DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw

Last updated date: April 24, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 185 expert reviews, the DeWalt DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.4
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
743 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Has dust blower to keep your working environment dust free.
- All Saws
This jigsaw accepts T-shank blades. A basic lever-action means you don’t need any tools to effortlessly swap out these blades. This saves you plenty of time and effort while making this jigsaw ideal for woodworking beginners and more experienced craftsmen alike.
- Miter Saw Judge
It features an all metal lever action and keyless blade change that provides for easy and hassle free blade replacement.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
It is built to deliver a variable speed of between 0 to 3,000 strokes per minute. It is cordless, hence portable and available to use anytime.
- Cut The Wood
The DEWALT DCS331B incorporates a keyless blade which incorporates all-metal construction. When such a mechanism makes it extremely easy to replace the blade, as you don’t need any kind of tools for this purpose, its durable edifice makes sure that this blade won’t get damaged for a consistent duration of time.
- All About Saws
November 6, 2017 | Full review
This jigsaw has variable speed that maxes out at 3,000 SPM along with four orbital-action settings. It also offers a dust blower, so you can modify the amount of air being pushed out and incorporates toolless blade changes.
- Cozy Down Home
The dust blower feature is very handy for seeing your line.
- Top 15 Products
When you’re working with this model, there’s going to be a lot of particles dispersed in the air. That’s not good for your eyes and lungs, so you need a dust blower. You don’t need to buy a separate piece though as this jigsaw comes with an inbuilt dust blower.
- Sawing Pros
All-metal lever-action keyless blade change designed for fast and effortless blade changes.
- Pro Tool Zone
What we like the most about this model is that most adjustments come in the form of metal levers. Those are very durable and long-lasting, which shows that DeWalt went the extra mile to make this unit a dependable and heavy duty cordless jigsaw.
- Wood Working Toolkit
It has a four-bit orbital action that allows users to control the jigsaw’s speed settings. You’ll like this jigsaw if you want a tool that lets you toggle its cutting speed and cut quality.
- Saws Hub
Changing the blades is made easy by the keyless design and all-metal lever, which help prevent burns by removing the hot blade without touching it.
- The Saw Lab
March 8, 2019 | Full review
You can change blades in a matter of seconds without tools.
- Tools Total
What experts didn't like
Comes as a bare tool so you need to budget for the batteries and charger.
- All Saws
Inconvenience of needing to charge battery so think about your intended usage and consider any down-time.
- Miter Saw Judge
It's a bit pricey.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
One minor drawback, which can be associated with the DEWALT DCS331B is the fact that it comes without the Li-Ion battery and charger.
- All About Saws
November 6, 2017 | Full review
Expensive with battery and charger purchase.
- Cozy Down Home
It is compatible with only T-shank blades and has no LED lights.
- Top 15 Products
No battery and charger in package.
- Sawing Pros
There’s no support for U-shank blades and the 5.4 pounds weight sans battery might make the DCS331B a bit harder to handle.
- Saw Crafts
The blade mechanism needs improvement.
- Pro Tool Zone
You can purchase this unit as only the jigsaw or a variant that comes with a blade set for a few extra dollars.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Unfortunately, there are a few consumer reports regarding the saw’s blade security. Since it doesn’t have an included battery charger, you’ll have to purchase it separately to keep the saw running for extended periods.
- Saws Hub
The tool is easy to use, but comes without an instruction manual.
- The Saw Lab
March 8, 2019 | Full review
Too substantial when compared with other jigsaws on the market.
- Tools Total

From The Manufacturer

DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw. It covers 3 Year Limited Warranty. All metal lever action keyless blade. Battery and charger sold separately.All metal keyless shoe bevel.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 15
2. Bosch Power Tools Jig Saws
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 31
3. SKIL 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 16
4. Porter-Cable Orbital Jigsaw
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 20
5. Black & Decker Jig Saw
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
6. WEN Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 23
7. DEWALT 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
8. BLACK+DECKER Smart Select Jig Saw
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 30
9. Makita 3.9 Amp Jig Saw
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 23

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