I purchased an inexpensive Ryobi $50 jig saw and I got what I paid for. A piece of junk. When I compared the features I realized my error. Dewalt is the bestin my opinion. It handled great and is very durable. The quick insertion and release of the blade is easy the different types of cutting settings is a plus. Well worth the extra expense. I also have the DCD985L2 and after getting this jig saw I am convinced that Dewalt is the only way to go.