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4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw
  • Ryobi
  • Model JS481LG
  • Internet #205105611
  • Store SO SKU #1000050897

4.8-Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jig Saw

$3997 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # JS481L

Internet #202854039

Ryobi 4.8-Amp variable speed Orbital Jigsaw

Discontinued Ryobi

4.8-Amp variable speed Orbital Jigsaw

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Product Overview

RYOBI 4.8 Amp Orbital Jig Saw delivers more power, performance 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. It includes a 6 ft. long power cord and a comfortable overmold grip.

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Brand Ryobi Ryobi Ryobi Bosch
Ratings (67) (179) (155) (69)
Reconditioned No No No No
Power Tool Features No Additional Features No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Bag Included,Variable Speed Case Included,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Bevel Capacity
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Jig Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Dust Blower
Keyless/keyed blade change
Length Of Stroke
.75 in
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
Strokes per minute
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Where is the blade in a newly purchased jigsaw?

I just purchased this product and the box stated it included a blade. Where is this usually found?
Asked by: Stephanie
Hi Stephanie. You should contact customer service at 800-525-2579 for assistance with this question. Thank you.
Answered by: Ryobi Tools Team
Date published: 2017-08-08

what size blad does it take

Asked by: Bobby
It takes any standard jigsaw blade. I have used Dewaldt and Bosch predominately.
Answered by: itsmilesdavis
Date published: 2015-11-06

what thickness of wood will this saw cut through?

Asked by: Anonymous
I was using 1/4 inch plywood and 1/2 x 1 inch framing.
Answered by: MacMcG
Date published: 2015-11-07
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Customer Reviews

4.8-Amp variable speed Orbital Jigsaw is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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".
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jigsaw I bought this Ryobi jigsaw as a replacement for my old Black & Decker jigsaw (which held up well for over 10 years.) But this Ryobi is much better. It has a built-in led light that keeps you on-target with your jigsaw cuts, and has a variable setting knob to adjust speed and cut power to match the material you are cutting. But the feature I love best about this jigsaw, is that it fits so well ergonomically in your hand. Great job, Ryobi!!!
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect display model I agree with Nick. The blade is/was difficult to insert. But more importantly was that the store had the Model 480l on display. I tried it with the single finger level type blade system on the display unit and it worked great. But, when I got home opened the box, it was the model 481 with the rotating type blade attachment. Never used it. Took it to the return desk, and the clerk agreed. He couldn't get the blade in. Ryobi tried to improve something that works for other brands. As the saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy Bought this to cut a template for making plaques. Liked the variable speed feature, cut nicely, and effectively.
Date published: 2014-01-15
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