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DEWALT DCS331B 20 Volt Li-Ion Tool Review

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Jigsaws have grown in popularity a lot in recent years. The companies are trying to do the best jigsaws that can help ease the tasks of woodworking, home improvement, construction, metal fabrication, automotive and marine. Yes, there are several other tasks where you can use the jigsaws. Several things are needed to be considered before purchasing power and hand tools. Many companies are there in the market who are offering different things to users. When we were searching for a jigsaw for our daily operations, we looked at some of the best ones offered by different manufacturers. Finally, we chose to go with the one provided by DEWALT. The company is one of the oldest and most trustworthy among woodworkers as they have manufactured some of the best power and hand tools that are available in the market currently.

DEWALT DCS331B Jig Saw is one of the best saws in the market that can help you give the professional touch to the items you are working on. The company has offered several adjustment features and high speed with a powerful battery to support all types of tasks. These features can easily make the performance of a saw go up on a thousand different levels. Other than this, DEWALT DCS331B is a cordless saw, and it works on a battery, which means that you can use the machine for extended period without any fatigue and hassle of carrying cords from place to another.

Though, the only issue that user might face is the draining of battery when used at the highest power. The cordless feature of the saw makes it convenient, and you don’t have to worry about the power source. Well, these are just some of the highlights of the machine. In this review, we will be looking at each of the components of the tool closely and also understand the features that DEWALT has offered. So, without further ado, let us jump on the in-depth review of DEWALT DCS331B.
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Product Overview: DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw (Tool Only)
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 11 x 3.9 inches
Item Weight: 5.59 pounds
Item model number: DCS331B
Warranty Description: 3-Year Limited Warranty
Manufacturer: DEWALT

Just like most of the DEWALT products, this one also arrived at us in a big cardboard box. The packaging was neat and done according to the shipping standards. We were pleased with the overall way the product was sent. The packaging showed the illustrative picture of the machine and also highlighted some of the significant features that you can know before you start using the tool. Despite being made of plastic, the company called it ‘guaranteed tough’ on the cover of the carton. We will let you if that’s true.

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When we opened the box, we found only two things as it is already mentioned by the company that the only tool comes when you purchase the product. It also had a user manual that we would recommend you to read before you start using the machine. Overall, the packaging inside was perfect. The device is ready to use straight out of the box, and no assembly is required.

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DEWALT DCS331B 20V MAX Jig Saw is built for power and delivering the best performance. It will easily fit and adjust according to your needs, and it is a handy tool for working on DIY projects as well as providing a professional finish to materials you are cutting through with it. The machine, as we mentioned, is powerful and can allow you to cut through different kinds of materials, including metal, steel, and massive wood sheets with ease. There is a wide range of features that can allow you to adjust the machine, and it is designed to provide maximum comfort to the users. We were delighted to look into the features and functionalities closely.

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Design: One of the most important things that a user looks for while purchasing a portable saw is its design. It is very crucial because the primary reason behind buying power and hand tools is that they are portable and can be handled easily by a single individual. When it comes to the design to DEWALT DCS331B, we were happy how the company has taken care of the portability. It has a flat head style, and it is made up of robust and durable plastic that doesn’t wear off quickly. The company has done a lot of work on the design. The handle is also comfortable and comes with a rubber grip. The machine weighs around 5.59 pounds, which means it can be handled easily. Even the dimensions are just 11.2 x 11 x 3.9 inches, which means you can reach tight spaces and areas with ease.

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Power, speed, and versatility: One of the things that we need to take care when purchasing a jigsaw are power and speed. The DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw comes with the rate of 0-3000 stroke per minute. The machine is not only suitable for cutting wood items but also sheets of metal and aluminum. Another thing is that the company gives you control over the speed so that you can adjust it according to the material you are cutting through. There is also the presence of four-orbital settings that helps in the variety and quality of the cuts. You get not only vertical movement but also orbital drive for making curved cuts.

The machine is backed by a powerful motor to help ease different types of cutting applications. The tool is designed with an all-metal keyless shoe bevel. It comes with detents of 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees, which means you can make different types of cuts on a single material. The keyless feature makes it easy for the users to stop between the work. You can lock or unlock the saw with ease. Everything that is included in the machine makes the smoother cuts possible.

