DEWALT DCS331M1 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit Review

In regards to the DeWalt or DEWALT DCS331M1 Jigsaw Kit, it’s quite the impressive cutting unit because it offers keyless blade change with all-metal lever action. To be more specific, this enables you to make blade changes in an easy, quick, and safe manner. It also features an all-metal keyless shoe bevel with detents for 45 degrees, 30 degrees, 15 degrees, and 0 degree, which allows you to get more versatile when cutting bevels.

You can do various cuts in accordance to your goals, needs, and circumstances through variable mods and settings, like its 4-position orbital action. You’re also provided control of the quality of the cut and its speed. The unit’s speed can be adjusted from 0 strokes per minute or rotations per minute up to 3,000.

Every Need is Met and Every Material Is Cut

The machine is quite versatile and you can make use of it for a multitude of applications and materials. If a material is soft or hard, there’s always a perfect setting to get it cut in any way you want, even if you wish to do plunge cuts (making a hole or a shape in the middle of a board without cutting its edges). It also has a dust blower you can adjust that keeps your workplace and the line of the cut clear of debris.

Thusly, you can see what you’re doing at all times without sawdust getting in the way. The power tool can also accept T-shank jigsaw blades so that you can get more professional results and easier cuts with every project you undertake. If that’s not enough, then how about the anti-slip comfort grip of the product that offers increased control on your grip and comfort for your hands so that you can work longer without the getting tired?

What’s in the Box?

The product includes the device itself, the kit box, the jigsaw blade, the fast charger, and the 20V MAX XR Premium Li-Ion Battery (4.0 Ah). Thanks to how the DEWALT DCS331M1 is designed, blade changes are easy, so easy in fact that the only way it could get easier if the manufacturer were to include a person to change the blades for you! All you need to do is practice in order to get a proper feel of the blade and how it fits into the jigsaw.

Just put the blade in the correct position and you’re good to go when all is said and done. It takes only a little practice before you get the hang of it. It’s quite simple to deal with. The battery lasts decently long and is easy to recharge. Everything you need is located in the box or kit as well. Its power is also impressive, in that you can cut through two inches of thick Purple Heart almost as easily as an inch of plywood.

Specifications

Here are the specs of the DEWALT DCS331M1 Jigsaw Kit:

  • Power and Accuracy:The power of the unit that’s capable of 3,000 SPM cannot be denied, but you’re afforded extra control thanks to its ergonomic grip and reduced shaking. This ensures accuracy alongside its power.
  • Versatility: Speaking of its strokes per minute, the jigsaw can deliver 0-3,000 RPM as required by the job.
  • Easy Blade Change: Blade change is one of the key features of this DeWalt machine. It has an all-metal lever-action keyless blade change that makes it safe and easy to change the blade.
  • Bevel Control:You can also get bevel control with the keyless shoe bevel of the product with detents for 45 degrees, 30 degrees, 15 degrees, and 0 degree.
  • Orbital Action: As for the 4-position orbital action, it gives you more versatility as far as stroke styles are concerned. You can do aggressive or smooth, rough or fine in accordance to your needs.
  • Dust Blower: Your cutting line is clear and sawdust-free thanks to the power tool’s adjustable blower.

Customer Review

I considered giving the DEWALT DCS331M1 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit only four stars, but only because its insert has zero clearance, is cheaply designed, and is made of plastic. Aside from that, I would’ve given the power blade five stars easily. I’m glad I bought it. I’ve been able to make all sorts of stuff with it. It’s perfect for making contour cuts for guitars or birdhouses.

It’s excellent with its bevel work and its plunge cuts are almost factory-level in its professionalism. The jigsaw has so little vibration it’s practically insignificant, like a cellphone with its battery dead. Its weight is no more than an old corded jigsaw I used to have. I have no complaints at all.

According to 32 customer reviews, the DEWALT DCS331M120V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating.

Cons

The zero clearance insert for this item is kind of a joke, as one reviewer pointed out. If there’s a clear reason why this unit is a 4.9 rather than a perfect 5-star machine, then this is probably the main criticism Amazonian users would levy on the jigsaw. The majority of negative reviews for the DEWALT DCS331M1 20V Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw Kit are almost unanimous in their complaints about the insert. All DeWalt needs to do is add $10 to the cost in order to get a ZCI that’s worth an otherwise wonderful product. The jigsaw is so good at what it does that it deserves a better insert.

Conclusion

Despite the hiccup with the ZCI, the DEWALT DCS331M Jigsaw Kit is definitely a must-buy. It lives up to the DeWalt name and legacy for sure. The DCS331M1 has dependable plunge cuts, bevels, and any sort of contoured or straight cut. There’s also added control with the grip so that you can do the straightest cuts along with the curved ones.

Every feature here is present for the sake of streamlining your work. The DEWALT DCS331M1 is also extremely adaptable. It’s also an improvement of the previous 18-volt versions of the jigsaw brand line, such that you’ll get to enjoy superior battery life and consistent cutting action. The blade brake is also impressive; there’s zero delay when the blade stops. It ceases to move as soon as you let go of the trigger. Definitely one of the best jigsaw around!