Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dopakrev Best Jigsaw I've Ever Owned!
As a general contractor with severely arthritic hands, I was looking for something that would fit well in my hand, not be too heavy and still get the job done-this is it! I was a little surprised at the amount of power with the M12 battery; the variable speed trigger is nice and the work light is surprisingly bright and very useful. Adjustments to the shoe are easy with the single flip lever and blade changes are simple. I'm sure this will handle anything I can throw at it. Awesome tool!
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slicksw20 Blown away by the power!
I'm a big fan of Milwaukee's M12 line, so when I was in the market for a new jigsaw, their M12 jigsaw was at the top of my list - my other consideration being Ridgid's very comfortable barrel-grip jigsaw. I ended up going with the Milwaukee because the idea of dragging out an extension cord every time I needed to make a quick cut with the jigsaw didn't sound very appealing. I did have concerns about a 12v jigsaw not having enough power or run time, but my faith in Milwaukee's M12 line allowed me to roll the dice on it.
Let me say that my concerns about power and run time were unwarranted - this jig saw is AWESOME! The saw has tackled everything I've thrown at it so far without any issues whatsoever. As for battery life, I haven't had any problems there either, though admittedly I tend to grab my jigsaw when I need to make quick cuts - I'm not using it constantly on a daily basis. Even if I was, though, I've got enough M12 batteries that I could easily swap and charge without worry.
I also have to highlight one very cool feature - the anti-splintering insert has a very handy point on center to help you guide your cut along your line. It's little touches like this that I really appreciate with Milwaukee's products.
I'm in love with this jigsaw! The only way they can make it better is if they built in a little air blower to keep your line-of-sight clear. Maybe that'll be included when the eventual FUEL version comes out!
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stoller Surprising Power
This is really a great little tool. I was completely blown away by the power. The new grip is much better than my old corded top handle jig saw.
January 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TILDFW Excellent power for a battery
The cut is true, the power lasts a long time! The light was an unexpected surprise. The padded base saved the acrylic I cut today without having to improvise.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IanL Cuts great, but no orbital settings
Overall I'm happy, I like the size and weight of the jig saw. Battery life was okay with this. The LED light on the front is really nice for watching your cut. The only thing I wish it had that it doesn't is the orbital adjustment.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grampie Great tool-- Milwaukee tools ROCK
What a great tool in a small package.
Works as well as my plug in jigsaw.
My 3rd M12 tool all very durable.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaveH Compact, powerful, but needs a blower
The fit and finish of the saw is excellent. It's well balanced and feels comfortable to hold and guide. The blade is easy to change and seats firmly. For a 12 volt unit power is very good. Using a sharp quality blade the saw will cut squarely through material.
Some users have commented the saw lacks orbital action and this is correct, but I do not use a jig saw for its vigorous cutting ability.
Battery life is reasonable using the included battery. I cut five electrical box holes and some trimming in 3/4 inch pine and battery meter showed 50% capacity after use.
LED illuminates cutting path - a nice touch in a cordless unit.
No dust collection capability.
The saw would be better if it had a blower to clear the sawdust from the blade area; therefore I deducted a star from the rating.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bam808 Best battery jig I've used
Normally I would recomend against most battery tools, due to battery life. However this jig is perfect for small jobs that a corded jig just can't reach or if you don't have power source. It has an led that lights your working area making it easier to see your cut. The blade is super easy and quick to change. All in all it's a great portable jig.
March 4, 2014