Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 21Don21 Spend the extra money on a DeWalt
I will start off by saying this, for thin material (less than 1/8"), it works great. For anything thicker it is completely useless due to the shoe not staying locked in the 90 degree setting regardless of how tight I turn the set screw. After reading the reviews, I see this is a common complaint. After reading the replies to the reviews, I do not expect anything to be done since I foolishly did not cut anything thicker than paneling until after 90 days had passed. I will continue to use my 1/4" impact driver (fantastic tool) and use more caution in the future when selecting Ridgid tools.
September 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tkhandy Why no variable speed ???
I own many Ridgid products and was all set to buy this one but (and I can't believe other users haven't mentioned this) it doesn't have variable speed - virtually everyone has variable speed as standard, how can you cut a variety of materials without it? - hopefully this is in the works as I can't buy until you have it, can you advise status on this ??
September 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mawds87 A disapoinment
I have quite a few ridged tools that I'm completely satisfied with , so I bought this saw without doing any research, trusting that it would be of the same quality.
I'm not happy with it at all. The blade is set back so far, it's nearly impossible to follow a line. The LED lighting illuminates the work way to far ahead of the blade. The degree marks to zero the angle of the shoe is blocked by the handle.
All together, a poor design. It will be gathering dust under my workbench while my new dewalt saw does the work.
The only redeeming quality of this tool was the price, and after using it , that was too high as well. I hadn't used it until it was past the 90 days, so I'm stuck with it.
A total disappointment.
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by farmmom Ridgid Jig saw
My husband purchased a Ridgid jig saw for me. I find it very awkward to use. The plate does not lock in the 0 position and it is hard to find. It is hard to find the correct angle if I want to move it. It does not have a finger off and on switch. This is my biggest complaint. I feel it is a safety issue to have the off/on switch at the top of the saw. It is very awkward to cut the board, hold the saw and turn it off. The grip is huge, of course I am a lady so I do not have big man hands.
March 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adrian useless tool, the blade holder came off
After only 4 hrs of work over a 2 year period the blade holder came off. By this time the tool was out of worranty and because i did not register the tool for the LIFETIME WARRANTY Ridgid has declined to fix it.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AZridgid Needs a real FOOT!
The LED light, air blowing and clearing the cutting path is great. It is nice that you can select the type of action the want the blade to do while cutting. The only thing that this tool really needs a redesign is the FOOT. It will wonder off zero degrees if you press to hard on one side or the other even after tightening the foot adjustable screw. This is its downfall. I love the LED light and wish they put that on the reciprocating saw they make!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wtjeffs The barrel design is much easier to control
Just a great product easy to control when doing scroll work, nice visually easy to follow your path when operating, and the guide plate with the plastic does not hang up or drag of materials. All in all a great handling product
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lexvazquez Great jigsaw
This jig saw is great, I used it on some stairs I'm doing, to put down the bullnoses. Very easy to use, no problem, best jig saw I bought ever.
November 25, 2014