Rated 1 out of 5 by mawds87 A disapoinment
I have quite a few ridged tools that I'm completely satisfied with , so I bought this saw without doing any research, trusting that it would be of the same quality.
I'm not happy with it at all. The blade is set back so far, it's nearly impossible to follow a line. The LED lighting illuminates the work way to far ahead of the blade. The degree marks to zero the angle of the shoe is blocked by the handle.
All together, a poor design. It will be gathering dust under my workbench while my new dewalt saw does the work.
The only redeeming quality of this tool was the price, and after using it , that was too high as well. I hadn't used it until it was past the 90 days, so I'm stuck with it.
A total disappointment.
July 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by rjayabbey unhappy with jigsaw
I would fist like to add I own alot of rigid tools everything from table saw to cordless tools but the jigsaw not only needs a Allen key to adjust the base but will move if you don't tighten it with alot of force. The blade is almost hidden by the body of the jigsaw so cutting from over top of the jigsaw is akward bc you need to lean far forward or to the side. I am very happy with Rigid products but u was sk disappointed with the jigsaw I threw it in the garbage in front of my whole crew and I just bought it yesterday. Home depot doesn't carry the cordless in store and would need to buy it online and well I'm not sure if I should bother. I would love to be able to test new rigid products as a tester since I work with them everyday. 3 things I would change on this jigsaw 1. Base needs to lock solid without an Allen key like your cordless skillsaw ... it's very easy and convenient. 2. You use a jigsaw because you need to make precise cuts and curves and if I can't see the blade then it's useless I have to either make a high bench for the one tool or be on an akward angle forward or the side and 3. It collects too much sawdust in front of the cut having exaust from the motor or a blower of some kind to clear the sawdust would be helpful.
I am also aware you have great service and exchange program at home depot and I know I could return it. I have 0 time for poorly made products or to spend time to exchange them I have a bussiness and crew to run. I really hope that you make changes to the jigsaw and I'll keep with the Rigid brand.
May 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by farmmom Ridgid Jig saw
My husband purchased a Ridgid jig saw for me. I find it very awkward to use. The plate does not lock in the 0 position and it is hard to find. It is hard to find the correct angle if I want to move it. It does not have a finger off and on switch. This is my biggest complaint. I feel it is a safety issue to have the off/on switch at the top of the saw. It is very awkward to cut the board, hold the saw and turn it off. The grip is huge, of course I am a lady so I do not have big man hands.
March 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Adrian useless tool, the blade holder came off
After only 4 hrs of work over a 2 year period the blade holder came off. By this time the tool was out of worranty and because i did not register the tool for the LIFETIME WARRANTY Ridgid has declined to fix it.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AZridgid Needs a real FOOT!
The LED light, air blowing and clearing the cutting path is great. It is nice that you can select the type of action the want the blade to do while cutting. The only thing that this tool really needs a redesign is the FOOT. It will wonder off zero degrees if you press to hard on one side or the other even after tightening the foot adjustable screw. This is its downfall. I love the LED light and wish they put that on the reciprocating saw they make!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 A tool of great fiability
My Ridgid jig saw is a tool of great fiability , strongly built and easy to use.I own it for 3 years now and it still like a new.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wtjeffs The barrel design is much easier to control
Just a great product easy to control when doing scroll work, nice visually easy to follow your path when operating, and the guide plate with the plastic does not hang up or drag of materials. All in all a great handling product
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lexvazquez Great jigsaw
This jig saw is great, I used it on some stairs I'm doing, to put down the bullnoses. Very easy to use, no problem, best jig saw I bought ever.
November 25, 2014