Variable Speed Jig Saw

Model: #JS481LG

4.7 | 101 Reviews
RYOBI delivers more value and performance with more power and features than ever before. Orbital action is controlled by the speed match dial, just set it to the cut quality or speed preferred and get to work. This saw has an integrated dust blower to keep debris away from the cut line. The LED light helps illuminate dark work areas to get the job done no matter the time of day. This jigsaw includes a 6 ft. long power cord, and the new and improved grip zone over-mold helps provide a comfortable grip on all touch points.


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  • Orbital Settings: 4 Orbital Positions
  • Stroke Length: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
  • Motor: 120V AC, 4.8 Amp
  • Variable Speed: 600-3,000 SPM (No Load Speed)
  • Cord: 6 ft. cord
  • Tool Weight: 4.4 lbs


  • JS481LG Jig Saw
  • Wood Cutting Blade
  • Operator’s Manual


Variable Speed Jig Saw
Variable Speed Jig Saw is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Came down to features. I've been putting this Jigsaw thru the pases for about a month. I find the built in dust blower and LED to be very convenient (Especially at this price). Solid build. Just like any other tool, you have to play around with it to get the hang of how it cuts. You can't expect a straight line like a circular saw would give but if you get all the elements right (blade, blade speed, blade angle) you can cut pretty dang straight (I bought it specifically for NOT straight cuts). Now all this thing needs to do is keep going and even there I'm not worried because the warranty.
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cutting blades The saw works great. Came with one blade, have not been able to locate more blades that fit. Is not a universal fit. Bought saw at Home Depot months ago and they don’t carry the blades! Go figure I need assortment of blades tell me where to buy or send me some. This is crazy. Complained to H D for months now still no blades. How can you sell product & no blades?
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke after couple of months I bought JS481 Ryobi jig saw less than 6 month ago for random use and the Blade support roller fell off already!!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wish I knew how it works I bought this saw at the Direct Tool store several months ago and put it in a drawer. I needed to use it recently and got out my blades. None of them work in this saw. After researching it I found that the only blade that will work in it is made by Ryobi. I went to the Direct Tool store - they don't sell them and told me to get them at Jome Depot - they don't sell them. In fact I can't find ANYONE who sells them. WHY. Why does Ryobi make a tool that uses blades I can't find????
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mostly Useful The jig saw works relatively well. Seems to be more play in the drive than I like. I have had a whining noise, as if the motor is failing, but the thing still works. The speed and oscillating features are nice, though. I tend to use my 60 year old, all metal, PENNEY's PENNCRAFT jig saw, most of the time. It is solid and true cutting & doesn't wander like my Ryobi. Even though it is heavier and only one speed, the PENNCRAFT does a much better job. Ryobi
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 21st Century Jig Saw Needed to replace my vintage 70s Craftsman that did well for many years, but it was just time to get a modern jig saw. This Ryobi is great! Plenty of variable speed settings, laser light, convenient switch; but best of all it is lightweight and super comfortable to control when cutting. So far, I've just used it on wood projects. Excellent value as it's one of the lower priced saws in the jig saw arena!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful to use. I have been working with wood for about 40 years and have used all type makes and models of everything so I was very surprised by the quality and ability of my variable speed jig saw very impressed with it's ease of cutting and sharpness of lines. We will see how long it last but so far I would replace it with another one.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features - inconvenience in getting blades The jig saw is great. But only one problem, when it come to getting new blades, forget it. I brought the RYOBI JIG SAW at Home Depot. They don't sale the blades. So I had to go to to order the blades. Now have to wait for 14 days for delivery. That is an inconvenience! That why I only gave it four stars.
Date published: 2020-10-09
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