There’s certainly no shortage of jigsaws on the market, so finding the right one for your needs can be a challenge.
But I’ve tested over 7 different jigsaws from all of the most popular power tool brands to give you a good idea of which ones are worth your money.
In this article, I’ll give you a complete breakdown of the DeWalt DCS331B Cordless Jigsaw to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly of this saw so you can determine if it’s a good fit for your needs. Let’s dig in!
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DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Jigsaw Review
In terms of features, this DeWalt cordless jigsaw has just about everything you could want.
With four orbital modes and variable speed trigger, this saw can generate up to 3,000 SPM thanks to the 20V Max brushed motor.
The saw comes ready with a dust blower, removable shoe cover, and an extremely comfortable rubberized grip that reduces vibration in your hands and gives you maximum control.
The keyless shoe bevel is super easy to adjust with detents at 0 degrees, 15 degrees, 30 degrees, and 45 degrees. This allows you to easily make bevel cuts with accuracy.
Blade changes are extremely easy to make and this saw accepts T shank blades – which I’m a fan of.
Battery performance is quite strong with this jig saw. I found that I could cut on and off for a few hours before needing a recharge.
In terms of overall performance, this jigsaw definitely gets the job done. I’ve cut wood, metal, and even some PVC piping with this jigsaw and it had no problems making quick cuts.
Now, this model is slightly less powerful than the XR model – so if you think you’ll need additional power, I’d opt for that model for about $20 extra.
You can make straight cuts, bevel cuts, and curved cuts with this jig saw and because of the four position orbital action settings, you can adjust the speed and cutting position of your saw allowing your to cut many different materials.
In my years of using DeWalt tools, I’ve yet to have one quit on me and this cordless jigsaw is no different.
This jig saw comes with a 3-year warranty to further back the durability of the saw – and as far as cut quality is concerned, it doesn’t deteriorate over time.
The components of this saw are made of steel with very little plastic (other than the shell) which explains why it lasts as long as it does.
As with any premium power tool brand, you’re going to pay a bit more for these tools, but I think they’re worth it.
If you plan to use your jigsaw frequently, I would high recommend picking up a DeWalt cordless jigsaw.
It’s going to last for years and is backed with a multi year warranty to give you some additional peace of mind.
- All-metal, lever-action, keyless blade change allows for quick and easy blade changes
- All-metal, keyless shoe bevel with detents at 0 degree, 15 degree, 30 degree, and 45 degree provides…
- 4-position orbital action provides control of cut quality and speed for the jigsaw tool
However, if you’re a homeowner or DIYer looking for a more affordable saw that will get the job done, you might opt for a more budget friendly jig saw. You can check out my Ryobi cordless jigsaw review for more info!
- Extremely high quality jigsaw that’s capable of cutting a wide range of materials
- Extremely easy to change the blades and adjust your cutting speed
- Can swap batteries with other 20V Max cordless products
- Battery life is quite good compared to other cordless saws
- Bevel adjustment is super easy and accurate
- Integrated dust blower keeps the cutting area clear of debris increasing accuracy while cutting
- Uses a brushed motor instead of a brushless motor
- More expensive than other models, especially considering the bare tool requires you to purchase the battery separately
- Dust collection wasn’t anything amazing, but I didn’t find it to be too big of an issue
Differences in Models
If you’ve been shopping around, you probably noticed that there are a few different jigsaws DeWalt manufactures.
They manufacture both corded and cordless jigsaws, so it can be hard to tell the differences between them.
When it comes to DeWalt cordless jigsaws, here’s what you should know:
- Model DCS331B – 20V Max brushed motor, top handle grip with 3,000 SPM of blade speed
- Model DCS334B – 20V Max XR brushless motor, top handle grip with 3,200 SPM of blade speed
- Model DCS335B – 20V Max XR brushless motor, barrel grip jigsaw with 3,200 SPM of blade speed
DeWalt DCS331B vs DCS334B
There are a few key differences when comparing these cordless jigsaws.
Probably the most notable difference is the motor. The DCS331B model features a brushed motor while the DCS334B model features a brushless motor.
Another difference is how variable speed is controlled. With the DCS331B model, you’ll get a variable speed trigger whereas the DCS334B features a variable speed dial.
So, is the DeWalt cordless jigsaw worth your money?
In my opinion, this jigsaw is a screaming “Buy!”
It has virtually all of the features you could want and there are three cordless models depending on what you’re looking for. If you need some extra power – go with the Max XR model.
If you prefer a barrel grip version, you can opt for the DCS335B model that also boasts a brushless motor.
Overall, these power tools are extremely high quality that are great at cutting wood, plastic, metal and more with ease.
In comparison to other brands, DeWalt’s make one of the best cordless jigsaws and I’m a big fan of this brand overall.