DIY Toolbox: Jigsaws

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Show off your crafting curves with a jigsaw at your side. In true DIY fashion, we got down and dirty testing various models to find our favorites.

Black & Decker

The Black & Decker costs $44 and is the lightest jigsaw at only 1lbs. It comes with one blade, a charger, and is easy to use because it's cordless and compact. Buy your own at blackanddecker.com.

Bosch

The Bosch, which is best for cutting through all types of materials, is priced at $159, weighs 6 lbs. and comes with three blades, a carrying case, no-mar overshow, and an antisplinter insert. Get one for yourself by visiting boschtools.com.

Craftsman

The Craftsman is a great buy at $59.99 and is an easy-to-use and affordable jigsaw for beginners. At 7 lbs., the tool also comes with two blades, a hex key, and a 1 1/4 vac adapter. Get a Craftsman at craftsman.com.

DeWALT

This jigsaw is priced at $99, weighs 6.2 lbs., and comes with one blade and a tool kit. But the best thing about this tool: It's super easy to change the blade. Get one for yourself at dewalt.com.

Festool

The Festool jigsaw will set you back $310, but makes up for the price by coming with two multipurpose wood blades, a chip guard, a plug-it power cord, a splinter guard, and a systainer. Plus it only weighs 5.29 lbs. and the splinter and chip guards keep surfaces clean. Get a Festool at festoolusa.com.

Rockwell

The Rockwell jigsaw costs $159, weighs 5 lbs., and is super low profile and compact. It also comes with three T-shank blades, a carrying case, a blade guard, and an allen key. Get your own at rockwelltools.com.

Ryobi

Get more for your money with the Ryobi, which costs just $49. Weighing 5.7 lbs., this jigsaw also comes with a multipurpose blade, an antisplinter insert, a vacuum attachment, and a tool bag and features a laser and LED light. Find this tool at ryobitools.com.

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