I have had the Ridgid 12v system and all the Jobmax heads for several months. I have managed to find an application for almost all the pieces. I love the 12v lineup from RIDGID, especially the Jobmax! A few small issues I have the jig saw head are it cannot bevel as some jig saws do, there is no place to put a fence, and why is there a safety switch? I guess to prevent it from tearing up your tool bag if the main switch is pushed or worse a young person picking up this tool. This jigsaw head is not as balanced, powerful or adjustable as a dedicated jigsaw. However that's the beauty of the Jobmax it seems to not do one particular thing exceptionally well but it is versitile and does many things well. I used the jig saw head yesterday to cut 1/4in off of a countertop and it went ok. The jobmax sometimes would bind up and shut off at the handle. So I would back it out and start again. No big deal. After I used the jig saw head I came back and cleaned up with the oscillating head, wide wood blade, and sanding attachment. Very happy with RIDGID. By the way Lifetime Service Agreement rocks!
Great attachment! Annoying safety lock, but it can be easily defeated!
February 04, 2014
This is a great attachment with one drawback. The safety lock is spring loaded and difficult to engage to begin cutting. I came up with a simple solution: I drilled a tiny hole through the plastic slider lock and ran some thin wire through it. I pulled it tight so the lock was engaged to the side and secured the wire to the plastic of the vent slot. Works like a charm! I was very frustrated at first, but now it's great! We've been using this tool for our bathroom remodel and it's been fantastic. Even my husband is impressed with it! I took off one star for the difficult safety lock. . .
Easy to Use,
Good Size & Weight,
safety lock is difficult
Great value. Added this to my collection of "JOBMAX" Tools. I have used this attachment several times since Christmas and has worked flawlessly. I am DITY with carpol tunnel syndrome in both hands I need tools that provide ergonomical comfort. Thank you RIDGID!
Nice little attachement. I haven't used it for any real jobs yet, but I tested it out on a scrap of maple and it worked fine with my Ryobi One+ multifunction tool.I love that I can use these RIgid Jobmax attachments with the Ryobi set that I already own. Saves a fortune on new equipment and batteries.
Easy to Use,
All In One,
Good Size & Weight
I have, and use the 12 volt drill, flashlight, and multi tool with the right angle drill and impact driver often. I have them all in a bag in my truck and am very happy with them. That said, this saw is just not as useful as the rest of the 12 volt line up. It's heavy and a bit awkward to use. The 'safety lock' is hard to use with one hand and the blade release blocks your view of the cut line. I bought this to make a couple of 9" cuts in a 1 x 4 piece of cedar, it was hard to stay on the line and it seemed I had to force it through the wood. I work for a guy who has a Bosch corded jigsaw and I tell you it's like night and day. (I know it's not a fair comparison) I wanted to like this saw because it fit my multi tool handle. Take my advice, look elsewhere.
The fact that this tool is a multi tasks tool it has so many capabilities. I am waiting to see what other HEADS that you might be designing. I was wondering if a small router would be next????? Hint HintAlso i would like to see a larger tool case that can be purchased so all the parts can fit into one bag, maybe open the cover and compartments that each head can fit into!!!!!!!! Chris M..
First of all, if you bought this attachment instead of an actual jigsaw, then you bought it for the wrong reason. If you bought this tool to have something handy and cordless, then you bought it for the right reason. I bought this because I build a lot of arches, and I use it to cut out my scribes. It's perfect for when you need to do something rough, and don't want to fight with a cord. I've only used this thing on plywood so far, and it works great. I'm sure it would be fine for metal, too. For fine stuff, I have my variable speed, variable orbit DeWalt, but this Ridgid is perfect for what I bought it for. An orbital setting would be nice, though.
Easy to Use,
no orbital setting
I love my12v jobmax. Works great, but the jig saw was to much strain on the 12v tool. It barely made the jigsaw run. If you are using the 120v corded Jobmax tool, it might be better. I returned mine and bought a nice Ridgid 120v jigsaw.
Good Size & Weight
no power with 12v