Milwaukee tops the ratings in cordless tool reviews
Tim Brennan "TWeederTool", Amazon
16 November 2014
Summary: I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but based on the ratings and reviews I researched before buying it, Milwaukee cordless tools, though among the most expensive, are the best available. I would be nice if they included some blades with this saw however. This was one of the few Milwaukee tools that I didn't see available as the "Fuel" version, with would be a step up.
Summary: Great tool for cordless use. Battery life is long enough to do a sink cut-out in a 1 1/2 inch thick counter top. Handy for all those miscellaneous notches and cut-outs when doing sheeting or decking.
Summary: There are some pretty big issues with this saw. The biggest of which was the lock on the guard. Even barely putting any pressure will cause the angle to change. Destroyed the splinter guard in short order. Wish I could like it since I use Milwaukee a lot but this is a model to skip. The comparable dewalt is pretty awesome though.
Summary: After much research I decided on the Milwaukee 18 Volt system. I bought the circular saw and the jigsaw at Home Depot. After getting home I noticed the jigsaw blade does not line up parallel with the direction of the cut. I took the saw back to Home Depot and they exchanged it for another saw. I found this saw had the same problem. So back to Home Depot. I got with the tool guy at Home Depot and he agreed we had a defective saw.
Summary: I bought one at the Home Depot to add to my extensive collection of M18 tools. The problem is the slot that holds the blade is not machined in line with axis of the tool, so it cuts with a "skew". The second one had the same problem. You can see it visually. I tried picking through the stock at the Depot, but it looks like a bad lot. Too scared to order one online now.
Summary: I have owned this saw for around one year. During that year the saw has received a thorough workout and in my opinion has shown itself to be a fantastic jigsaw. Perhaps not quite on the same level as some of the very best Bosch jigsaws, none the less it is an exceptional tool which I have found to be a great addition to my Milwaukee M18 collection!
Summary: I expected more from milwaukee, but it may just be that jigsaws suck in general. I have had various brands and they all have difficulty cutting vertically in anything thicker than 1/2". I may just need some classes in jigsaw technique and/or proper usage.