DEWALT DCS335B 20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw (Tool-Only)
Our 20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw features an efficient motor for powerful performance and extreme runtime. Precisely control blade speed up to 3,200 SPM with the variable speed trigger and dial, for professional results no matter what you’re cutting. 4-position orbital action lets you adjust for optimal cutting of a variety of materials. A bright LED light illuminates dim work surfaces and makes it easy to follow cut lines. The updated all-metal, lever-action keyless blade clamp is designed for quick and easy blade changes of t-shank jig saw blades. Also keyless, the shoe bevel is easy to adjust with detents at 0, 15, 30 and a positive stop at 45. A removable shoe cover helps protect materials from scratches and an integrated dust blower helps remove dust and debris from your line of sight as you cut.
- Brushless motor delivers efficient performance for longer runtime (versus DCS331 Jigsaw)
- Compact size for easy grip and maximum control
- Bright LED light helps to illuminate dimly lit work surfaces
- Variable speed dial provide precise speed control
- All-metal, lever-action keyless blade change allows for quick and easy t-shank blade changes
- Integrated dust blower helps clear line of sight while cutting
- All-metal, keyless shoe bevel with detents at 0, 15, 30 and a positive stop at 45 for easy adjustment
- No-mar shoe cover to help protect work surface from scratches
- 4-position orbital action provides control of cut quality and speed
- Accepts t-shank jigsaw blades for optimal holding power
- Ideal for curved cuts and cutouts
I had a General Electric that just died, my wife upgraded me though. Since ive been buying into DeWalt little by little this was a great addition to my tools. The adjustable speed is great and changing the blades is a breeze. I highly recommend this jigsaw.
This DeWalt jigsaw is easily one of the best woodworking tools I’ve ever used. It’s powerful, lightweight but sturdy, ergonomically designed, and most importantly, it gets the job done. I’ve used this on 1/8″, 1/2″, and 3/4″ lumber and it cut through each of them without any resistance. I thought that the 3/4″ might slow it down a little bit but that wasn’t the case, this jigsaw cut though it in no time. I’m especially impressed with it’s turning ability – it can handle tight curves without an issue. This saw has adjustable speeds as well, which is nice if you’re cutting out something that is more intricate. Additionally, installing the blade is a breeze. Simply pull the lever on the front of the saw back, insert the blade and close the lever. Installation is finished without tools. It’s so fast and easy. I’m very happy with this and am excited to add it to my existing DeWalt collection, which includes their circular saw, drill, and impact driver, all of which I use daily.
Jacqueline R. –
If you are reading this review and you are shopping for a good quality, well built, sturdy and easy to use Cordless Jig Saw, for a homeowner handyman, this is a GREAT option (cannot assess from a contractor usage) but for a homeowner handyman this one is my suggestion. Without hesitation I say it fits all my needs and expectations. I would not hesitate recommending this to family and friends. WELL done Dewalt! Two important things to note about the power supply; (a) this does not include a battery and charger. For those of us with more than a few Dewalts laying around buying the tool only is a great way to keep our costs VERY reasonable. Second this requires a 20 volt battery so if you have only the old 12 volt slide in they won’t work. I used a 20-Volt MAX XR 5.0Ah. First thing you notice is this saw has a real solid feel. This has an easy blade release latch/lock (with a big “Dewalt in front) which makes changing the blade much simpler, no more using a screwdriver to screw into the front and side. Also includes an LED light which is a smart add on. This thing cuts with the same energy as my old electric Craftsman, if not BETTER. I experienced no change in effectiveness during my testing. Now the one thing to note is that this jig saw uses “T-shank” jig saw blades. That said some of my old blades DID lock into this, most DID NOT. You will see in one of my pictures the difference in those inserted ends. This does have four cutting actions, three orbital and one straight. That said I have never used any orbital action.
Marvin L. Benoit –
I’ve gone through a few jigsaws, corded and cordless. These tools have progressed a LOT since my first single speed corded model that required you to hold the blade in place with a set screw. And that set screw would always loosen up and the blade would fall out ruining the cut. Also if you pushed a saw in a circular cut you could easily bend the blade because nothing held it at 90 degrees. Fast forward 20 years and the blade holding mechanism on this Dewalt is really great – flip a lever, insert T-shank blade and flip the lever back. The back of the blade even has a kerfed wheel to ride against so it maintains a cut without any blade deflection. What this Dewalt XR also has over a lot of other jig saws is the variable speed feature – no more burning wood, cut plastic sheeting at the right speed without chipping or melting, cut steel at the right speed to clear the chips. There is an orbital switch on the side that pushes the blade guide bearing wheel forward slightly to give you a more aggressive (roughr) cut if you need to cut quickly and finish isn’t a concern. An LED helps light up the way if you’re working in a dim environment. I love this jig saw, it’s just got a ton of power and the variable speed feature is just fantastic. Bear in mind you will need a fully charged good battery. I made some test cuts with an older 3 amp hour battery at two bars and the saw would stop as soon as I started cutting a circle. I switched to a newer 5 amp hour and I was off again so this saw does draw a fair bit of juice. One thing I was a bit disappointed on was the ergonomics of how the attached battery interferes with how you position your arm when holding the saw – you have to hold the barrel with your wrist bent so your forearm clears the battery. I like barrel handled jig saws because i feel like you have more control with your arm on the same level as the saw and can push a bit harder and a corded unit without that protuberance lets you do that. I wish they could have turned the battery 90 degrees on this (like how the battery mounts to their orbital sander from the side) so it didn’t stick up so high.
This DeWalt Model DCS335 battery-powered jig saw has a lot of great features. The front latch for securing and releasing the blade is very easy to operate (see picture). There is a sturdy front finger guard (see picture) so safety was certainly factored into the design. The other controls were easy to find and use. The speed control dial is located under the main grip on the body of the tool (see picture). The orbital action lever is on the left side of the body so you can adjust that with your thumb (see picture). The lever mechanism for tilting and locking the shoe is on the bottom right side of the tool grip (see picture). It comes with a handy owner’s manual in case you need any help in learning how to use it. One note: this model does not have a lock-off button so if you want that feature, the owner’s manual mentions that feature is available in DeWalt model DCS334. It is so great to have a jig saw without having to worry a power cord or where to plug it in! You can take this jig saw anywhere! I highly recommend this jig saw!
Don Pollock –
I have owned the dcs331 for probably 8 years. I picked it up after my corded dewalt was stolen. Lately I had been getting frustrated with the loveliness of my cuts through thicker wood. So I pulled the trigger on the dcs 335 after reading some comparisons of barrel grip vs d handle. Not only am I more satisfied with my cuts but the leds to light up the cut line are a game changer I feel like I am sitting at the scroll saw and just hugging the line. As for the other features I like the new blade release it seems to be more stout. The shoe tilt had some added stops at the 45 degree positions. When it come right down to it I would definitely recommend an upgrade if not the dcs335 because you dont like the barrel get the dcs335 this is 15 years of well thought out innovation.