How Many Watts of Electricity does a Jigsaw use?

Real power-use measurements from a jigsaw.

How Much Power does a Jigsaw use

Jigsaw: 300 Watts


  • A jigsaw uses an electric motor to plung a piston-like blade through material. The blade isn't very big, and the teeth aren't very big, so it doesn't use
  • Uses a variable speed motor and trigger, so it uses a variable amount of power, up to about 300 watts.

Power Use

  • Watts: 300
  • Kilowatts: 0.3 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 6 hundredths of one cent (0.06 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 3.6¢
  • cost per day: 29¢
  • cost per month: $5.47

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.