Top 5 Jigsaws for Every User

It would be easy to assume that every jigsaw is exactly like the next, however, this couldn’t be more untrue. The are many degrees of jigsaw on the market today and some are definitely better than others. The most avid, most industrious users can find the most superior jigsaws from Bosch, Festool and Makita. For heavier users Bosch’s 1590EVSK top handle jigsaw is truly one of the most precise and powerful jigsaws on the planet. With a 6. 4 amp motor and 500-2800 SPM, the tool is a true master in its cutting niche. Incorporating unique technologies like Bosch’s precision control and one-touch blade change systems, the tool is significantly more precise with essentially zero blade wandering, and fast and simple one-handed blade changes. A blade ejection lever promises no more blisters from groping at hot blades and no more cuts from rushed adjustments. The jigsaw has superior balance and its low vibration design provides the smoothest possible operation. The tool additionally touts a four-position orbital action system which adjusts your blade motion anywhere between super smooth to more aggressive cuts. A dust blower ensures an always clean line-of-site, and with speed and orbital options, craftsmen can compliment tool action to each workpiece or application. Additionally, the 1590EVSK’s tool-less die-cast aluminum footplate encourages bevel cutting, and a no-mar plastic footplate overshoe protects your softer, more delicate surfaces. Ultimately this jigsaw produces incomparably fine results. Additionally, heavy users and tool aficionados can’t get enough of Festool. Festool became an industry leader for their truly unique innovations and uncanny ability to revolutionize most every tool they get their hands on. From their hometown in Germany, Festool has grown into one of the most recognized manufactures for their superior quality and refinement. In fact, their Trion PSB 300 EQ, among other things, has literally unlocked the secret to splinter-free cuts. This (D handle) jigsaw is built with advanced splinter guards that are designed to be cut by the blade for perfect zero-clearance between the blade and the splinter guard. The resulting cut is immaculately clean requiring little to absolutely no additional finish work. The jigsaw features variable speed control and a variable stroke system allowing craftsmen to match the jigsaws cutting action to material need and also maintain speed under load. This ensures an always sharp and consistent cut. The variable stroke system additionally features four unique stroke settings from straight plunge action and aggressive orbital action for smooth to rapid cuts. The tool also has a surprisingly effective dust extraction system with deflector channels incorporated into the base plate and a built in chip deflector. Dual bevel cutting action allows for numerous working operations and blade changes are fast, easy and tool-free. A carbide guidance system rigidly supports the blade at exactly the pre-set angle – this virtually eliminates blade wandering keeping your blades on exactly the right track. Festool’s Trion PSB 300 EQ is a truly miraculous little jigsaw designed with the quality, precision, and innovation to satisfy a craftsman’s deepest need for power tool perfection. Festool additionally builds the Trion PS 300 EQ. This is a brilliant machine comparable in every way to its D-handled counterpart, the Trion PSB 300 EQ. Its barrel grip design stays the course like no other jigsaw, and with adjustable carbide-tipped jaws that work with the blade clamping system you can rely on totally optimized blade control. This system keeps the saw’s blade perpendicular to the shoe at all times, even through tight-radius curves, and with variable speed control and a four-setting variable stroke system (for straight plunge or aggressive orbital action) the jigsaw is capable of endless operations. Offering the same ridiculously accurate blade guidance system, impressive dust collection system, a splinter guard (for ultra clean cuts and vastly reduced material tear-out), tool-free blade changes, and bevel cutting action, this tool will fast become your favorite. For lighter users Makita’s 4341FCT barrel handle jigsaw is more than ideal. With all the features to entice the most seasoned craftsmen and the sophistication to accommodate to every degree of user, the tool is truly a brilliant performer. A powerful 6. 3 amp motor and variable SPM (800 – 2800) provide always smooth, controlled cutting, and boasting a low vibration, 5. 3 lb design, the jigsaw is easily manageable through even the most intricate applications. The saw has a built-in light to illuminate your cutting edges, thus increasing visibility and accuracy, and sporting a 4-position cut setting system with three orbital settings and one straight setting the tool is designed for diversity. These different cut stations ensure fast, effective, and precise cutting in all applications. Ultimately, the 4341FCT is a dreamy little saw with big power and, perhaps its most selling feature, a surprisingly small price tag as well. Bosch builds yet another uncommonly good jigsaw ideal for lighter users. Their 1587AVS top handle jigsaw is a fancy little tool designed to yield high-performance results in a small, albeit powerful, machine. The jigsaw boasts a 5 amp motor and a variable speed control dial (500 – 3100 SPM) for the smoothest, most accurate cutting. This speed control coupled with the tool’s four-stage adjustable orbital action ensures the tool’s speed and motion always compliment your current application. The tool additionally offers a sophisticated (and exclusive) multi-directional blade clamp mechanism; this feature provides superior blade guidance and control ensuring your cuts are infinitely on the right track. The 1587AVS is designed with a low position roller guide which enhances blade stability and precision while also touting a low vibration design; this ultimately provides craftsmen with pleasantly smooth and simple operation. This jigsaw is one fiery power tool with the power and precision to brand your home, hobby, and small carpentry projects with a most professional touch. Ultimately, there are some jigsaws out there that fall nothing short of superior. These models from Bosch, Festool, and Makita represent the finest in the business and will undoubtedly yield the most impressive, satisfying results with every curve, cut, and pattern.

A student at the UofU, Mallory is currently earning her degree in English. Specializing in tool parts & web communications, she joined M&M Tool 3 yrs ago adding to their over 150 years combined experience. For over 70 years M&M Tool has provided the best service to the tool industry with replacement parts, sales, & service to expert woodworking products, machinery and power tools like Bosch’s 1590EVSK jigsaw, and Festool’s 561097 jigsaw.