Which jigsaw voltage should you choose?
Most corded jigsaws have a voltage of 240V as they are designed to run directly off the British mains electricity supply.
However some manufacturers produce versions of their tools with a voltage of 110V. These jigsaws are intended to be used out on a construction site.
|It is very important that the voltage of your jigsaw matches the voltage of your power supply to ensure that the tool performs as effectively as it should.|
In this country, jigsaws with a voltage of 110V are designed to be used on a worksite
Because they are usually used outside where, because of the exposed working conditions, there is a greater risk of electric shock, these tools run at a lower, less dangerous voltage.
Electricity supplies with a voltage of 110V are produced using a step-down transformer which reduces the mains voltage of 240V to a much safer 110V.
110V jigsaws are equally as powerful as 240V models but draw more current from the electricity supply.
Jigsaws with a voltage of 240V are designed to be used in a domestic environment.
They can be plugged straight into a wall socket and run directly off the mains electricity supply.
Which voltage should you choose?
Generally, most jigsaw applications will require a tool with a voltage of 240V.
This is because they are usually used inside, either in the home or in a workshop, where the risk of injury due to electric shock is fairly low. This means that the higher voltage is not an issue.
|However, if you plan to use your jigsaw on a construction site, in order to do so safely, you will need to invest in a machine that runs on 110V, along with a step-down transformer.|