Here is why Festool is the professional choice when it comes to the best Jigsaws.
When it came to buying a jigsaw for our high end cabinet shop, Festool made it easy. There's no compromising here, just high quality and durability.
It's 3-way blade guidance means the blade stays exactly at the angle you set. This means you can achieve precise bevel and miter cuts with ease. The non-scarring base plate takes the worries out of accidental damage to your projects. It sure beats taping up the base to protect your work.
Changing blades couldn't be easier with Festool's "fast fix" blade change. Just flip the lever, pop the blade out and replace, all with one finger. Nice.
The powerful 6 amp motor provides enough power to cut through 4-3/4 inch wooden beams, 3/4 inch aluminum, or 3/8 inch steel. Now that's real power, and the cuts always come out straight and true. All that power combined with the variable speed control, low center of gravity, and ergonomic switch placement allows for easy operation, and precise results. I should also mention that the power cord is the twist lock type, and is removable for easy storage.
Dust collection is accomplished by three slots in the base that connect to the rear dust collection port. Using the splinter guard and chip guard are helpful not only in preventing damage, but also to assist with dust collection.
And don't forget about transport and storage, Festool has that well in hand also, with their Systainer storage case. It's made of extremely strong high impact plastic, and is stackable with other Festool cases.
So if perfection is your goal, look no further, Festool has you covered.
By the way, this jigsaw is also available in a top handle model at the same price.