After more than 50 years since its inception, there has not been much progress in jigsaw design: basically D-handle or barrel grip. I had a corded Bosch D-handle; then, Matabo 18V cordless barrel grip, both of which I never felt quite comfortable when it comes to holding and control. D-handle was too far away from the cutting surface and barrel has been too chunky for my average-to-small hands
Then, I impulse purchased Milwaukee M12 jigsaw that was on a special at HD a couple of years ago. And it turned out to be the best of the both worlds. Easier grip and more precise control. It has a few of its own flaws though. No blower, no orbital selection, annoying LED location, etc.
So, I was hoping to see a newer version that addressed them, or even M18 Fuel version incorporating the M12 handle configuration. But, what Milwaukee just introduced was the same old one and the same old the other.
Is there anyone who used all three types out there feeling the same or am I the only one?