|Review by SPalm||posted 02-29-2008 08:49 PM||11105 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
This is one of the best tools I think I have bought. I had a cheap Sears jigsaw for years and only used it when I had to. This baby is a joy to use. The T-style blades are just clipped in place and eject with the press of a button. Blade changing is almost fun, no more allen wrenches. The variable speed trigger is very easy to control. The blade rides up and down guided by a set of V shaped ball bearings which hold the blade true (these can be flipped out of the way if wanted). The power (6.4 amps) is way more than I have ever needed. It can cut through 2 inch maple no problem. Switching to a metal cutting blade and controlling the blade speed to a slow crawl allows metal cutting like I have never had. There is a dust blower included. It also has a variable aggression control that allows the blade to only cut on the down stroke and then back off for the up stroke.
My only complaint would be that there is no dust collection.
Highly recommended. Jigsaws are not for babies anymore.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon