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Top 5 Cordless Jigsaws in 2020

Top 5 Cordless Jigsaws in 2020

Cordless jigsaws have become a necessary power tool for those expanding their horizons as they are one of the many tools which have replaced corded models. The added versatility of cordless power tools has added a whole new meaning to efficiency and versatility which saves users time and allows users to be free from having isolated work areas.

Jigsaws are well-known for cutting unique shapes and angles in wood, but when outfitted with the right blade you can also cut other types of material such as PVC and even metal. The versatility of this type of power saw makes it a must have for DIY projects and it’s always the time when you don’t have one when you need it the most.

For the most comprehensive review on the Top 5 Cordless Jigsaws in 2020 which is a collaborative effort from those who know best, keep reading.

1.      DeWalt 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit – 9.0

For those looking for the last jigsaw you will ever need to buy, meet the 1st cordless jigsaw in this review. The DeWalt DCS331M1 is a powerful, yet portable cordless model that is more reminiscent of a corded model, but without the cord. Powered by an efficient and long-lasting 20-volt battery you’ll get hours of continuous cutting without having to stop for a recharge.

The DCS331M1 cordless jigsaw is the complete kit which includes the saw, 1 20-volt Lithium-Ion battery, charger, and hard carrying case. Giving you everything you need to be cutting angles and other shapes as soon as you get it complete with variable speeds 0-3,000 strokes per minute for improved control and versatility. Other features include a dust blower that’s adjustable, 4-position orbital shoe, and an all-metal keyless shoe bezel.

Specs and Features

  • 4 position orbital action
  • 20V Max system
  • Keyless clamp blade
  • 0-3000 SPM speed
  • 8 lbs.
  • Cordless tool
  • 45-degree bevel capacity
  • 1-inch stroke length

2.      Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Jig Saw – 8.7

This bare tool cordless jig saw from Makita scores an impressive 8.7 out of 10 and has become a best-seller on Amazon. Users have fallen in love with the affordable price tag for a heavy-duty cordless model which was made to last. Powered by an 18-volt LXT Lithium-Ion battery and delivering variable speeds from 0-2,600 strokes per minute.

The Makita XVJ03Z allows the user to cut a wide array of materials including wood, plastic and metal. Outfitted with 3 orbital settings which is perfect for straight cutting, angles and unique shapes and has a blade change system that doesn’t require tools. The variable speed trigger is conveniently sized with a two-finger operation giving the user more control than other cordless jig saws.

Specs and Features

  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Dimensions 13 x 4 x 10 inches
  • Maximum power: 2600 Strokes per minute
  • Variable Speed option available: 0-2600 strokes per minute
  • Battery: 18Volt Lithium ion
  • Variable speed trigger option

3.      DeWalt 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw – 8.7

For those looking for more of a budget friendly option while still getting plenty of juice and power for all types of tasks, meet the 3rd cordless jig saw in this review. The DeWalt DCS331B includes two models, one with and one without the blade with both giving you the same great features which have helped give it nearly 250 all-positive consumer reviews.

The DeWalt DCS331B cordless jigsaw comes in with a very good price and is highlighted by variable speeds ranging from 0-3,000 strokes per minute. With improved versatility and user control which allows the user to match speed to the specific task which is something you don’t typically see in cordless models in this price range.

Specs and Features

  • Item model number: DCS331B
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Size: EA
  • Color: Yellow
  • Style: Jigsaw
  • Power Source: Battery-Powered
  • Voltage: 20 volts
  • Number of Handles: 1
  • Handle Material: Rubber Over-molded
  • Accessory Connection Type: T-Shank

4.      Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Jig Saw – 8.7

At this price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a cordless jigsaw that delivers fast cutting, orbital operation, and variable speeds. Makita hasn’t become one of the biggest names in power tools for no reason, and this 12-volt cordless model is yet another reason why. Scoring an 8.7 out of 10 and narrowly missing a perfect 5 out of 5 from consumers, it goes to show that amazing power tools don’t have to cost a fortune.

The Makita VJ01ZW delivers speeds from 0-2,400 spm through its variable speed motor. Weighing in at under 4-pounds, the lightweight design makes it highly portable without the frustration of the cord slowing you down. Other features include 3 orbital settings and a dust port that goes through the body helping you maintain a mess free work area.

Specs and Features

  • Length of Stroke: 11/16″
  • Strokes Per Minute (variable speed) : 0 – 2,400 SPM
  • Blade Shank: “T” Tang
  • Battery: 12V max Lithium-Ion
  • Overall Length: 9-1/8″
  • Net Weight: 3.7 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight:4 lbs

5.      Hitachi 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Jig Saw – 8.6

The Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 is an 18-volt cordless jig saw which is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery which delivers a fast cutting operation. The Lithium-Ion battery offers 3x more juice than traditional NiCad batteries giving you more time for cutting and less time needed for charging. Users have come to appreciate the ergonomic handle which boasts a soft grip for less fatigue and more control.

This 18-volt Hitachi cordless jigsaw features an onboard LED light, tool-less blade change system, 3-mode orbital action, and allows the user to cut to 45-degrees for a wide array of applications. You’ll also find there’s onboard storage which allows you to hold up to 6 blades which puts everything in one location for added convenience.

Specs and Features

  • 18 Volt system
  • 2400 SPM speed
  • 1” Stroke length
  • Keyless blade clamp
  • 3 modes orbital action
  • 0 lbs bare tool weight
  • 45° bevel capacity


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