BLACK+DECKER Smart Select Jig Saw

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Jigsaws and dug through the reviews from 16 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Best of Machinery, Sympathink, Best Reviews Guide, All Saws, Top Best 10 Reviews, Cut The Wood, Woodwork Boss, Jen Reviews, Sawing Pros, Morning Chores, Beasts Live, Cozy Down Home, Luxury Home Stuff and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Jigsaw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the Black + Decker BLACK+DECKER Smart Select Jig Saw placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
797 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Incredibly easy to operate even for beginners and those unfamiliar with power tools like jig saws.
- BestReviews
The BDEJS600C provides an impressive 5 amp motor with a high no-load speed of 3,000 SPM. That, coupled with its 4 orbital setting adjustments and variable speed setting, allows it to handle numerous applications. It provides smooth, clean cuts and delivers exceptional performance.
- Best of Machinery
January 30, 2018 | Full review
This jig saw ensures an easy change or replacement of the cutting blade. The cutting angle can be adjusted with a simple screw driver.
- Best Advisor
Bevel adjustments up to 45 degrees make cutting at an angle a breeze.
- Sympathink
This model features a 5-amp motor and an ability to make 45-degree bevel cuts, which is a performance above its category.
- All Saws
It boasts a curve control technology that provides a reputable precision that you can count on. The technology allows you to adjust the saws orbit in 1 among 4 customized settings to suit your needs.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
It comes with a curve control technology that lets users adjust the saw orbit in one to four customized settings.
- Cut The Wood
The Black and Decker BDEJS600C will not cause you any issues out of the box, and it certainly won’t strain your arm during extended use. It’s lightweight at only 4.6 pounds, which is quite impressive.
- Woodwork Boss
Running at up to 3,000 SPM variable speeds and on a 5 amp motor, this awesome and affordable jig saw is able to do 45 degree bevel cuts.
- Jen Reviews
It is built-in dust blower.
- Sawing Pros
For quick and easy tool-free blade changes, there is a keyless blade clamp, and the jig saw also accepts U and T-shank blades.
- Morning Chores
Incredibly easy to operate - even for beginners and those unfamiliar with power tools like jigsaws.
- Beasts Live
It has an adjustable shoe for stability, toolless blade changes, and a wire guard sightline channel for the best possible accuracy.
- Cozy Down Home
The 5.0-amp motor is solid and will handle almost any job the typical homeowner could toss at it but it may struggle getting through harder woods or metal.
- The Saw Guy
Powerful motor with variable speed – Just because the cost is lower doesn’t mean this power tool is weak. It has 5 amp powerful motor that generates up to 3,000 SPM of cutting speed.
- Luxury Home Stuff
What experts didn't like
Lack some of the bells and whistles of the Bosch.
- BestReviews
The motor is loud.
- Best Advisor
The quick-release blade feature doesn’t “click” into place, so it’s difficult to tell when the blade is locked in.
- Sympathink
The advertised Bare tool only comes with one blade.
- All Saws
The equipment is a bit pricey, maybe due to the advanced features.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
The trigger is super sensitive that even slightest touch will start the blade moving.
- Cut The Wood
The cord feels pretty cheap on this model as well. It’s not going to fall apart although we would hesitate to call it durable. If you have a habit of picking up corded tools by their cords, you will want to break that habit before buying the BDEJS600C.
- Woodwork Boss
Sadly, it only has 2 adjustments for the shoe, at only 25 degrees or 45 degrees.
- Jen Reviews
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t make the cut (literally). The 5 amp motor provides speeds of up to 3000 strokes per minute which sounds great on paper, but in application, it just doesn’t perform. The cuts were rough and required lots of sanding to rectify.
- Sawing Pros
Does not work well with thick hardwood.
- Morning Chores
Lacks some of the bells and whistles of the Bosch.
- Beasts Live
Not as good at straight cuts as curves.
- Cozy Down Home
Noisy – This jigsaw is a little bit noisier than a regular jigsaw. If you can’t stand the noise, make sure to get earplugs on.
- Luxury Home Stuff

From The Manufacturer

ORBITAL JIG SAW 5.0 AMPS - Stanley Black & Decker is a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems, with unique growth platforms and a track record of sustained profitable growth.

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Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 16

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