Hitachi CJ18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw Review

Great Combination of Ergonomics and Performance
Hitachi CJ18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw Review

Product Name: Hitachi CJ18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw

Product Description: Hitachi Cordless Jig Saw

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  • 8.0/10
    Rating - 8.0/10
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Summary

Overpowered jigsaws can ruin soft or delicate materials. At this point, you need a precise, lightweight, and versatile jigsaw for most light duty applications. Hitachi excels in manufacturing high-tech and professional grade power tools. The quality and reliability is reflected in user ratings and so many great reviews.

The Hitachi CJ18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw is a masterpiece of design and the first looks are so impressive that one would rush to hold it. Designed for light-duty applications, this model is packed with modern features. If you are looking for a jigsaw to work around at home for different cutting applications or occasional use, you should choose the one with most advanced batteries.

It should also support various cutting angles, onboard LED light, and fuel gauge so you can stay ahead of battery status. We will discover every plus or minus before recommending this jigsaw for specific cutting tasks.

Fantastic Combination of Ergonomics & Performance

First, a battery or a charger is not included in the Hitachi 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw package and they are sold separately. This model accepts 18V Hitachi slide in Max Lithium battery. These batteries are available in 1.5 ah, 2.0 ah, 3.0 ah, 4.0 ah and 5.0 ah. It depends on your usage and required power when selecting a jigsaw. There is onboard battery power indicator that alerts before a battery is fully discharged.

An LED light is integrated into this model as well to illuminate worksite for better visibility. The base seems strong and is thick. It is durable, resists scratches, and moves smoothly on any surface. The ergonomic and user-friendly design is an excellent choice for in-house jobs.

Versatile & User-Friendly

This cordless Hitachi cordless jig saw can cut as deep as 5-5/16” in wood and 3/8” in steel. The SPM of 2400 per minute is fine with a stroke length of 1”. Precise and efficient cuts become easy with this unit as it comes with 3 modes orbital action to deal with a variety of materials. It features tool-less blade for hassle-free, quick, and easy replacements.

The unit allows 45° cutting angle with a tilt of base. There is dust blower installed on the base to keep the worksite clean from debris so you have a better view of the cut line. Weighing only 4.5 lbs., this jigsaw is very light and offers excellent maneuverability and control. D-shaped handle with soft grip provides additional control and user comfort.

Specs and Features

  • Cordless model
  • Weighs 4.5 lbs.
  • 5-5/16” wood capacity
  • 3/8” Steel capacity
  • 2400 SPM no load speed
  • 1” stroke length
  • 45° max cutting angle

Pros

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • LED light for better visibility
  • Tool-less blade allows easy changing
  • Battery power indicator
  • Reasonable price
  • Dust blower for clear view of cut-line

Cons

  • Package lacks battery and charger
  • Low SPM

Verdict

Overpowered jigsaws can ruin soft or delicate materials. At this point, you need a precise, lightweight, and versatile jigsaw for most light duty applications. Hitachi excels in manufacturing high-tech and professional grade power tools. The quality and reliability is reflected in user ratings and so many great reviews.

Hitachi backs the CJ18DSLP4 with lifetime warranty and recommends 18V lithium ion battery 330139 and fast charger UC18YKSL. They provide a 2-year lithium ion battery warranty as well. User rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 is good enough. Introduced in December 2010, Hitachi CJ18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Jig Saw is recommended of DIYers for a variety of light applictions.

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