Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 67
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hank Very Happy
Bought this to cut a template for making plaques. Liked the variable speed feature, cut nicely, and effectively.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by murph Wonderful saw
I had bought one of these for myself and just loved it. I do a lot of woodworking. My brother does also so when he saw the information on it he mentioned he would like to get one. He lives in an area that has no Home Depot. I surprised him by buying him one and having it shipped to him. Got their before the scheduled time. He also loves it! Easy to handle, cuts exact. Use it for arched cuts etc. Built the pictured chair and side table with it.
March 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nick Becareful
Be careful on the reviews.....The reviews may be for Model JS480l vs the model now being sold...JS481l. Note the on line manual is for Model JS480l. The JS480L model has a lifting type blade attachment mechanism while the JS481L has a twist lock blade attachment mechanism. I purchased and returned the JS481L model since I found it very very difficult to insert the blade....not impossible but extremely difficult.. In fact the tool dept guy mentioned they are getting returns for this problem. His comment was "I wouldn't buy this" Also, if I remember correctly the JS481L model accepts only the Tslot blades and not the U. I might be wrong on this but its worth checking out. I might have encountered a couple of bad JS481l units but beware and make sure the saw meets your needs before purchasing
December 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frank609 Very good for the money!
Was pleasantly surprised at the quality when compared to others in this price range. Easy to adjust speed and orbital action with nice graphical description on side. Would prefer a more positive feel when installing blade to know its locked in, but at high speed I've had no problem. Blade stays put. Seems well made. At this price, you can't go wrong. I would say the overall rating and quality on this saw is "very good", not just "good".
April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justanoldlady Very Happy With This Saw
I am very pleased with this saw as far as features and performance, and I do particurlarly like the light. It cuts through 3/4" plywood very easily. I did have some concern about replacement blades, but I have found Black & Decker t-shank blades fit.
This is a great product for the money.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevecor Excellent Jig Saw
Everything works great. The feature I did not expect is the 4-position selector on the side controls how orbital the blade goes - forward on the up-stroke, back on down-stroke. You can choose either fast or precise. It works great. A vacuum adapter is available, although it is hard to find.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benjy Great tool!!
I especially like the easy to use blade change system which accepts both bayonet and "U" shaped blades. Another nice feature is the separate variable speed dial which you set and then the trigger just turns it on and off.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Read the manual, y'all
Like many other reviewers, I could not insert the blade. So I looked at the strange piece of paper with words all over it that came in the box...I believe it's called a "manual." TO INSERT THE BLADE, THE ORBITAL SELECTOR MUST BE SWITCHED TO SETTING #3.
To be fair, this is a dumb requirement that to me indicates lazy design; at the very least, there should be a notice of this requirement stamped on the tool itself. But really, read the darn manual, people. Still gets four stars, because once the blade is in, it's a really really great tool (especially for the sale price of $29.99)
November 11, 2014