BLACK & DECKER/DEWALT Orbital Jigsaw

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.7

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 85 expert reviews, the Black + Decker BLACK & DECKER/DEWALT Orbital Jigsaw placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
245 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Speed can be changed during use,which keeps the blade from binding if cutting gets rough.
- BestReviews
With 7 speed settings, this jigsaw allows you to choose the blade velocity that is perfect for whatever project you are taking on, ensuring optimal results.
- Best of Machinery
Thanks to the seven position speed dial which is integrated into the trigger that enhances the easy and incredible application. The lock on button is strategically placed to enhance prolonged use without the need to hold onto the trigger.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
It provides the tool-free blade change mechanism minimizing the interval time during the process.
- HQ Text
One great thing you’ll notice is its 6 amp motor that can produce up to 3,200 SPM (strokes per minute). This is one benefit of having a corded jigsaw as it can deliver more power even with less sophisticated resources.
- Sawing Pros
One great feature is that it will accept both T-Shank blades as well as U-Shank blades and is equipped for tool-less blade changes. I could not find any official information on the beveling capabilities of this jigsaw but many reviewers said it will bevel up to 45° and in looking at the shoe this does appear to be the case.
- The Saw Guy
The PCE345 allows for toolless blade changes and can accommodate both T-Shank and U-Shank blades. It is also fantastic for long work periods as it includes protracted grips on the handles for comfort.
- Cozy Down Home
The saw’s speed can be changed on the fly, which is yet another plus for this machine.
- Beasts Live
We like the “lock-on” button and the fact it has orbital power. There are four settings in that department which is even better when you factor in that variable speed trigger system.
- Woodwork Boss
It has keyless blade change mechanism saves you time, and a lock-on button helps prevent fatigue during long projects.
- Wiki EZ Vid
What experts didn't like
Doesn't quite have the power of the Makita 4350FCT or the Bosch.
- BestReviews
Requires proper application for excellent results.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
Close proximity of speed control knob and trigger.
- Sawing Pros
Some had issues with the saw cutting square and with not holding the blades firmly but those were few.
- The Saw Guy
Unfortunately, is not equipped with a dust blower.
- Cozy Down Home
Doesn't quite have the power of the Makita 4350FCT or the Bosch.
- Beasts Live
The speed dial is tough to access.
- Wiki EZ Vid

From The Manufacturer

This product features a 7-position speed dial, a powerful motor, and a lock-on button as well. It is convenient and works effectively. It is definitely a great quality product.

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