DeWalt DW317K Jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
DW317K
Price:
$100

Description

• Keyless blade clamp allows for quick blade change without touching blade or reciprocating shaft
• 5.5 Amp motor deliver powerful cuts in the hardest materials
• Variable speed delivers 0 - 3,100 strokes per minute for optimal cutting speed
• 4-position orbital action allows for faster, more aggressive cuts in a variety of materials
• All-metal gear case provides superior durability on a professional site
• Shoe bevels 0° to 45° for beveled cuts

WOOD magazine review

Good power, variable speed, but lacks other features

Review Summary

With good power and sight lines, this model also has the dual speed control we like, but the variable-speed dial is mounted on the trigger, making it awkward to use. This saw lacks a good guide roller—resulting in significant blade deflection—and has no dust blower, limiting its viability in a woodworking shop.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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