prevents the risk of injury or accidental damage to the blade.

Designed with just you in mind, this jigsaw is nothing but ergonomic. A streamlined rubber handle is made to fit right into your hands. Coated with soft rubber, it will give you all the comfort you need to maintain a firm grip while working for extended periods.

An easy to squeeze trigger switch bring this beast to life with the littlest effort. Another revolutionary feature on this device is the tool-free blade change. Unlike many other jigsaws, you don’t need extra tools to bring out or replace the blade. An easy to operate lock-mechanism simplifies this process and ensures for minimal work break-time.

Other great features on this jigsaw is a dust blower system that gets dislodged material particles and swarf out of the way, minimizing interference.

While the Black+Decker BDEJS600C is a great device, it comes with a few inherent flaws. The dust blower system tends to scatter the dust around the workplace. This makes clean-up more difficult. As with all corded tools, its use is limited to places with mains electricity supply and outdoor projects will require wire extensions.

Pros

  • It is powerful and compact.
  • Quick cutting action with high material versatility.
  • It is easy and convenient to use.
  • Plastic casing makes for a portable unit.

Cons

  • Clean-up is more difficult.

Conclusion:

The Black+Decker BDEJS600C is a great cutting tool that combines impressive power and functionality into a compact unit. If you need an addition to your toolbox that will be reliable whenever needed, and won’t cost you a fortune, then this tool is just for you.


2. Dewalt DCS331B

DEWALT 20V Max Jig Saw, Tool Only (DCS331B) Dewalt is well known for its amazing tools and the Dewalt DCS331B does not fall short of this expectation. The second-rated jigsaw on our list, this jigsaw is designed to make a way even when the odds seem against you.

From independent power to rugged housing, this Jigsaw emphasizes reliability and durability. A sturdy build and wealth of functionality make this device a real war tank.

Whenever it’s time to show your work material who’s boss, embark on that next fabrication project, and bend solid matter to your will, this tool might be just the one to take along.

Specifications
  • Long-lasting cordless, battery power support.
  • Rugged metal-alloy casing, rubber-coated ergonomic handle and trigger switch with lock.
  • Adjustable orbital cutting action.
  • Variable-orientation shoe for bevel cutting, tool-free blade, and wire guard.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Dewalt DCS331B is the first cordless jigsaw on our list and runs on battery power. Rated at 20V, the powerhouse is a light, long-lasting unit that ensures portability and extended use. This makes it a highly portable unit and simplifies transport. Unlike in conventional corded models where extra extension wire is needed to increase reach, working on outdoor projects is as simple as carrying your device and heading out.

You are immune to power outages and can work carefree, completely off-grid. The low voltage reduces the risk of electric shocks even with the metal casing, as against corded models that run on higher voltages. With this tool, you are ready to go at any time, come what may.

Unique to this jigsaw is its rugged, somewhat military-like all-metal casing. The unique body design screams power and reliability to go at any time. The casing that houses all the internal components makes for a light unit that is resistant to impact. Handling this device is as convenient as it gets, as it’s designed for your comfort.

The handle is strategically located arcing over the main hub to yield maximum maneuverability. Rubber-coated, this handle is made to ensure a good and comfortable grip with your hands, and prevent fatigue or blistering from extended use. An easy to squeeze trigger switch brings this jigsaw to life. It comes with a trigger lock that will keep the power running through for as long as you want it to.

Another great feature on the Dewalt DCS331B is its adjustable orbital cutting action. Instead of a fixed vertical cutting plane, the blade can also move horizontally to deepen the cut on each stroke. This allows for faster, more efficient cuts. This allows for high material adaptability and cutting feed control.

Do you need to join two workpieces together without much of a trace, or just want to make edges safer? No worries. The DCS331B is especially suited for making bevel cuts. With an adjustable-orientation shoe, this device will allow you to make nice angle cuts as you need, quickly.

Ease of blade replacement is another great feature on this device. No need for an extra tool, just your hands and it’s done. Safety while working cannot be overemphasized, and this device represents that ideal, properly. A wire guard protects unwanted objects from the blade and keeps your fingers out of harm’s way.

