Summary: I purchased this saw to replace a corded jigsaw that is used on a manufacturing floor as part of a cord cutting (less trip hazards) initiative. I showed the saw to the shop floor and promptly returned it for two reasons: 1) This thing is heavy. Heavy enough to notice the difference between this and the corded version. Also the worst part; the balance seems to be off by a fairly wide margin.
Excerpt: I only gave it 4 stars due the lack of blade illumination. This tool gets a 5star as it is advertised. It would be better if there was an LED light to illuminate the blade area (can be difficult to see the blade with shield in place). Overall this is an excellent, well built tool.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Long Run Time, Powerful
Excerpt: Wish I had just bought a new one. It appears the motor is new but the head is old and evidently has a lot of wear. It was even dirty around the shaft that drives the blade. The orbital knob just flops back and forth and evidently does nothing. For a few bucks more, buy new and put the wear on it yourself rather than buying a halfway refurbished worn out one.
Excerpt: I bought one of these saws for myself and loved it ,so I bought my father-in-law one too. he is a very happy man who does a lot of wood crafts.The M-18V lithium ion battery operated saw makes for a long running powerful Jig saw.
Pros: Convienent, Easy To Use, Good Design, Great Blade, Powerful, Safe