Festool 561677 Carvex PSBC 420 EBQ Lithium Ion Cordless Jigsaw
While a bit expensive, Festool clearly wins the cordless jigsaw competition hands down. This jigsaw has so many features, they’re hard to list all at once. While not a very popular brand here in the United States, Festool have a tremendous reputation for quality products. All of their tools are designed to mate up with their dust collection systems, helping to keep both your cut line and workplace free of dust. Another great option included with this saw is the changeable shoe.
The tool-free blade clamp on this saw is backed up by a triple support system to keep the blade straight and perpendicular to the workpiece. While other manufacturers have tried to deal with this problem, Festool has taken the solution one step farther; the tool comes complete with four LED headlights synchronized to the blade speed. These lights literally make the blade look like its holding still, making it much easier to see exactly where the blade is in comparison to the cut line.
This saw has a 1 inch stroke length and has a variable speed up to 3,800 strokes per minute while utilizing T-shank blades for better blade retention. The saws battery is rated at being able to cut 120 feet in 1-9/16’ thick particle board with a brushless motor to reduce maintenance.