When your job requires you to make decisive cuts in tight, hard-to-reach areas, you’ll feel comfortable reaching for the Proxxon 38530 . At two pounds in weight and less than eight inches in length, it offers impressive maneuverability.
For such an affordable option, you’d probably expect it to lack power and precision to a certain degree, but that definitely isn’t the case with the Skil 4495-02 . If you’re new to woodworking, it’s a practical, entry-level model for getting your feet wet with the craft.
The Wen 3602 has a lengthy power cord, giving you plenty of flexibility to move about your workspace. It comes with both a blade for metal and one for wood, and you can easily bevel the footplate 45 degrees in either direction for angled cuts.
The well-placed variable speed trigger on the Ryobi P5231 gives you convenient control over the level of power you choose to administer when executing your cut. This allows you to carve out precise angles and elaborate curves.
Don’t worry about hauling the DeWalt DW331K to construction sites — its rugged metal case will keep it safe and secure. You can adjust its speed between 500 and 3,100 strokes per minute, and can easily alter the angle of the blade for control of your cut.
An economical choice, the Porter-Cable PCE345 has a powerful motor and operates fluidly, making it a nice model for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Its extremely simple blade change mechanism saves you time, and a lock-on button helps prevent fatigue during long projects.
Black & Decker Smart Select
Designed with several adjustable settings for tailoring your approach to the specific job you’re tackling, the Black & Decker Smart Select adapts to your needs. Its sturdy shoe provides a stable platform for both straight and curved cuts.
You can expect consistent, precise cuts when using the Milwaukee 6268-21 , thanks, in part, to a powerful motor that is designed to reduce vibration transfer to your hands. It comes with a sturdy case, which is convenient for both storage and transport.
Making detailed, curvy cuts can be quite difficult with debris in your way, which is why the Makita 4329K is constructed with a dust cover and a vacuum to ensure the surface remains neat and tidy. Its lock-on button is nice for projects that require a little time.
Despite its light, five-pound frame, the Bosch JS572EK is built with a potent 7.2-amp motor that allows you to slice through dense materials without a problem. It features a blade guidance system that reduces deflection, so you wind up with straight and smooth cuts.