SKIL 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw

Last updated date: April 29, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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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 Best of Machinery, Top Best 10 Reviews, Cozy Down Home, Review Lab, Wiki EZ Vid, Sawing Pros, HQ Text, Tools First, Jigsaw Judge, Tools Reviewer, Woodworking Finest, Top 15 Products, Power Tool Buzz, Toolerant, Sawinery, Saw Crafts and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Jigsaw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 186 expert reviews, the Skil SKIL 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
216 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With a robust 6 amp motor, the SKIL-4495-02 jigsaw provides a very high work speed. And its stable foot design means you get more control when starting a cut, ensuring that your finished workpiece is smooth and clean.
- Best of Machinery
February 4, 2019 | Full review
The molded tool design ensures that the blade doesn’t damage the material.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
The price for this jigsaw is reasonable, especially considering how reliable and effective it is in use. It even offers a few extra features that make it more of a bargain, such as blade storage on-board and a laser guide.
- Cozy Down Home
The unique design of the SKIL 4495-02 provides more control when beginning a cut to avoid ragged edges.
- Review Lab
It features a guide light for an enhanced level of visibility when you’re working in a dim space.
- Wiki EZ Vid
While you won’t gush to your neighbors about what a great saw it is, you’ll be able to tell them that it works dependably for what you paid. It’s a decent jigsaw for a great value.
- Sawing Pros
SKIL equips this Jig Saw with the powerful 6.0 amp motor that could deliver swift strokes.
- HQ Text
The unique thing about this saw is that it has a laser guide and a unique foot stabilizer so you have more control and can make straight cuts.
- Tools First
December 3, 2018 | Full review
A jigsaw meant for high-precision work and the laser guide increases the accuracy.
- Jigsaw Judge
March 8, 2019 | Full review
We must mention the molded tool that is used for preventing the blade damaging the material. This is suitable for more delicate operations that require precision and perfection at the same time. It is also useful when cutting fragile materials!
- Tools Reviewer
Regarding power, you’ll be amazed of the SKIL 4495-02, which comes with a 6-amp motor. It’s higher versus other jigsaw brands on the market have. It can cut through your pieces without any problems but with high precision.
- Woodworking Finest
It has 4-speed orbital action system under this price, which helps you to get smooth cut and the blade’s actual temperature is also maintained all the time.
- Top 15 Products
January 30, 2019 | Full review
This jigsaw comes with a strong foot and padded grip which result in minimized hand impact vibrations. As a result, the cuts are precise and jitter free.
- Power Tool Buzz
It has a laser which is something we always like to see on tools that revolve at all around precision. It also gives you the option to adjust your speed and that is very useful when you want to cut through metal or other materials.
- Toolerant
To enjoy the comfort while you use this jigsaw, the manufactures implement the 4 controls to adjust the speed of the blade. So, using the variable speed adjustment, you can easily control the speed of the blade to enjoy the fast and smooth cuts with this jigsaw.
- Sawinery
March 9, 2019 | Full review
As mentioned, it uses a 6-amp motor which gives it a good, gutsy cut when in use. That power also lends itself to its different ranges of SPM, which helps you to get through most materials out there.
- Saw Crafts
What experts didn't like
Blade issues if used in the wrong manner.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
The laser can become off-centered.
- Cozy Down Home
Blade not included. The SKIL 4495-02 offers a lot of power for a compact device but blades are sold separately.
- Review Lab
Included blades are not high quality.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The laser guide, a selling point for this saw, isn’t much more than a shiny gimmick. The blade has difficulty staying on course, and you’ll be better off using your eyes to guide it. This means more work for the user, and more likelihood of imprecise, clumsy cuts.
- Sawing Pros
Lighter blades might not provide you with perfectly vertical cuts and the laser guide isn’t perfect, either, but for DIY jobs and small projects around the house.
- Tools First
December 3, 2018 | Full review
No protection against overheating.
- Jigsaw Judge
March 8, 2019 | Full review
The price is higher. We would add that it is almost 70% more expensive than all aforementioned models.
- Tools Reviewer
It doesn’t hold the dust blower.
- Woodworking Finest
The laser is not very accurate.
- Top 15 Products
January 30, 2019 | Full review
After vigorous use, the jigsaw may demonstrate signs of wear and tear. However, it happens after 7 – 8 months.
- Power Tool Buzz
The SKIL 4495-02 does have some limitations and for the most part, these are focussed on portability. The SKIL 4495-02 is a corded tool, which means you need to work near a power outlet and which means you need to consider your cable management as you position yourself around the work surface. Not a huge issue for a lot of people but definitely one thing to consider.
- Toolerant
The warranty of this powerful motor jigsaw is very low than the other.
- Sawinery
March 9, 2019 | Full review
It doesn’t contain a built-in dust blowing system. This means that when you cut through something, the dust that is produced can build up. It can then affect your line of sight and change the quality of your cut.
- Saw Crafts

From The Manufacturer

If power and precision are important in your woodworking projects, then this jig saw is for you. The 4-position orbital cut control lets you set the type of cut desired, from fast to smooth. Cut lines will be on point with the built-in laser guide. A unique stable foot design provides more control when starting a cut so ragged cuts are a thing of the past. So go ahead, take your projects to the next level with the help of our 6.0 amp orbital action laser jig saw, model 4495-02.

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