Summary: Really smooth cutting action but as soon as you get it make sure to do some long test cuts as I found out too late that mine doesn't cut parallel to the base plate, not even close actually, about 3/8 inch off from front to rear actually. The saw itself is awesome and smooth, I've used it to cut 3/16" steel plate into 7" circles for a spare tire holder I built and to cut some aluminum plate for a radio install.
Summary: Very good saw overall, I would give it a 5-star rating if not because that little plastic piece fell off on the 1st use, it is so useless that I did not even notice when it went missing. As others mentioned before, the case is very cheap, but for me it doesn't matter that much because I only use it at home.
The jig saw is great - the only concern I have is the small ...
Judith A. Dunlop, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: The jig saw is great - the only concern I have is the small clear plastic blade guide. It does not stay in place, and pops out very easily. Each time I put it back in it stays for awhile, but then pops back out again. It has already been cut a bit by the blade, and I only hope that it is replaceable. Other than that I like the jigsaw very much.
Summary: " A great, sturdy jigsaw, from the trusted trade brand Makita. The best features of this jigsaw for me are; *Easy blade change, a sliding mechanism releases the blade for quick swaps- no faffing about with Allen keys. *The job light is great for making sure you can clearly see what you are doing (thats the only difference between this and the more expensive 4350CT jigsaw B&Q sell, buy this one!).
Quick blade exchange, nice pleasant blue color -- No laser :-(
David S., Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: OK - so here are my thoughts on this device from a man with limited craftsmanship skills.... Pros: 1. Very quick exchange of blades 2. Powerful 3. Nice blue color, very pleasant to the eyes. Cons: 1. No laser guide. I wish it had a laser or something to help guide the cuts. I don't know about anyone else but when I try to do curved cuts it looks like a 2 year old writing their name.
Summary: I previously bought a Bosch jigsaw as it is a proven brand and I own several different tools but it wouldn't track a straight line even while using a guide... don't know if I got a lemon. The Makita 4350 solved this problem.It's a solid jigsaw and the quick blade change feature is great. It feels good under my hand and I'll get the accessories to maximize it's full potential.
Summary: super motor, really easy to handle and the led light is great. I don't like it is very difficult to see the blade, specially when you are about to finish a cut and you want to stop at certain mark.
As good as I've used--powerful, steady, doesn't drift, easy enough to change blades...
W. Jaeger, Amazon
17 March 2014
Summary: I've used only a few different brands over the years, including some pretty crappy ones, and decided to upgrade. A pretty dumb thing to cross off my bucket list! But here it is, and it works exactly as you'd want a hand held jig saw to work. The LED light is hardly worth mentioning if you have a decent shop, but I really depended on it. The dust is blown out of the way pretty well, too, with whatever air and vibration is going on. Most of all is just the handling of it.
Summary: This jig saw has enough cutting power but lacks cutting precision. It consistently skews to the left and also does not make 90 degree cuts vertically. Tried both Makita and Bosch blades with the same result. The model I've received was made in Romania and both the guide and the blade head can slightly wobble in the left/right direction. Returning for a refund.