Rated 5 out of 5Â by DaveyBB Great Value
There are many items to choose from in the Jigsaw market. I personally chose this Hitachi Jigsaw as I have other Hitachi products which I feel have been reliable and offered extremely good value. I find the range to be high to mid range products with a low to mid range price ticket. The fact it was reduced by another 30 quid was another bonus!! Sturdy carry case included. The only downside was it came with only one blade so ensure u ge yourselves some spares suitable for what you are cutting if you don't have them already.
15 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mickeykitchenfitter great saw
What an excellent piece of kit.always used hitatchi jigsaws and this didnt dissappoint.for cutting out worktops this thing does it with ease.plenty of power an doesnt mark worktops. Great buy.
1 Apr 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MadisonMotorsportUK Disappointing
I expected so much more from a jigsaw in this price range. I normally use Makita but thought I'd try something different and this was a bit cheaper than the Makita model I was considering. I'd looked at the Bosch offerings (I didn't even consider DeWalt after the problems I've had over the last few years) but although Bosch are reliable I like to be different.
Anyway, first impressions were good. This is certainly a style statement and designed to be noticed. It felt solid and had a good weight. Then I came to use it and things started going down hill.
It's first task was to cut some 3/4" marine ply into various shapes. Even using brand new Bosch blades it struggled and the vibration was terrible. After about five minutes I had to take a break it was that bad. I gave up in the end and broke out my 18v Makita to do the job.
A week or so later I decided to give it another chance, this time on 18mm MDF (I don't normally use MDF, I can't stand it, but that's what the customer wanted). Again it vibrated but not quite as badly this time. It still struggled though even with the pendulum in action.
After that job I decided it had paid for itself so it's now resigned to the spare tools cupboard for emergency use only.
16 Oct 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bighiggysays mostly very good
this was the first hitachi product i have bought, i had heard good things prior tho.
the saw is certainly different to look at, and has a soft rubbery feel (and smell) its about the same weight as all the others i have used. speed variation is good as is the pendulum which you can physically see the difference in strokes. the biggest down side i could see is the clear plastic blade guard which can clog up with sawdust and other waste bits which means you cant see the line your cutting to i took it off and its much better. through 40mm ply it sometimes had some problems cutting a straight line (blade cut up and down) and gave a angled cut which i was not too impressed with but other times it didnt, just take your time cutting with it and it should be fine.
3 May 2013