The new Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Brushless Jig Saw has a Stroke Length of 1″ and a variable strokes per minute from 800 to 3,400. It also includes an LED light, easy blade change, and a knob to adjust the orbital action. The Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Brushless Jig Saw also has an easy bevel adjustment that will go 0 – 45° left and right with detents at 45° and 0°. Ryobi claims this brushless model will run significantly longer than the brushed model on 1/4″ plywood. I am unsure that is a huge claim, but with the new High-Performance batteries, it does have a solid runtime and great power with little to no bogging.
What the Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Brushless Jig Saw lacks is dust collection. If you wanted to use this indoors and keep your mess to a minimum, this might not be your jigsaw. This tool unfortunately has inherited the famed Ryobi trigger that we all know and deal with. It would have been very nice of Ryobi to make this a smooth variable speed trigger!
This model is not much different than the other brushless model they released a bit back. It might be slightly smaller and still comes with all the same complaints we had when we took a look at that one.
Why Ryobi is willing to give us the same design as the Milwaukee and Ridgid but leave out Dust Collection on this model is beyond me. Give use the 20 cent plastic piece so we can collect dust!
The orbital action and adjustment works great and allows for some quick cuts! There is a removable no-mar shoe for fine cuts.
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Brushless Jig Saw is only a 2 pin tool. It does not use the extra pins on the HP batteries. I do not know why I am stuck on that, but I expect my HP tools to take advantage of every bit of communication and ounce of power they can.
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