Are you looking for the best wood jigsaw Australia has to offer? If so then you've come to the right place, as today we're looking at five of the very best.
In this overcrowded marketplace there are many different brands and models to choose from. You've got the world famous brands as well as the up and coming cheaper Chinese alternatives, that do a surprisingly good job considering the price.
In Australia we're also lucky in that American brands that were once unavailable are now becoming available thanks to international distribution via Amazon Global.
You definitely don't need to spend a fortune when buying a wood jigsaw, so without further a do here's a wide range of different models you should consider.
Best Wood Jigsaw Australia
1. Bosch Jigsaw PST 700E
The PST 700E jigsaw from Bosch is an ergonomically designed handtool which will suit any craftsman working with wood or metals. It is very lightweight (1.7kgs) and with its Softgrip feature sits comfortably in the hand to give excellent control while sawing straight lines or curves.
The linear mass balance technology keeps vibration to a minimum even with its powerful 500W motor.
The PST 700E has a cutting depth of 70mm in wood, 10mm in aluminium and 4mm in steel. Change the blade in seconds without tools – they simply click into place.
The stroke rate can be adjusted between 500 and 3000 rpm to ‘soft start’ the saw and to adjust it to the material being sawn. And the jigsaw has an adjustable footplate to allow for cutting at angles up to 45 degrees.
The jigsaw is suitable for use by both right and left-handed users. It has a blast air function at the cutting line to ensure that you have a clear view of the work area at all times without dust. It can also be attached to a commercial grade dust extractor with an adaptor.
The jigsaw only comes with the one blade for cutting wood, a carry case and an Instruction Manual.
Bosch does make very good power tools and customers have rated the PST 700E an average of 4.7 stars.
2. BLACK+DECKER BDCJS18N-XE18V
The Black + Decker cordless pendulum jigsaw is one of the 18V lithium-ion battery range of power tools which have interchangeable batteries. Buy the one battery and use it for all your B+D power tools. Go cordless and never have the problem of power leads again.
The Pendulum jigsaw is a perfect tool for cutting profiles, curves and corners with ease, as well as perfect straight lines. It can be used to saw all woods, metals and plastic. It’s compact and lightweight with a tool-free blade change and the capacity for both ‘T’ and ‘U’ shank blades.
The power switch can be locked on for greater comfort during prolonged cutting. It features a pendulum action for faster cutting and a blade guard for safety.
The speed is variable between 0-2500rpm so you can ‘soft-start’ your cutting and also control the speed of cutting to suit the material and the shape and complexities of the task at hand.
And it has bevel indents at 3 separate points (0, 22.5 and 45 degrees) to allow for angle cutting. The jigsaw will cut to a depth of 55mm in wood, 20mm in aluminium, and 8mm in steel.
The jigsaw arrives with one blade for wood. And as mentioned it does not include a battery or charger as it is part of the Black + Decker 18V lithium-ion battery range of power tools.
3. Jemar Tools Electric Jigsaw 650W
Jemar Tools have been designing and manufacturing tools for 30 years and pride themselves on developing products with unique and patented features which assist their customers in ease of use, improved accuracy and performance.
Their 650W electric jigsaw, the Jig Saw JS650, is no exception. With its powerful 650W motor the JS650 can reach speeds up to 3000RPM but has an easy to adjust speed control for absolute control over that speed to suit your needs every time all the time.
The motor and gearbox are commercial grades and quality for outstanding performance and longevity. The jigsaw features a four pendulum setting for maximum cutting performance, and the sturdy aluminium base can be adjusted up to 45 degrees for bevel cuts.
The handle is a soft comfortable grip for ease of use, and at only 1.8kgs the jigsaw is comfortable over prolonged periods. There is also a lock-on button for comfort over longer periods of use. Blade changes are tool-free.
There is a built-in dust blower function so you have a clear view of the work area at all times, but you can also attach a vacuum to the dust nozzle for a dust-free work area.
4. WORX WX477 Jigsaw 550W
The WX477 jigsaw from WORX is a powerful 550W corded electric jigsaw which offers many features to attract the home handyman. Move from straight sawing to curves, corners and profiles with ease – like cutting with a hot knife through butter.
The WX477 can be used to cut through wood, metals and plastic – 65mm in wood, 6mm in aluminium and 6mm in steel. It has a variable speed (up to 3100RPM) with four pendulum settings for improved cutting control and efficiency.
The base is adjustable up to 45 degrees for angle cutting, and it has a 0 - 45-degree bevel capacity. Blade changes are tool-free – simply click into place.
The WX477 is lightweight (2.2kgs) and compact for comfortable use over long periods, and for use in more confined spaces. The handle has a rubber over mould grip for ease of use as well. There is a lock-on switch to ease finger fatigue and to let the user focus on the job.
The WX477 also features a built-in dust extraction system to keep the work area highly visible at all times.
The WX477 comes complete with blades for wood, metal and aluminium, as well as a hex key. It also has an extended 3-year Manufacturers’ Warranty.
5. STANLEY FATMAX
Part of the Fatmax range of power tools from Stanley, the Fatmax Jigsaw is a heavyweight in the power tool world with a hefty 710W motor capable of a top speed of 3200RPM.
The power of the motor and the adjustable pendulum action provides a cutting efficiency and control that is difficult to beat, with a level of vibration which is totally acceptable (indeed surprisingly low) for the power that is being harnessed.
It has a front dust blower to clear any debris from the cutting line, ensuring an accurate and clean cut at all times.
The Fatmax Jigsaw can cut through 85mm of wood, 10mm of metal.
The Fatmax Jigsaw is ergonomically designed with a compact, well-balanced, and reasonably lightweight (2.76kgs) profile to help reduce user fatigue. Tool-free blade changes are quick and easy and can be done single-handed.
The shoe height can also be adjusted without tools to control the depth of the cut and extend the life of the blade. There is a very handy LED light over the work area to increase visibility.
The Stanley Jigsaw comes with 3-year Manufacturer Warranty. It is a strong and sturdy design and build which should stand the test of time.
The Bosch jigsaw ticks all the boxes, it's the lightest of the pack and offers all the features of the others at the best price. If you want to go cordless then you'll need to check out the Black+Decker model.
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Last Updated: April 28, 2020 by Rhys