The Dewalt DCS331B does not come with the battery and charger; these will be bought separately. It is way more expensive than many other corded models. And lastly, its metal casing makes it relatively heavier than the plastic casing in other jigsaws.

Pros

  • Off-the-grid power ensuring superb portability.
  • High material versatility.
  • The rugged design translates to high-impact resistance and durability.
  • It is easy and convenient to use.

Cons

  • Does not come with accessories.
  • Overhead design impairs sight of cutting line.

Conclusion:

The Dewalt DCS331B is a powerful reliable jigsaw that combines impressive functionality and durability. If you are in need of a jigsaw that will be ready to go at any time and are willing to spend extra, then this jigsaw is a good buy.


3. Bosch JS470E

Bosch Power Tools Jig Saws - JS470E Corded Top-Handle Jigsaw - 120V Low-Vibration, 7.0-Amp Variable Speed For Smooth Cutting Up To 5-7/8" Inch on Wood, 3/8" Inch on Steel For Countertop, Woodworking Bosch; reputable for over 100 years of service and continual delivery of high-end products, the Bosch JS470E is yet another marvel.

In terms of raw power and ergonomic design, this device stands top of our list.

It does pack a serious punch for its size and is a great tool for a host of DIY fabrication projects where quick cutting is required. It is built to ergonomic standards and emphasizes user safety and convenience.

Novel design features that make it stand out from the competition to secure its place as a top choice. Let’s have a look at this device in detail and why it may just be the next tool for you.

Specifications
  • Powerful 7.0 Amp main motor with speed control.
  • Streamlined rubber-coated handle, trigger switch with lock, and tool-free blade.
  • Orbital cutting action.
  • Wire guard with a sturdy shoe, and low-vibration plunging system.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Bosch JS470E boasts of raw power, thanks to a powerful 7.0 Amp main motor. Rated at over one horsepower, this motor provides all the torque needed to drive the cutting blade at a blazing speed of over 3100 strokes per minute and with the bite force needed to rip through the material effortlessly. The high speed of the blade means more teeth come into contact with the material in the same time interval, making for quick, efficient work.

While power is great, control is even better. Putting reins on this beast requires top of the line technology, and it has just that. Backing the main motor is a speed control knob that allows you to balance the torque and speed, as required by the material you are cutting. This allows for high work adaptability and gives you just the power you need.

Ergonomic is this device in one word. Working with this device is as convenient as it gets. No need to worry about the soreness of hands after extended work hours; a rubber-coated handle ensures a solid, yet comfortable grip to enhance the productivity of the man-machine interface.

Firing this device into action, requires little effort, thanks to an easy to squeeze trigger switch. Positioned just ahead of the handle, it is well within reach and enables for quick power control. A lock that allows you to keep the device on for as long as you want, by holding the trigger switch down in the ‘ON’ position.

A great feature on the Bosch JS470E is the easy to use blade mounting system that is an improvement on previous types. By just adjusting the knob, the blade comes off, without the need to touch it. This is great for quick blade change as it may be very hot from continuous use.

The unique orbiting action of the blade cutting ensures for great cutting speed control as required by the work material. Adjust the lateral depth of cut and ultimately the cutting feed. Deep cuts allow for quick work, while smooth shallow cuts allow for detailed section carving like curves and arcs.

Safety emphasized the Bosch JS470E comes with a wire guard that keeps prevents infiltration into the blade path. The high-speed oscillation of the cutting tip can be hazardous if accidental personal contact occurs. The novel wire guard design helps prevent this by blocking out the sides and front, and only allows bottom-feeding as in a normal work scenario.

A wide shoe allows keeps this device well-grounded by providing sufficient base area to prevent toppling or tipping over. The overall dynamic balance of this tool is revolutionary, thanks to a unique blade plunging system, vibrations are minimal, making for a more efficient, cleaner cuts.

The Bosch JS470E comes at a significantly higher price tag than other similar jigsaws. Its trigger lock is rather thin and fragile. Its corded power makes for extra logistics for outdoor use.

Pros

  • It is a very powerful unit.
  • It is highly ergonomic.
  • High material adaptability.
  • High work stability.

Cons

  • It is expensive.
  • Not as portable as cordless models.

Conclusion:

The Bosch JS470E is a handy powerful jigsaw, designed to make light work of cutting even the toughest DIY project materials. While it does stand a significant price tag, it is a good buy if you want a jigsaw that really does the work effortlessly.


4. Worx WX550L

WORX WX550L 20V AXIS 2-in-1 Reciprocating Saw and Jigsaw with Orbital Mode, Variable Speed and Tool-Free Blade Change Standing out from the competition has not been represented better by any other product here than Worx WX550L 2-in-1 jigsaw.

This buddy packs functionality, super adaptability, and versatility into a compact, portable unit. Its features are designed to give you an edge by integrating cutting functions other jigsaws may find difficult to handle.

From independent power to a multi-degree of freedom cutting tip, this tool is maneuverability and reliability at its best. Additionally, its out of the box use, allows you to get to work as soon as possible without extra costs.

Enough said, let’s zoom in.

Specifications
  • Dual cutting action with orbital support.
  • Long-lasting battery power support.
  • Ergonomic features; lightweight casing, rubber-coated handle, dust blower, tool-free blade change.
  • Trigger switch with lock, and variable speed control.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Worx WX550L stands out instantly with its dual cutting action, thanks to a variable-orientation work head. In its jigsaw orientation, this gadget will perform its work seamlessly. Sometimes, however, you may want to make cuts horizontally, without losing the proper grip orientation.

Enter the reciprocating saw function. With just the push of a button, this head can be rotated by 90 degrees to yield a reciprocating that will cut with the same power as the jigsaw.

Another great feature is the orbital cutting action support. This allows you to vary the smoothness or roughness of the cut. With the blade moving in variable orbit lengths, you can make work move much faster with deeper cuts or smoother for detailed cuts.

The Worx WX550L embodies independent renewable power. Running on battery power, this tool will get you out a fix in the case of a power outage where all your corded saws fall out of service. It also emphasizes extreme portability. With just a few battery packs and saws on hand, you can move to wherever your project site is outdoors without the need for extension wires. Its high-power 20V Li-ion batteries are lightweight are will give you extended work time on a single charge.

There are two purchasing packages for this device; one for the saw only and the other with the battery included. With just a few extra bucks, you get the complete package and can fire this device into action, right out of the box.

The ergonomic features on the Worx WX550L are designed to make work as easy and convenient as it can be from you. All the internal components of this device are housed in a lightweight, tough plastic casing that provides support, protection against impact, and improves portability. The rubber-coated handle makes for a comfortable grip. Seeing your cuts lines is necessary for accuracy. A dust blower on this jigsaw gets dust out of the way of your blade, giving your clear of your work. Changing the blade is as easy as it gets, and does not require any extra tool.

Bringing the Worx WX550L to life takes a little squeeze in the trigger switch. A switch lock feature allows you to keep the switch in the ‘ON’ position and work for extended periods on end.

Extreme work adaptability is another great feature of this gadget. With the variable speed control of the blade, you can adjust the cutting speed to suit the particular material type you are cutting.
Other great features are its variable blade support. This allows you to mount various blades to cut different materials like plastic, wood, and metal.

While its battery power thus improves portability, it is not as powerful as corded electric models. An extra battery pack will be needed for power security in outdoor projects.

Pros

  • Off-the-grid power.
  • High blade and consequently material adaptability.
  • High work maneuverability with dual cutting action.
  • It is lightweight and portable.

Cons

  • It is less powerful than corded models.
  • It requires extra batteries.

Conclusion:

The Worx WX550L is designed to be highly adaptable to a wide range of DIY projects. If you are in need of a reliable cordless jigsaw and are willing to spend a little extra, then this is a good buy.


5. Tacklife PJS02A

TACKLIFE Advanced 6.7 Amp 3000 SPM Jigsaw with Laser & LED, Variable Speed, Carrying Case, 6 Blades, Adjustable Aluminum Base, Pure Copper Motor, 10 Feet Cord - PJS02A While this is fifth on our list, it is still one of our favorites. Tacklife is seriously making a name for itself and this device does a good job at that. The Tacklife PJS02A is a beast in itself and boasts of raw power and functionality features tailored just for you.

What’s amazing is how affordable it is with all the goodies it brings. This jigsaw is perfect for you whether as a DIY hobbyist or experienced craftsman and will ensure you make quick and accurate cuts with little effort.

Tacklife has indeed shown that it cares about its customers.

Specifications
  • Powerful 6.7 Amp main motor with variable speed control.
  • Ergonomic features; streamlined casing and rubber-coated handle, trigger switch with lock, laser and LED guided cutting, dust blowing and vacuuming action.
  • Accessories; blades, toolbox, wrench.
  • Variable shoe orientation for bevel cuts.

Our In-Depth Review:

At the heart of the Tacklife PJS02A is a powerful 6.7 Amp main motor that provides all the torque needed, to translate into shear ripping force of the blade. Generously powered, it can drive the blade to top speeds of 3000 strokes per minute. The pure copper core of the motor ensures maximum efficiency; giving out as much power while remaining as lightweight as possible. Backing the main motor is a 5-step speed control system that gives you six-speed settings. This allows you to adjust the operation speed and ultimately, the torque of the motor, as required by the work material.

Whether you need to cut soft or hard materials, the flick of a knob will do the trick.

User convenience and ease of use personified, the Tacklife PJS02A comes with a host of ergonomic features you will surely find appealing. A lightweight, tough plastic casing protects it from impact and makes carrying it as easy as possible. A solid grip on the handle, while you are making detailed precise cuts is ensured by a rubber coating; improving accuracy. An easy to squeeze trigger switch creates a current path for the controls. Fitted with a lock, you only need one squeeze and push to keep the switch in the ‘ON’ position for as long as you want.

Cutting the base material is as easy as it gets, thanks to a laser and LED guide. A major problem faced in other jigsaws is the obstruction of the operator’s view of the cut line by debris or the machine itself. The Jigsaw is uniquely designed and retracted, to give you a clear view.

Dislodged dust and swarf are kept out of the way of your cut line with a dust blower. The dust cleaning system also comes with a pipe that allows attachment to a conventional vacuum cleaner to ensure a clean work environment. A revolutionary laser light creates a virtual cut path to ensure accuracy, and the LED gives you visibility even in low-light conditions.

The Tacklife PJS02A emphasizes out of the box use and is the complete package. It comes with 6 free saw blades and a wrench for assembling them. It also comes with a very generous 10-feet power cord that will go a long way in reach. The toolbox it comes with allows for easy storage and transport.

Making bevel cuts comes easy, thanks to the adjustable orientation of the shoe. This allows you to mate workpieces without so much of a trace, and improve the aesthetic appeal of your craft.

The Tacklife PJS02A is the ideal power jigsaw for both DIY hobbyists and experienced craftsmen. Replacing the saw blade requires an Allen wrench as opposed to the much simpler mechanisms in other brands. This, however, allows for a more solid fix. The combination of LED and laser lighting partially is not in perfect synergy, as the LED will likely over-saturate the laser light.

Pros

  • It is very powerful and makes quick cuts.
  • Guided cutting allows for accuracy and precision.
  • High work adaptability and bevel cut support.
  • It can be used out of the box and is convenient to operate.

Cons

  • Laser and LED may not be great together.
  • Blade replacement is more time-consuming.

Conclusion:

The Tacklife PJS02A is a great electric jigsaw ideal for light and heavy-duty cutting operations. If you need a powerful, versatile tool and don’t want to break the bank, this tool is ideal for you.


6. SKIL 4495-02

SKIL 4495-02 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw The SKIL 4495-02 is the sixth jigsaw on our list but still top of the line.

Uniquely designed for ease of use and convenience, it is the perfect tool for both the novice and veteran craftsmen. It boasts of amazing power, precise controls, and unique cutting action to give you the best results in terms of high work adaptability and versatility.

Take charge and don’t leave anything to chance as you speed your fabrication project with efficient cutting. Guidance systems make for accuracy and precision and will bring out complex geometries in top form.

Specifications
  • Powerful 6.0 Amp main motor with variable speed control switch.
  • 3-step adjustable orbital cutting action.
  • Laser-guided cutting with innovative shoe design for accurate and precise cuts.
  • Lightweight plastic casing, rubber-coated handle, and metalhead for sturdiness.

Our In-Depth Review:

All the functions of the SKIL 4495-02 are powered by a high-capacity 6.0Amp main motor. Built on modern motor technology, this compact, high power density device provides all the torque and speed needed to rip through the work material with ease. It is electrically powered via a cord from the mains supply and dynamically balanced to minimize vibration during operation. The main motor is backed by a variable switch that allows you to vary the speed of the cutting blade as required by the work material. The high-speed settings for quick cuts and the low-speed settings for slower cuts.

As an extension of cut versatility, this gadget features a 3-step increment orbital cutting action that gives you four settings from slow, smooth cuts to quick, rough cuts as you require. Instead of ordinary plain vertical motions, the orbital cutting action factors in an extra degree of freedom in the horizontal plane to control cut feed and speed. Smooth cuts are ideal for detail and fine cuts as in complex geometries. While the rough cuts work well for straight sections when you want to save time.

Accuracy and precision when cutting are important to ensure the best results in terms of aesthetic appeal and proper component mating during assembly. It takes years of experience and skill to attain sufficient levels of accuracy. But who has the time? Whether you are a novice or veteran DIY hobbyist, the laser guidance system on the SKIL 4495-02 will come in handy.

It lights up a track for you to follow, ensuring you stay within the cutting range. Supporting this system is the innovative shoe design for superb stability. This helps minimize lateral vibrations and improve cut accuracy.

A lightweight, sturdy plastic casing houses all the internal components of this jigsaw, and a metalhead gives the rigid support required for the high-force processes. This makes for a lightweight unit with superb portability. The rubber-coated handle helps improves grip and comfort for the user.

The wire guard protects a relatively small portion of the front port accessible to the cutting tip. Its corded electric power limits its reach. For outdoor fabrication projects, prepare to run some extra extension wires. It does not come with accessories.

Pros

  • Impressive power output for quick cuts.
  • Accurate and precise cut guidance systems.
  • High material adaptability and project versatility.
  • It is affordable and portable.

Cons

  • Does not come with accessories.
  • Outdoor use will require an extra wire for reach.

Conclusion:

The SKIL 4495-02 might just be the next addition to your toolbox you need for various fabrication processes. It is a good buy if you want a jigsaw that balances affordability, with impressive power, and accuracy.


7. Porter – Cable PCE345

PORTER-CABLE Orbital Jig Saw, 6.0-Amp (PCE345) Porter-Cable is reputable for its great engineering tools, and this product sustains the trend. The Porter-Cable PCE345 stands out as one of its best products yet. When it comes to raw power, reliability, and project versatility, this titan ranks excellently on the scoreboard.

All its features are designed to take most of the effort from you and ensure safety during operation.

With this product, you will be ready to go against DIY materials at any time with sheer force, thanks to an innovative man-machine interface.

Specifications
  • Powerful 6.0 Amp main motor with 6-step speed control.
  • Ergonomic design; trigger switch with lock, soft handle, tool-free blade replacement.
  • High-speed, 3-step orbital cutting action.
  • Metal casing with wire guard.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Porter-Cable PCE345 compresses impressive power into a compact unit, thanks to a powerful 6.0 Amp main motor. Built for speed and torque, this motor is powerful enough to drive the blade at up to 3200 strokes per minute. At several hundred Watts of power, this jigsaw will cut through anything your blade is harder than, and with ease. Backing the main motor is a 6-step speed control module that gives you 7 different speed options as required by the work material. This allows you to work properly with soft and hard materials, and everything in between.

