Rated 2 out of 5Â by stroller999 Disappointed
Bought this saw because it seemed to be a bargain, but I soon discovered problems. The Blade locking system is activated by a Plastic lever, It feels as though it would break with any heavy handling, the blade lock itself is very hit and miss!! The blade tends to loosen and can drop out while making tight turning cuts. The blade guide wheel quickly developed flat spots, resulting in a very jumpy cuts. I have now had to replace the blade guide wheel twice in 7 months, not good for a tool you rely on to earn you a crust! The blade has a tendency to wander badly, It is hard to achieve a constant square cut. At 45 degrees, the blade struggles so that it is hard to achieve a cut that isn't wavy. all that said, the unit is light and easy to handle, and it has plenty of power, so it is probably a workhorse in those situations where a deal of Accuracy is not important. Its a shame because I have been very happy with my other Hitachi tools.
19 Sep 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by windowfitter68 lasted 14 months
Bought this because it looked solid and sturdy but only lasted 14 months with occasional use with light work cutting pvc door panels.
2 Dec 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jamesmcm Hitachi jigsaw
Excellent product great value. Will be recomending this jigsaw
19 Nov 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer 110volt Jigsaw
I bought this as I have bought other Hitachi power tools and have been happy with them, first impressions was that the box was a bit small and flimsy looking, so Time will tell if this stands up to the rigours of a building site. The tool itself seems to be well built and rugged. It will be used mainly for light gauge materials so hopefully it will stand the test of time.
Overall happy with my purchase.
13 Nov 2014