handyman guide

When it comes to power tools, a cordless jigsaw is a must-have for any handyman or woman. This versatile tool can be used for a variety of projects, from cutting wood and metal to fabricating joints and making cuts in plasterboard. But with so many different models on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here is a handyman guide to consider when buying a cordless jigsaw.


The first thing to look at is the power rating of the jigsaw. This will give you an indication of the size of materials the jigsaw can cut through. Most cordless jigsaws have a power rating of between 5 and 10 amps, so make sure to choose a model with a power rating suited to your needs.

Variable speed:

Another important feature is the variable speed control, which enables you to adjust the jigsaw’s speed according to material and blade type. This ensures that the blades won’t burn or tear the material being cut. Most cordless jigsaws will have a variable speed from 3000 to 5000 strokes per minute.

Blade changing system:

The way that the blades are attached and changed will affect how easy it is to use a particular jigsaw. There are two types of blade changing systems available – T-style and keyhole – so make sure you choose one that suits your needs. The T-style system uses a slide mechanism for attaching and removing blades quickly, while the keyhole system has a small hole in the blade that is inserted into a corresponding keyhole on the saw.

This is not as quick and easy to use as the T-style system, but it is more secure, preventing blades from coming loose while in use.


As with any power tool, you’ll want to consider the weight of the jigsaw before making a purchase. Heavier models are generally more durable but can be tiring to use for extended periods. If you intend to use your jigsaw for extended periods or tougher materials, then you’ll need a heavier model.

But if you’re only going to be using it occasionally for lighter tasks, then a lighter model will do just fine.


Aside from the basics, there are a few features to look for when purchasing a cordless jigsaw.

First is the stroke length – this is how far the blade travels on each up and down motion. The longer the stroke length, the more material you can cut in a single pass.The second is the bevel capacity, which is how much of an angle you can set the blade to. This allows you to cut compound angles, making it a versatile tool for a variety of tasks.

Finally, some models come with built-in LED lights, which help to illuminate your work area and improve visibility.


Of course, price is always a consideration when making any purchase. Cordless jigsaws range in price from around $50 to over $200, and the price often reflects the features on offer. If a model includes a light or dust blower, it will typically cost more too.

It’s important to note that cordless jigsaws come with other attachments which you can add to your purchase, such as different blades for cutting metal or wood or a special base plate that lets you attach it to your workbench. These add-ons will usually add another $10-$15 to the overall price of the tool.

Although this may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, if you’re on a tight budget, it might be worth buying a cheaper model and adding these accessories at a later date. However, there are models available which include some of these features, so you’ll need to do your research before you buy.

Variable Speed Control Setting:

This lets you modify the speed at which the saw rotates with just a simple twist of the throttle. For many, this is an important feature because it lets them control how quickly they’re working and makes it easier for them to create clean cuts that are perpendicular to whatever material they’re using.

LED Work Light:

This is a valuable accessory for any jigsaw because the blade doesn’t always cut exactly where you want it to. If you can avoid having to make more than one attempt at getting your cuts right, you’ll find things go much more smoothly. That’s where an LED work light comes in handy; it illuminates the area directly below the saw so that if you’re cutting along a line on a piece of wood or metal, then you’ll be able to see what you’re doing.

You should bear in mind that even though this function is ideal, not all models containing it are good quality ones. So do some comparison shopping before purchasing your next jigsaw.

Safety Features:

You should look for a few things when you buy a jigsaw. For example, an anti-snag lower guard is useful because it protects you from snagging your fingers when you use it. You should also get one that has a blade brake mechanism. This will keep the blade from moving without you knowing and cutting your hand off. When it comes to shoes, make sure they move up and down so that they can adjust to different parts of the board or whatever else you’re using the jigsaw on.

It means that if your cut is going to go wrong at all – and even if you’ve mistakenly forced the saw in too tightly so that it gets stuck in the material – then this safety feature will kick in and cause the saw to stop immediately before any damage is done either to yourself or the machine itself.

Another handy safety feature is a blade brake mechanism; this stops the saw blade from continuing to spin after use (and possibly injuring anybody nearby) by breaking it instantly.


This is the end of this article. A cordless jigsaw is a very handy power tool to use both in indoor and outdoor projects. This saw is safe to use. It has safety features. I like the safety features because they help me cut with ease.

If you take your time, you will be able to finish your project on time. You will also not hurt yourself or the things around you. If you are considering buying this power tool, make sure it has these features or more. You will get the most out of its usage.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.