I have used many brands of jigsaws over the last 30+ years. This is by far the best one yet. It cuts faster and has less vibration. The guards around the blade prevent the accidental cutting of the po... (read more)wer cord when cutting complex shapes. The 4 settings allow for easier cutting of a variety of materials. The variable speed trigger control is a must when doing fine details. The ergonomic design works well in either left or right hand. The dust blower moves the dust forward, down and away from the operator making the cut-line easy to see. Their warranty program is excellent with a repair facility in Kentwood. Yes I did break the piece that holds in the blade, but I use mine more in a day than most will use it in 3 years. During a typical month I will go through over 20 scroll blades. That's a lot of cutting.