DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Body Only Jigsaw Review
This DeWalt jigsaw normally retails at around £365. At Amazon UK right now there is an amazing 70% discount. That slashes the price down to around £106, making this extremely high quality product, a great deal.
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.
What Battery Do You Need?
The battery required to make this one work is the standard Dewalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Battery, which costs around £50-55, depending on where you make your purchase. Do, if you bought this bare tool, and the battery, your total outlay would be around £160. For that you would own the best cordless jigsaw that there is to be bought.
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 4.9 out of 5 star 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.
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.
I looked hard and as of yet, I could not find any negative comments about this power house of a cordless jigsaw.