WSJ 850-ET Jigsaw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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WSJ 850-ET Jigsaw

Hilti - WSJ 850-ET Jigsaw

This jigsaw from Hilti has a unique onboard dust collection system

$240.00 (As of 9/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: A Better Breed of Jigsaws

review date: September 1, 2006

Despite being Hilti's first jigsaw, the WSJ 850-ET was the smoothest-running of the 12 tools we tested. It ejects spent blades, which can save you from burning your fingers. But its blades aren't as easy to insert as in some other saws. The saw's large size, poor blade visibility, and lack of onboard storage are disadvantages. It has a unique onboard dust collection system. Attaching a compact dust receptacle to the back of the saw engages a secondary fan with the motor's driveshaft. This system's performance proved every bit as effective as a shop vacuum.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating A-
Feel A-
Cutting B+
Blade change A-

More In-Depth Information

A Better Breed of Jigsaws Online Membership RequiredMaking precise cuts and keeping sightlines clear are must-have qualities. We tested 12 top models and picked the leader of the pack.

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hilti
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 866-445-8827
Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Amps 8.4
Volts N/A
Speed N/A
Special Features Ejects spent blades

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