Black & Decker JS660 Jigsaw Review 2017

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This Black and Decker Jig Saw is manufactured by the popular Black & Decker company, so you would expect it to be pretty well made and of a reasonable standard. We found this to be the case, though please note that this is a mid to low priced tool. You should be able to pick this up for around the $35 price tag, which we think is great value for money.

Although the JS660 is a great saw for general purpose I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who intends to do any heavy jobs or if you expect to be using it on a daily or even weekly basis. That being said it is absolutely perfect for those who need to do the occasional bit of DIY. The saw itself cuts really well, is certainly powerful enough, and changing the blades is both fast and easy.

It easily makes our top 10 list of jigsaws which you can look at by clicking right here.

 

Main Features of the Smart Select JS660 Jig Saw

Black & Decker js660 reviewThis one has been reviewed by quite a few buyers at Amazon.com, and pretty much everyone agrees with me that’s its ideal for handy jobs around the house, but it’s certainly not a builder’s tool for everyday use.

These types of reviews are by far the best way to get an idea on any tool and I would recommend everyone to see as many reviews as possible before making a purchase.

Some common complaints of this saw are :-

  • The base angle adjustment settings are crude at best
  • The smart select feature is hard to understand
  • It takes a lot of practice to cut straight
  • It can be slow to cut
  • The cut is not suitable for precise work

Reviews of The JS 660

The vast majority of users would actually recommend the saw and feel :-

  • It’s cheap and cheerful and will do most jobs
  • It will cut most things with a bit of practice
  • Different types of blade are available
  • It great value for money
  • Its reliable and well built

It should not therefore surprise you that it is a huge best seller on Amazon.

Who Should Buy The JSS660?

This is a very simple question. This saw is ideal for the occasional user who has to cut a various range of materials every now and again.

It can be used for nearly anything and will most certainly last many years and will be reliable time after time. Keep away from it if you are a perfectionist but if you only need something for the odd job you will find this saw to be an excellent tool. As you probably already know there are many different brands of these available on the market, and this one in this price range, is as good as any.

It gets a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and for around $35-40, you can see that it is pretty good value for this working jigsaw.

Summary of the Black and Decker Smart Select Jigsaw

If you have read any of my reviews, you will know that I am not a huge Black & Decker fan. That said, this saw did not disappoint and I feel that it is priced correctly for its quality and would be a great addition to any households tool box. You can buy this saw with the confidence that it will perform most jobs very well and will be reliable for many years.

It represents good value for money, and at this price point, it competes well with any other jigsaw out there. If this is not the one for you, then please feel free to see my top ten list of the best jigsaws on the market today.

 

The JS660 does however sell in its thousands and maintains very strong and positive reviews. As they say all those buyers can not be wrong and this is a great product at a very good price.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun