Jigsaw

Corded Power Tools - Reviews and Buyer's Guide

Our Pick

A jigsaw is another tool that works great but isn’t used that often. All of the saws that we’ve talked about thus far have had flat, circular blades. Circular blades are very efficient at cutting, but incapable of making a turn or curved cut. A jigsaw’s blade on the other hand is very narrow, so it can easily turn in the material you’re cutting and thus excels at curves. The straight blade also means that where the blade exits on the top of the material you’re cutting is the same as where it exits on the bottom. This is not true for round blades and can present a challenge at times.

Considering how little you will likely use a jigsaw, we recommend the inexpensive Ryobi 4.8 Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw . It’s a no frills, homeowner grade tool that will get the job done.

If you have more of a budget and expect to get more use out of this tool, you won’t be disappointed with the DEWALT 6.5-Amp Corded Jig Saw Kit with Kit Box . It’s what a few of us use here and we all really like it.

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