The GST18V-47N is an 18V barrel-grip jig saw with a list of impressive features. The barrel-grip has a soft grip area and slim circumference, enabling better control of the saw. The variable-speed dial below the barrel-grip enables the user to control the cutting speed from 550 up to 2,700 no-load strokes per minute, providing a smooth and clean cut. The saw is capable of cutting wood up to 4.7 inches and .08 inches of aluminum.
The GST18V-47N also features a user-selectable orbital action lever ranging from zero (off) to four. The orbital action takes the blade’s straight sawing movement and adds increasing levels of elliptical motion, making for a faster cut. Replacing the cutting blade requires no tools due to its T-shank blade-changing system. The cutting lines are always visible with the aid of dust blower and LED light shining directly on the cutting surface.
We supplied the jig saws to a professional contractor and an avid DIYer. Both immediately commented on the ergonomics, feel of the barrel-grip and lightweight construction. This was the first time our DIYer used a jig saw with orbital action and raved about the increased cutting speed. He explained the increased cutting speed as “the difference between walking and running.” If your store carries power tools, then the GST18V-47 is a high-quality jig saw with outstanding feel and performance.