
What is the voltage of a jigsaw?












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Voltage (or electrical potential energy) is the strength of an electric current.
Whereas the power of a corded jigsaw is determined by the wattage of the machine, the power of a cordless model is indicated by its voltage. 









Corded jigsaws





However, when thinking about mainoperated jigsaws, voltage is still important.
Corded jigsaws are available with a voltage of either 110 volts or 240 volts, however this difference in voltage does not result in a difference of power. 









Instead, the voltage of a corded jigsaw specifies whether the tool can be plugged straight into the mains electricity supply or whether it will require a stepdown transformer in order to run safely.
For more information, see Which jigsaw voltage should you choose? 









Cordless jigsaws





For cordless jigsaws on the other hand, voltage is the primary measure of power.
The voltage of a cordless model will be between 12 and 36V. 









The higher the voltage of a cordless jigsaw, the more powerful its motor and, therefore, the more efficient the tool will be.
For more information, see How to choose the right voltage for a cordless jigsaw. 





