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Made in China.As a lifelong builder/cabinet maker, I would advise against buying ANYTHING made in China.Spend a few more $$ and buy quality.
I see you didn't make a recommendation. Milwaukee has been long known for their performance, and high price. Was just talking with a plumber yesterday about his experience with his Milks and he had nothing but good words. This particular saw has some very nice features, headlight and blower to start. If you do any serious jigsawing a blower is very helpful - keeps you from blowing spit all over the surface. Anyway, at $179 you better be doing a lot of sawing to justify the cost. If I was wealthy I'd have some Milk tools too. But alas, I'm just a poor white share croppers chow.
https://allamericanreviews.com/tool-brands/Dewalt still makes some tools in the USA.Bosch and Makita have several non-Chinese offerings.
I have a corded jig saw, bought it in the mid 80s. I REALLY like these modern batt tools, I currently have a drill, a driver and a circular saw & was looking at getting a brad nailer. The batteries are my stumbling point, they are not interchangeable and they do die. If I had the money I'd get this jig saw and more batteries...
That's why you buy the system, not the tool. I like the M18. drill is really too heavy for most work, I also have a driver and the vacuum. Bare tools make it affordable.
Chinese junk. But not all are made in chinka. Some are made in India, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Mexico. Nothin made here any more except corporate decisions to outsource.