Hitachi CJ90VST jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Hitachi
Model:
CJ90VST
Price:
$75

Description

4-Mode orbital action to increase cutting efficiency through various materials
Tool-less blade changing system allows for quick and easy blade changes
Powerful dust blower keeps debris away from the cutting path
Soft, vibration absorbing grip provides greater comfort and a secure hold
Lightweight at only 4.9 lbs for easy maneuvering and less fatigue
Cast aluminum nickel plated base plate offers solid support and resists scratching the work surface
Large cut capacity (3-1/2" in wood, 5/16" in steel)
Lock-on variable speed trigger keeps the speed set during continuous operation
Accepts "t" shank blades only
Download the CJ90VST Tool Card
Includes:
No. 41 Jig Saw Blade (725389)
Allen Wrench (944458)

Amps 5.5
No-Load Speed 850-3,000 SPM
Stroke Length 3/4"
Orbital Action 3-Modes
Blade Clamp Tool-less
Cut Capacity: Wood 3-1/2"
Cut Capacity: Steel 5/16"
Variable Speed Control Yes
Tool-less Blade Change Yes
Dust Blower Yes
LED Light No
Orbital Cutting Yes
Soft Grip Yes
Base Material Cast Aluminum (Nickel Plating)
Weight 4.9 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Value-priced curve cutter

Review Summary

This saw was the Top Value in our test of 10 corded jigsaws in the October 2014 issue of WOOD. Sporting a very strong blower, this saw enabled us to easily see marked layout lines. It has a very comfortable grip, and has the variable-speed dial on its front for easy access and visibility. It lacks a variable-control trigger, but it is soft-starting. You don’t get a plastic no-mar pad for the metal shoe, and its blade clamp proved the most difficult to operate.
Blade deflection of nearly 1/16" in 3/4" stock can be troublesome if you don't allow for it.

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Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

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