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fixNmowers
Dec 20 , 2010
Been playing with my new jig saw all day & love it

The Craftsman 19.2v cordless jig saw with laser track is a workhoarse. I strongly suggest using the lithium-ion battery for longer work time between charges. The other thing, I would suggest to extend battery power & shorten work time is to keep blades fresh. Don't force the cut, just let the saw do the work for you. All, you need to do is guide where you want the cut to be. If the blades are dull, then it will make your work harder to do & use more power, this decreasing your battery charge life. To help keep your cuttings off of your cutting line so that you can see where the blade is, I use a shop vac with hose clamped by where you are cutting. Make sure you are using the right blades for the right job ( i would suggest the Craftsman multi-blade accessory pack, it has both metal & wood blades, as well as scroll blades for making tighter cuts without causing binding or kickback on the blade). I have used my saw, cutting 3/4" plywood, & regular hard board & the jigsaw has more than enough power to make the cuts. The parts that I didn't like; very limited space for extra blades ( i think there is only room for one extra blade, besides the one in the tool - less chuck. The next thing, that might have been nice to have with the jig saw, is a pouch to keep it & your accessories in, while you're not using it, to keep dust out of it. Other than those two issues, I have no complaints. This would make a dependable addition to your C3 portable power tool collection (best of all, the batteries are interchangable with your other C3 tools. One charger  & one battery. That's worth a ton in itself...

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barristershandshake
Nov 13 , 2010
Annoying "safety" makes the tool more dangerous.

Like all Craftsman tools, this one features the new annoying "safety" which requires you to slide a switch over with one hand while pulling the trigger with the other and I suppose with your 3rd hand you're supposed to hold the wood or whatever you are cutting.  This is stupidity.  The only reason I bought this saw is because I'm locked into Craftsman b/c of the batteries.  This "safety" on all tools is dangerous and should be replaced. 

 
Mar 16 , 2014
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this jig saw is fantastic/easy to change blades/quality is good/easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 19 , 2014
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Exceptional

It is great that I no longer have to worry about where the electrical plug is. It has lots of power and the laser trac keeps me on my ****** line.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 12 , 2014
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Don't waste your money

I can see why there are so many complaints about this item. I tried cutting a 2X4 with a NiCad battery and the 2X4 laughed at me so I put in the LI-Ion battery and then it was cutting fine, but it stopped and started 6 times while cutting. This must be a defect in the battery protection circuits, The battery is nearly new and fully charged but I tried another fully charged one and it kept doing the same thing. The base adjustment is cheesy, even the Black & Decker equivalent model is easier to use. I did manage to cut the 2X4 several times and the battery didn't run down, but it was annoying with all the quick stop and go problems. The orbital action did make it try to jump, but that's normal with any jigsaw. It worked fine for a light load in 1/4" plywood, but I hardly ever cut that so it's not much use. I tried to cut off a 1/2" piece of allthread and it laughed at the saw too. I could have cut it faster with a hacksaw. I'm taking this thing back because it's not worth the money


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Dec 23 , 2013
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great tool!

I love this and all the craftsman tools. the batteries are interchangeable and the tools work great! This one in particular has the laser for accuracy, easy change blades, storage for a spare blade, and cuts great. you will love it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PeterJ5

Westford, MA

Nov 29 , 2013
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Great For Camp

At a camp one is not doing professional work every day. You are doing many episodic projects and repairs for short periods of time over an entire season. Being able to "Cut The Cord" and take your tools anywhere on the property at any time to do each chore or project is very efficient. The Craftsman C3 series is perfect. My latest addition is the Jig Saw. Works as advertised and very well. The key is having enough power to finish the job when it fits into YOUR schedule. This means having several batteries all charging rapidly and backing you up on the project. But why have a battery for every tool? They go bad if not used enough. So why not have 3 or four batteries, in several chargers that can power many tools? This Jig Saw came without a battery. I paid only for the saw because I already have enough batteries and chargers. Works for me, could work for you.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BrassMonkey

Odessa, TX

Nov 20 , 2013
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Awesome

I bought this because I was putting in wood floors. This made the job easier and being cordless made it a lot more convenient. I have enjoyed the C3 line. Just make sure to get Lithium Ion batteries because this jigsaw uses a lot of juice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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billf330

Staten Island, NY

Nov 3 , 2013
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great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Fyrpix

Coshocton, OH

Nov 3 , 2013
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Lightweight

I love how light this is and I love the fact I can take it anywhere with it being cordless.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Will.I.Am

Albany, CA

Oct 29 , 2013
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Great addition.

