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Milwaukee's M12 lineup has some stand out entries. While this gets the job done, it has some flaws that hold it back from being what it could be.
I bought this because I'm already in the m12 line and a corded jigsaw can be more clunky than I'd like.
Well the battery life is surprisingly good with this tool, the brushed motor makes the tool significantly heavier than expected. When cutting I noticed a lot of vibration.
This was very uncomfortable over long duration sessions. This also caused the brittle acrylic splinter guard to shatter and the angle adjustment lever on the back to unlock. In fact, after stopping and locking down the lever, it repeatedly shook loose every minute or two of cutting. This not only slowed me down, but cut angles where it was undesirable.
Overall I'm thinking I would've been better of buying a cheap corded saw from Skil and calling it a day. I'm hoping someday Milwaukee adds a new saw to round out the M12 platform.
I have alot of m12 Milwaukee tools i have owned Milwaukee tools for 13 years and was super excited to get this saw and put it to work!! It works well battery life is good it's it's bit heavier than I'd like but it works!! And the main issue I have and will probably be returning it for is the acrylic plate lock!! The lock does not stay locked while cutting!!! I have to hold the lock with my other hand so it doesn't move and hit the blade!!! Not cool.. hopefully Milwaukee will see this issue and address it and put more thought into a better lighter weight and better locking version of this saw.