Dewalt DC330B Jig Saw Review

This is our review of the Dewalt DC330B Jigsaw. There is no doubt that this is a very popular choice from a highly respected brand. Buyers, and there are plenty of them rate this tool very highly indeed.

There are lots of positive reviews, from a high number of satisfied buyers.

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B 18-Volt Cordless Jig Saw

Please note that this is a "bare tool" and as such does not come with the 18 volt battery, that is needed to power it

It is a cordless jigsaw, with a keyless blade change, an all metal shoe bevel, and has a 4 position orbital setting.

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B Concise Overview

dewalt dc330b jigsaw

Here is a short and concise view, of the main features of this jigsaw. This is they type of saw that a professional will use. It is certainly not the cheapest on the market, but in our opinion, worth every cent.

As mentioned earlier, it operates off an 18 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. If you own other Dewalt tools, then that is ideal, as you can simply use that battery. Otherwise you will have to buy a battery and charger. That will certainly push the price of this jigsaw right up there.

You can use this saw to cut wood, plastic and thinner metals.The shoe bevel is really useful for angled cuts, and it has the common indents of 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees.

It also has variable speeds and an adjustable dust blower.

This is a great tool for doing straight cuts, those intricate curves and also for bevel cuts. By using the appropriate jigsaw blade it can get through wood, plywood, laminate counter tops, plastic, and metal.

How Buyers Rate the DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B

Overall Buyer Satisfaction 90%

Overall buyers rate this jigsaw highly, with a 90% satisfaction rate. The reviews are overall very positive, and the only real complaint is the higher price point.

What Buyers Say About the DEWALT Bare-Tool DC330B

The RRP for this Dewalt drill is $140. If you shop around it is possible to pick this up slightly cheaper. Prices on all electrical tools do change very frequently, so always check that before buying. The RRP is however a good indicator on what you should expect to pay.

So we know the price and we also know that the huge majority of buyers rate this DC330B jigsaw very highly. It is also important to read what buyers actually have to say about this jigsaw as well.

Pros & Cons Table

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    Feels well balanced in the hands when being used
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    Battery life is great, charges quickly and is also easy to add and remove the battery
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    Has a nice and heavy engineered feel to it, solid and robust
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    Blades can pop out when up against heavy resistance

When we read through all of the available reviews, it does become very clear that this is a high quality jigsaw. Some buyers did complain about the blades, and that they can pop out under a heavy load.

There are not however a lot of complaints, so this might be because of user problems. When you have a tool less blade change, it is a known industry problem, so just be aware of that.

What Battery and Charger Work With the DC330B

Don't forget that this is a bare tool, so you only get the tool. If you need a battery and charger, then this DC330B is compatible with the DC9096 18-volt XRP battery pack along with the DW9117 15-minute charger.

Video Review of the 18 Volt Dewalt DC330B

Our Summary & Verdict on the DC330B

90%
Value for Money

It measures 11.2 x 11 x 3.9 inches and weighs around 5.8 pounds. That is heavy for a jigsaw, but it feels ok, when you are holding it, and using it.

It is the choice of professionals, but we also think it is very suitable, for those of us who do a lot of projects around the home and garden.

It is at the higher end of the price point for a jigsaw. That is mainly down to how it is constructed. All of the moving parts, along with the sole plate, are a full metal construction.

If this is not the one for you, then you can Check out our top 10 list of jigsaws here.

Finally like many Dewalt products, this one comes with a 3-year limited warranty on faulty materials and workmanship. You will need to register your Dewalt DC330B jigsaw online to get that. This tool also comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.

Enda McLarnon