best 18v jig, May 22, 2005
Reviewer: Ronald B. Ruiz
I have owned the bosch 18v jig saw and was very unhappy
Jigsaws need to do one thing better than any other saw:
cut curves and corners. The new dewalt jig is phenominal
in all respects, its blade guidance system allows for the
tightest curves I have ever cut with a jig saw and that
includes the corded models.
this thing will cut 2" circles inside a 2x4!! and the plug
will go in and out from both sides meaning the cut was
perfectly perpendicular. I am a loyal milwaukee user but
they don't provide a cordless jig so I bought this one.
The power is excellent the balance is near perfect and the
keyless shoe is great, best jig saw I have ever used and I
am a pro.
only down I can say is the blade does not really fall out
when you pull the release lever, you need to pull it out,
Great Saw, December 14, 2005
I have several Dewalt 18V tools and just got this one.
Nice to always have a couple of charged batteries ready.
It's a great saw and cuts really strong. Nice and compact,
especially compared to my Bosch corded saw. Dust blower is
better than average. When I use a jigsaw the cord always
seems to be in the way or getting snagged on a corner.
Blade holder seems very strong and stable. One
note...according to the manual,it accepts T-shank blades
ONLY. Not the universal blades, but I think I used a Bosch
U shank blade also.
Dewalt cordless jigsaw, March 13, 2006
Reviewer: Michael D. Lambert
I think that the overall product is good, but I changed
the blade and the release knob broke and it has been in
the Dewalt shop for the last two weeks. So I never got to
Best Cordless Jigsaw, March 2, 2006
Reviewer: J. Clark
Best cordless jigsaw, period. Quick and easy miter
adjustment and blade exchange. Much better than the old
model. Also, the dust blower comes in quite handy.
No second battery? ... So, January 4, 2006
Reviewer: HG fan
The DC330K is a great cordless tool. Several other
reviewers have sung the praises of this saw so I won't.
I sometimes wonder if reviewers who bemoan the lack of a
second battery with some of DeWalt's cordless tools think
about what it is that they are complaining about. DeWalt
(or any other cordless mfg) is not going to 'give' you a
second battery at no cost (unless its a promotional offer,
which sometimes happens). The product specs say you can
cut 50' of 3/4" material on a charge! Apparently, since I
have not had occassion to 'kill' a battery yet, I have
never exceeded this total. The average user would rarely
need a second battery. This tool falls into 'special use'
catagory and should never be considered as someone's
'primary' saw on a project. Fifty feet of curved,
circular, or straight cuts is a lot of running feet! If,
on occassion, you think you are going to be cutting more
than 50', schedule other project work to do while the
battery recharges and save yourself some $. These
batteries are not cheap! If you are doing more than 50'
worth of continuous cuts on a regular basis, you are doing
production-type work and you should buy a second (possibly
a third) battery. For the average homeowner even with a
workshop, one battery should do it. The addition of a
second battery would raise the cost of this high quality,
already expensive tool significantly higher and possibly
out of the reach of many homeowners with tighter budgets.
Besides, if you have already or are in the process of
adding cordless tools to your inventory you probably have
'extra' DeWalt 18v batteries anyway. If so, DeWalt adding
a second battery to this package would be a mute point.
A word of caution: Amazon's third party store Max Tool
sells several 'bare tools' without batteries or chargers
at substantial savings. Reading the available specs for
the jig saw offered (MaxTool provides no model #) it
appears to be the less powerful DW933K which has 4-star
average and some owner related problems... so be sure you
know what you are buying.
Big old brute, October 24, 2005
Reviewer: A. Ottwell
Got this saw to do some odd remodel jobs. Saw is great,
plenty of power and not having to grab a hot blade is a
plus. My only complaint is that this dog is heavy, takes a
lot out of you to work over waist high.