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DeWalt 18V XR Body Only Jigsaw UK Review 

By  The Saw Guy

This DeWalt jigsaw normally retails at around £125. It is however worth noticing that this is a "tool only" offer. It does not come with a battery. Therefore you will have to buy one to make this work. If however, you have an existing Dewalt battery, then this deal makes a great deal of sense.

There have been plenty of buyers for this jigsaw. It really is no big surprise as Dewalt is the choice of professionals. This saw has an amazing 96% buyer satisfaction rating. It doesn't get much better than that.

Key Specifications of the Dewalt XR Lithium-Ion Body Only Jigsaw - Model Number - DCS331N-XJ

  • Uses a fan-cooled motor that comes with replaceable brushes
  • Up to 3000 strokes per minute ensures super fast cutting
  • Has variable speed
  • Weighs 2.4 Kg
  • Measures 30 x 30 x 20 cm
  • Requires an 18 volt battery as described above
  • Can cut at angles up to 45 degrees in both directions
  • Keyless blade change system which takes T-shank blades
  • Comes with a 1 year standard warranty or 3 year warranty when registered online

Video Review of the Dewalt DCS331N-XJ Cordless Jigsaw

If you have the time to watch the 2 minute video below, it gives a very good explanation of the product.

The Features Buyers Like

Variable Speed - The speed of the jigsaw is controlled by the trigger. That is just so useful when starting to cut. Rather than booting up to full speed, you can slowly start the cut, and make sure it is lined up.

Braked System - As soon as you let go of the trigger the jigsaw stops. With other makes and models you normally have to wait until the blades comes to a slow stop.

Bevel Adjustments - the saw is clearly marked and easy to adjust the sole plate for a nice angled cut.

Dust Blower - This can be adjusted to blow any sawdust away from the work area.

Keyless Blade Change - super simple to change the blades with this one.

Our Opinion of the Dewalt DCS331N-XJ XR Lithium-Ion Jigsaw

96% buyer satisfaction based on 500+ online buyer reviews

Many buyers also commented on the cutting angle of blade and foot plate. This allows for a huge amount of projects to be undertaken with this tool.

All buyers agreed that it is well balanced and a real pleasure to use.

We looked hard and as of yet, we could not find any negative comments about this power house of a cordless jigsaw.

If you want to get your work done quickly and don't want any hassle, then this is probably the best choice of a jigsaw that you could have.

If you want to do high quality work you simply need high quality tools and although expensive, will last for years.

What Battery & Charger Do You Need?

18V (4.0 Ah) battery

The battery required to make this jigsaw work is the standard Dewalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Battery, which costs around £50-60, depending on where you make your purchase. 

So, if you bought this bare tool, battery and charger, your total outlay would be around £2000. For that you would own the best cordless jigsaw that there is to be bought.

That battery and charger then allow you to buy any 18V bare tool from Dewalt

DCB115 charger

The Dewalt Brand

Dewalt are the most popular and high quality tool brand used by many professionals and those working in the trades. They make a whole range of power tools including Grinders, Drills, Screwdrivers, heat guns, nailers, lasers, sanders, routers, saws etc.

They have 4 ranges of tools that are known as XR Flexvolt, XR Flexvolt Advantage, Perform and Protect and XR Flexvolt Outdoor Equipment.

UK Phone number: +44(0) 1753 511234

email: service.uk@sbdinc.com

Dewalt are actually owned by Stanley Black & Decker who are the umbrella group for other brands such as Porter-Cable, Craftsman, Bostitch, MAC tools, Vidmar and more.

Dewalt Warranty Policy

Dewalt power tools, including mitre saws come with a 12 month warranty. However, this can be easily extended to 3 years of you register your new tool within 4 weeks of purchase online.

Related Jigsaw Information

If this is not the right jigsaw for you, then you can check out our full list of all brands of jigsaws by clicking here. Alternatively, you can check out our list of cordless jigsaws by clicking here.

You might also be interested in our jigsaw blade buying guide.

The Saw Guy


We review the different types of powers saws on the UK market. We do a lot of research to make sure we bring you the very latest information and reviews on the full range of mitre, circular, chop, reciprocating and jigsaws.

Enda McLarnon

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