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Black and Decker’s New Jigsaw with Curve Control

I’m a tool junky.

Anytime I can test something new and share it with you I’m all in.

A few years back I installed bamboo laminate in a living room for a rental home.

The only saw I used was a jigsaw with special laminate blade.

That was an eye opener.

If you have the ONE right tool you can totally do a huge project without spending gobs of money.

Today’s tutorial unboxes the new Black & Decker jigsaw, and YES, there’s a sweet surprise at the end 😀

I’ve had several friends tell me I should do unboxing videos.

Apparently people like seeing other people unpack stuff.

Kinda like on Christmas.

I did enjoy seeing my brother unwrap something I knew I’d play with, lol.

The tool we’ll be checking out today is Black & Decker’s  5 Amp Jigsaw with Curve Control.

It’s model number BDEJS600C.

BD Jigsaw Table

Amazon has 3 reviews at this time, so it’s not a reliable source for customer feedback yet.

The price they have is $43.99 with free shipping.

That’s an awesome price for what you get.

Why would you want a jigsaw?

If you’re doing any project that involves wood you need a jigsaw.

Remember my laminate floor installation, I seriously used my jigsaw to install 400 square feet of material.

Laminate floor

Jigsaws can cut through wood, metal and plastic with the right kind of blade.

When you open the box you get the saw, one saw blade, and the instructions.

Black & Decker provides a 2 year limited warranty and 30 day money-back guarantee.

BD Warranty

There’s a nice long power cord that supplies 5 Amps, meaning there’s plenty of power.

When you pull the jigsaw from the box you immediately feel it’s heft.

This is nice because it feels well constructed yet only weighs 4.7 lbs.

The shoe is constructed from heavy gauge metal and is adjustable.

You can make bevel cuts of 22.5 and 45 degrees both left and right.

BD Adjustable Shoe

It also has a nice open line of site so you can see the cut.

There are 4 speed settings that can be adjusted with the Curve Control dial.

BD Curve Control

Setting 1 is for non-orbital cuts and the least aggressive.

Settings 2 thru 4 are for orbital cuts, i.e. anything that’s not a straight cut.

The aggressiveness of the cut increases with the number.

In my video I forgot to change the Curve Control from 1 to 2 for a circular cut but the saw still did a great job!

Sometimes I wonder about my brain capacity or maybe I need an assistant director for my videos, haha.

No tools are needed to install the saw blades.

BD Toolless Blade Install

Always install jigsaw blades so that the teeth face away from the saw body.

I wish BD would include maybe 2 or 3 different blades.

Especially a speed blade and laminate blade.

But you can buy an entire set of jigsaw blades for around $10.

The cool part is this jigsaw accepts both T and U shank blades.

If you have some older blades you’ll probably be able to use them.

Wood dust can be dangerous.

And the exhaust port on the jigsaw helps eliminate this issue.

BD Exhaust Port

Vacuums or shop vacs can be hooked up to the jigsaw’s exhaust port with the right attachment.

I wish all my tools had this feature.

Most new models do these days which underscores the importance of safety when doing any project.

Check out my video to see the unboxing of this new jigsaw.

I also show you a few tips on how to use it and why the laminate blades are so awesome

Black and Decker’s New Jigsaw with Curve Control

What’s Next

You can’t beat the price of this jigsaw, it’s only $34 and will last a long time.

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and need help, join one of our online courses – they’ll make your bathroom renovation much easier!

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help. 

Thanks for reading, watching, and being part of our awesome community of DIYers.



Black and Decker Jigsaw