Tool Test: A Beefy, Battery-powered Jigsaw

By Glen D. Huey
Page: 29

From the August 2009 issue #177
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Milwaukee has added a jigsaw to its M18 line of tools – M18 refers to the 18-volt line of Lithium-ion battery-powered tools.

This jigsaw features tool-free adjustments in two key areas. The standout area is shoe-angle adjustment with just a flip of a lever. Milwaukee’s lever is long with a fullsize “landing pad,” so it’s a snap to catch the lever with your thumb or finger. When locked, the lever is positioned directly under the body so it’s out of the way.

Slide the lever to the right to unlock the shoe, slide the shoe assembly forward and set it to whatever angle you need, then flip the lever back to lock. There are detents for seven common angles – 0º and 15º, 30º or 45º to either side of 0º – and in-between angles are easily and quickly set.


From the August 2009 issue #177
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