Ergonomic is this device in one word. It comes with an easy to squeeze trigger switch that pushes all the power into this device. Embedded in the trigger switch is the speed controller, giving easy access. The main handle is streamlined to fit into your hands and is rubber-coated to ensure a good grip.

This ensures a solid hold and reduces the risk of slipping under vibration. A tool-free blade replacement feature minimizes down-time and allows you to change the blades as needed quickly. Work moves along quickly and you have more time to do other things.

The cutting tips of the blade are where all the action happens. Driven at an incredible speed of 3200 strokes per minute, this device will eat through the work material at an impressive rate. This high speed also makes it ideal for detail cuts of complex geometries.

An extra degree of freedom is granted to the cutting blade, thanks to the orbital action. A 3-step control offers four orbiting modes of different amplitudes, allowing you to vary the roughness of cut as needed.

Housing all the components of the Porter-Cable PCE345 is a compact metal casing. This makes for outstanding portability and impact-resistance. Carrying this device around is as easy as it gets and it will remain in optimum working condition even after impact or shock. This jigsaw also emphasizes user safety; a well-designed wire guard protects you and other objects from the cutting tip. Other great features are an Allen wrench holder and a low vibration plunger.

It does not come with extra accessories and you will have to buy these yourself. It does not come with a dust cleaning system.

Pros

  • Quick cutting action and impressive power.
  • It is easy and convenient to use.
  • High material adaptability.
  • It is affordable.

Cons

  • It does not come with a dust cleaning system.
  • It cannot be used out of the box.

Conclusion:

The PORTER-CABLE PCE345 is a handy jigsaw for a range of DIY projects. Impressively powered and highly functional, it is a great buy if you want an affordable, reliable jigsaw to add to your toolbox.


8. Teccpo TAJS01P

The Teccpo TAJS01P professional jigsaw stands as one of the best tools on our list.

It combines impressive power with high functionality into a compact, portable unit. In terms of real value for money, this titan is well placed and boasts of amazing features that make it the ideal starter kit for the DIY hobbyist.

Accessories that come with this device emphasize its out of the box use.

It is designed with your convenience and ergonomic is one word for this device.

Specifications
  • Powerful 6.5 Amp main motor with variable speed control.
  • Ergonomic design; trigger switch with lock, rubber-coated handle, tool-free blade replacement.
  • Precision cutting feature, dust cleaning system, and bevel cutting action.
  • Accessories; cutting blades, toolbox, and ruler.

Our In-Depth Review:

At the center of the Teccpo TAJS01P is a powerful 6.5 Amp main motor. It is built with enough power to drive the cutting tip at up to 3000 strokes per minute. It provides all the torque to break down the resistance of the material and make quick work of all cutting operations.

All this power is yours to wield, thanks to advanced control circuitry that allows you to vary the speed of the cutting blade to suit the properties of the material. This ensures for high project adaptability and allows you to cut a wide range of materials from soft plastic to metal.

This jigsaw is designed with your convenience in mind. Ergonomic to say the least, all its features are targeted to take the effort from you and give you absolute control over the machine. The ideal man-machine interface has not been better represented than this. An easy to squeeze trigger switch creates the current path necessary for the cutting action. It is strategically located just within the finger reach for quick access.

The trigger switch is backed with a lock to keep in the ‘ON’ position for extended periods without any effort from your finger. A rubber-coated handle allows for a comfortable grip and removes the possibility of soreness from extended use. Replacing the cutting blade is as easy and quick as it gets, thanks to a tool-free mechanism. This minimizes downtime and allows you to finish work quickly.

Achieving impressive cutting accuracy and precision is as easy as it gets, with a laser guidance system. The bright red lights up a path for accurate cuts. A major challenge faced when using many jigsaws is the interference of the operator’s view by dislodged debris.

