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Simple Pros & Cons for what I need: PROS: -Small/Lightweight -Cordless -Milwaukee brand (I have batteries for this) -Cuts well -Stays straight -Turns easily -Long battery life
CONS: -Dust stays on line -Hard to see while cutting (unless you constantly blow on line)
I am a weekend warrior. The pros for me far out weighed the cons. In practical use I just blow on the line. I don’t have multiple brand batteries and it is super portable. If I’m working on a project I don’t shy away from grabbing this because it’s so easy to use. No cord. Just grab a charger battery and start cutting. That’s what I was looking for.
I needed this for a job cutting in twenty speaks for a TI job. My assistant, a little impatient, had some trouble with the device and hated it, but he could not seem to understand you do not need to go full-throttle cutting drywall. Once I took over, I found the device easy to use and maneuverable. I wish the pilot light was stronger. In the first 2.5 seconds it is blocked with dust working overhead. Will run all day on a standard m12 battery, no need for the 4 or 6. I'd buy it again.
I had already purchased a number of Milwaukee M 12 tools and decided to complete my tool kit, by adding this jig saw for scroll work. To be honest, I was disappointed that it was not lighter, more compact and the standard batteries CP1.5 did not last very long. It took 2 Batteries to complete cutting eight holes in 1/2” thick plywood.
The M18 saw would probably have been a better buy, but I did not want to have to take 2 separate tool boxes with me for handyman work.