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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. 

 

hujet

Algoma, WI

Mar 3 , 2015
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hujet

it is a very good you don;t need a power cord you can make corner so easys

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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h19k4h

Boston, GA

Feb 9 , 2015
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Great

Light weight and easy to handle and makes smooth accurate cuts.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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66cutlass455

Medford, OR

Feb 2 , 2015
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Works great as expected!

I have only used it twice now but it worked great both times. I use a jig saw on a regular basis and it was really nice not having a cord to get in the way. Unfortunately it takes different blades than my trustworthy old corded "Stanley" (blade type info should be on the outside of the box). I was a little concerned about battery life but it made all the cuts I needed on one battery. Speaking of batteries the only reason it's not 5 stars is because it doesn't come with one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 12 , 2015
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Great

This saw is hefty and solid feeling in your hand. It sounds and feels very powerful, and yet, oh so smooth at the same time. I would say that it seems pretty quiet for a jigsaw. It does not jump around in your hand and the vibration is nicely damped. The blower did a good job of keeping my cut line clear of sawdust. Overall a very high quality saw and a pleasure to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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msendall

Edmond, OK

Jan 9 , 2015
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saw

I love the saw!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rond231

Royal Oak, MI

Dec 29 , 2014
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great product

I don't need a corded saw but the convenience of a portable saw. This saw hits the spot. Built in laser is nice, I have 3 batteries so I will never run out of power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Humme

Canal Fulton, OH

Dec 26 , 2014
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handy tool

Cordless feature is nice but consumed battery power fairly quickly .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Craftsdude

West Chicago, IL

Dec 15 , 2014
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Good

Worked just as expected. Portability is nice when you're a quick DIYer

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RLC46

Payson, UT

Dec 1 , 2014
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Handy tool for portable jobs.

I like the guide line for following the cut with greater precision.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 24 , 2014
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Pretty good tool

I have several 19.2 tools and wanted to get this jigsaw for a while. When my very old Black and Decker jig died during a project, I decided to pick this up. I had already upgraded to the lithium-ion battery so this was a no brainer. Nice weight and the laser trac comes in handy as I was always having to blow away the saw dust when cutting.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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crappieman

Richmond, IN

Nov 13 , 2014
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AWSOME

This C3 jig saw works great and it is very powerful. It is just the right weight. The only disadvantage to it is the laser trac is so bright it makes your marking line very hard to see almost impossible.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ishopmyway

Kailua, HI

Oct 22 , 2014
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crafstman jigsaw

I only buy the best. The product is excellent. Its easy to use. Its comfortable and it definetly does the job. Fid i mention that the price is as resonable as it can get?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TimTO

Thousand Oaks, CA

Sep 2 , 2014
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Nice little tool, gets the job done

This is a great little jig saw with a useful laser guide. It's most useful feature is compatibility with other C3 tools, so batteries are never an issue. I've used corded jig saws in the past and find this cordless one to deliver everything I need for small- and medium-sized projects.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LoneStarMade75

Stevenson Ranch, CA

Jul 31 , 2014
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This goes back today.

I purchased this last night and like most people, I was eager to cut. I tested it on a 1x4 pine boards. The saw slowly made it through the board. It's lack of power and speed left the wood frayed and chewed. Yes my battery was fully charged and I was using a brand new craftsman professional wood blade. This saw is weak. I will now be adding to my Milwaukee M18 collection. Everything Milwaukee has is amazing. The only thing C3 I have left is the brad nailer. Go a different route. What happened to Craftsman??? They used to be do reputable....


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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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