Also be sure the style of blade you select is compatible with your jigsaw. Some saws accept T-style blades while others accept “universal” blades. Some saws will accept either type of blade. Keep in mind that there is a lot of overlap among jigsaw blades and it’s not necessary to change blades with every job. Some blades may be specified for a certain application, but in a pinch they may work fine for cutting that 2-by-4 lying across your bench. Specialty blades are also available for applications such as cutting against an obstruction or cutting leather, foam rubber or vinyl.
While other manufacturers came close to matching Makita, we settled on its XVJ03 18V LXT Jig Saw Kit as the best jigsaw. This cordless drill comes with an 18V lithium-ion battery and its own charger that lights up when the battery is ready to go. The included carrying bag is large enough to accommodate the charger, battery, saw, extra batteries and even extra blades. A speed trigger located just beneath the handle lets you easily adjust the speed as you cut with just two fingers, and it comes with a new system that makes changing blades easier than ever before.