Makita - 4351FCT (Rating: 5)

I know there are a lot of Bosch lovers out there, but I took a chance on this jigsaw and man did it pay off! The website indicated it was 40% less vibration than other brands. When I received it, and chucked up one of the new Starrett Dual-Cut blades and turned it on, you could barely feel any vibration. What a huge improvement over the POS Craftsman jigsaw I received as a gift a few years ago.

This saw, in unison with the new Starrett blade yielded splinter free cuts on 3/4" oak veneer plywood. The cut was so effortless, that I am contemplating using it on decorative cuts on my next project that calls for them instead of my bandsaw. It has a 6.3 amp motor, and is illuminated in the front with a bright white LED.

My apologies for the less than crystal clear image of the cut.