Best Cordless Jigsaws – Reviews 2018 – 2019

Product
DeWalt
DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Body Only Jigsaw
Ryobi
Ryobi R18JS-0 ONE+ Jigsaw with LED, 18 V (Body Only) - Green/Grey
WORX
WORX WX523 18V 20V MAX WORXSAW Cordless Compact Circular Saw
Title

Best Cordless Jigsaw

Best Ryobi Cordless Jigsaw

Best WORX Cordless Jigsaw

Cutting Depth
135mm
85mm
27mm
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Lithium Ion
Lithium Ion
Strokes Per Minute
3000
3000
-
Tool-Less Blade Changing
Customer Rating
-
-
-
DeWalt
Product
DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Body Only Jigsaw
Title

Best Cordless Jigsaw

Cutting Depth
135mm
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Strokes Per Minute
3000
Tool-Less Blade Changing
Customer Rating
-
Ryobi
Product
Ryobi R18JS-0 ONE+ Jigsaw with LED, 18 V (Body Only) - Green/Grey
Title

Best Ryobi Cordless Jigsaw

Cutting Depth
85mm
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Strokes Per Minute
3000
Tool-Less Blade Changing
Customer Rating
-
WORX
Product
WORX WX523 18V 20V MAX WORXSAW Cordless Compact Circular Saw
Title

Best WORX Cordless Jigsaw

Cutting Depth
27mm
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Strokes Per Minute
-
Tool-Less Blade Changing
Customer Rating
-

If you are a DIY enthusiast, then one tool that you absolutely must own is a cordless jigsaw. These saws are perfect for DIY woodwork projects both big and small. They cut the workload massively and can make a huge difference to the quality of the finished product. However, there are a lot of different models to consider, when it comes to choosing the right jigsaw for you.

In order to save you some time and research, we have tested and reviewed our top three jigsaws. If you read on below then you will see what we thought of each saw after we thoroughly tested them. Hopefully this will help you to choose the right jigsaw for your workshop.

3. WORX WX523 Cordless Compact Circular Saw

Features: 20v – 85mm Blade Diameter – 27mm Cutting Depth – 1 Hour Charging Time – Lithium Ion Battery – Spindle Lock Button – Laser Guide – Variable Speeds – Vacuum Adapter – Safety Lock – Soft Grip Handle – Carry Case

Pros:

  • Very good jigsaw for plunge cuts and rip cuts.
  • Really nice compact design which makes it easy to use.
  • Laser guide is very helpful for making precise cuts.

Cons:

  • Battery life is ok for light work but will struggle with larger projects.
  • The blades could be a little more durable.
  • The instruction manual could be a little clearer.

The Review

The first thing that we noticed when we took this jigsaw out of the box is that the instruction manual could be a little clearer. We found that it was a little hard to understand all of the features by reading the manual. However, after playing around with the settings we were able to figure everything out and start testing the saw.

The first thing that we liked was the compact design. We found this saw really comfortable to hold and didn’t have any issues with the weight of it either. When testing it out, we found that it was particularly good for plunge cuts and rip cuts. The laser guide was particularly helpful for more precise cuts.

Whilst the battery life was perfectly acceptable for light work, we found that it wouldn’t last long enough for more complicated jobs. The blades are perfectly fine for light work too, but we didn’t thing that they would be durable enough for the larger projects around the home.

Overall though, we still felt that this was a good affordable option for those who just want a basic jigsaw that will allow you to carry out small DIY projects around the home.

 

2. Ryobi R18JS-0 ONE+ Jigsaw

Features: 18v – 85mm Cutting Depth – LED Job Light – Keyless Blade Clamp – 150mm Blade diameter – Lithium Ion Battery – Soft Grip Handle – 3000 Strokes Per Minute – One Handed Speed Control

Pros:

  • Bevel is very easy to adjust.
  • Really nice compact ergonomic handle.
  • Easy to adjust speed with one hand.
  • Easy to change the blades with no tools.

Cons:

  • Good quality blades but may want something more robust for larger projects.

The Review

The Ryobi ONE+ range of power tools has always impressed us. With this range, you only require the one battery and charger for all of your tools. We wanted to test out their jigsaw to see if we were equally as impressed and we definitely were. To start with, we loved the compact ergonomic handle. Handling this jigsaw is a very comfortable experience.

One of the things that really impressed us with this one is that you are able to adjust the speed with one hand which makes overall operation a lot easier. We also liked how easy it is to change the blades because they are simply held in with a clamp so no tools are required to change them. The bevel is also very easy to adjust to the angle that you want.

One thing that is worth noting is that whilst the blades are of a very good quality, you might want to purchase some more because they seemed to struggle a little with some of the more heavy DIY projects that we carried out. Overall though, we were really pleased with this Ryobi jigsaw.

 

1. DeWalt 18v XR Jigsaw – The Best Choice

Features: 18v – 135mm Cutting Depth – Lithium Ion Battery – Fan Cooled Motor – 3000 Strokes Per Minute – Keyless Blade Changing – Anti-Vibration Counter Balance System – Rubber Grip – Dust Blower

Pros:

  • Incredible cutting power.
  • Bevel holds angle very well without much need for adjustment.
  • Not as loud as we had expected.
  • Changing blades is very easy.
  • Dust blower removes all dust so you can see the cut line easily.

Cons:

  • Purchasing a more powerful DeWalt battery is a good idea.

The Review

Number 1 on our list of the best jigsaws is this one from DeWalt; a brand that we have always been very impressed with. We have to say that we were blown away with the quality and performance of this jigsaw. The first thing that we noticed was how much cutting power this saw actually has. We were really surprised with its performance.

Something that we really liked was how well the bevel holds the angle. We didn’t need to perform many adjustments at all which definitely cut the work load. We were also really surprised with how quiet this jigsaw is. Changing the blades is very easy and there are no tools necessary which is great.

Something that we really liked was the dust blower. This continuously blows away the dust as you are cutting so that you can easily see the cutline. This was hugely beneficial. Whilst there is a good battery, we think that you might be better off purchasing a more powerful DeWalt battery to cope with the extra power that you get with this jigsaw.

Hopefully after reading our reviews you now have a much better idea of the jigsaws that are available at the moment and what each one has to offer.

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