This jigsaw is a great addition to my craftsman cordless tool collection. Not only is very light it also has a led light to light up the surface making cutting along the easy. Get one it's excellent.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Soundman1

Frederick, MD

Oct 9 , 2013
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Nice Saw


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BigKenneth1

Fayetteville, NC

Sep 19 , 2013
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Great Jig Saw

This Jig Saw works better it I though it would. Good buy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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shankster97

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Buffalo, NY

May 4 , 2013
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Great saw, very versatile.

I believe in corded tools a lot but its hard to beat this saw. No cord to tangle or drag when making round cuts. This has plenty of power for most jobs. I've used it for drywall work, furniture making, cutting in floor and roof vents, etc... If you have a 19.2 C3 battery then get one of these, you will love it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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andymoury

McKeesport, PA

Apr 6 , 2013
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C3 19.2 Volt Jig Saw with Laser Trac

This Jigsaw works extremely well and it is very easy to change blades. It seems to deliver as much power as the corded models. The laser trac works very well in keeping the saw on a staight line.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Texunjohn

Clarksville, TX

Mar 17 , 2013
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A GREAT Jig Saw!

I realy like that you can use either the more common "U" type blades as well as the "T" blades. Has plenty of power and cuts well!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JDPhandyman

Kenmore, WA

Mar 6 , 2013
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Great cordless jigsaw!

Accuracy and power are both excellent with this saw. A tad on the heavy side, particularly with the battery but still has a good agile feel to it. The blade storage is a nice extra and love the portability!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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roninly

Merced, CA

Jan 11 , 2013
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Easy to control

Used it on a kitchen remodel the day after I bought it. I really liked how easy and smooth it handled. The laser and light were spot on. Also not having a cord to be concerned about was also a plus. The two things I think could be betters was if there was a setting for the use of both laser and light together. The other was that I was having a bit of and issue with it being somewhat under powered when I was cutting a 3/4 in plywood.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mrcarnage

Muskegon, MI

Jan 2 , 2013
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Nice Saw

Good Tool. Evenly balanced once Battery is in. Laser is dead on but it can wash out the line depending on lighting condtions. A led light would have been nice as well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HansKnutson

West Salem, WI

Dec 15 , 2012
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CORDLESS JIG SAW

The Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Jig Saw is awesome. It really works well and being cordless just makes it even better. The built in laser has helped me cut incredibly straight lines when needed. Everyone should own this tool.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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riggarob

Farmington, NH

Nov 25 , 2012
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Zips right along

I bot this on a whim. I have 3 other corded ones, but decided I'm going to have a full compliment of cordless tools. It worked great right out of the box. Fact is, I got tired of moving my cordless stuff from my garage, to my motor home and back, etc. I went and rebought everything, so now I have all of the same cordless tools in the motor home, as I do in the garage !

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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IRAFREE1

Harveyville, KS

Aug 15 , 2012
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craftsman c3 19.2 volt jig saaw

This is the greatest! I have always had to fight a cord while making cuts! Not any longer! this has been a really good experiance! The laser guide makes things simple, overall a perfect fit for my shop!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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5442MillstoneRoad

Monroeton, PA

Aug 3 , 2012
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Craftsman C3 Cordless Jig Saw Works REAL WELL

Remodeling my home and this jigsaw is really great.  For making longer straight cuts, the laser feature is really worth it.  This is a sturdy unit the keeps the blade straight.  It has four settings but I have not figured them out yet.  I just know it cuts wood best on setting one.  If I have a complaint, the unit is heavy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Vimk

Jul 30 , 2012
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Great for quick short cuts

The Craftsman C3 19.2V jig saw is handy in the workshop or jobsite for quick short cuts or trims. Cordless makes it super convenient especially when corded power is unavailable or when unsafe in wet conditions. Cordless also means less cutting power compared to corded jig saws. Laser trac is a handy option to assist in maintaning a straight cut line. The jig saw is fairly light-weight for transport or during use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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riggarob

Farmington, NH

Jul 26 , 2012
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Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Jig Saw with Laser Trac

I pulled this saw out of the box, installed a lith-ion batt, and started putting it to work. What a great tool ! No complaints at all.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Redcap52

Alexandria, VA

Jun 26 , 2012
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Don't expect too much

It works, but don ' t expect to cut anything thicker than 1/4 inch untreated wood. For treated wood forget it.


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pahuna

Kingman, AZ

Jun 25 , 2012
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Great piece of equipment

Nice tool. user friendly and handles well


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