The Teccpo TAJS01P tackles this problem beautifully. It comes with a vacuum tube attached to the rear. Upon coupling with a vacuum cleaner, this enables the jigsaw to sweep the dust before it has a chance to accumulate. A variable orientation shoe allows you to cut bevels at up to 45 degrees for mating parts and ornamentation.

A great feature of this device is its out of the box use emphasized by the attached accessories. These include 6 blades and a measuring ruler. An attached tool case allows for easy storage and portability whenever needed outdoors. It also features orbital cutting action.

The Teccpo TAJS01P is a great tool but has a few flaws. The main handle is not streamlined for the hands like many other brands. Also, for effective dust tackling, you’ll need a well-functioning vacuum cleaner. Also, it is corded powered, meaning you’ll have to carry extra wire for outdoor projects.

Pros

  • Efficient and quick variable cutting action.
  • It can be used out of the box.
  • High material adaptability and precision cut feature.
  • It is easy and convenient to use.

Cons

  • Requires vacuum attachment for effective dust cleaning.
  • Variable motor speed control knob design makes maintenance difficult.

Conclusion:

The Teccpo TAJS01P is a terrific that boasts of awesome functionality for its price tag. Grab this jigsaw today if you need an affordable unit that will be reliable to deliver power, cut bevels, and enable precise cuts, quickly.


9. Hitachi CJ18DGLP4

Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Jig Saw with Lifetime Tool Warranty (Tool Only, No Battery) The Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 is a uniquely designed jigsaw that boasts of a wealth of features that emphasize state-of-the-art technology and user convenience.

Impressive power, high work adaptability, and functionality are some of the goodies you get with this device. Featuring a combination of different materials that enable impact resistance and portability, this gadget is really top of the line.

It embodies the ideal integration of a man-machine interface to do work quickly and efficiently. Let’s see why it may just the next power tool to add to your collection of DIY equipment.

Specifications
  • Battery power support with orbital cutting action.
  • Ergonomic design; trigger switch with lock, streamlined rubber-coated handle, tool-free blade replacement.
  • LED guided cut with advanced safety guard.
  • Variable orientation shoe for bevel cut and maneuverability.

Our In-Depth Review:

The Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 stands out with its battery power support. Its off-the-grid power source enables a reliable device that will be ready to go at any time. It also means you can store work ahead of when you need it. It uses a lightweight, high power density Li-ion battery that ensures for a portable device and makes transport as easy as possible, as you don’t have to worry about securing extra wires for outdoor use.

This powerful battery is rated at 18V and can drive the blade at up to 2400 strokes per minute. A featured orbital cutting action allows you to adjust the roughness of the cut depending on the material being handled. It provides four orbital settings between smooth on the zero orbit and rough on the other end.

Its ergonomic design features are tailored for your comfort and convenience. A soft trigger switch allows current to run through the device and juice all the action. Backing the trigger switch is a lock that allows you to work continuously in the ‘ON’ position without any effort from your hands. A streamlined handle, mates with your hands to enable easy maneuverability.

The handle is rubber-coated to improve grip, boost comfort during operation, and damp out most of the vibration from the jigsaw. Replacing the cutting blade on the Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 does not require any extra tool; just your hands and it is done. This makes for a quick change and minimizes work down-time.

When cutting, you want as much visibility as possible on the tool front to ensure accurate and precise cuts. This device comes a LED light to provide you with as much light as possible to make clean cuts, quickly. User safety is emphasized with this tool, thanks to a unique blade guard. It consists of a wire guard and a surrounding hedge to prevent infiltration by foreign objects and accidental contact with the body.

A unique shoe design allows for an extra degree of freedom and ultimately the ability to make bevel cuts quickly. Maneuvering this jigsaw is very easy thanks to its lightweight plastic casing. At the head of the operation, the plastic is interfaced with a metalhead to provide impact resistance and rigidity.

The Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 does not come with the needed battery and charger. It is also not as powerful as corded models and not as fast. It does not have variable motor speed and comes at a very high price tag when compared with conventional corded models.

