Best Cordless Jigsaw For The Money [March 2018]

A quality jigsaw is one of the most indispensable tools a woodworker can own. We prefer going cordless most of the time. So which jigsaw do we consider to be the best cordless jigsaw? In this cordless jigsaw review, we take a look at our Top 5 Picks.  We wanted some very specific features such as variable speed, key-less blade changes, and a strong battery, and the ones review below all meet that criteria.

Of all the ones we looked at we rated the Dewalt DC331B as the best cordless jigsaw. It’s versatile, powerful and very well built.

OUR TOP PICK for Best Cordless Jigsaw

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DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw
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DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw
The Dewalt DC331B  is our Top Pick for Best Cordless Jigsaw. It is a fantastic jigsaw that is built to last. You won’t be disappointed if you purchase this Dewalt for your woodshop.

It accepts T-shank blades, has a variable speed trigger and 4-position orbital motion.

Best Cordless Jigsaw Rundown

Below begins our review of the 5 best cordless jigsaws in our rundown. Keep in mind the following regarding the pricing of bare tools.

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Dewalt DCS331B

There is a good reason the Dewalt DCS331B is rated a bestseller. In addition to its 20-volt battery, it features 4-position orbital action which provides control of cut quality and speed.

If you want a versatile jigsaw for various materials and application then the 0-3,000 SPM gives you just that.

Bevel cutting is easy and precise with the all-metal keyless shoe bevel.

The bevel can be set to 15,30 and 45 degrees. The Dewalt cordless jig saw also features an adjustable blower that keeps your line of cut clear of chips.

This jigsaw accepts T-shank saw blades for optimal holding power. We like that it’s heavy than most jigsaws. It weighs 5.4 lbs so it tends to be stable and the vibrations don’t seem to bother as much when cutting a straight line.

This Dewalt jigsaw does not include a case, but it does come with two blades and a blade guide. There is a 3-year manufacturer warranty as well.

Over this is a great jigsaw that is bit heavier than most but not by much. The little extra weight makes it easier to keep steady and reduces vibration when cutting. Th Dewalt DCS331B will make a great addition to your workshop.

Pros

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  • T-shank blades
  • Variable speed trigger
  • 4-Position orbital

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Cons

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  • Blade holder poorly designed for thin blades
  • No laser line
  • No light

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PORTER-CABLE PCC650B 20-volt MAX Lithium Jigsaw

The Porter Cable PCC650B is a 20-volt cordless jig saw that offer 3 orbital speeds for quicker and more precise cuts. The variable speed trigger gives you a speed range from 0 to 2,500 strokes per minute.

A standard feature of the Porter Cable PCC650B is the dust blower that clear debris away from your cutting line for improved visibility.

The keyless blade release makes changing blades a snap. It uses T-shank blades. It comes with one blade that is decent but not great. Buy yourself a good quality set of jigsaw blades.

The beveling shoe provides an angle range for cutting bevels from 0-45 degrees. It comes with a contoured over-molded handle for increased comfort and handling.

The unit comes with a limited 3-year warranty.

Pros

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  • T-shank blades
  • Variable speed trigger
  • 4-Position orbital

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Cons

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  • Some buyers have noted poor build quality
  • No laser line
  • No light

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Black & Decker BDCJS20B Lithium Jigsaw

The Black & Decker BDCJS20B is very similar to the other jigsaw in this review. It has a good motor delivering a max of 2500 SPM which makes it suitable for most woodworking projects.

It is by no means heavy duty but for the woodworker/crafter, it works well. The variable trigger helps you select the right speed for your specific cut.

It comes with a tool-free blade changing system which helps speed up blade changes ( 1 blade included), a built-in dust blower, and a 45-degree bevel shoe for making angled cuts.

The battery is a 20-volt battery (not included) and the unit comes with a limited 2-year warranty.

It accepts both T-shank and universal blades. Since this is a bare “B” model it does not come with a battery or charger and does not include a case.

Pros

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  • T-shank blades
  • Variable speed trigger

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Cons

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  • Some buyers have noted poor build quality
  • No laser line or light
  • No orbital speed

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DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B 18-Volt Cordless Jig Saw

In this cordless jigsaw review, we decided to include two Dewalt cordless jigsaws. The first one is our top pick and the second is the DC330B 18-Volt cordless jigsaw.

This model is part of the Dewalt 18-Volt system and can be used with those batteries.

This Dewalt jigsaw model has 4-position orbital action, keyless blade change system, a bevel shoe with detents at 0, 15,30 and 45 degrees.

It features an adjustable dust blower to keep your cutting line clear of sawdust, variable speed, and an anti-slip comfort grip.

It is backed by the standard Dewalt 3-year limited warranty. Overall this is an excellent cordless jigsaw. Keep in mind it does not come with a battery or charger.

Pros

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  • 4-Position orbital
  • Variable speed trigger
  • T-shank blades

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Cons

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  • Some buyers have noted poor build quality
  • No laser line or light
  • Blade holder has trouble securing thinner blades

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Ryobi P523 Cordless 18V One Plus Lithium-Ion Orbital Jig Saw

The Ryobi P523 has a powerful motor with a speed range of 1000-3000 SPM, it can be used with T-shank blades or Ryobi universal shank blades as well. Switching blades is easy and doesn’t require any tool.

The unit has what Ryobi call Speedmatch selector that matches the speed of the jigsaw to the material you are cutting. This Ryobi cordless jigsaw has a powerful sight line blower to keep debris away from your cutting line.

The bevel show can adjust from 0-45 degrees left or right.

Molded handle is comfortable to use. This Ryobi includes the 18-volt battery and charger.

You also get a 3-year factory warranty.

Pros

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  • Orbital action
  • Variable speed trigger
  • T-shank blades or Ryobi universal blades

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Cons

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  • Some buyers have noted poor build quality
  • No laser line or light

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Best Cordless Jigsaw Video

The video below shows you what our best pick in cordless jigsaws can do.

Overall we think any of the jigsaws above are very decent tools. The Dewalt DC331 is indeed our favorite and top pick based on the many favorable comments we found.

Last update on 2018-05-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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