"I bought this jigsaw after my bosh jigsaw gave up the ghost, after 30 years hard labor.
It does cut true and straight once you get used to the arrow on the base plate, it cuts on the arrow when the waste is on the left and on the thick of the arrow if the waste is on the right. If you use the laser, the laser beam is the same thickness as the blade.
I have cut 6 mm ply 2440 mm long without a guide perfectly straight. The laser and the light are a great help. The jigsaw blows the dust away from the work piece well.
I liked the Jigsaw so much I am buying an additional two, one for my son in law and one for me, for when my first one conks out. I only gave it an average for reliability as I have not had it long enough to comment."
"bought this a week ago . had to send straight back due to the guide missing . was sent a replacement out the next day . found it to be a cheap but sturdy jigsaw however i found the guide to be useless . not a problem as i never had one on my old jigsaw always prefered to cut free hand anyway , the blades provided i suggest you bin them straight away and invest in better quality ones . not had use for laser yet but if anything like my other tools with this feature you won,t be able to see it in sunlight . all this said i would still recommend this to anyone wanting a good quality jigsaw ."
"Was persuaded to buy this, over a more expensive product, I wish I hadn't bothered. Like the other reviews say, the blade is not perpendicular to the base plate (no matter how you adjust it) the saw then wanders when cutting thicker material. The guide plate locking mechanism is not substantial enough. The guide wheel also did not operate correctly. I returned this product."
"I purchased this model as I have been impressed with other Titan tools in the past. However, on just the third cut it fell apart (the guide wheel rivet sheared). I know it wasn't very expensive but I expected it to last for more than 10 minutes."
"Although the jigsaw had a lot of features it did not perform well. It had trouble cutting straight as the blade appeared not to be aligned with base properly. It broke down 3 days into my project and I had to return it. Unless you only plan to use it a few times a year for light work, you should buy a better quality jigsaw"
"My expectations for this Jigsaw were high - it has an impressive spec.. However using the unit with 18mm Conti - an easy task, the saw wandered from the desired cutting line by up to 8mm. Using the front pointer, laser and parallel guides made no difference - it was useless. The parallel guide and front dust shield were feeble. I returned the item to the Screwfix counter and expressed surprise that they were selling such an inferior product"
"This comes with lots of features but I found it not to perform well. The laser can not be seen in natural day light and although you can follow a straight pencil line the blade seems not to be parallel to the metal base. This meant using the guide on the base plate or the set square attachment did not work. I have a titan mitre saw and I am very pleased with that but this item I returned."