|Bevel Capacity:||+/- 45 Degrees|
|Cutting Capacity (Aluminum):||3/4 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (Steel):||3/8 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (Wood):||4-3/4 in.|
|Handle Type:||Barrel Grip|
|SPM:||1,000 - 2,900|
|Stroke Length:||1 in.|
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Comments about PS 300 EQ Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw:
I have to admit that I do not have many hours of use with this tool yet, and my impression may change over time. As impressed as I am with all other Festools that I own, I'm shocked and dismayed to say that I find this tool to be extremely mediocre. Literature touts the blade guidance system on this tool, but I've yet to be impressed with the perpendicularity of a cut with this tool, and find it to be comparable, or perhaps even worse than the performance of my Bosch jigsaw that this purchase replaced.
In addition, I find it very hard to follow a line when the clear plastic dust shroud is in place. The indicator arrow on the front of the saw's foot plate is a bit big and clunky to really feel accurate. However, when the plastic shroud is removed so I can watch the blade, dust collection is greatly diminished, to the point where accumulating saw dust obscures the line of cut.
This saw feels really good in the hand, and the variable speed is nice, but otherwise it leaves a bit to be desired, especially at this price. Having it to do over again, I would probably buy the top of the line Bosch. Perhaps they will have addressed some of these issues with the upcoming Carvex model.
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