Summary: I own a whole line of these tools and they're all great. I couldn't give it an excellent rating for durability, since I haven't had it long enough. If it's like the others, it will be durable. I love the lifetime warranty on the tools. As a building contractor, it's very comforting to know I won't have to replace the tools in a few years. That said, I have had one tool require warranty repairs, and it took months to get it back.
I like the light Weight and ease of using this jig saw.
MMAPer109, Hitachi Power Tools
10 January 2014
Summary: I am pleased with the light weight and ease of use. It took me a bit to learn to install/change blades, but not difficult. The clear plastic blade shield is more of a nuisance than a help as it gets dirty easily and quickly, so I find it easier not to use it. So far I think it's a very good tool.
excellent product except the following minor flaws
J. Z. zou, Amazon
12 May 2013
Summary: good saw, came with battery, fast delievery (to be fair, I am 2 hours away from them so ups next day is to be expected). the charger is a bit noise with the fan, and it only came with 1 blade. that's about it. nothing else is really wrong with it.