BLACK & DECKER is an old company and started in 1910. Since then it has set high standards for innovation and design. The birth of BLACK & DECKER was in a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland with the invention of electric drill which was portable and had an electric drill. They also made the trigger switch at the same time. from there it has come a long way and is now a global manufacturing and marketing giant player with a broad range of products of good and reliable products used in homes and commercial applications throughout the country. When talking about reliability and efficiency users prefer The Black & Decker.
The three popular and widely used products are the versions of Jigsaws including the following models – BDEJS300C Jig Saw, BDEJS600C Jigsaw and recently launched Black & Decker JS660 jig saw.
The three jigsaws mentioned are usually used for small home projects and sometimes for the commercial big projects as well. It is only for its efficiency and reliability that customers prefer Black & Decker Jigsaw instead of any other Jigsaw.
BDEJS3000 Jig Saw features a 4.5 ampere motor suitable for completing difficult tasks. Its variable speeds can go as high as 3000 SPM and can cut through wood and metal comfortably.
Black & Decker BDEJS600C 5.0amp Smart Select Jig Saw an updated version of the first model featuring curve control technology. The latest one which launched recently is an automatic jigsaw with features like smart select dial that automatically sets orbit settings at an optimal level.
Why Black & Decker Jigsaw Is The Best?
The Black & Decker Jigsaws are highly reliable, long lasting and extremely efficient Jigsaws. BDEJS300C 4.5amp Jig Saw is a great entry-level jigsaw usable even on a project with 3/4″ MDF, holding pretty well as mentioned by one of the users. It is controllable enough to make sweeping curves and sharp straight lines like a commercial Jigsaw and is powerful enough to see that the entire job gets done. Like various other manual Jigsaws it neither hangs nor gets stalled. For someone looking for a very cheap and reasonably priced start up jigsaw this one will do perfectly well.
Coming to the slightly higher priced one, Black & Decker BDEJS600C jigsaw, this is equivalent to any commercial jigsaw and has a 5Amp motor. Besides that it also has a variable speed from 0 to 3000 SPM which can be manually set up by you by simply stopping to squeeze when you reach the desired speed. The gripper in this model is suitable for working for a longer period of time. The handle is well made and easy to hold on to. The setting and changing of blades is also quite easy and bonus part is the new system for releasing and placing the blades work on the old blades as well.
Now let us talk about the exceptionally handy and automated version of Black & Decker Jigsaw, Black & Decker JS660 jig saw. It is perfect for first time users and great for any home project. Although it will not cut like a commercial one but its features are quite easy to understand and are self explanatory. The tool like the previous models of the Black & Decker jigsaw will not vibrate even while cutting for a long period of time. In fact it is relatively pretty quiet and the attached cord for the electric power is adequately long to save the trouble of getting an extension.
1. Black & Decker BDEJS300C Jig saw – Black & Decker Jigsaw
The Black & Decker BDEJS300C Jigsaw is an entry level product which features a powerful motor to complete difficult work and offers a wide range of variable speed. It can easily go through and cut variety of materials given in the list of features.
Given below are some of its features, pros and cons:
- A powerful motor of 4.5 Ampere with enough supply to finish small commercial tasks and all the home projects
- The jigsaw has a wide range of variable speeds from 0 to 3000 SPM to help make fast and clean cuts through materials including any kind of metal, variety of plastics and wood off course.
- The updated version of this model also has a new site line made of wire guard installed to improve the visibility and gives precision to your products in the form of straight refined lines and smooth curves.
- This jigsaw has a handle which easy to hold and has a very light weight body thus making it easy to maneuver also controlling the vibration. Along with that the plate on the base can tilt up to an angle of 45 degrees to allow professional cuts.
- The blade changing is much easier with the introduction of tool free blade changer in which you can fit all kinds of your blade and do not need t buy the new ones It has a self adjusting shoe to help make precise cuts.
- Most importantly it comes with an attached dust blower which is essential to take care of visibility issues keep your area of work free of saw dust.
