Product Reviews For RIDGID JobMax Jig Saw Head (Tool Only)

Overall Rating
3.9/5
  • its to hard to operate, it's right handed, and its to slow
  • May 01, 2014
  • Verified Purchase
  • The entire 3 piece set is not the quality I would expect.
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  • JobMax Jig Saw Head
  • April 10, 2014
  • Recommended Product
  • Ever feel like a contortionist when using a jig saw, I have but with the Jobmax Jig Saw head and its ability to be connected to the base in 4 different positions I am able to keep my hand and arm in a more normal position. Need to change a blade, its a snap, literally, just pull down the lever that holds the blade tight and switch out the blade no need to have to find the hex driver to tighten screws.
  • By: OhPhoenix
  • Great for small projects
  • March 25, 2014
  • Recommended Product
  • I have been wanting a jigsaw for sometime and had a hard time deciding to buy the Ridgid Jigsaw stand alone or just get the Jigsaw attachement for my Multi-tool. I went with the attachement. When combined with the multi-tool it feels like a regular sized jigsaw in your hand though I found it a little awkward trying to start it. You have to hold the safety button down to press the trigger to start it. The two buttons to do this arent in the greatest locations for your hands. Also I found it very tough at times to take the jIgsaw off the multi-tool. Other than the awkward switches to start it and the difficulty detaching the head it served it purpose and if you just need it for the occasional jigsaw job you save money by getting the saw head then a whole other tool.
  • By: Raviolicaponi
  • Great attachment! Annoying safety lock, but it can be easily defeated!
  • February 04, 2014
  • Recommended Product
  • 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. . .
  • By: Steph
  • Trigger Problems
  • August 30, 2013
  • Every Ridgid tool that I have owned has had issues with the trigger and the jigsaw attachment is the worst. You have to engage the unlock button while squeezing the trigger button and mine always sticks. It also requires a lot of pressure to keep it on which causes hand fatigue. I was planning on buying more of the multi-tool attachments, but I may switch to a different brand. I am losing trust in Ridgid tools.
  • By: Bdub
  • Cool little device, works well with Ryobi tools
  • March 18, 2013
  • Recommended Product
  • 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.
  • By: jhhoffma
  • Good design and fits in well with my collection of 18 volt RIGID tools
  • March 12, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
  • i ALREADY HAVE A BROAD ASSORTMENT OF TOOLS IN THE RIGID LINE AND THIS TOOL FILLS OUT THE NEED OF A MULTI USE 18 VOLT MODEL TO REPLACE MY 12 VOLT MODEL.
  • By: colBob
  • Like the other person said. Too slow!
  • September 19, 2012
  • 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.
  • By: brianmski
  • Too slow!
  • September 04, 2012
  • This thing cuts very slow due to its short stroke and no oscillating mode. Too slow to be useful. You can cut faster with a handsaw.
  • By: chris
  • Great for what it does!
  • July 18, 2012
  • Recommended Product
  • 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.
  • By: MrRockwell