Festool 561608 Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw
Because they’re a German company, Festool isn’t as well known as other brands on our list but amongst professional woodworkers, they’re a respected name. Although the motor is a little bit smaller than the Bosch, they’ve made up for it in other ways. A carbon insert works together with the four oscillating stroke settings to reduce splintering and the saw has a variable one inch stroke offering 1,000-2,900 strokes per minute. The tool-free, quick change blade clamp is backed up by a triple support system, including carbide jaws and a backup bearing to keep the blade perpendicular to the shoe at all times. A built-in dust port allows connection to your shop-vac for convenient dust removal. This saw comes standard with a brushless motor, eliminating the biggest possible maintenance issue.
Festool has gone to great extremes to make sure your cuts are exactly where you want them. Four LED headlights are timed to strobe with the blade speed so the blade looks as if it isn’t moving, giving you a more accurate sight of the blade’s relationship to the cut line than any other system. The saws unique baseplate system features replaceable baseplates for cutting into different types of materials and even allows cutting a 45 degree angle right on the corner of a board (Something you really have to see to believe.) The only reason I didn’t give this jigsaw the first place is its hefty price.