The DEWALT DCS334B 20V MAX Jigsaw is a lightweight power tool with a brushless motor
What we Like
- Incredible cutting speed
- Ergonomic design for your comfort
- Tool-less bevel adjustment
- Variable speed trigger
- 3 orbital action settings
- Dust blower integrated
- 4 positive stops
- Great vibration control
- Lever action keyless blade Change
What we Don’t Like
- Expensive as a bare tool
- No lock-on button
- Stroke rate is lower than expected
As you can see from the highlights of our DEWALT DCS334B 20V Jigsaw Review, it has all the features of an excellent power tool.
Apart from the basic features, there are some unique features of the saw that make it a more attractive option compared to its competitors. This includes but isn’t limited to the multiple orbital action settings, state of the art dust blower, LED light, and no-mar shoe cover.
While the saw has many amazing features, the stroke rate is lower than the stroke rate on competing saws. Also, there is no lock-on button and the cost of the bare tool is a little too high compared to products from other brands but it’s not unusual for DeWalt tools.
With the right jigsaw, you can take your woodworking projects to a whole new level. We used the word “right” because not all jigsaws were created equal.
Among the best in the market is the DEWALT DCS334B Jigsaw. DeWalt has maintained a reputation as one of the top manufacturers of woodworking power tools in the industry. Like many other tools produced by this company, the DCS334B 20V JIg Saw is durable, portable, and ergonomically designed.
Apart from the ergonomic design, the DCS334B Jig Saw performs well thanks to the brushless powerful motor that offers excellent cutting speed. Overall, the product makes an important addition to your tool kit.
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Features of the DEWALT DCS334B 20V MAX Jigsaw
Anti-vibration Feature Promotes Precision
Vibration control is an important feature in cutting power tools. However, not every handheld cutting power tool is designed to reduce or eliminate vibration. The DEWALT DCS334B 20V JIGSAW has an anti-vibration feature that allows you to feel little to no vibration.
When you’re using the lowest orbital setting or the straight cut setting, the device will hardly vibrate. As you increase the orbital control setting, the vibration will increase as well. However, it will not be as bad as what you’ll get from some other competing tools.
One other factor that promotes vibration control is the slow stroke rate. The stroke rate is a little slower than that of other jigsaws and the blade has an SPM of 3200. Most modern saws at the same level as the DEWALT 20V DCS334B have saw blades with up to 3500 SPM. Notwithstanding, the 3200 is still fast enough to get the job done.
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Ergonomic Design for Your Comfort
Let’s talk about the ergonomic design of the DEWALT DCS334B 20V Jig saw. Any tool that is designed to be efficient and comfortable to use at the same time is ergonomic.
Everything about the DEWALT 20V MAX Jig Saw from the handle, shape, and weight ensures that you’re comfortable. The tool is 8.25 x 1.75 x 6.38 inches in dimension and it weighs just 4.2 pounds. So, the weight isn’t going to be a problem and neither will the shape. It is simple, compact, and easy to hold.
There is a rubber overmold on the handle that protects your palm from direct contact with metal. The rubber also makes it easy on your palms. The trigger on the device is attached to the handle and it is easy to use. You can even use it with one arm instead of two.
4 Positive Stops for Angled Cuts
Another great feature of the DEWALT 20V MAX Jig Saw is that it allows you to make accurate angled cuts thanks to the positive stops. 4 position positive stops come in handy especially when you’re trying to make delicate cuts.
The keyless shoe bevel is easy to adjust with detents at 0°, 15°, 30°, and a positive stop at 45°. The removable keyless shoe cover helps protect materials from scratches. An integrated dust blower helps remove dust and debris from your line of sight as you cut.
This is more than enough to get your woodworking done. To get the device to work, all you have to do is use the rocker switch. Adjustments can be made easily since the speed adjustment feature is easy to reach and use just like the trigger.
All you need is one hand on the fly. We would have preferred a different blade speed adjustment switch other than the side to side dial but it still does the well.
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Variable Speed and Brushless Motor
The variable speed trigger allows you to control the speed and make sure it is perfect for the material you’re trying to cut. While you can reach it with one hand, there is no lock-on feature that can keep it steady while you work.
So, you might need to keep your hand on the switch continuously until you no longer need that speed. This can be an inconvenience and it might also make you lose your focus while you work. The brushless motor helps to increase the lifespan of the device.
Almost all the jig saws in the DeWalt line have brushless motors. This makes them more efficient than jigs aws with brushed motors. It also makes the saw easier to maintain over time. Let’s not forget to add that these motors offer more power than brushed motors.
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DEWALT DCS334B 20V MAX Jigsaw Review: The Verdict
This DEWALT DCS334B XR Jig Saw Review clearly states that it is a good investment for homeowners and professional woodworkers. The brushless motor allows it to handle daily woodworking projects without unnecessary stress.
Since there are no carbon brushes there is little to no friction between the mechanical devices in the motor. The 4 position orbital action and variable speed control make it a versatile cutting tool not just for wood but for granite, metal, and other materials.
It has an ergonomic design, keyless blade changes, and perfect vibration control. The integrated dust blower ensures that your workspace remains clean and you always have a clear line of sight when you cut.
However, the device is expensive as the bare tool costs about $199 to $220. The full kit is well over $300. The stroke rate is low but it is still great for regular woodworking.