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  • Jobmax and Jobmax Jig Saw head
  • May 06, 2012
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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!

Jimbo

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By: Jimbo
  • Rigid JOBMAX JIG SAW HEAD fits Ryobi 18v Multi-tool
  • May 15, 2012
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Rigid JOBMAX JIG SAW HEAD fits and functions perfectly with the Ryobi 18v Multi-tool.

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jsps999

Naples, FL, USA
65 or over,Male
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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By: jsps999
  • Ergonomic Comfort
  • December 31, 2011
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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!

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rt78

Picayune, MS, USA
45 to 54,Male
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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By: rt78
  • Cool little device, works well with Ryobi tools
  • March 18, 2013
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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.

Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Good Size & Weight Cons: Limited Features
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jhhoffma

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
25 to 34,Male
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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By: jhhoffma
  • Great attachment! Annoying safety lock, but it can be easily defeated!
  • February 04, 2014
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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. . .

Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight Cons: safety lock is difficult

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Steph

Akron, Ohio
35 to 44,Female
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By: Steph
  • Not up to snuff
  • March 20, 2012

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.

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Lar00

Chicago, IL, USA
45 to 54,Male
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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By: Lar00
  • Love the ability to change heads.
  • March 25, 2012
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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..

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MasulloDesigns

Moody, TX, USA
45 to 54,Male
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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By: MasulloDesigns
  • Good design and fits in well with my collection of 18 volt RIGID tools
  • March 12, 2013
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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.

Pros: Powerful, All In One, Good Size & Weight
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colBob

Poway, CA, USA
65 or over,Male
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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By: colBob
  • Great for what it does!
  • July 17, 2012
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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.

Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Light Weight, cordless Cons: Limited Features, no orbital setting
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MrRockwell

Albuquerque, NM, USA
25 to 34,Male
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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By: MrRockwell
  • Like the other person said. Too slow!
  • September 18, 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.

Pros: Sturdy, Good Size & Weight Cons: no power with 12v
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brianmski

Gatlinburg, TN, USA
35 to 44,Male
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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By: brianmski