Pros

  • Reliable off the grid power.
  • Unlimited portability.
  • It is highly ergonomic and easy to use.

Cons

  • Does not come with accessories.
  • It is relatively expensive.
  • Lesser power than conventional models.

Conclusion:

The Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 is a handy tool that is built for reliability and functionality. If you need a portable jigsaw for light to medium-duty cutting projects and are willing to spend extra, then this device is ideal for you.


10. WEN 33606

WEN 33606 6.6-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw with Laser and LED Light The WEN 33606 Orbital Jig Saw is the last jigsaw on our list and closes this article with a bang. Built with impressive power and outstanding controls, it will make quick work of cutting operations over a wide range of materials.

The unique ergonomic design means it’s equipped with all it needs to keep comfortable and less prone to fatigue when working.

Accurate and precise cuts are walkovers, thanks to advanced guidance systems. It tackles the problems faced by most conventional jigsaws, and all at a very affordable price.

Specifications
  • Powerful 6.6 Amp main motor with bulk-step control.
  • Ergonomic design; trigger switch with lock, laser and LED guided, dust control system, and tool-free blade change.
  • 3-step orbital and bevel cutting action.
  • Accessories included.

Our In-Depth Review:

The WEN 33606 Orbital Jig Saw gets all its power from a 6.6 Amp main motor that is optimized for minimum vibration. It provides all the torque needed to rip through the material with ease. Its generous power allows it to drive the blade at speeds of up to 3300 strokes per minute; the fastest on our list.

This allows for rapid cutting, saving you time to do other things. Backing the main motor is a revolutionary bulk-step speed control that allows you access to a wide range of speeds, at fine increments. From zero up to the top speed, in so many steps. This allows you to tackle different materials as they come, setting the speed to suit their properties.

An ergonomic design represents the convenience factor. Bringing this device to life is as easy as squeezing the trigger switch, literarily. Easy to squeeze, the soft trigger switch is backed up with a lock. This allows you to work for extended periods with the switch in the ‘ON’ position, without effort from your hands.

In terms of accuracy and precision, this bad boy does an awesome job. It comes with a laser that traces out a path on the work material for you to carve out perfect straight lines. It also comes with a bright LED to increase visibility, so you see the cut line, even in poor lighting.

The WEN 33606 Orbital Jig Saw is equipped with a dust cleaning system consisting of a dust port at the cutting front and a vacuum at the rear that gives a more powerful option to sweep up the dislodged dust before they have a chance to accumulate. Work downtime is minimized, thanks to a tool-free blade change feature that makes for quick replacement of worn-out blades or to a more appropriate one for the material.

An extra degree of freedom is granted the cutting blade, thanks to an orbital action. This allows the blade to move in elliptical paths. Backed with a 3-step control, you have 4 orbit settings at your disposal to control the smoothness and roughness of the cut, as required. Bevel cuts are now easier than ever. This jigsaw comes with a variable- orientation footplate that allows you to cut bevels at up to 45 degrees while ensuring stability.

The WEN 33606 Orbital Jig Saw emphasizes out of the box use, thanks to a wealth of included accessories. These include; a wood and metal blade each, a bevelling footplate, and a vacuum attachment.

There are just two blades included, a rather small figure, so you will have to the store soon. Also, the dust blower is ideal for a clear vision of the cut line but makes clean-up after more difficult. For optimum service, you will need a vacuum cleaner at hand.

Pros

  • Powerful, quick cutting action.
  • It is easy and convenient to use.
  • It is affordable.
  • It can be used out of the box.
  • It enables high material adaptability.

Cons

  • It comes with few accessories.
  • Clean-up is difficult without a vacuum cleaner.

Conclusion:

The WEN 33606 Orbital Jig Saw is a great tool for cutting operations over a wide range of DIY projects. It is a good buy if you want a highly functional jigsaw without having to break the bank.


Nirbhay Singh

Nirbhay Singh is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of gadgetsdeck.com. His definitive objective here is to help people in purchasing the best item for their money. If it's not worth the price, Nirbhay wouldn't recommend it.

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