We have learned that a new Dewalt 20V Max brushless jigsaw tools is on the way. So far, we only know that it is coming to Australia, but it seemed like an interesting new development to post about.
It should not be too surprising. Brushless motor technology has come a long way, and prices seem to be different than just a few years ago.
I can’t tell you much else. Dewalt’s not ready to officially announce the new tools, and evidence of them are buried on the web, in places like Pinterest, Google web caches, and Instagram, pointing to now-taken-down Home Depot product pages, or Canadian retailers hosting pixelated images.
The new top handle jigsaw, DCS334, features a 26mm cutting stroke, 0-3200 spm cutting speed, 0-45° bevel capacity, and maximum cutting capacity of 135mm in wood, 10mm in steel. It also features a 4-position pendulum action, tool-free adjustable shoe, and non-marring cover.
Here’s an Australian retailer previewing the new jigsaw, hence the 18V XR branding:
Let’s look at other recent (and semi-recent) releases in the cordless power tool industry:
Porter Cable came out with a new cordless sander. (And Craftsman now too.)
What else do you think Dewalt will come out with next? I’m thinking that they’re putting the final touches on top handle and barrel-grip brushless jigsaws for the North American market, and am starting to really expect new a Dewalt brushless sander, and maybe a cordless trim router. There is definitely a need for such tools, and it’s reasonable to predict that the jigsaws will precede or launch alongside other carpentry or finish-work tools.