DeWalt DCS331 20V Jigsaw Review

DeWalt DCS331 20V Jigsaw Review

The new DeWalt DCS331 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion Jigsaw is designed to offer improved runtime, ergonomics, and comfort with features such as keyless blade change for enhanced productivity on the jobsite. The 3.0 Amp hour battery offers extended runtime, while the keyless shoe bevel and anti-slip comfort grip enhance ergonomics and comfort. For enhanced productivity and performance, the new jigsaw features an easy-to-use lever-action keyless blade change. The jigsaw is ideal for contractors who are tasked with cutting and installing a variety of materials including remodelers, flooring installers, finish carpenters, kitchen fitters, and furniture makers.

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DeWalt DCS331 20V Jigsaw Productivity Features

Productivity is increased by things like the all-metal lever-action keyless blade change that allows users to make quick and easy blade changes. For further versatility, the DeWalt DCS331 is equipped with variable speed control ranging from 0-3,000 strokes per minute (SPM). This speed range gives the user more control over the cut, and allows the jigsaw to handle a variety of materials and applications. To achieve better runtime, this jigsaw comes equipped with a 3.0 Ah battery that has LED fuel gauge indicator lights.

DeWalt DCS331 20V MAX Jigsaw

“We know that contractors are looking for a jigsaw that offers accuracy and versatility to tackle a variety of cuts in different materials. Our new unit offers several features designed to address these needs specifically, and we are confident that contractors will recognize the benefits.”

Sean Templeton, DeWalt Product Manager

The DeWalt DCS331 is designed to accept T-shank style jigsaw blades. For easy bevel cutting, it features an all-metal keyless shoe bevel with detents at zero degrees, 15 degrees, 30 degrees and 45 degrees. The four-position orbital action provides control of cut quality and cut speed. In order to ensure a precise cut, there is an adjustable blower to keep the line of cut clear of chips and debris. Also, black rubber overmold grip areas provides comfort and control.

DeWalt DCS331 20V MAX Jigsaw cut

DeWalt DCS331 Pricing

The DeWalt DCS331M1 Kit will feature one DCS331 jigsaw, one 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion 3.0 Ah Fuel Gauge battery pack, one fast charger, one jigsaw blade and a kit box. This kit is expected to retail for around $279. The 20V MAX Jig Saw can also be purchased as a bare tool (DCS331B) for $149.

The tool will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee. Both the DeWalt DCS331L1 and DCS331B will be available in April 2012 through independent distributors.

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