The DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw is a top quality, professional grade, powerful cordless jigsaw. Powered by the new DEWALT 20V MAX battery platform it’s an obvious addition to anyone’s tool box that’s switched over to the new platform. With a ton of features including a 4-position orbital action, keyless blade changes, a removable non-marring shoe plate and an adjustable dust blower, the DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw is a cordless jigsaw that’s on a par with many of the better quality corded versions on the market.
The PORTER CABLE PCC650B 20-volt MAX Lithium Bare Jigsaw is part of Porter Cable’s 20-volt MAX Lithium tool line-up. All the tools in the range come as bare tool – i.e. no battery supplied. The PCC650B jigsaw has all the features you’d expect – 3 orbital settings to adjust the cut aggressiveness across wide range of applications, a variable speed trigger (0-2,500 SPM) which provides control for clean and accurate cuts, and an integrated dust blower clears debris for better visibility. It also has a tool-free blade release that allows for quick and easy blade changes, along with a beveling shoe that provides the ability to cut 0 to 45 degree bevel cuts. Overall, the PORTER CABLE PCC650B 20-volt MAX Lithium Bare Jigsaw is an excellent professional-grade cordless jigsaw for the price.
Bosch has had arguably the best jigsaws around since the company brought them to market in 1946. The Bosch JS470E 120-Volt 7.0-Amp Top-Handle Jigsaw is no exception. It has power to spare, smooth operation, a good line of sight, a great trigger-lock lever, and a 13-ft. cord to boot. The case is sturdy and well made with plenty of room for the saw, the cord, the blades, and any of the standard Bosch accessories. The blade is perfectly square with the base and stays fairly rigid through cuts in all different materials. The blower works well, and ramping up the orbital action to the top level lets this saw take off down the track. Bosch pioneered tool-less blade changes, and the company’s newer line of jigsaws actually ejects the blade from the armature even when held upside down, eliminating the chance of burnt fingers. The Bosch JS470E 120-Volt 7.0-Amp Top-Handle Jigsaw retails at $133