Category Archives: Jigsaws

Ridgid R883 Dual Voltage Cordless Jigsaw

Tool: Ridgid R883 Dual Voltage Cordless Jig Saw
Date of Service: January 2009

Adding another Ridgid cordless tool to my discontinued 24V combo kit, this cordless jigsaw is the fourth in my current collection but is my only ‘cordless’ jigsaw. Featuring Dual Select, this tool is capable of either the Ridgid 18 volt or 24 volt batteries.

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Porter-Cable 7549 – HD Industrial Jig Saw

Tool: Porter-Cable 7549 – HD Industrial Jig Saw

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Knowing the available jigsaws on the market, I purchased the Porter-Cable 7549 over the longtime popular Bosch 1587 because of it’s flat baseplate and superior blade guides. The base edges on the Porter-Cable are straight and flat as opposed to the narrow plate with curled edges on the Bosch. I felt the Porter-Cable would be more accurate when used against a fence and lie better on flat surfaces.

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