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General description

The DEWALT DCS331B 20V MAX Jig Saw offers an all-metal lever-action keyless blade change which lets for fast and easy blade changes, with an all-metal keyless shoe bevel with detents at 0Degree, 15Degree, 30Degree and 45Degree that gives versatility for easy bevel cutting. The 4-position orbital action gives control of cut quality and speed, and an adjustable dust blower keeps line of cut clear of chips. It features variable speed of 0-3,000 spm (strokes per minute) for versatility in a mass of materials and applications, with an anti-slip comfort grip for increased comfort and control. This jig saw accepts T-shank jig saw blades for professional results. Will include: DCS331 Jig Saw, and jig saw blade. This is a bare tool item (battery sold individually).

Recent reviews of DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw:

I find myself doing small to medium sized construction projects around the home about four to six times a year. About five years ago, I built a new deck and terrace behind our home and invested in DeWalt’s 20 volt premium cordless kit DCK592L2 (I transitioned over from last DeWalt, Skil and Milwaukee corded tools). I have put those 20 volt tools to the test many times over and found them to be of superior quality. The only major item missing from that kit was a nice high end jigsaw (because at that time, DeWalt hadn’t still released a jigsaw in their 20 volt line). In late 2011, they released the DCS331 20 volt jigsaw,, then the DCS331B in late 2012. (there are only minor differences between the two models) About two years ago, I refurbished the master bedroom closet for the wife and added some additions to my son’s treehouse, and needed a jigsaw for its capability to make rounded cuts. I ordered the DCS331B and have put it to use now for more than two years with excellent results. I can say without a doubt, this is the finest jigsaw I have ever owned or used. It’s a nice unit which weighs about 5 1/2 pounds (2. 5 kg) and possesses a multi-speed trigger, tool less blade exchange and easy bevel setting. I’m not easily impressed, particularly over things like tools, however this DCS331B reeks high quality and goes well beyond the normal quality of a common Harry Homeowner type tool. I think any professional freelancer who may need this some number of hours each day could be pleasantly surprised with this unit. The variable speed trigger lets you to ramp up to 3000 rpms (50 Hz) if you need it. And that’s nice, because it makes going through treated lumber a breeze. There’s also a side vent blower which largely helps with surface clearance as you make a cut.

I have cut and ripped 8" 3/4 tongue and groove pine boards for the complete roof and all walls of an 800 square foot cabin nearly entirely using this saw. I have a chop saw sitting in the center of the major room, however this cuts so smooth I haven’t used the other saw. I just ran a line with a square and free handed every cut with the jig saw. Functions best on a full battery, however I can run them down to 1 bar and still have lots of juice to make the cuts. Long ripping cuts will drain batteries faster, however I can keep a 2 battery rotation and never have any down time in a work day when working alone. In the course of building this cabin I have had to hit the saw with a blast of air 1 time to clean it out (blade was jumping out of lock). But that is the only hitch I have encountered. Since I am using it where I should be using a chop, table, or round saw and it keeps on trucking I can honestly say if it blew up tomorrow I could go purchase another one. For cutting in fixtures and around doors it is awesome. Great tool.

I bought mine at Lowe’s while I was installing laminate flooring in my house. This is hands down, the single best jig saw I have ever used. I picked up the bare tool because I already own two other DeWalt 20V tools – a drill and an oscillating tool – so I did not need any more batteries or chargers. My initial impression was just wow, this is a well built, top quality tool, intended for daily use. It’s tough, it is really easy to change blades and change the bevel angle and, it is also easy to control the cutting speed with the trigger. It is just one of those tools that feels perfect in your hand from the moment you pick it up. I have two 1. 5 Ah and one 2. 0 Ah battery with two chargers and I am blown away by both how long they last, and how quickly they charge. I have never timed it but, I’d say it most likely does not take more than maybe 30-45 min to recharge a dead battery, give or take. I just put the batteries on the charger at the end of the day and they’re typically completely charged by the time I have cleaned up. I have been impressed with the tools – money well spent imho.

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Models to consider:
JIG-350 KS900EKJS651L BDJSE600CJS660 DW317KR
JSH180B P523CJ18DLP4 DCS331M1R8831B JS120BN
ZRR3101 DW317SARZ150030 PC600JSBSH180BL XVJ03
JS572EK PS 300 EQCP7901K XVJ03ZZRJS481LG PD567856
1581AVSK DC330BVJ01ZW PC18JSJSH180-01 VJ04R1
DC330B BDCJS20BPCC650B PC600JSRZ150030 JS470E
KS900EK JS120BNRK7321 JS120BNDW317 ZRJS481LG
4350FCT 4351FCTPD567856 JS260ZRJS481LG K5MS
JSH180B JIG-350JSH180BL CJ90VSTP523 JS660
P523 P102 P118 PS 300 EQJS365 VJ04R1CJ18DLP4 CP7901K
PCE345 DW317SADCS331M1 1581AVSKZRR3101 XVJ03Z
PCE345 KS900EKRZ150030 ZRJS481LGJS660 JSH180B
BDEJS300C PC600JSCJ18DGLP4 CP7901KR8831B ZRR3101
JS365 JS572EBLDCS331BR ZRR31014295-RT JS470E
DJV180Z JSH180BLDW331KR 4329KDW317 P523
4350FCT K5MSPS 300 EQ JS670VDC330K P523 P102 P118
DCS331M1 DC330BDW317R JV0600KBDJSE600C JSH180-01
XVJ02Z RK7321BJV180 PCC650BJIG-350 DW331K


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