The only Cons for Black & Decker BDEJS300C Jig Saw are that the button that locks the trigger in the “on” position is too small to operate while wearing the working gloves and you end up fumbling for it. It would be better to have a bigger locking mechanism.
2. Black & Decker BDEJS600C – 5.0 AMP Jigsaw
Black & Decker BDEJS600C 5.0amp Smart Select Jigsaw an upgraded version of the basic model comes with wider range of features and a more powerful motor. Also the saw’s new and improved wire guard provides clear line of visibility while working and is safer than the other model. Following are some its pros and cons along with its features.
Main Features Of Black & Decker BDEJS600C
- It boosts of having an inbuilt curve control technology using which you can adjust the saw’s orbit in 4 types of customized settings changeable at your discretion to help in speedy and efficient completion of your project.
- The cutting power generated by the speed motor using 5 ampere of power is 3000 SPM.
- Black & Decker BDEJS300C makes bevel cuts till 45 degrees of tilt and also come with an adjustable shoe to provide you with a consistent and immovable cutting platform.
- It comes complete with a new and improved wire guard to assist in making precise cuts by giving clear visibility. The Jigsaw comes complete with a Jigsaw Blade.
- The other features similar to the basic versions are also there. The blade changing is much easier with the introduction of tool free blade changer in which you can fit all kinds of your blade and do not need t buy the new ones It has a self adjusting shoe to help make stable cuts.
- It has a dust blower which is essential to provide clear vision on the cut line and keep your area of work free of dust.
Speed in this model is controlled by pressure on the trigger but this can create a dangerous and risky situation whenever you are picking the saw up or putting it down or as you are holding it as well make sure that your finger is well away from the trigger and. The trigger is super sensitive and blares of at the slightest touch getting the blade moving.
3. Black & Decker JS660 – Smart Black & Decker Jigsaws
The Black & Decker JS660 jigsaw comes with the maximum features and is obviously the best one of them all specially for your home projects and people who just started using a jigsaw.
It has a Smart Select dial which means that your jigsaw can automatically set orbit settings at an optimal level, with the help of seven pre-programmed valuable settings which makes it suitable for cutting wood and other similar materials. It also helps in getting cleaner and smoother cuts and designs.
JS660 Jig Saw’s specifications are as follows:
- 5 amps power motor
- 800 to 3000 SPM
- ¾ inches of stroke length
- Seven Smart Select settings automatically set orbit settings at an optimal level
- Bevel lever which delivers quicker and accurate angle corrections.
- The blade storage with space for both shapes of blades is available in the tool.
Talking about these features in detail Black & Decker Jigsaws JS660 has a Smart Select dial as mentioned above which automatically sets orbit settings at an optimal level and takes the guess work out of the picture while doing cutting jobs. There are overall seven settings which automatically chooses the optimal one for your current job once the setting are done.
Together with the jigsaw’s 5 amp power speed motor of 3000 SPM this jigsaw is your perfect mate for those complicated cuttings. Besides this it also boosts of numerous other features like bevel angle adjuster which goes till 45 degrees and have a quick action lever and indicator window attached to it. The best part of this jigsaw would be the blade changer with no tools which makes changing blades hassle and risk free and comes complete with a storage space for all your blades.
Thus you can keep all your blades in one place and choose the right one for your job without having to find them from your storage shed. It comes with a sufficient two-year warranty and users swear that they have been using it for more than 10 years now without having any complains with the product.
A Word In The End
All the three above given jigsaws are excellent tools for home use and commercial use. Matching up to the standards of commercial jigsaws all three are quality products. They can be used effectively for all the households maintenance work as well. Useful for both experienced and inexperienced alike these jigsaws are powerful tools to give wings to your imagination and innovation alike. It is an excellent homeowner’s tool at a good price, highly recommendable for people with occasional use of the jigsaw. If used properly Black & Decker Jigsaws can last for a very long time. Thus being exceptionally cost effective and quality product.