Ryobi 4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw-JS481LG - The Home Depot


Model # JS481LG

Internet # 205105611

Store SKU # 1000050897

4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw

Ryobi 4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw

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$39.97 / each
  • T-shank connection for optimum holding power
  • Built-in dust blower directs debris away from cut line
  • Tool less blade clamp for fast, secure blade changes


Model # JS481LG

Internet # 205105611

Store SKU # 1000050897

Ryobi Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw delivers more value and performance with more power and features than ever before. Orbital action is controlled by the speed match dial, just set it to the cut quality or speed preferred and get to work. This saw has an integrated dust blower to keep debris away from the cut line. The LED light helps illuminate dark work areas to get the job done no matter the time of day. This jig saw includes a 6 ft. long power cord, and the new and improved grip zone over-mold helps provide a comfortable grip on all touch points.

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  • 4-position speed match orbital action indicates the setting for the material being cut
  • Powerful 4.8-amp motor handles a wide variety of cutting materials and applications
  • Variable-speed dial matches motor speed to application
  • High intensity LED illuminates work area for increased visibility
  • New and improved grip zone over mold for optimum grip and user comfort
  • Lock-on button allows continuous operation and reduces user fatigue
  • Tool less base adjustment that bevels at 45-degrees left and right
  • Tool less blade change for faster and easier blade changes
  • Uses T-Shank blades for optimum holding power
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Assembled Depth (in.)  11.02 in  Assembled Height (in.)  9.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.07 in  Product Depth (in.)  3.1 
Product Height (in.)  9.3  Product Width (in.)  11 
Adjustable Shoe  Yes  Amperage (amps)  4.8 
Bevel Capacity  45  Color Family  Green 
Cord Length (ft.)  Corded Tool Type  Jig Saw 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Dust Blower  Yes 
Keyless/keyed blade change  Keyless  Length Of Stroke  .75 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  4.8 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Strokes per minute  2600  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year Warranty 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice Jig Saw Initial Review: I've had this for one day and really like it. I have an older top of the line Bosch to go with my matching wood working tools. All top quality. While visiting a friend we needed a jigsaw. I figured a junky $30 dollar one would get us by and wasn't expecting we would find much worth mentioning for that price but would do the job needed. This jig saw at first glance has more features than my older Bosch! Many of the features seem to copy what Bosch brought to the world of jig saws many years ago that set them apart such as a really good chuck design so the blades don't break off all the time. I am surprised that this has the feature to saw straight up and down or to vary the blade where it hits on the cut stroke and pulls away on the back stroke. This feature is an old Bosch favorite and makes it cut wood without burning or ruining the blade quickly with extra heat. I really didn't expect that feature. On scroll work be sure and set it to the steel setting just straight up and down or it won't turn a corner true. The quick release chuck for the blade is a really nice feature. Works very well. I didn't notice the light on first use. Next time I used it was darker and it really helped. I have only had one problem so far which was easy to fix. The quick release slide that holds the angle adjustable bed/bottom platform somehow loosened while cutting some rough wood. Excess shaking seemed to cause it. To fix it I removed the 4 screws on the black pad and tighten the nut and experiment a little to get it right. Very easy to do and took 5 minutes. Designed with easy access. Overall for one day's use I am very happy and impressed with this jig saw and like it more than my several hundred dollar old one. And it's lighter to hold too. Bonus: It will hold the same very good Bosch jig saw blades that I am used to. November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase! No Regrets I'm familiar with using a jig saw but have not owned one until now. I bought this jig saw for home repairs and specifically, to install bamboo flooring. This jig saw does a great job cutting through the bamboo (with appropriate blade of course). I like the T blade design and I understand why Ryobi is phasing out the old fast release style. I was told that other companies have begun following the safety change too. I like the compact size of the tool. My hands don't fatigue while in use and the light guide is very helpful. I opted for this corded model because I don't want to worry about a battery dying in the middle of my projects. I can pull my hair up, secure boobs, safety goggles on, plug in and start cutting. January 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool My Milwaukee jigsaw has been nothing but a problem since I bought it so I decided to try the Ryobi jigsaw to do a laminate floor job. Jigsaw performed flawlessly, felt nice to operate. From now on if I need a tool I am going to look at Ryobi first. December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice saw for the price lightweight and easy to use, the blades change quickly, perfect for having around the house for projects. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use and did the job without much need for experience I have never used this type of saw before but needed to cut a hole in an exterior door for a pet door. It was very easy to use and handle. I did watch a couple youtube videos to make sure I didn't lose a finger but the instructions included were enough for me to get going in a few minutes. The person who helped me recommended this brand over B&D due to quality issues. This saw was strong and steady. It cuts very quickly so you need to pay close attention to what you're doing. The variable speeds are great. March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible job Ryobi, about time you made a come back!!! Lightweight, lots of cutting power, great quality product. love the extra features: tilt, led light, variable speed, power selection, rubberized handle, blade protection, hand and finger protection, etc. Good Job Ryobi, keep up the great work! April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great Gift item I gave the corded jig saw to my daughter as a gift. She is delighted with it. Loves to build craft items as Christmas gifts. She is currently making a Nativity scene out of 3/8 plywood for her front yard. She also has made a plaque as shown. December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome! I bought this saw not expecting to much. My first project was cutting speaker holes in 3/4 partical board. It cut through the wood like nothing, I didn't even need to push. So glad I went with this saw! January 17, 2015
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