All-Metal Lever Action Keyless Blade: Now, one of the best features of DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw is the all-metal lever-action keyless blade. It is sturdy and durable. The blade is made up of metal, which means there are fewer chances of it getting damaged during the use. Other than being durable, the all-metal lever-action keyless blade makes the process of changing the blades quite easier. If you want to give the best finish to your cutting material, then make sure that you are using the right type of T-shank blade. If you choose the wrong one, then you might not get the desired output. The machine comes with only a blade, and you will need to purchase the set separately.

Variable Speed Control: Another thing that most of us look for in a portable saw is the variable speed control feature. When you are using a jigsaw, it is not necessary that you will need to operate it at the same speed all the time. Sometimes, you will need to adjust at different rates according to the type of project you are working on. If you are cutting through wood sheets, you will have less power, but if you are reducing a big piece of tree, then the power must be increased. What’s great is that DEWALT offers you something similar. The variable speed control allows you to adjust at different speeds ranging between 0 to 3,000 RPM as per your need. It will make you get beautiful and accurate cuts with precision.

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Adjustable dust blower: Another thing that most of us look for in a jigsaw is a flexible dust blower. It is essential to have this feature so that the line of cut is clear, and the dust and chips don’t cause any distractions. The DEWALT DCS331B has a function to solve your problems. The in-built dust blower offered by the company takes care of the cutting sight by removing chips and dust of wood or any other material you are cutting through. The fan is easy to handle and can save a lot of time of the users. It helps you in completing projects with much more efficiency and hassle-free.

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The machine has a cordless feature also makes it a great saw. It is better than the ones you can operate using electricity. You will not have to worry about the plugs or sockets at the place you are working because it is performed using a battery. The batteries for the machine are not included with the tool, and you will have to purchase them separately. We would recommend you to buy two batteries so that you can have an extra in your arsenal to save yourself from an issue.

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Pros of DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw:
- The machine is designed with ergonomics in mind. It comes with anti-slip grip for providing extra comfort.
- The tool is designed with four orbital settings to cut through materials straight and curved with ease.
- It also comes with an adjustable dust blower that keeps the line of sight clear and dust and chip-free.
- It provides you variable speed control, which can be adjusted easily while cutting through different materials.
- The tool allows you to make shoe bevel cuts at 0,15, 30, and 45 degrees.
- The keyless blade change works efficiently, and it makes the changing of blade fast and easy.
- You can use it with any 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion battery and can be easily charged with the charger offered by DEWALT.
- The machine comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
- The tool is cordless, which means you will not have to worry about sockets or hassle to carry the wire at the place you are working.
- The machine can provide elegant cuts with a professional-like finish to the materials.
- It can not only cut through woods but also metal sheets and aluminum with ease.
- The tool offers a speed between 0-3500 SPM.
- The saw is a perfect companion for woodworkers, professional electricians, and also DIY experts.

Cons of DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw:
When you look at the things the company is offering with the saw, it is tough to find any negative. But still, we were disappointed with some:
- Battery and its charger need to purchased separately.
- The blade should be attached to perfection. Otherwise, it will fall off during cutting operations.
- Only limited for t-shank blades.
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Final thoughts on DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw:
When we first looked at the DEWALT DCS331B, we were highly impressed with its design, though we were not sure if it is durable. After using the tool for around two weeks in different circumstances, we can say that the built quality is sturdy and durable. Other than the design, the feature that impressed us the most is the all-metal lever-action keyless blade. It is easy convenient to use, and moreover, we can change the blade easily using it. One of the problems that we faced while using the saw was falling off. Well, this is something that disappointed us. Though, it can be taken care of by applying the blades with precision. You also need to buy the battery and charger separately because the package only comes with a tool and an instruction manual.

Other than this, the functionality and ability of the machine to cut through different materials are just impressive. You will not have any problems while cutting metal and aluminum. The power and speed of the saw are also remarkable. The company has also offered variable speed control that ranges between 0-3500 SPM, which is perfect for all kinds of material. We were delighted with the product overall, and we would recommend you to purchase it. Though, you must check if it can satisfy all your needs. We hope that you enjoyed reading this review.

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