Summary: I purchased this item and had to return it twice cause of mechanical failure. I had an Ace Hardware jig saw for the last 7 years which I bought for $20 and it did the job. I wanted to treat myself with a new tool and always thought Dewalt was a quality brand. Unfortunetly I was wrong...
Summary: I bought this jig saw thinking it would be a quality tool but only used it a couple of times before the saw quit working. Turns out the main drive gear teeth got chewed out without even working the saw very hard. Being a maintenance tech I ordered new parts and repaired the unit myself.
Summary: After my Makita died i thought hey i like my Dewalt miter saw lets get a jig saw..Bad choice it has some good features:power,comfortable grip.Ya thats it,blade pops out of the guide roller even on straight cuts,dust and shaveings build up so you cant see anything your doing, blade advance swithch is...
Summary: This is a very disapointing tool (and was my last dewalt miss fortune). It is very hard to do a straight cut wihtout having the blade wandering. Even using a guide and a slow feed rate the cut is far from perfect.
Summary: I had a Sears jig saw that lasted 15 years and and was a workhorse on plenty of projects. When it finally died I thought I would buy a quality name tool and so I bought the Dewalt DW317. What a mistake. Now.... I know I'm not the best craftsman, but I surely know how to make a straight cut.
This saws features, design & performance just didn't meet "my demands" or expectations.
11 September 2012
Summary: I purchased the DW317 This saw just was not good enough for me or to justify $105 with tax or the bonus sander to boot. The motor runs good its a bit noisy. The black plastic for the orbiting settings seems cheap.
Summary: I just got mine today so I have not alot of time invested in using it . My nice bosch was destroyed being run over in the parking lot which was a great loss to me . Not having the funds to spring for another new bosch at the present and since I can't live without a jigsaw this one looked like it may...