Choosing the Best Jigsaw

Updated: Dec. 20, 2023

We analyzed the top eight brands of jigsaws. Take a look at what we found.

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You may already own a jigsaw, but if you’re like Family Handyman Editor Jay Cork, yours likely has a cord attached. We wanted to find out how cordless models stacked up against the corded kind.

Using a range of blades and various types of cuts in different materials, Jay put eight cordless jigsaws through their paces. To get the fully detailed rundown of how each jigsaw compared, pick up April’s issue of Family Handyman magazine.

And see below for a chart that provides a comprehensive look at the jigsaw testing data, including cost, voltage and cutting speeds.

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