Ryobi P521 cordless jigsaws
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Ryobi P521

Highlight: Ruby laser projects a cutline ahead of the blade.

Tester: Stuart Charlton, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Skill level: Seasoned DIYer ("I remodeled my entire kitchen, top to bottom.")

Used tool for: Cutting receptacle box holes in a plaster wall.

Verdict: "I liked the orbital action, but I'd trade its long battery life for more power."

Tool stats: 5.5 pounds; variable speed to 2,100 strokes per minute; ¾-inch stroke length, four-position orbital setting; keyless blade change; shoe adjusts with Allen key.

Price: About $79 for jigsaw, $129 for battery and charger, Ryobi

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