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Craftsman 17235

*Est. $45
Reviewed by ConsumerSearch
Craftsman 17235

No-frills jigsaw

Pros
  • Low price
  • LED light
  • Variable cutting speed
  • Dust blower works well
Cons
  • Heavy (8.8 pounds)
  • Short stroke (11/16")
  • Lack of power and precision
  • Tedious blade changing
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For occasional rough cuts on wood that's not very thick, owners say the corded 4.8-amp top-handled Craftsman 17235 jigsaw is a reasonable budget buy. Both the LED light and the dust blower help the user see the cutting line, but reviewers say the blade tends to veer off course. Other tradeoffs for the low price include an 8.8-pound weight, a short 11/16-inch stroke and lack of power for cutting thick or hard woods. For those who need to make precise cuts, reviews recommend spending enough to get a jigsaw with a better blade-guide system, such as on the Hitachi CJ110MV (*est. $85).

Most jigsaw reviews focus on more expensive models intended for professional or hobby use, but we found positive owner-written reviews of the Craftsman 17235 jigsaw at Sears.com.

Where To Buy
Craftsman 17235 4.8 amp Corded Orbital Jig Saw

 
2 New from $41.95

In Stock.

 

Our Sources

1. Sears.com

The handful of owners reviewing the Craftsman 17235 jigsaw here give it reasonably good ratings, though two say they received a jigsaw with slightly different specifications, apparently a mix-up. The LED light is a plus, and the saw gets the job done, but don't count on cutting a straight line with it.

Review: Craftsman 4.8 Amp Orbital Jig Saw With LED Worklight, Contributors to Sears.com

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