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Ryobi 4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw
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Ryobi

4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw

  • 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
$39.97 /each

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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 Degree 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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Name 4.5 Amp Jig Saw 4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw 6.1-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jigsaw with Speed Match ONE+ 18-Volt Orbital Jig Saw (Tool-Only)
Brand BLACK+DECKER Ryobi Ryobi Ryobi
Ratings (56) (131) (102) (172)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Cordless
Power Tool Features No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Bag Included,Variable Speed Adjustable Shoe,No Tool Blade Change
Reconditioned No No No No
Keyless/keyed blade change Keyless Keyless Keyless Keyless
Orbital Action Positions 0 4 4 3
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Does this come with a blade? How many?

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Philadelphia
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August 12, 2016
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One tiny cheap "all purpose" blade. This is a narrow, 3"-4" blade.
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Greenville,SC
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October 20, 2015
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Mine didn't come with any blades.
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September 30, 2015
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Yes comes with one blade.
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Canyon, Texas
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September 8, 2015
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There are no blades that come with the saw. Please note that you must use a T-shank blade. Bosch makes several types for wood and metal.
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Scottsdale, AZ
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July 12, 2015
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I only comes with one blade. In addition it only accepts "T" lock design, while other brands accept both 'T" and "U."
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lakeland fl
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July 2, 2015
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yes it came with 1 blade
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May 13, 2015
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The previous answer is *INCORRECT*. I originally asked this question. Since then, I bought this saw, and it does indeed come with a single standard wood cutting saw blade in the box. Note that it does *not* come with a carrying case though, and there's no good place to store the blade. If you leave it in the saw, it won't stand upright on a table and is just sticking out.
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No it does not.
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Where can I get more blades?

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November 20, 2015
I look everywhere for a blade that can cut through metal still could not find any
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May 20, 2016
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I bought the Bosch blade pack as well but when installing the blade the change blade clamp will not turn all the way back to the same position as when the Ryobi blade is installed. The "T" on the Bosch blades is a bit larger and preventing the clamp from fully turning back. Is it still safe to use even though it does not turn back the entire way?
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February 10, 2016
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Home Depot, Lowes, Ebay, Amazon and any hardware shop.
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December 22, 2015
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home depot
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November 28, 2015
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I got bosch T-shank blades from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-T-Shank-Wood-Metal-Jigsaw-Blades-15-Pack/202242135.
Make sure you check to see that you are getting T-shank blades, and not not the U-shank blades (don't get the Vermont American blades, they are not compatible with this saw).
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November 22, 2015
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Hi Robbin! We currently do not have our accessory blades available. However, most other brands will work. We can give you a recommendation through our tech support line at 1-800-525-2579.
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What thickness of wood will this cut?

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What thickness of wood will this cut? What thickness of aluminium will this cut? Thanks.
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I am having issues with this unit barely cutting through 1 1/4" MDF shelf. Thickness limit here is similar to what you can do with a manual jig saw. Don't expect this to cut 2x4's
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I've used this to cut up to 2" wood and 1/8 thick metal with no problems.
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Not sure I should post this here? I asked the question. This will cut 3/4" aluminum? WOW!
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August 31, 2015
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Hi Jakers, I contacted the Ryobi factory to get you an answer.
Ryobi stated the maximum wood thickness to cut is 1-1/2 inches, and 3/4" for aluminum.
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Which blades are compatible, the clamp doesn't turn all the way?

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I bought the Bosch blade pack as well but when installing the blade the change blade clamp will not turn all the way back to the same position as when the Ryobi blade is installed. The "T" on the Bosch blades is a bit larger and preventing the clamp from fully turning back. Is it still safe to use even though it does not turn back the entire way?

The Bosch blades are here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-T-Shank-Wood-Metal-Jigsaw-Blades-15-Pack/202242135
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Tiny narrow blades. Not very useful
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I've been using Bosch blades with no problems.
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I've been using the Bosch blades in my Ryobi jig saw with no problems.
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4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am a regular purchaser of Ryobi products. I earlier used Dewalt and Milwaukee, but after a year... I am a regular purchaser of Ryobi products. I earlier used Dewalt and Milwaukee, but after a year and a half of construction work I find Ryobi is as good - if not better - than many of the big-name products. Ryobi is robust and lasts a long time. And far cheaper! However, this particular product has got a problem with the locking lever of the bottom plate. I lock it at an angle but as soon as I start cutting, the lever gets disengaged and the plate shifts. The result is that the cutting angle changes and my work is ruined. I am going to take this product back to Home Depot for an exchange. This does not in any way reduce my loyalty for Ryobi. I still stand by their range of products.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Saw runs great, cuts nice, but the base absolutely will not hold position. Placing it in the straight upright position, as soon as you start to cut the base jiggles lose and moves to an angle. It is impossible to cut a straight vertical line! Totally frustrating -- can't even make an accurate small cut out for an electrical outlet! Don't waste your money.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beginner I am a young woman who decided to install my laminate flooring on my own and I was unsure of what saw I should use. After looking at pretty pricy different kinds of saws, I thought the Ryobi would be perfect. It has adjustable speeds, as well as 4 different types of material options you can set it at to cut, which was perfect for me. Only $40 and I'm already planning to use it for my other DIY projects. I love this jigsaw, as well as my Ryobi Drill! Next power tool I buy will probably be another Ryobi product. I'm happy!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk If you are capable of holding a saw mid-air & making a straight cut, then it's perfect. Otherwise, spend some money & get a better product. The base comes loose & after very little wear, the +/- dial will also change settings with the vibration. I typically don't buy cheap tools & can't remember why I did, but wasted money on this thing. Pure junk.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You will get what you paid for Just picked up an hour ago and opened box. It should include a "Universal Blade" as advertised on the box but there is no blade. And guide is loosen and can't set to any degree. hold knob is not working at all. Very disappointed. On my way to return... This is second Ryobi I need to return in a month. I doubt to get myself another tool from Ryobi.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I've come to depend on my jig saw for many projects where a larger saw is impossible to use. The oscillation feature of this Ryobi jog saw makes this saw just as powerful and versatile as my larger oscillating "sawzall" but in a much smaller package. Great for tight areas and limited space.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for the money couldn't be happier. This isn't a tool that I'm going to use everyday so buying the more expensive model with all the bells and whistles wasn't necessary. The skeptic in me, however, expected this tool to be lousy. I've never been so happy to be wrong!
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good saw for home projects but guide wheel may come lose for bigger jobs standard simple jigsaw easy to use n durable for home jobs not recommended for industrial jobs!
Date published: 2016-07-12
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