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Porter-Cable PCE341 jigsaw

WOOD magazine rating


The Porter Cable® compact jigsaw provides you with an easy-to-control saw ideal for detailed work and curved cuts that require precision. Make fast, accurate work of tough jobs with variable-speed control, a non-marring shoe that bevels, on-board air blower, keyless blade change, switch lock-on button and the saw's two-position orbital action. All work together to help give you complete control over the tool and your work piece. The jigsaw's variable-speed control allows you to make quick, accurate adjustments and utilize speeds ranging from 0 to 3,100 SPM. This application-specific performance translates to improved control and cleaner results. In addition, the saw delivers a ¾" stroke length, and its dependable 5.0 amp motor provides the power you need for tough applications. When you need to make accurate bevel cuts, a shoe that bevels makes it easy to setup for cutting angles that range from 0 degrees to 45 degrees with detents at 0 and 45 degrees. This easy-to-maneuver jigsaw weighs just 4.5 pounds. The blade change is keyless and accepts both U and T shank blade types. This compact jigsaw also comes with a Porter Cable® warranty package that includes a three-year limited warranty.

5.0 amp motor delivers power for all applications
Keyless blade change makes blade changing fast and easy
Two-setting orbital action offers quick cutting in wood applications
Bevel adjustment detents at 0 and 45 degrees
On-board air blower allows user to see cut line
Includes non-marring shoe and three blades

WOOD magazine review

Low price, but need blade control

Review Summary

With adequate power, low vibration, good cutline visibility thanks to a strong blower, and easy blade changes, the PCE341 is a respectable value-priced tool. But the blade deflected nearly 1/16" in 3/4"-thick stock and tracked more to one side, forcing us to angle the saw to cut a straight line. Its slick handle lacks a rubber grip, and its shoe requires a hex wrench (not included) to loosen its two bolts.

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out of 5





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