Take these portable, cordless jigsaws to the workpiece. Battery-powered tools do not require access to an AC power source to operate, and with no cords to accidentally cut or trip over, they help reduce accidents in the work area. Battery chemistry, voltage (power), capacity (amp hours), and recharge time impact the run time and down time for the tool. Battery-operated tools can often share batteries with tools of the same brand and voltage.
The high-voltage batteries (18V and up) on these cordless jigsaws provide more power for demanding applications than saws with lower-voltage batteries. Although some models may feature a compact design, these tools are typically larger and heavier than tools with lower-voltage batteries.
DeWalt — 20V (Max Series)
Makita — 18V (LXT Series)
Milwaukee — 18V (M18 Series)
Porter-Cable — 20V
Typically lighter and more compact than jigsaws with more powerful batteries, these general-use jigsaws are a good choice when working in tight spaces. Their low-voltage batteries (12V) are powerful enough for most intermittent cutting tasks.