Is a cheap $25 jigsaw any good? Actually, yeah!

Is a cheap $25 jigsaw any good? Actually, yeah!

About a year ago bought a really cheap spare jigsaw to have a backup/learning tool for friends. Picked a random Black & Decker one that had good reviews. How bad can it be?

Wasn’t impressed with it initially, shelved the video, forgot all about it & haven’t touched the jigsaw since. Now my trusty ole 6 amp Ridgid finally broke after 4 years of hard duty (it was already 10+ years old by then) & out of necessity broke out the El Cheapo. Surprisingly it cut amazingly well on the cabinet grade 1/2 inch plywood and 1/4. Did ok on 3/4 but was just about half the speed of 6 amp one (it’s 4 amp for the new one).

Meanwhile have to decide what kind of burial to give to my old jigsaw & test out a new Wen jigsaw I just got in the mail.

P.S. Looks like it’s been replaced with another one


  1. Wobbly Arrow Signworks on November 23, 2022 at 5:26 am

    The viking funeral is a must… the only fitting end for a the valiant Rigid warrior.

  2. Celtic Acid on November 23, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Hey mate, what’s your view on cordless vs corded jigsaws for basically the stuff you do and maybe some sheet metal. I’m thinking if you don’t have a highend brushless jigsaw with a lot of batteries, then corded is the way to go? Thanks and keep up the good project vids 🙂

  3. Eric D on November 23, 2022 at 6:17 am

    Thanks for taking us along man. Looking forward to seeing that Wen saw, it looks like a nice one.