Skil Jigsaw Model 4490 Review

A Must Have Power Tool For Any Shop

If you are looking for an economical yet powerful jigsaw then the Skil Jigsaw Model 4490 is a pretty good buy.

This jigsaw is lightweight and versatile. With varilable speed control, 360 degree scrolling action, a four position orbital cut control and 5 amps of power you can't go wrong.

Skil Jigsaw Model 4490Weighing in at only 7.43 pounds and an ergonomical soft grip handle, this is one power tool that you can use for a long time without tiring.

The Skil 4490 also features a blade storage system. You will never be searching for your extra blades since they store inside a secure locking compartment on the saw.

The integrated dust blower on the Skil 4490 is a cool feature. You can simply push it out to have it blow the dust away for increased visiblity.

With a smooth and easy quick lock, blade changing is a tools are needed.

The base of the saw easily adjusts and locks to a 45 degree bevel as well as adjusting to other angles in between.

Saw Specifications

  • Amperage: 5 Amps
  • Voltage: 120 V
  • Horsepower: 1 HP
  • Cord Length: 6 ft.
  • RPM: 3200
  • Strokes per Minute(SPM): 3200
  • Length of Stroke: .5"
  • Adjustable Shoe: Yes
  • Bevel Capacity: 45 degrees
  • Dust Blower: Yes
  • Dust Collection: No
  • Orbital Action: Yes
  • Quick Change Blade System: Yes
  • Variable Speed: Yes

Saw Accessories

  • 2 Blades

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Skil 4490 Jigsaw Review

Skil Jigsaw Model 4490ProsCons
  • Dust Blower
  • Secure Blade Storage
  • Quick Change Blade System
  • Easy Table Bevel Adjustment
  • Locking Power Trigger Can Be a Safety Hazard
  • Limited Tool Accessories

It seems as though this is a pretty decent saw. For an average cost of around $55 I think a person can get a lot of quality use from this power tool.

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