I added the Porter-Cable 20vMAX Jig Saw to my collection of the 20V Lithium tools. I love the battery life and the tools are about as good as the corded ones. It is now hard to use a corded tool, such and inconvenience. It will cut up to 45 degrees adjustable with the onboard tool. It weighs 5 pounds without the battery and costs around 50 dollars, on Amazon.com, tool only. It has a dust blower to keep the sawdust and other debris away from the cutting blade. There is a red lever by the blade that makes changing it super easy.
The jig saw has 3 orbital settings easily adjusts cut aggressiveness across wide range of applications and a variable speed trigger from 0-2500 SPM to provide a clean cut. The tool is 12.19 x 3.75 x 10 inches, pretty much the saw size as any jig saw I’ve ever owned. It uses U and T-shank blades so I was all set, didn’t have to buy anything special. It would have been cool to have an LED light to light the cutting point but it does not.
The stroke length is 3/4 of an inch (how far will the blade travel on one single stroke). The first jig saw was invented in 1947 by a Swiss engineer who designed it after a sewing machine. Jig Saw power tools are used primarily for curved cuts in material such as wood, plastic and metal but can be used for straight or angled (beveled) cuts.
Now with the convenience of not having to manage the cord or get a extension to reach your project. In my uses of this Porter-Cable Jig Saw I’ve had no issues, cuts just like it’s corded ancestor. I am very pleased and Porter-Cable offers a 3 year warranty on this product. Highly recommended.